Golf South Africa Information Directory
Golf in South Africa is a once in a life time experience. If you like golf in the sun, love the outdoors and want to sample some of the best wine and cuisine in the world, then South Africa is the place to go. The Golf Directory includes information on Golf Categories, Golf Events, Golf Articles in South Africa and much more!
For the golf enthusiast, South Africa is a wonderful destination - and that's an understatement. South Africa boasts an ideal climate for spending time out on the fairways under the bright African sun, and golfers here are blessed for choice, where else can you enjoy a hot air balloon ride over a big 5 game reserve, play on a signature golf course, relax in an award winning spa, and attend a wine tasting? All in one day.
If you like the challenge of a shoreline course, or if you prefer playing at altitude, where the ball flies that much further,here you will find a varieties of golf courses available.
The Gary Player Country Club at Sun City is the most famous golf course in South Africa that offers the first biggest prizes of any international golf tournaments, and some of the world class courses have featured on both the European PGA Tour as well as the local Sunshine Tour. Do you know that the first South African Non-European Open Golf Championship was held in Kimberley in 1949 and was won by R Ditsebe.
South Africa has formed a number of talented golfers, including Bobby Locke, Trevor Immelman, Gary Player, Ernie Els and Retief Goosen, major winners all - and once you've experienced some of the courses we have to offer, you'll begin to understand why.
Golf is a precision club and ball sport in which golfers use many types of clubs to hit balls into a series of holes on a course using the smallest number of hits. In the rules of golf, Golf is defined as "playing a ball with a club from the teeing ground (an area, often slightly elevated, from which the first stroke of a hole is made) into the hole by a stroke or successive strokes in accordance with the Rules."
It is one of the few ball games that does not require a standardised playing area. Instead, the game is played on a golf course, normally consisting of an arranged progression of 9 or 18 "holes". Each hole on the course must contain a "tee box" to start from and a "putting green" with the actual hole, but each hole on a course and certainly among virtually all courses is unique in its specific layout and arrangement.