Here's a hint: your golf cart is a helicopter.
Presenting the steepest golf hole in the world: The Extreme 19th at Legend Golf & Safari Resort in South Africa, teeing off now from Hanglip Mountain.
Think of it as a piece of Pebble Beach dropped onto the African plains and then perched on the edge of a skyscraper-sized cliff. To get to the tee box, you'll take a six-seat chopper to a peak roughly the height of the Empire State Building. That puts the ground-level green more than 1,200 feet away and adds a much needed dose of danger to your game—if you slice, you may have to tussle with a rhino to get your ball back (more on that later).
When you get down to the green (again, the chopper), you'll notice it looks familiar: it's a map of Africa, outfitted with the exact peaks and valleys, which raises the possibility of banking a putt off Kilimanjaro—or leaving a divot where the Sphinx used to be.
After you've finished off the course, you'll have a whole wildlife preserve at your disposal, not to mention a luxury resort complete with lakeside cottages, villas on stilts, safari jaunts and a fire-walking workshop that will take you tiptoeing over real live 200-degree coals.
It's still less painful than hitting a sand trap.