TRAVELLING, GOLF & FRIENDSHIPS
There is actually nothing nicer than traveling with friends and pursuing your hobby. Golf allows us to do just that, as well as gives us the opportunity to motivate others, make new friends and socialize. My journey started in 2019 when my husband and I moved to South Africa from Hamburg in Germany. A new country, new cultures and the opportunity to broaden our own horizons… What an adventure! Yes, we left friends behind but made great new friends through golf!
In the beginning, a friend and I went to the provincial tournaments as a team. Now two years later we are “The Three Musketeers“ with the potential
to become “The Big 5“. We play in Provincial Tournaments to experience new places, cultivate contacts and just to have fun together.
DAY 1: PINNACLE POINT GOLF CLUB
Pinnacle Point GC is regularly ranked among the top 20 Golf Clubs in South Africa, Also the home of Louis Oosthuizen Junior Academy. It’s not called SA’s Pebble Beach for nothing!
The fairways are high above the Indian Ocean rock cliffs and offer spectacular views of the coastal landscape of the Garden Route when playing there. You have to have strong nerves when you’re on the tee box and have to play over the cliffs onto the green or fairways of this challenging layout, always hoping that the wind will carry the ball in the right direction. After the round of golf played, we relax sitting on the terrace of the club house with my friends toasting the successful day and enjoying the 270 degree sea view.
It compensates for the lost balls and we make a promise to the course: we will come back and try our luck again!
DAY 2: OUBAAI GOLF CLUB
A golf course to take a deep breath. A golf course designed by Ernie Els. And if you do love golf, you are guaranteed to fall in love with the game all over again. This Ernie Els 18-hole ‘Signature’ Championship Course certainly has the ‘WOW’ factor. Indeed, it can claim to have one of the most awe-inspiring settings of any course in the world. Wide fairways and fair hazards. The Links course is designed so that it runs through an estate and allows for a good round to be played.
At halfway, the cakes are definitely recommended! The most spectacular holes are the last two, which run parallel to the coast with spectacular views… Like everywhere else on the Garden Route, one hopes the wind will be kind to you.
DAY 3 – KINGSWOOD: THE REAL REASON FOR OUR TRIP
Southern Cape Champs! Every ambitious golfer should support these tournaments. The entry fee is affordable and it’s so much fun to see familiar faces that you don’t meet too often. It gives you the opportunity to get to know new faces and make contacts that might lead to lasting friendships.
This golf course and event offered everything: Two days of challenging golf and great flight partners. If someone should ask me about my first thoughts on Kingswood, I would say Pot Bunkers. If you can’t play them, definitely dodge them! The course is very varied. Slightly hilly and the holes have different lengths and exciting water hazards.