Forget health and safe-tee! The world's most extreme golf courses, taking shots in temperatures below -50 and off 460ft cliff ledges

Mail Online | 9/13/2017 | Sadie Whitelocks for MailOnline
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Golf has a reputation for being boring but these zany golf courses certainly put some thrill into the sport.

From greens crafted out of giant icebergs in Greenland to holes located a stone's throw from deadly bubbling mud pits, MailOnline Travel has scoured the world for some of the most extreme golf courses.

James - Golfing - Experience - Head - Par

For a James Bond-style golfing experience head over to Par 3 in New Zealand, where the tiny green is only accessible by helicopter.

The Extreme 19th course in South Africa also features a supremely high par 3, where it takes almost 30 seconds for any tee shot to reach the Africa-shaped green below.

Merapi - Golf - Club - Indonesia - Sits

Meanwhile, Merapi Golf Club in Indonesia sits within range of one of the world's most active volcanoes. Scroll down to swing your way through some of the globe's ultimate spots for thrill-seeking golfers...

Ice Golf Championships - Greenland

Drambuie - World - Ice - Golf - Championship

The Drambuie World Ice Golf Championship in Uummannaq, Greenland, was started in 1997 by local resident Arne Neimann.

During matches the temperature can fall below 50° Celsius.

Tournament - Players - Balls - Help - Contestants

The chilly tournament involves a two-day, 36-hole tournament between 36 players. Brightly colored balls help contestants keep track of them in the white landscape.

Because the game is highly dependent on weather conditions, it has been cancelled several years running.

Par - New - Zealand

Par 3 - New Zealand

This may just be the world's toughest Par 3 - a tiny green accessible only by helicopter nestled into mountainside overlooking the city of Queenstown, New Zealand.

Top - Foot - Mountain - Lake - Hole

Built on top of a 4,500 foot high mountain overlooking the lake, the hole's players have nothing but the green surrounded by jagged rocks and spiky rough at which to aim.

Mis-hits and errant golf balls are gone forever, while those who do make the green must travel to it by helicopter if they wish to finish their round.

Nature - Course - Rules

The one-off nature of the course requires exceptional rules,...
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