South Africa’s temperate climate guarantees perfect golf conditions most time in a year. There are more than 550 golf courses, 36 golf estates and 6 golf resorts in South Africa, and here are 5 courses you can’t miss:
1. Lost City Golf Course
The impressive 18-hole course covers more than 100 hectares with various themes, from desert to mountains and parkland. It incorporates an impressive 28,000m² of water features, with perhaps its most famous feature being the water hazard on the 13th hole, which is home to Nile crocodiles!
2. Erinvale Golf Club
Erinvale Golf Club played host to the World Cup of Golf held in 1996 as well as the SAA Open in both 2003 and 2004. Designed by Gary Player, the golf Course is divided into two distinctly different nines. The first nine takes you through the flatter, residential part of the estate, while the back nine makes its way upwards on the slope of the Helderberg Mountains, allowing the golfer to enjoy beautiful sea and mountain views.
3. The Montagu Course at Fancourt
Fancourt’s Montagu Course is a beautiful parkland course that has been redesigned by David McLay Kidd in 2005. The new first and ninth holes by Kidd melded everything together. Nearby the beginner-friendly Outeniqua Course rates among the country’s top 20 courses by South Africa Golf Digest.
4. Pinnacle Point Golf Club
Pinnacle Point Golf Club is a fairly new course designed by Peter Matkovich in 2006. It is renowned for the breath-taking ocean views, Greens paved in Bent Grass and Fairways in Emerald Green.
5. Atlantic Beach Golf
This 18-hold golf course offers you spectacular views of the Atlantic Ocean and Table Mountain. Designed by Mark Muller, this golf course has been opened for play since June 2000. Although peppered with islands of fynbos, the challenging, yet fair course has been designed to be as enjoyable for the expert as it is for the weekend golfer.