BEST PLACES TO STAY & PLAY IN SA
our guide to finding the places to suit your golfing lifestyle
GOLF TRIPS WITH YOUR FRIENDS and family are wonderful experiences, but if you want to make them even more memorable, there’s nothing better than staying on site at a golf course and walking from your hotel room to the first tee.
Golf resorts provide special experiences, whether they are part of a trip with your mates or a getaway with your significant other.They are places to be pampered on and off the fairway, with everything within walking distance.The best resorts offer multiple courses, and we’re also partial to those resort layouts that offer fun holes and dazzling scenery. Merchandise in the golf shop is abundant, with a logo you’re proud to wear.They usually have an outstanding range packed with pyramids of practice balls. Some of us relish the opportunity to finally groove a swing, while others merely glance at it on the way to the first tee. Accommodation must be comfortable, neither spartan nor gaudy, and the best service is that which never leaves you feeling self-conscious. Creature comforts become second nature. That’s the joy of a great golf resort. It’s overstocked with activities and diversions, and we get to pick our pleasures. All this comes at a price that’s well above the normal household budget for golf, but we wouldn’t be recommending these resorts if their experiences weren’t worth the cost.
South Africa also has many other options at non-resort courses to stay on site.These can be in the form of golf lodges, guest houses, or villas, apartments and chalets where you can have a braai after the round and do your own catering.Turn the page to reveal the inaugural Best Places to Stay & Play list.