Sishen Golf Course, Kathu
Sishen Golf Course, Kathu, Northern Cape, South Africa / Of all the golf courses in South Africa, Sishen Golf Course is one of the most remote. Situated on the outskirts of the town of Kathu in the Northern Cape, this is truly a unique setting in which to play a round of golf - the course winds its way through a 500 hectare Camelthorn forest on the edge of the Kalahari Desert.
Considering its surroundings, its lush green fairways and greens have surprised many a visitor to this arid region. Sishen's par 72, 18-hole course is currently rated in the top 20 best golf courses in South Africa and is truly a hidden gem. The course is host to the annual Kalahari Classic, the 2nd stop on the winter leg of the Vodacom Southern African Tour. The club also hosts the 72-hole Griqualand West Open each year, one of the more prestigious events on the Amateur calendar.
The course is 6450 metres in length and has a rating of 72. Water comes into play on the 6th, 9th and 18th holes with the magnificent Camelthorn ready to ensnare any stray shots.
Driving range, practice tee and halfway house. The golf club is part of a sporting and recreation club, with the main clubhouse and its restaurant situated only about 150 metres away from the golf course. Tennis, squash, bowls and a swimming pool are available at the main club.
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This is truly a unique setting in which to play a round of golf - the course winds its way through a 500 hectare Camelthorn forest on the edge of the Kalahari Desert.
golf courses in the northern cape