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By: Josh Lew on April 14, 2015, 9:50 a.m.
Uummannaq, Greenland

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Uummannaq, Greenland

The small town of Uummannaq is about 500 miles north of the Arctic Circle. This is the home of the World Ice Golf Championship, which was first held in 1999. It was originally created by a local hotel owner, but it’s not a gimmick.

Golfers from all over the world come to play here and the rules are strictly applied, with some variations to account for the conditions. Certain types of clubs cannot be used because they shatter at such low temperatures. Hazards include seal dens and crevasses, and players are taught how to spot frostbite before they tee off.