1. Term used in golf when it is impossible to hit the ball e.g. in the roots of a tree, in very deep rough.
2. The face of a deeply unattractive person, so called because it resembles the sort of shambles described above.
"How did your blind date go?"
"Well, she was a nice enough girl. But she had a face like an unplayable lie."
A girl that's so hot she's unable to be approached, so you give up.
We saw Tara Reid at the Super Bowl, but we didn't talk to her because she is an unplayable lie