Vaal de Grace Golf Estate
The Vaal de Grace Golf Estate in Parys has taken the concept of ‘island green’ to a whole new level with the establishment of what could be described as an entire inland island course. Situated smack-bang in the middle of the mighty Vaal River, the Nick Price designed layout at Vaal de Grace must rank as one of the most imaginatively conceptualised courses in the country. Unique also, is the fact that fourteen of the course’s holes are located in the North-West Province, with the other four in the Free State.
Due to its high altitude and manageable length, the course can be a happy hunting ground for both beginners and the more experienced, but some clever bunkering and a need to shape the ball will require golfers to keep their wits about them. Keep an eye out for the wildlife on the islet, which includes impala, springbok, mongoose and a variety of birds. Green fees start at R280 for affiliated golfers.
(GPS coordinates: -26.921864, 27.422341)