Sabi Sabi yesterday, today, tomorrow

a spot of golf

by Richard de Gouveia on December 24, 2012

With my guests staying with us for 5 nights they had pre-arranged an outing through Sabi Sabi to Leopard Creek Golf Club at the southern end of the Kruger National Park. I was fortunate enough to be invited to join them to play this monumental golf course. It was two weeks before the Alfred Dunhill Championship, which is part of the European Tour circuit, and the course was looking sublime. Being one of the top golf courses in the country and being extremely exclusive I never thought I would have the privilege to play it.

Sabi Sabi golf excursion at Leopard Creek Golf Club

Sabi Sabi golf excursion at Leopard Creek Golf Club

After a 2 hour drive from Sabi Sabi to the Course, we arrived to a spectacular view of the Crocodile River and had a hearty breakfast before heading to the practice tee to warm up by hitting a few balls. Then it was time to tackle the course. The amazing views from the tee boxes, staring down the immaculate fairways and hoping that I can follow them and avoid the ball eating bush on either side.

Sabi Sabi golf excursion at Leopard Creek Golf Club

Sabi Sabi golf excursion at Leopard Creek Golf Club

The greens were amazing and true; and bar my terrible putting, they were an absolute pleasure. We were greeted on each tee box by a magnificent statue of a leopard that follows the story of a leopard going through all the stages of hunting and grooming. The detail that the artist went into was amazing and left you wondering what the next statue would show. All in all it was an incredible day of golf with a touch of game viewing and amazing views. We were back at the lodge by 6pm ready for a shower and a hearty meal.

Sabi Sabi golf excursion at Leopard Creek Golf Club

Sabi Sabi golf excursion at Leopard Creek Golf Club

by: Richard de Gouveia (Little Bush Camp ranger)

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