HOW THE COUR­SES RANKED IN TOUGH­NESS

Golf Digest (South Africa) - - Sunshine Tour -

The Lost City Golf Club is re­garded as one of the tougher cour­ses in South Africa, and the Sun­shine Tour pros cer­tainly found it test­ing in 2015.The av­er­age score in the Sun City Chal­lenge was the high­est on tour, with the Lost City play­ing to an av­er­age score of 74.33 over 54 holes.

The eld for the Sun City Chal­lenge was not of the strong qual­ity you get at the ma­jor tour events, but Lost City at 6 750 me­tres still proved nearly

ve shots harder than the West course at Royal Jo­han­nes­burg & Kens­ing­ton (6 600m), which av­er­aged 69.50 dur­ing the Joburg Open. Also on the easy side was the Royal Swazi Spa (6 140m), av­er­ag­ing 69.92 in the Lombard In­sur­ance Clas­sic.

San Lameer is just 6 100 me­tres from the tips, but the KZN South Coast lay­out proved dur­ing the Vo­da­com Ori­gins se­ries that it is a for­mi­da­ble test, not far be­hind Lost City, with an av­er­age score of 74.23.

When it comes to old, clas­sic cour­ses, the tough­est still re­mains Hume­wood, where the av­er­age score was 74.19 in the Sun Board­walk Chal­lenge.

Twelve of the 25 tour­na­ments on the 2015 Sun­shine Tour were ei­ther part of theVo­da­com Ori­gins of Golf, or the Sun In­ter­na­tional se­ries.They were played at 12 di er­ent cour­ses, and we looked at how they com­pared in terms of di culty.

Vo­da­com Ori­gins of Golf

Sun In­ter­na­tional Se­ries

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