Listed below are the Top 100 golf courses in South Africa for 2012, according to the South African Golf Digest Magazine.
Yet again Leopard Creek tops the ranking, with the big surprise this year being the demotion of Durban from 6 to 11 and the continued absence of Humewood from the Top 10. Magazine editor Stuart McLean advised that Durban's drop was largely because of conditioning problems, the club apparently spending a fortune refurbishing their clubhouse but neglecting their most prized asset. Clearly Durban and Humewood belong higher on the list, and we hope the panel makes the correction on their next list.
According to the magazine, the average age of the Top 10 courses is just 22 years whereas the equivalent average in the USA would be over 80 years and in Britain over 100. When you factor in Royal Johannesburg & Kensington (built in 1935) it’s clear the SA Digest judges like their modern courses.