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Greenland's World Ice Golf Championship

Ice GolfI don't usually think of golf as an "extreme" sport, but when you play it 370 miles north of the Arctic Circle, it suddenly becomes an adventure. Held in Uummannaq, Greenland every year since 1997 -- though it has roots stretching back to the 17th Century -- the World Ice Golf Championship is set among freezing glaciers and huge icebergs in temperatures that can dip below -50º F!

The Tournament is a 36 hole-stroke competition played over two days. Want to see a map of the course, to see if the $2600 entry fee is worth your time? No can do. Greenland's shifting frozen landscape makes each year's course completely unique. However, to get an idea of what the course is like, you can check out the gallery of images or watch some of the videos.

Don't worry if you lose your balls -- no, your golf balls! -- to a polar bear; you can always kill time by making ice sculptures.

[Via Thrillist]

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