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Posted on: Friday, 28 January 2011

Pezula ranked in World’s Top 20 Best Golf Resorts

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Pezula has been ranked No 7 among the world’s top 20 best golf resorts by the British website Primelocation, the only golf resort in Africa to be nominated. A journalist on the website writes: “It is hard to say why or when the first person cooked up the idea of melding sun, golf, holiday homes and hotels into a single resort… they all offer one thing – an upmarket holiday resort feel where you can own a golf villa or apartment and play on a private course…to many people they offer an ideal mix of their favourite sport as well as a safe, often traffic-free family environment near the sea augmented by the refinements of a four or five star hotel on site.”

To decide which are “the best golf resorts in the world both for location, quality of property and brilliant but challenging golf,” Primelocation.com asked veteran UK golfer, writer and TV producer Peter Swain, who has played at many of the best golf resorts, to judge, collate and reveal the best.

 

Pezula Resort

His top 20 resorts are:

1. Wentworth (England)

2. Valderrama (Spain)

3. Kiawah Island (USA)

4. Lyford Cay (Bahamas)

5. Lake Nona (USA)

6. Quinta do Lago (Portugal)

7. Pezula (South Africa)

8. Albany (Bahamas)

9. Arcos Gardens (Spain)

10. Monte Rei (Portugal)

11. Apes Hill (Barbados)

12. Doonbeg (Ireland)

13. Royal Westmoreland (Barbados)

14. Villa Valriche (Mauritius)

15. The K Club (Ireland)

16. PGA Catalunya (Spain)

17. Les Bordes (France)

18. Casa de Campo (Dominican Republic)

19. Palheiro (Madeira)

20. Aphrodite Hills (Cyprus)

This is what Swain had to say about Pezula: “Covering 254 hectares on the Knysna cliff-tops in the Western Cape, this 6,992-yard Championship course looks out over both the Knysna Lagoon and the Indian Ocean. Designed by Ronald Fream, it’s a regular Sunshine Tour venue on which the new Open champion, Louis Oostuizen, who hails from just down the road at Mossel Bay, honed his game. Golf carts are obligatory at Pezula and equipped with GPS and computerised scoring, not necessarily a good idea given the effect the aggressive bunkering could have on your card. Clubhouse facilities are truly 5-star.

“The secluded Noetzie beach is a gem, and canoeing, horse-riding, tennis and a host of nature-trails, make this an ideal resort for children and outdoor sports. Zachary’s gourmet restaurant at the palatial Pezula Resort Hotel & Spa has won a tureen-full of awards.”

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