Extreme Golfers Unite For 12th Annual Ice Golf Tournament in Siberia
Image via Baikal Ice Golf
Nothing says a beautiful day of golf like the frozen tundra of Russian Siberia.
If you enjoy a water hazard that is actually frozen solid, then you might enjoy one of the more remarkable golf tournaments in the world, taking place March 15-20.
It’s called the Baikal Ice Golf International Festival 2016, and it’s pretty much the only tourney where a divot can also be used to cool your drink.
Not that you would need this rare amenity because that drink is probably now a block of ice.
The above website has everything you need to plan to tee off in some extreme conditions, which can reach temperatures of -13 degrees Fahrenheit.
For the curious, Ukraine Today covered last year’s event, which looked like a barrel of laughs as long as you didn’t use a regular white golf ball.
It looks like a mini-golf tournament at Mr. Freeze’s house. And we most definitely want to attempt a round.
If you are of similar mind, take a gander at the website. Prices start at $1,600 for a three-day tournament package and go up to $2,500 for a six-day package that includes a wealth of amenities.
That particular package gets you a tour of the Baikal region, a “master-class” from actual pro ice golfers, a training session in these pure white greens, entry into the tournament and more.
If you have the chops to stack up to other world-class golfers and don’t mind the numbing feeling of winter’s grip on your hands, then get on down to Siberia for the 12th iteration of this event—you have until Feb. 22 to join.
Golf already ruined a perfectly good walk, so you might as well enjoy the sweeping vistas of this Siberian lake.
Remember, no mulligans, because we’re all freezing over here.
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