Those with a love of the game of golf aren’t short of courses to explore across the world. From Scotland to the USA, France to Spain, there is a wealth of challenging and picturesque courses to play.
One country with a rich golfing heritage and a selection of exquisitely-designed courses is South Africa. Having produced champion golfers, Gary Player and Ernie Els, the challenge presented by some courses is unquestioned. Indeed, whether you play of scratch or are just a few mere months into your golfing career, taking a golfing holiday in South Africa is a decision that you won’t come to regret.
Here a four clear reasons why you should choose South Africa for your next golfing holiday:
The Exotic Environment
Compared to other courses the world over, South African courses have their own distinctive design, set up and challenge. Many use the beauty of the exotic environment to enhance the experience. Each course has its own distinct identity and traverses the South African countryside. Indeed, many have been designed purely to take advantage of the natural habitat, and feel quintessentially South African.
Most courses present the players with a unique set of challenges, offering a true test of skills. Don’t be surprised to find deep bunkers combined with lakes filled with crocodiles. The Leopard Creek Country Club is widely regarded as one of the most challenging courses South Africa has to offer, and provides experienced golfers a chance to strategise each shot.
The Scenery and Stuff to Do
One of the main reasons to take a golfing holiday to South Africa is to see the surroundings of one of the most scenic holidays you’re ever likely to have. The Garden Route is one of the most popular stretches of golf in the country, as well as being an amazing journey. The course extends from Hermanus, to the east of Cape Town to East London. Dotted with mountains and lined with sandy beaches, beautiful forests and inland rivers, you’d be hard pressed to find a more awe-inspiring course.
Whilst there, why not take in a safari or enjoy a day at a luxury spa. You’ll find there’s so much to do when you do a little exploring after finishing your round.
These are just a few of the reasons to journey to South Africa for your next golf holiday. If you haven’t considered going to this wonderful country before, perhaps now’s the time.