Ed­i­tor’s re­sponse:

Golf Digest (South Africa) - - Gallery -

Kevin Levey is to be con­grat­u­lated on this tremen­dous sur­vey, and the work un­der­taken to achieve these re­sults. There might be some odd­i­ties among the cour­ses men­tioned, and no­table omis­sions, but gen­er­ally the sur­vey has con­firmed many of the cour­ses we have al­ways con­sid­ered dif­fi­cult to play, and brought for­ward some in­ter­est­ing new ones. Golf Di­gest pub­lished its own list of the 25 Tough­est Cour­ses in South Africa in 2007 (May), and six of the cour­ses which fea­tured on that list – Wild Coast, At­lantic Beach, Beach­wood, East Lon­don, Pezula and Zim­bali – are not in the top 100 of Kevin’s list.

The course we had to in­ves­ti­gate was Leeu­dor­ingstad, a 9-holer in the North West which av­er­aged 6.18 shots above hand­i­cap, nearly a shot tougher than the Gary Player CC. Our North West Golf Union con­tact, Leon Be­van, con­firmed that long rough, poor greens and high-hand­i­cap mem­bers could have in­flu­enced the un­usu­ally high scor­ing,

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