Golf courses aren’t only for experts. It is a competitive sport which can be played by absolutely anyone. There are various different golf courses for you to choose from in South Africa where you can decide the difficulty levels, the type of place you’re playing in and even the number of holes on the course.
Public courses are usually open to everyone. You do not have to be members of these clubs to play. But you’ll have to pay a fee. Most public courses recommend reservations for your tee off time especially if you’re planning to go during a busy time of the year.
Then there are private facilities which are only available for members. They might need reservations to ensure members don’t unnecessarily have to wait. There are a few other benefits too usually like instructors, a lounge area, swimming pool, tennis courts, etc.
Then there are some facilities which are semi-private which means they are available for the public too. A lot of small town clubs are set up in this way. They reserve specific times for members and specific times for the public. The public pays more to play here usually.
You may think that every golf course comes with 18 holes. That’s not true. There are some which have 9 holes too. In some areas, there isn’t enough space to have 18 holes. So, in 9 whole golf courses, to play a complete round you need to go through the course twice.
The length of holes and the objects that are around them determine how difficult the courses are. Most of the 18-hole facilities combine par 3, 4 and 5 holes. If you’re starting off, choose places with multiple par 3- holes. From beginners to experienced, picking the right one goes a long way in determining how well you play. Choose wisely.