A few hundred miles of desert, on the other hand, is more than a little unusual.
Welcome to Nullarbor Links, an 18-hole, 848-mile-long golf course stretching along Australia's southern coast, now taking reservations for mid-August.
Before you get too worried for your shoulders, the playing distance is just 6500 yards. You'll traverse the rest of the way in a Jeep, with hotels and lodges dotted along the route for sleepy travelers. Think of it as a four- or five-day golfing tour of southern Australia, starting in the oyster beds of Denial Bay (named after Australia's policy on beerless-ness) and finishing up near the site of their first gold rush, with plenty of beaches in between.
Of course, all that scenery means you'll be facing a golfing challenge the likes of which you haven't tackled since that putt-putt in Kissimmee, Florida. You'll wedge your way over wheat fields, around a wombat hole and, if you aren't careful, through a few herds of kangaroo.
Which we believe calls for a nine-iron.