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Top 5 SA Golfers and Golf Courses

SOUTH AFRICAN GOLFING TOP 5 South African Golfers and Golf courses. With players such as Gary Player, Ernie Els, Retief Goosen and Charl Schwartzel, golf has become something South Africans can be proud of. Besides the golf pedigree the country has produced, Mzansi has some of the best and most beautiful golf courses in the world. Here's our list of SA's top golf courses. GOLFERS GOLF COURSES DAVID FROST PEARL VALLEY GOLF ESTATE Frost is another of the great putters in golf history, and he's the only South African other than Player, Locke and Els to have double-digit victories on the USPGA Tour. Frost won 10 times on the PGA Tour. Frost also won on the Sunshine Tour, in Europe and in Japan Designed by Jack Nicklaus, this 170-hectare championship golf course (par 72) is situated amongst beautiful vineyards that only the Cape Winelands of South Africa can offer. RETIEF GOOSEN ARABELLA GOLF CLUB BUANEA The Goose's first win in the United States was the 2001 U.S. Open. Three years later, he added another U.S. Open. Goosen also has wins on the Sunshine Tour, the Asian Tour and the European Tour (more than a dozen through 2010), to go along with his seven official PGA Tour victories (through 2010). Just outside the sleepy town of Kleinmond (Western Cape), lies the picturesque Arabella Golf Course. With the Bot River Lagoon at it's feet and the Kogelberg mountain range as a backdrop, it is no wonder that Arabella Golf Club comes up as one of the top 5 courses in South Africa. The legendary 18- hole (par 72) Championship course was designed and built in 1999 by the highly acclaimed South African golf course architect Peter Matkovich. ERNIE ELS GARY PLAYER COUNTRY CLUB Els followed in Gary Player's peripatetic footsteps by traveling the globe to pursue his golf career. For most of his pro career, Els has played pretty much everywhere: America and Africa and Australia and Asia and Europe. And he's won everywhere. This difficult and demanding 18 hole (par 72) course is situated in the beautiful Sun City Resort and is the perfect place to go to when you are looking for a golfing/family holiday. ВОВBY LOCKE FANCOURT CC (THE LINHS) Bobby Locke was a golfer known for his quirky approach to the game, but also for the great results his style produced. He won four majors, and might have won more if not for a feud with the PGA Tour. "Olă Muffin Face" was his nickname on the PGA Tour because of his large, round face and unchanging expression on the course. Drawing some inspiration at the classic links courses of Scotland and Ireland, Player and his design team attempted to created a course consisting of a combination of the best the above mentioned courses had to offer. As a result, the awe-inspiring 18 hole (par 70) The Links was born. GARY PLAYER LEOPARD CREEK COUNTRY CLUB It is not hard to see why this golf course is rated the top golf course of South Àfrica. Maybe it is because it is situated in the beautiful Mpumalanga Province next to the Crocodile River, or maybe it is because it is bordering the Kruger combination of grazing on the fairways or a couple of next r National Park. Maybe it is the exhilarating in hippos peacefully crocodiles basking two that Nine majors, 24 total PGA Tour wins, numerous wins in Europe before and after the establishment of the European Tour, more than 70 wins on the precursor to the Sunshine Tour in South Africa, nearly 20 wins on the PGA Tour of Australasia, a great Champions Tour career, more than 150 professional wins worldwide. He's Gary Player! the water hazards. The course is a four-hour drive from Johannesburg or 40minutes by plane. Out of the 18 holes (par 72), the Ï6th definitely stands out. Overlooking the Kruger National Park and the Crocodile river you might forget that you came to play golf and instead spend more Source: http://golf.about.com/od/historyofgolf/tp/best-south-african-golfers.htm http://www.aluxurytravelblog.com/Ž013/07/22/the-top-5-golf-courses-in-south-africa/ WWW.GOLFSAFARISA.COM

Top 5 SA Golfers and Golf Courses

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With players such as Gary Player, Ernie Els, Retief Goosen and Charl Schwartzel, golf has become something South Africans can be proud of. Besides the golf pedigree the country has produced, Mzansi h...

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