After spending a little time at our new practise range, we have our first golf game at the Strand Golf Course. The green fees for Debra and I with pull carts was a total of $55.00. By joining the South Africa Golf Association we get affiliate rates at most of the courses which is considerable savings. The membership cost $230.00 for both Debra and I. Even without the membership, golf is very reasonable. The Strand course would be comparable to Hidden Lake (for those who know that course).
On Thursday we played De Zalze Golf which would be a considered a premium course in Canada, certainly to the level of a Club Link Gold Course. With the SAGA membership, the green fees were $32.00. This is a beautiful course nestled amongst the vineyards. It also has a residential component and a highly rated club house and restaurant.
15th hole De Zalse268 meters (290 yards)all carry to the green. For those who know my recklessness on the course, you're probably assuming I went for it. Wrong!! I hit a perfect 5 iron to about 125 yards from the flag, but still took 6 on the hole!!!