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"Golf is deceptively simple and endlessly complicated; it satisfies the soul and frustrates the intellect. It is at the same time rewarding and maddening- and it is without a doubt the greatest game mankind has ever invented."

Arnold Palmer

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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South Africa has over 500 golf courses and is fast becoming a preferred long-haul destination for International Golf Groups.

Hosts to the President's Cup in 2003 did South Africa proud to be showcased with accolades the word over.  Read more....

Legendary Gary Player had an active role in securing the President's World Cup for South Africa.  Read more....

For the golf enthusiast, South Africa is a wonderful destination - and that's an understatement. The country boasts an ideal climate for spending time out on the fairways under the bright African sun, and golfers here are blessed for choice.

If you enjoy the challenge of a coastal course, there is a stunning selection available; if you prefer playing at altitude, where the ball flies that much further, the selection is just as good.

Probably the most famous golf course in South Africa is the Gary Player Country Club at Sun City, home to the Nedbank Golf Challenge, that offers the largest first prize of any tournament in the world.

However, there are many other world-class courses that have featured on both the European PGA Tour as well as the local Sunshine Tour, not to mention a wealth of excellent courses besides.

South Africa has produced a number of golfers of the highest caliber, including Gary Player, Bobby Locke, Ernie Els and Retief Goosen, Trevor Immelman, Tim Clark, all major winners - and once you've experienced some of the courses South Africa have to offer, you'll begin to understand why. Start planning your golfing safari now! Read more....

AFRICAN CLASSIC ENCOUNTERS are proud to be able to offer their clients access to the premier golf courses in South Africa, providing international standards of golf in an unsurpassed environment. The superb courses listed below in 5 popular golfing destinations are simply a sampling of those available to our guests.  

GOLF COURSES IN SOUTH AFRICA

 

 

WESTERN CAPE
  • Arabella Golf Course

  • Erinvale Golf Course 

  • Steenberg Estate Golf Course

  • Atlantic Beach Golf Club

  • Royal Cape Golf Club

  • Clovelly Golf Course

  • Pearl Valley Signature Estate

KWAZULU / NATAL

  • Durban Country Club

  • Selborne Golf Estate

  • Zimbali Country Club

  • San Lameer Country Club

  • Wild Coast Sun Country Club

 
GARDEN ROUTE
  • Fancourt Resort & Golf Estate

  • Sparrebosch / Pezula

  • George Golf Club

GAUTENG

  • Gary Player Country Club

MPUMALANGA

  • Leopard Creek Golf Course

 

SOUTH AFRICA’S TOP GOLF COURSES
(as voted by the Complete Golfer Magazine)

Top 10 Courses (in order)

 

·         Gary Player Country Club

·         Durban Country Club

·         Leopard Creek Golf Course

·         Fancourt Resort  Golf Estate

·         The Links at Fancourt

·         Glendower GC

·         Humewood GC

·         Arabella Golf Course

·         The River Club

·         Pecanwood

 

Silver ( not according to ranking)

·         East London GC

·         Fancourt Outeniqua

·         George Golf Club

·         Hans Merensky GC

·         Houghton GC

·         Roodepoort CC

·         Royal Johannesburg &          Kensington GC

·         Sparrebosch Pezula

·         Sishen GC

·         Wild Coast Sun

Bronze (not according to ranking )

Bryanston CC

Erinvale

Goldfields West GC

The Lost City GC

Prince’s Grant GE

Randpark

Royal Cape

Selborne

Wanderers GC

Zimbali

Must Play’’ Courses not in the Top 30

Atlantic Beach

Boschenmeer GE

Fish River Sun CC

Pearl Valley

Spier GC

San Lameer

Clovelly

Hermanus GC

GOLF UPDATE

Golf Digest has issued their list of top 100 courses in South Africa. The top 20 courses are as follows:

    1. Leopard Creek

    11. George

    2. Gary Player

    12. Royal Jhb East

    3. The Links at Fancourt

    13. Pecanwood
    4. Durban CC. 14. Pezula,
    5. Arabella 15. Beachwood
    6. Fancourt Montagu

    16. Fancourt Outeniqua

    7. Wild Coast CC 17. Humewood

    8. Pearl Valley

    18. East London
    9. River Club 19. Lost City

    10. Glendower

    20. Champagne Sports.

     

Fancourt's Links has decided to go the exclusive route. The hotel has been allocated

4 tee-off times per day only while the rest are reserved for members only.

Please keep this in mind when deciding to play at Fancourt.

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