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April

REALLY?  My last post was in February!  How can that be?  Trust this week’s blog:  South Africa for Golfing Enthusiasts will make up for my absence!

Every day I have to pinch myself and realize…I live in Florida!

Although I’ve traveled all over the world, twenty-five years of my life was spent in New Hampshire with  hubby & I working and raising our son.  And, unlike most New Englander’s who would head to Florida over winter & spring breaks to get away from the snow (our son played hockey & football so no traveling during thess breaks or he’d be off the team!); we’d spend two weeks in the dead of summer (August) visiting Disney World or Seaworld or Universal the first week, then staying at Daytona Beach the second.  

We’d often talked about moving to Daytona Beach when we retired, and look at us now!  Living in the Palm Coast area – away from the VERY busy Orlando & Daytona Beach areas.

Yet, I’d never really thought about it until now – we are living in one of the biggest ‘golfing’ states in the U.S.  So why not share an exciting  adventure golfers can enjoy in South Africa!

There are actually so many golf courses in South Africa that there’s a list of the Top100 golfcourses!  If you’re interested in reviewing the list, click on the golf ball below.  

Number ONE on the list is The Links on the Fancourt Estate located in the heart of the Garden Route – receiving a 6-golf ball score out of 6! 

Designed by Gary Player, he noted in the book Top Golf Courses of the World “I feel this is one of the very best golf courses in the world, even though it may have been built on the worst piece of ground – clay as flat as an airport.” “It has been designed to make golfers feel as though they were at Ballybunion, Dornoch, or St. Andrews with rolling fairways, pot bunkers, big greens, high rough, and a seascape appearance.”

Unfortunately, you have to be a member to play, unless you are a guest at the Fancourt Hotel then there are a few tee times available! Guess what though? Keep reading to find out how I can get you playing on not only this course but the next one that is on every avid golfer’s bucket list!
 

Ranked 90th – because its ‘not for the faint of heart’ and given a 4-golf ball score; players are taken by helicopter to the tee box for the Extreme 19th hole! 
 
Legend Golf (& Safari Resort) Tee shots are from the longest & highest par three on the planet – which take more than 20 seconds to reach the green, in the shape of the continent of Africa!
 
Think you’ll definitely have bragging rights after playing this tee!

Yes…these courses are available to you when booking through Made A Difference Safaris!  And actually, since the journey is rather a long one (although not as bad as traveling to Australia), why not combine your golf adventure with visits to several vineyards & wildlife viewing while you’re there?

Catch next weeks Blog to learn about some of South Africa’s world famous wines & The BIG Five…

Until then…Maisha ni safari (Life is a journey).

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