Apr 6, 2011
A Golfer’s Paradise
The Eastern Cape’s moderate temperature, beautiful scenery and pleasant weather make it an ideal venue for the ancient game, which is probably why there are so many courses in the province!
Two standouts are a short drive from Green Fountain Farm Resort. We’re the ideal base from which to mount any golfing excursion because we’ve got the only driving range in the vicinity and an on site Swing Doctor to help you fine tune those kinks before hitting the fairway.
The 2 closest options are the Royal Port Alfred Golf Course and the Fish River Sun Course. Both provide unique challenges and offer delightful distractions if you’re not in the mood to play a round.
Fish River SunFish River Sun is on the coast, designed by Gary Player and a truly phenomenal experience. Not only is the course breathtaking and the layout challenging, the resort also features the Body and Skin Clinic if you’re in the mood for some pampering. It’s an ideal solution for the family with a broad range of interests. Other activities on offer include a heated swimming pool, squash court, mini-golf, volleyball, nature walks, game drives and ?shing – river, rock and surf, canoes, sports green, dune boards.
A little closer to us is the Royal Port Alfred Golf Course, a club with a venerable history and one of the few true links courses in South Africa. The original course was completed in 1908 but was granted Royal status by King George V in 1924. One of the most popular events at the RPAGC is the Mad Hatter, an annual week long festival of golf going into it’s 15th year.
Royal Port Alfred Golf CourseThe Hatter attracts players from around the country, allows for a variety of playing formats and is a fun celebration of the game so many love to hate! The Hatter takes place in the last week of April so start plotting your leave and getting in some practice time because there are plenty of prizes up for grabs.
All in all, the Eastern Cape offers a broad range of courses and if you time it well and have a bit of luck you can play a different course every day for a week in perfect conditions. There aren’t too many places in the world that can confidently make that sort of claim! Give Green Fountain Farm a call to book your next golfing holiday on +27 (0) 46 624 5859.