A man was taken to the Luton & Dunstable Hospital after his paraglider crashed at Dunstable Downs Golf Club on Sunday afternoon.
The victim – in his 50s – suffered injuries to his back and wrist which are not thought to be life-threatening.
The Herts Air Ambulance helicopter also attended the incident, which happened at about 3pm, but was not required.
Three of Dunstable Downs Golf Club’s 18 holes had to be closed for about two hours as the man was treated by paramedics and eventually taken away.
General manager Trevor Collingwood said: “Obviously not for the man involved, but it was exciting to watch.
“The emergency services responded very professionally and efficiently.”
Police were called at about 3.45pmto assist with the operation, and left the scene after the air ambulance flew from the area.
One of the paragliding club’s launch areas is about 20 yards from the golf club.
It is believed the glider could have been blown in the wrong direction by strong winds.
Mr Collingwood added: “We often get crashes on our course but it’s usually just cuts and bruises.
“As long as it’s not on one of our greens I don’t mind.
“These paragliders are a lot braver than I am.”
The Dunstable Hang Gliding and Paragliding Club’s website says: “In high wind, always think twice about launching.
“Landing in the golf course is not a valid flight plan. Basically, if you’ve landed there, you’ve got it wrong.”
The paragliding club do not train gliders, but do offer a coaching scheme for qualified flyers.
A spokeman for the club confirmed the incident, but added: “We are still putting together accounts of what happened.”
A spokesman for the British Hang Gliding and Paragliding Association confirmed a report had been made and that everything was being done “by the book”.
He said: “A condition of membership for the association is that members must inform us if they have been involved in, or witnessed, an incident such as this one.”
An aviation incident investigation is under way.