Golfing Holidays South Africa
Golf, Sun and Safari are a few things that spring to mind when thinking of the best golf holiday in South Africa! Championship golf courses wind their way around beautiful scenery in this amazing part of the world. Where else can you watch elephants look for food on a morning and play unforgettable golf in the afternoon?
Where to Spend a Golf holiday in South Africa
The Garden Route is probably the first destination that springs to mind for golfers. Stretching 200km, the area is a paradise for golfing and nature lovers. With courses such as Pinnacle Point and Simola Golf Course, the area is a perfect self-drive destination. Why not hire a car and explore two or three different regions such as Fancourt and Mossel Bay and stay a few nights at each?
Cape Town is also a popular choice for a golf break. With sea views and amazing beaches, there is plenty to do off the course as well as on it in this thriving city. With plenty of bars and restaurants on offer, Cape Town offers nightlife and hotels for all budgets, as well as courses such as Steenberg and Royal Cape Town.
Kruger National Park, as the name suggests, offers an amazing Safari experience. Home to the Big 5, the area offers some of the worlds best game reserves. With private lodges to stay in, you can wake up to the sounds of nature in luxury surroundings. Home to the world-famous Leopard Creek Golf Course, it’s not just world-class wildlife on offer in Kruger National Park.
Where do we start? Some of South Africa’s top courses are household names thanks to the European Tour coverage. We would say the Top 5 Courses to play would be The Links at Fancourt first. The Gary Player designed course is a private members course, however, tee times can be sourced by staying in the on-site hotel. Leopard Creek Golf Club is also on the list thanks to its amazing location in a national park. With hippo’s sighted on the course and a world-class finishing hole, this is a course to last a lifetime of memories.
Pinnacle Point, located on the Garden Route, is also one of the 5 top courses. With emerald green fairways perched on clifftops, the views are almost as dramatic as the courses. This is seaside golf at its finest. Arabella Golf, on the Whale Coast, is also a must play. The Parkland design has so many stands out holes it’s hard to pick a favourite.
Pearl Valley finishes our list of the top 5 courses to play in South Africa. This flat course is set amongst a beautiful mountain backdrop and is one of Jack Nicklaus finest designs. One thing is for sure, there is certainly plenty of championship golf to choose from in the country!
South African has some stunning golf courses, so much so that we spent ages producing this list of the best golf resorts available to play! Here is a list of the best golf courses & resorts you can play in South Africa:
- Durban Country Club
- Fancourt Links
- Leopard Creek Country Club
- Humewood Golf Club
- Royal Johannesburg & Kensington
- St Francis Links
- Glendower Golf Club
- Arabella Golf Club
What Else To Do
With the chance to sleep under the stars on a luxury safari, visit some of the world’s finest vineyards, or explore the city of Cape Town, we would recommend you leave two or three days free from golf to make the most of this amazing country.
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