TO EN­JOY LEG­END, YOU MUST TAKE IN THE EN­TIRE EX­PE­RI­ENCE

Golf Digest (South Africa) - - South Africa's Top 100 -

Leg­end is one of the more re­mote cour­ses in the Top 100, about two hours north of Pre­to­ria in the Water­berg re­gion of Lim­popo. To truly ap­pre­ci­ate this re­sort, you need to make a proper out­ing of it. It’s not just a case of go­ing there, play­ing the course, and com­ing home.

First of all, any golf­ing vis­i­tor to Leg­end must play the Trib­ute Par 3 course, a unique 10-hole design by David Rid­dle which is a trib­ute to some of the most fa­mous short holes in golf, in­clud­ing those from Au- gusta Na­tional and the Old Course. These are ex­cel­lent repli­cas, and pro­vide in­cred­i­ble fun and ex­cite­ment. The round tests most of the clubs in your bag, and it ends with the fa­mous is­land green 17th hole from TPC Saw­grass.

Leg­end now has a proper club­house, in­stead of a tem­po­rary one, and the fa­cil­i­ties are su­perb.

The fair­ways on the main course at Leg­end are ex­tremely dry aŠfter a hot sum­mer, but cer­tainly playable, de­spite be­ing rav­aged by hun­gry an­i­mals. The course staff has put a lot of ef­fort into en­sur­ing the greens, tees and bunkers are well main­tained. The greens were ex­cel­lent, among the best in the coun­try. The rat­ing team which vis­ited Leg­end were unan­i­mous in say­ing that the con­di­tion was bet­ter than ac­cept­able. The greens ac­cepted shots bet­ter than most cour­ses we have re­cently played.

The other plus fac­tor from a golf­ing ex­pe­ri­ence is the Ex­treme 19th Hole from the top of Han­glip moun­tain which tow­ers over the re­sort. A he­li­copter ride to the tee just rounds off a fan­tas­tic week­end. – Dave Ho­rak & San­dor Ko­vacs

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