HOW THE RANKINGS WORK
Our rankings are based on course evaluations by our volunteer panel members from throughout South Africa. They score courses on seven criteria. Shot Values are worth 20 points and the other six categories are each worth 10.
How well does the course pose risks and rewards and equally test length, accuracy and finesse?
How well does the course challenge low-handicaps while providing enjoyable options for high-handicaps?
RESISTANCE TO SCORING
How difficult, while still being fair, is the course for a scratch player from the back tees?
How well do the scenic values of the course (including landscaping, vegetation, water features and backdrops) add to the pleasure of a round?
How varied are the golf course’s holes in differing lengths, configurations, hazards placements, green shapes and green contours?
How well do the design features (tees, fairways, greens, hazards, vegetation and terrain) provide individuality to each hole, yet a collective continuity to the entire 18?
How would you rate the quality of tees, fairways and greens? Clubhouses and their facilities are not considered for rating purposes. It is all about the golf course and not service levels.