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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.