Golf is a sport that had a slow development period of a couple of hundred years, namely in Scotland and then the rest of the UK. When the 20th century came, everybody on every continent was familiar with golf, and plenty of people were already on the move, making some of the world’s most iconic courses.
The African continent wasn’t lagging in terms of golf courses. If you want to visit Africa, have in mind that the countries are far apart, so a golfing tour might take you weeks. Here are the best golf courses in Africa.
Mazagan Golf Club – Morocco
In Morocco, everything is possible, so why not a golf club? Gary Player is one of the greatest names in golf and he was the one who designed the course at the Mazagan Beach & Golf Resort in 2009. Its recent appearance in the world of golf was not an obstacle, it became Morocco’s number 1 course. The course always looks good, but be careful of the sand traps. Given that it is near the Atlantic, expect strong winds and prepare for a challenge.
Windhoek Golf & Country Club – Namibia
There are amazing golf clubs everywhere, so do not be surprised to come across this one, if you happen to be in Namibia. There is a luxury hotel near the golf club and it is just outside its capital city, Windhoek. The club is often voted the best out of 15 other clubs, or rather courses in Namibia. It has plenty of bunkers, natural brush and trees, not to mention fairways and various native vegetation. It is a sight to see, particularly for its different scenery.
Fancourt Links – South Africa
Gary Player once more, was the designer behind this course and the two others that the club has. The links course is often voted as the most beautiful of them all and with good reason. Located in the city of George, the club hosted plenty of tournaments. Be warned that you will have to stay at the resort if you want to play at the links course.
The Cascades – Egypt
Moving over to Egypt, at Hurghada, Soma Bay, you can find the Cascades, once more designed by Gary Player. This course has plenty of water traps, including the Red Sea itself. The course is challenging, but beyond beautiful and a sight to see for any golf fan.
Golf is still developing in Africa, but given that so many countries already have so many great courses, it is no wonder that some of them end up on the list of the most recommended courses in the world that one should visit. If your next trip sends you to Africa, have these courses in mind.