The Most Extreme Golf Courses in the World

Eight courses for the most adventurous of players.

The Farm at Cape Kidnappers
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Cliff Golf: Cape Kidnappers, New Zealand

Set on a clifftop high above Hawkes Bay, the course at Cape Kidnappers showcases minimalist design by Tom Doak. The rugged ridge-and-valley landscape has fairways like fingers reaching into the Pacific, with greens nestled on the edge of 400-foot cliffs. Miss the green on the 15th hole and your ball with take a 15-second plummet into the ocean below. For a longer stay, book one of the 22 suites at The Farm, the course’s Relais & Chateaux lodge and restaurant.

Green fees $118; 446 Clifton Rd.; 64-6/873-1018; capekidnappers.com.