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Nude golf is a thing ...

By Zahid Mahmood and Henry Young, CNN

Updated 8:50 AM ET, Wed September 12, 2018
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Feeling adventurous? You could play golf in the nude. Australia's BruJul Nudist Retreat organized Darwin's first nude golf day. Clive Hyde photography
Organizers and passionate nudists Bruce and Julie Jensen offered golfers a day of relaxation, freedom -- and a barbeque. courtesy of BruJul retreat
Although attendees had carts to transport their clubs, one golfer bravely carried them on his bare shoulder. courtesy of BruJul retreat
But nude golf isn't the only unusual variant of the sport. Remember Bruce LeGoat? He is quite possibly the best golf caddie in the world. Courtesy Seamus Golf
Bruce is a caddie at Silvies Valley Ranch, Oregon, where guests have the opportunity to have a goat carry their clubs. Courtesy Seamus Golf
This golf bag is designed to carry clubs, six beverage cans and most importantly, peanuts. Courtesy Seamus Golf
Ever thought a round of golf takes just a bit too long? Speed golf, played since the early 1970s, is one of the many different variations of the game that have become popular worldwide. Ross Kinnaird/Getty Images Europe/Getty Images
While most amateurs would play 18 holes in four or five hours, speed golfers have been known to romp around a course -- usually a distance of between five and six miles -- in under 40 minutes.
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Every year since 2013, the European Urban Golf Cup sees players pitch and putt their way across a bizarre set of obstacles in city locations.
Urban golf events have been staged in Paris, Cologne, Amsterdam, Prague and London's Olympic Park in recent years. Dan Mullan/Getty Images
Why play one sport when you can play two at the same time? Mike O'Connor, UK FootGolf
Foot golf combines elements of soccer and golf, with players kicking a football around a golf course complete with bigger holes. CNN
Fifty years ago, oil workers in Abu Dhabi longed to play golf. The answer? Sand golf. Al Ghaza
Here, Padraig Harrington of Ireland putts on the 17th hole during the Abu Dhabi World Sand Golf Championships at the Al Ghazal Golf Club in 2004. Ross Kinnaird/Getty Images
Mongolia is one of the world's flattest and most sparsely populated countries. In 2017, the country's vast plains served as a makeshift golf course for two intrepid travelers. Laureus/Andrew King Photography
Amateur golfer Adam Rolston (right) and Ron Rutland, serving as his caddie, played the world's longest hole of golf across Mongolia. Rutland pulled a specially designed cart with their supplies, while Rolston hit the shots. Laureus/Andrew King Photography
It took 80 days and 20,093 shots -- a mere 6,093 more than what they thought would be par. Play a form of golf you'd like featured on CNN? Have your say on our Facebook page. Laureus/Andrew King