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PHOTO: Arabella Golf Club

PHOTO: Wild Coast Sun Country Club                                           this arid region.
                                                                             	 The course is blissfully un-congested
PHOTO: Sishen Golf Course                                                    and visitors are always assured of getting a
                                                                             game here. Sishen's par 72, 18-hole course is
       EDITOR’S NOTE: If you are heading for a group weekend with            currently highly rated amongst the various
       family, friends or need a corporate venue for golf getaways – look    rating bodies and is truly one of the hidden
       no further than Umthunzi Boutique Hotel. A mere five minutes          golfing gems in SA.
       away from the Port Shepstone golf course you will find this trendy
       hub with a panoramic sea view to die for. This is your central point  THE LINKS AT FANCOURT
       to reach most of the South Coast’s premier golf destinations. With    SOUTHERN CAPE
       a bar to whet your whistle, a restaurant with great steaks and a
       veranda to soak up the sunsets – this is your next stop.              Sculpted into what Gary Player has described
                                                                             as his greatest feat as a course designer,
12 October / November 2015 CEMAIR                                            The Links is the golfing hallmark of the
                                                                             Fancourt estate. Featuring an undulating,
                                                                             windswept terrain and dune-style landscape,
                                                                             the course is the collaborative handiwork of
                                                                             golfing icon, Gary Player, course designer,
                                                                             Phil Jacobs and Fancourt’s owner, Dr Hasso
                                                                             Plattner.
                                                                             	 The Links is currently voted number one
                                                                             in the country by Golf Digest SA, and as
                                                                             number 34 in Golf Digest US edition’s list
                                                                             of the world’s 100 greatest golf courses. The
                                                                             Links at Fancourt really is the jewel of SA
                                                                             golf courses.

                                                                             THE VAAL DE GRACE
                                                                             FREE STATE

                                                                             In keeping with the theme of world class
                                                                             designers, Vaal de Gráce is the brainchild of
                                                                             Nick Price. Interestingly, the course actually
                                                                             features in two provinces with fourteen holes
                                                                             in the North West Province and four in the
                                                                             Free State. The 18-hole layout is forgiving
                                                                             for the average player, and challenging to the
                                                                             pro.
                                                                             	 Nick Price, the SA born Zimbabwean who
                                                                             has, among dozens of wins, bagged the Open
                                                                             Championship and the PGA Championship,
                                                                             been involved in the design of 10 courses but
                                                                             Vaal de Gráce Golf Estate is his first time to
                                                                             design a course on a residential development.
                                                                             Vaal de Gráce Golf Estate - the first full
                                                                             championship course designed by Nick Price
                                                                             in SA.

                                                                             WILD COAST SUN COUNTRY
                                                                             CLUB
                                                                             KWA-ZULU NATAL

                                                                             Ranked by Golf Digest SA as the number
                                                                             11 course in SA, this incredible par-70, golf
                                                                             course is one of the most beautiful in Africa.
                                                                             The wild beauty of this undulating coastline
                                                                             hasn’t been totally tamed and golfers can
                                                                             admire the spectacular ocean views and holes
                                                                             such as the 12th where the contours of the
                                                                             greens mirror those of the hills behind them.
                                                                             This outstanding championship layout has
                                                                             wide fairways, expansive greens and kidney-
                                                                             shaped bunkers and offers six par 3 holes of
                                                                             which all demand accuracy off the tee.
                                                                             	 The course has played host to some of
                                                                             the biggest names in world golf including
                                                                             Bernhard Langer, Seve Ballesteros, Ernie Els,
                                                                             Retief Goosen and Louis Oosthuizen.
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