World Ice Golf Championship

Golf in Greenland! Fancy a game in the snow?

Ted Finnerty's picture
Mon, 26 Feb 2001
World Ice Golf Championship

Have you ever played golf in the snow? Have you ever tried to putt on ice? Have you ever desired to play golf in temperatures well below freezing? Have you ever wanted to win US$1 Million? If you answered yes to any of those questions, the following might pique your curiosity.

Softer divots on snow
Smoother roll than the furry grass

Since 1999, Uummannaq, Greenland has hosted the Drambuie World Ice Golf Championship. Located 600 km north of the Arctic Circle in Greenland, Uummannaq’s tournament involves a two-day, 36-hole tournament between 36 players. The holes are beautifully sculpted over the frozen sea into which seven glaciers have released enormous icebergs.

Bigger target off the tee
While the views may be picturesque, the golf is quite difficult: “The golf course in Uummannaq is unparalleled in the challenge it provides. It is something you will never forget,” says Regional Director, Jonathon Brown. The real winner of the tournament will be an ace: the person who holes-out their shot to win the US$1 Million prize.

Competitors from past years describe this tournament as a tournament that "beats everything you have ever done in your golf career."

The dates of this event, April 7-8, can bring temperatures as low as minus 25 degrees Celsius. Yet, the average temperature hovers near a mild minus 5 degrees Celsius.

Anybody under a 36 handicap can play, but to shoot your handicap would surely bring a victory. Contact information: Tel +44 207 439 2559; Fax +44 207 734 6388.