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This was one of those rounds of golf that went by in the blink of an eye. Probably the best day of the year weather wise on the Ayrshire coast, 20 degrees and only a light (10 mph) breeze off the sea, we played at 3pm when the course was relatively quiet. I had been looking for a game at Western Gailes for some time and when the invite finally came from an old work colleague and member I jumped at the chance to make the 90 min drive from Edinburgh. I had been advised to wear Jacket and Tie so was slightly perplexed when entering the members bar to see a mixture of dress code, some with J&T but many with golf... click to read more
Published 22. juli 2019
For most visitors to SA looking to play golf the default locations are Cape Town and the Western Cape where courses such as Fancourt and Arabella are well established destinations. However as I found on this trip it’s worth looking further afield. We visited the Natal Dolphin Coast, just east of Durban and stayed in Ballito Bay, playing at Zimbali Golf and Country Club. The resort not only hosts a golf club and spa but also a 5*Fairmount hotel. We entered via the ubiquitous South African security gate into the densely forested resort and headed up to the clubhouse for a good breakfast ahead of our 11am tee... click to read more
Published 21. juli 2019