It's about three times as long as The Seventeenth hole of Pebble Beach.
In other words, the length of The Seventeenth hole of Pebble Beach is 0.333 times 265.81 fathoms.(fully Pebble Beach Golf Links) (Pebble Beach; Monterey, California) (from Blue Tee)
The seventeenth hole on Pebble Beach Golf Links is a par 3 measuring 88.6 fathoms from the blue tee. This hole was the site of professional golfer Jack Nicklaus' 1972 U.S. Open win, which included a 1-iron shot that bounced off the hole's flag and resulted in a birdie.
It's about three times as tall as Blackpool Tower.
In other words, 265.81 fathoms is 3.08 times the height of Blackpool Tower, and the height of Blackpool Tower is 0.325 times that amount.(Blackpool, Lancashire, England, United Kingdom) (height to peak)
Blackpool Tower, part of an entertainment complex in Blackpool, Lancashire, England, measures 86.4 fathoms to its peak. Under ideal conditions, visitors to the highest accessible point of the tower can see as far as the Isle of Man — 52,500 fathoms to the northwest.
It's about three times as tall as The Spring Temple Buddha.
In other words, 265.81 fathoms is 3.18 times the height of The Spring Temple Buddha, and the height of The Spring Temple Buddha is 0.314 times that amount.(a.k.a. 中原大佛, a.k.a. 鲁山大佛, a.k.a. 魯山大佛) (Fodushan Scenic Area, Lushan County, Henan, China) (including base)
The tallest statue in the world, the Spring Temple Buddha in Henan, China stands at 83.7 fathoms tall from its base. The Buddha is located in the 47,300,000-sq. m (11,700-acre) Fodushan Scenic Area near Mount Yao
It's about three-and-a-half times as tall as The Great Pyramid of Giza.
In other words, the height of The Great Pyramid of Giza is 0.27 times 265.81 fathoms.(a.k.a. Pyramid of Khufu, a.k.a. Pyramid of Cheops) (Cairo, Egypt) (estimated original height)
The Great Pyramid of Giza has an estimated original height (without loss due to erosion) of 71 fathoms. The Pyramid was the tallest structure in the world for almost 4,000 years — from its construction ca. 2551 BCE until it was overtaken by the Lincoln Cathedral in Lincoln, England, built in the year 1300.
It's about one-fourth as long as The Preakness Stakes.
In other words, 265.81 fathoms is 0.2543636 times the length of The Preakness Stakes, and the length of The Preakness Stakes is 3.93138 times that amount.(Pimlico Race Course, Baltimore, Maryland) (total race length)
The total race length of the Preakness Stakes run at the Pimlico Race Course is 1,045 fathoms. Dubbed "the race for the Black-eyed Susans" after Maryland's state flower, the winning horse is actually draped with a garland of painted yellow daisies, as Black-eyed Susans do not bloom in time for the late-May race.
It's about one-fourth as long as The Kentucky Derby.
In other words, 265.81 fathoms is 0.241645 times the length of The Kentucky Derby, and the length of The Kentucky Derby is 4.1383 times that amount.(Churchill Downs, Louisville, Kentucky) (total race length)
The total race length of the Kentucky Derby run at Churchill Downs is 1,100 fathoms. First run in 1864, the Kentucky Derby is one of the oldest continuously-running sporting events in America, almost two years older than the Westminster Kennel Club Dog Show
It's about four-and-a-half times as tall as St. Paul's Cathedral.
In other words, 265.81 fathoms is 4.368 times the height of St. Paul's Cathedral, and the height of St. Paul's Cathedral is 0.2289 times that amount.(London, England, United Kingdom)
St. Paul's Cathedral measures 60.86 fathoms to its peak. The southwest tower of the Cathedral contains the bell known as "Great Paul," which is the largest bell in Great Britain at 15,000 kg (16.5 tons), outweighing the more iconic Big Ben bell by about 3,000 kg (3 tons).