Sakabula Golf Club Review

Sakabula GC: #18Sakabula Golf Club in KwaZulu Natal

Sakabula Estate, Merrivale
Howick, Umgungundlovu, 3291

January 03rd, 2012 03:49


First Name Ray
Last Name Bienedell
Handicap 16

Course Review and Comments

Sakabula is a contradiction in many respects. First 9 is pleasant enough, but the 2nd 9 is a mishmash of oddly designed holes, almost as if the course designer ran out of space and crammed the holes into the space left over. The 2nd 9 is reminiscent of the old Huddle Park Public course in Johannesburg....poor tee boxes, fairways iffy, no cart paths from some greens to the following tee box, resulting in a bumpy ride through the veld to get there. Also, having no hole layout drawings on the tee boxes make some blind holes a gamble, as the golfer doesn't know what to expect.

The book-in procedure , done from the counter in the pub is also questionable, and set the tone for the rest of a totally forgettable experience.

Sorry Sakabula, you promise much, but deliver little of substance.


Date course was played Tuesday 03rd of January 2012
Price paid for golf 0
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Course Design Rating
Course Design Comments A couple of blind holes make it difficult for first time players to choose the right club, given the absence of any hole layout graphics/drawings on the tee boxes.
Course Greens/Fairways Condition Rating
Course Greens/Fairways Condition Comments Some tee boxes in poor condition, as are some fairways too, esp on the 2nd nine.Greens are tip top though, nothing to fault here!!
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Course Overall Rating
Play Again No
Recommend Yes

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