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The number of golf courses in the Southern Africa region might surprise some travelers and avid golfers. There are literally hundreds of place to play a round in just this region alone.

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The number of golf courses in the Southern Africa region might surprise some travelers and avid golfers. There are literally hundreds of place to play a round in just this region alone. The entire African continent is home to over 800 golf courses, and in the world according to CNN, of the Top 10 courses in Africa, 7 of them are in the Southern Africa region.

In Mauritius, the Heritage Golf Club in Bel Ombre, and the Le Touessrok, Ile Aux Cerfs make the Top 10 list, as does 2 golf courses in the country of South Africa, namely Fancourt Links, George, in the Western Cape, and Gary Player Golf Course in Sun City.

Rounding out the Top 10 with bragging rights to a top-notch golf course in their country is Windhoek Golf & Country Club in Namibia; Lemuria Golf Course on Praslin Island in Seychelles; and Leopard Rock Golf Resort in Mutare, Zimbabwe.

There are also many signature golf courses in the Southern Africa region – Gary Player, Ernie Els, and Jack Nicklaus. These golf courses are usually in ideal locations and have the added lure of offering prime real estate in the form of private residences if one is fortunate enough to get one. These signature courses are like little villages unto themselves offering amenities such as parks, restaurants, retail outlets, spas, pools, and maybe even a hotel.

Golf turniri

Southern Africa also hosts many golf tournaments. The Sunshine Tour is a men’s professional golf tour based in Southern Africa. For much of its history it was known either as the South African Tour or the FNB Tour, but it rebranded itself in an attempt to broaden its appeal. A large majority of the tour events are still staged in South Africa.

The tour is one of the six leading men’s tours which make up the International Federation of PGA Tours, which includes the PGA Tour, The European PGA Tour, The Japan Golf Tour, the PGA Tour of Australasia, and the Asian Tour. In 2009 the International Federation of PGA undertook a major expansion in 2009 adding 11 more tours as members. The federation also founded the World Golf Championships in 1999 and sanction the Official World Golf Rankings.

The Sunshine Tour currently co-sanctions six tournaments with the European Tour, these being the Africa Open, The Alfred Dunhill Championship, the Joburg Open, the Nelson Mandela Championship, the Tshwane Open, and the South African Open, the second oldest championship in golf. This serves as the launch of the European Tour each season. The tour currently runs through all twelve months of the year.

The World Golf Championships sponsors many tours including the Southern Africa Golf Tour, the $8.5-million Tournament of Hope, and the Cadillac Championship to name a few. These major international competitions pull in the world’s best professional golfers.

More than just golfing

Of course there is so much more to do when visiting than just golf. Please golfers, do not take offense with that statement. When in Africa, a must-do is a safari excursion, whether it be tracking wildebeest on migration, or a leisurely photo safari exploring the Serengeti.

And how about a wine tasting? Take for instance in Cape Town, where they have a serious passion for South African wine. Take part in a wine tasting and enjoy a unique gourmet wine and dine experience. There are also tours running from one day to several, all catering to the wine lovers from the novice to the connoisseur. Imagine sitting down to a private luxury dinner with the best of Cape Town’s wines, as you watch the setting sun.

Another fabulous way to round out a Southern Africa holiday is with a cruise. A cruise here is a once-in-a-lifetime adventure that leaves visitors amazed at the continent’s beauty. And travelers can combine their cruise with some of the other adventures already described, like a visit to wine country, a day on safari, plus visits to unspoiled beaches such as in the Seychelles.

But back to golf. Below a list of golf courses for each of the 15 countries in the Southern Africa region is provided. For more detailed information on each golf course, go to http://www.worldgolf.com/courses/africa/ and there you will find links to every single course with detailed information.

Angola
Luanda Golf Course
Malongo Country Club
Mangais Golf Club

Bocvana
Francistown Golf Club
Gaborone Golf Club
Jwaneng Golf Club
Orapa Golf Club
Phakalane Golf Estate & Hotel

Demokratska Republika Kongo (DRC)
Kinshasa Golf Club
Lubumbashi Golf Club

Lesoto
Maseru Golf Club

Madagaskar
Foulpointe Golf Club
Golf Club d’Antsirabe – Ivohitra Course
International Golf Club Du Rova
Malaza Golf Club

Malavi
Blantyre Sports Club
Kachere Golf Club
Kasasa Golf Club
Lilongwe Golf Club
Limbe Country Club
Mapiri Country Golf Lodge
Mlambe Golf Club
Mulanje Golf Club
Mzuzu Golf Club
Nchalo Golf Club
Thyolo Golf Club
Zomba Golf Club

Mauricijus
Belle Mare Plage Golf Club – The Links
Belle Mare Plage The Resort – The Legend Golf Club
Coco Beach Hotel Golf Course
Dinarobin Hotel Golf & Spa
Doda Club
Four Seasons Golf Club Mauritius at Anahita
Ile aux Cerfs Golf Course
Le Golf du Chateau – Heritage Golf & Spa Resort
Le Golf du Chateau – Heritage Golf & Spa Resort – Par-3
Le Telfair Golf & Spa Resort – Bel Hombre
Le Touessrok Golf Club
Maritim Golf Course
Mauritius Gymkhana Club
Paradis Hotel Golf Club
Saint-Geran Golf Club
Shandrani Golf Course – The Mashie Course
Tamarina Golf Estate and Beach Club
Trou aux Biches Hotel & Golf Club

Mozambik
Beira Golf Club
Maputo Golf Course

Namibija
Henties Bay Golf Village
Keetmanshoop Golf Course
Luderitz Golf Course
Okahandja Golf Club
Oranjemund Golf Club
Rossmund Golf Course
Tsumeb Golf Club
Walvis Bay Golf Course
Windhoek Golf & Country Club

Sejšeli
Le Reef Golf Club
Lemuria Championship Golf Course

Južna Afrika
In South Africa, there are just so many golf courses to choose from, that it is way too many to list here.

However, a favorite is one of the many signature Jack Nicklaus golf courses located in – the Serengeti Golf & Wildlife Estate. Serengeti will join an elite group of more than 340 courses that carry the Nicklaus Design name and a celebrated list of 5 courses Jack Nicklaus has designed and opened in South Africa since 1998. The four previous courses—Pecanwood (Northwest Province), Pearl Valley (Western Cape), Simola (Southern Cape) and St Francis Links (Eastern Cape)—have all won Golf Digest’s Best New Course in South Africa for the respective years they opened.

There are two layouts at Serengeti—an 18-hole course named the Masai Mara, which has a rugged grassland and dunescape look and feel, and a 9-hole course named the Whistling Thorn, which features classic design elements and a plainslike feel.

The two golf courses are harnessed by a multi-faceted clubhouse of over 65,000 square feet, with several lounges, bars, restaurants, and banqueting facilities that are able to host events of up to 1,500 people. Serengeti is the first Jack Nicklaus Signature Course to open in Gauteng and the first full-scale cool-season grass golf course in the golf-rich province. Cool-season grasses are evergreen, creating a lush and finely manicured playing surface all year round. Serengeti Golf & Wildlife Estate is a new private suburb located less than 8 miles from OR Tambo International Airport.

An extensive list of what is available may be found at: http://www.golfinsouthafrica.com/golf-courses/?id=4

Svazi
Bulembu Golf Club
Mananga Country Club
Manzini Golf Club
Mbabane Golf Club
Nhlangano Golf Club
Nkonyeni Golf Course
Royal Swazi Golf Course
Simunye Country Club
Ubombo Country Club
Usuthu Golf Club

Tanzanija
Arusha Gymkhana Golf Club
Bulyankulu Mine Golf Course
Dar Es Salaam Gymkhana Golf Club
Kilimanjaro Golf & Wildlife Estate
Kilombero Golf Club
Lake Victoria Golf & Country Club – Geita Gold Mine
Morogoro Golf Club
Moshi Golf Club
Mufindi Golf Club
Ngurdoto Mountain Lodge Golf Course
Tanzania People’s Defence Force Lugalo Golf Club
Tanzania Plantation Corporation Golf Club

Zambija
Chainama Hills Golf Club
Chibuluma Golf Club
Chila Golf Club
Chilanga Golf Club
Chipata Golf Club
Harry Mwaanga Golf Club
Kabwe Golf Club
Kasama Golf Club
Konkola Golf Club
Livingstone Golf Club
Luanshya Golf Club
Lusaka Golf Club
Maamba Golf Club
Mansa Golf Club
Mazabuka Golf Club
Monze Golf Club
Mpika Golf Club
Mufulira Golf Club
Nchanga Golf Club
Ndola Golf Club
Nkana Golf Club
Nsanje Golf Club

Zimbabve
Borrowdale Brooke Golf Club
Bulawayo Country Club
Bulawayo Golf Club
Cam & Motor Golf Club
Chapman Golf Club
Chegutu Golf Course
Claremont Golf Club
Country Club Golf Course
Elephant Hills Resort Golf Course
Falcon Golf Club
Gweru Golf Club
Harry Allen Golf Club
Hillside Golf Course
Hippo Valley Golf Club
Hornung Golf Club
Hwange Golf Club
Jumbo Golf Club
Kadoma Golf Club
Kwekwe Golf Club
Leopard Rock Golf Club
Marondera Golf Course
Mashava Golf Course
Masvingo Golf Course
Mkwasine Golf Course
Mt. Pleasant Golf Club
Mvurwi Golf Club
Norton Golf Course
Police Golf Club
Redcliff Golf Course
Royal Harare Golf Club
Ruwa Country Club
Sherwood Golf Club
Triangle Country Club
Troutbeck Resort Golf Course
Warren Hills Golf Club
Wingate Park Golf Club
Zvishavane Golf Course

O Retosi

Regionalna turistička organizacija Južne Afrike (RETOSA) institucija je Južnoafričke razvojne zajednice (SADC) odgovorna za rast i razvoj turizma. Djelomično su ciljevi RETOSA-e povećati dolazak turista u regiju kroz inicijative održivog razvoja, poboljšanu regionalnu konkurentnost i učinkovit destinacijski marketing. Organizacija surađuje s ministarstvima turizma država članica, turističkim odborima i partnerima iz privatnog sektora. Za više informacija o RETOSA-i posjetite www.retosa.co.za

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