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Seychelles listed in the 10 of the best golf courses in Africa

July 31, 2013 Golf Tourism No Comments Email Email

Tony Smart publishes a list of the 10 of the best golf courses of Africa for CNN.  Seychelles has one of the most spectacular golf courses, but it remains relatively unknown as they have for a reason or another kept that privacy which today brings influential and many a star to play golf on that designer golf course of their Praslin Island.

Tony Smart for CNN writes:- “For a reputedly impoverished continent, Africa has a remarkable number of golf courses — 828 courses in 50 countries with a little more than half of those, 450, located in South Africa. Egypt, Kenya, Mauritius, Morocco, South Africa, Tunisia and Zimbabwe are all gaining reputations as good destinations for a golf holiday. There are 43 other countries in Africa with multiple courses (Nigeria has 50 and Zambia has 21) and it won’t be much longer before some of them join that list. If you’re contemplating a golf holiday in Africa, here’s my list of the 10 best golf courses in Africa, in alphabetical order by country. All are great courses and, with the exception of the Seychelles, there are plenty of other excellent courses in each country if you like variety.

On the Seychelles Lemuria Hotel Golf Course Tony Smart writes:-

“Lemuria Golf Course, Praslin Island, Seychelles:- The 5,827-yard, par-70 course at the Lemuria Resort on Praslin Island in the Seychelles is the only 18-hole course in this Indian Ocean archipelago. But what a golf course! What it lacks in length this beautiful layout more than makes up for in the challenge it presents. Designed by Rodney Wright and Marc Farry, and opened in 2000, the first 12 holes play through narrow palm-lined fairways beside the resort itself with plenty of water and sand waiting for wayward shots. The remaining six holes rise up into the island’s hills providing panoramic views across the course, the island and other islands in the distance, while the fairways get narrower and the challenge harder. Apparently the record for number of lost balls in one round stands at 40, so take plenty of ammo with you. But if you ever get the chance to play here grab it because this is truly one of the most beautiful golf courses I’ve ever played anywhere in the world. Green fees here are included in room rates for golfers staying at the resort although compulsory carts have to be paid for (SCR 760/$64). Green fees for anyone not staying at the resort are SCR 1,610 including cart. Lemuria Golf Course, Anse Kerlan, Praslin, Seychelles; +248 4281 281


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