Located on the western shores of England is the Royal Birkdale Golf Club, arguably the best course in England, and host to the Open Championship ten times. With the PGA Tour stopping at the Arnold Palmer Invitational this week, it seems fitting that we look into the course where 'The King' won his first Open Championship in 1961, and the course that hosted last year’s Open Championship, where Jordan Spieth won his first Claret Jug.
Jordan Spieth victorious at the 2017 Open Championship
Are you thinking of a golf adventure that’s a little outside of the proverbial box?
We are often asked by clients who have experienced the typical Scottish or Irish golf getaway to recommend something a little different for their next golf adventure. Look no further than South Africa! This beautiful country not only offers great golf, but also amazing wine, food, and of course incomparable life experiences in their safaris.
Although perhaps not top of mind when it comes to a golf travel destination, South Africa has a very rich golf history, producing great players like Gary Player, Ernie Els, and Bobby Locke. The country hosted the President’s Cup at Fancourt Resort in 2003, the only such competition that ended in a tie when the Tiger Woods-Ernie Els playoff ran out of daylight!