Ten of the Best: Scariest golf courses

With one week to go until Halloween, we pick ten of the spookiest courses on the planet

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Fri, 31 Oct 2014
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Camp Bonifas, DMZ, Korea

The most dangerous course in the world has to make it into our list.

Situated in the DMZ between North and South Korea, the single-hole course gave Golfmagic’s Charlie Lemay the spooks when he visited it last year while on holiday.

The 192 yard, par-3 is just yards from North Korea and is surrounded by land mines and trenches. Propaganda can be heard blaring out and unless you’re on the green, it’s not worth playing your second shot.

As Charlie found out, firing ranges situated nearby can cause havoc in your backswing so a couple of mulligans are in order on this hole.

Bjorkliden, Lapland, Finland

What do you do when your local course is covered in snow for nine months of the year? Play snow golf, of course. 

Golfmagic made the trip to Lapland to try this sport out first-hand and encountered a brutal yet rewarding version of our game.

Looking around and seeing nothing but blankets of white snow and mountains is eerie enough, but image a plugged ball in the snow – terrifying!  

We all have cold streaks, and reversing one on this layout could be a tough task. 

Ebla Cham Palace Hotel, Syria

Despite civil war, this course in the Syrian capital, Damascus, remains open and golfers are still turning up to enjoy a round.

You will have seen the harrowing scenes on the news and it's hard to imagine people teeing it up with carnage going on all around them.

You’ll need your wits about you if you want to score well on this track, that's for sure.

La Jenny, France

Mention the word 'nudists' and your average person will recoil in horror at the though of elderly men and women enjoying each other's company...naked.

The 6-hole course course allows naturists to stroll the fairways with it all hanging out and it is thought to be the only place in Europe which allows this.

I wonder what the clubhouse dress code is…

TPC Myrtle Beach

Myrtle Beach is a Golfers’ haven. It has over 100 courses, it's bathed in sun with miles of beaches and warm water, so you wouldn’t readily associate it with a Halloween list.

But I’ll tell you one thing, when a 10 foot alligator cosied up behind me as I tried to hit my wedge shot at TPC Myrtle Beach, it gave me one hell of a fright.

Most of the courses house alligators, venomous snakes and an array of insects that hurt you more than a double bogey on the last.

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