Course Review and Comments
Most enjoyable experience, especially my par on the 17th. Some challenging holes, well, all holes were challenging because I'm a 27 handicapper but even so, the holes were challenging but not impossible. I enjoyed especially the way the wind influenced club selection (a new experience for me since I live in Australia where wind is not such a significant factor in one's game). Impressed with bunkers although I found them to be more forgiving than that found on the average golf course, especially the fairway bunkers. The rough was ruthless, and I had plenty of experience with that. Quite unforgiving which forced me to focus harder to avoid it. I loved the water running alongside some of the holes and felt compelled to take on the challenge to clear the water. At times though, sanity prevailed and I chose the safer option.
On the hole, the best course of the six we played while in the western cape, the others being bellville, clovelly, Stellenbosch, pearl valley and Hermanus.
As a final comment, I did miss the experience of a caddy. We were not told when we originally booked the the option of a caddy was there but had to be pre-booked.
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January 22nd, 2014 06:46
When I played this course, it's nr 4 ranking was constantly on the back of my mind. Did it truly deserve that high spot amongst SAs great courses? I certainly cannot dispute its spot in the top 10 o
May 07th, 2013 19:03
ARABELLA GOLF COURSE
1 .5hours from Cape Town.
The Arabella golf course has a demanding and exceptional design that offers a challenging experience to all levels of golfers. It puts professional gol
March 09th, 2013 18:00
I have played at some great courses, but would have to say this is the most beautiful course I have ever played, and I am glad I took my camera along. Beautifully maintained, wonderful scenery, flowe
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