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Your Guide to Golfing in South Africa
South Africa is not only an absolutely beautiful country to visit for a holiday, it also offers a number of excellent golf courses worth visiting if you play the sport. Car Rental South Africa is here to help with our simple guide to getting a good game of golf in South Africa. Take a few minutes and find out all the best places for a round of golf, where the courses are and a whole lot more. Make sure you have an amazing golfing holiday while you are here and get the most out of your golfing holiday, only with Car Rental South Africa!
A great place to start for a list of the best golf courses in South Africa is Golf Digest, who publish their annual list of the Top 100 Golf Courses in South Africa. This comprehensive guide will give you a list from 1 to 100 and you can be sure that you will get a great game of golf from any one of the courses. Almost all golf courses and estates will have their own website and possible online bookings form, so be sure to do your research!
From Golf Digest's list of the Top 100 Courses of 2010 we have put together a little summary for you of the Top 10 courses in South Africa. So, if you are planning a trip to South Africa anytime soon, why not take a look at some of these courses and be sure to enquire beforehand as a reservation will most likely be required!
1 - Leopard Creek Country Club
Leopard Creek Country Club was rated as the top destination for a game of golf in South Africa for 2010 by Golf Digest, and for good reason. Situated in beautiful surroundings, south of the Kruger National Park which is one of the largest game reserves on the African continent, in Mpumalanga. Being so close to a game reserve means you are likely to catch a glimpse of some of Africa's wildlife, with hippos, crocodiles, wild boar and antelope all found in the area. For more information on Leopard Creek Country Club, including travel directions, contact details and course information view our Travel Directions & Information page.
2 - Gary Player Country Club
The Gary Player Country Club at Sun City, on the border of the Pilanesberg Nature Reserve is another amazing choice for a golfing holiday. Set in stunning surrounds as part of the Sun City casino and resort complex the course designed by the world famous Gary Player is host to the Nedbank Golf Challenge. So, if you are a fan of golf rather than a golf player then it is an excellent choice for a vacation, if you visit over the time of the event. Please be aware that the course is closed every Monday for maintenance.
3 - The Links at Fancourt
Number three on Golf Digest's list of the Top 100 course is The Links at Fancourt is found in the beautiful Garden Route area of South Africa and is well worth a visit if you are planning a golfing holiday. Along with the stunning golf courses, of which there are three, all designed by world famous Gary Player, the estate also boasts conference facilities, luxury accommodation, spa and restaurants.
4 - Arabella Golf Course
Home to the Nelson Mandela Invitational charity golf tournament, which raises funds for both the Nelson Mandela Children's Foundation and the Player Foundation, Arabella Golf Course is a stunning venue for a game of golf. Ranked as an outstanding course both locally and internationally, Arabella is situated just outside Cape Town on the east coast. With its close proximity to Cape Town, which is South Africa's number one tourist destination, and excellent golfing Arabella Golf Course is a top choice for visitors to South Africa. Find out more about Arabella Golf Course at the official website.
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