Sishen Golf Club, or Kalahari Country Club.
Posted by bulldog
A visit to Sishen where my Son lives has had me photographing and playing this course on a regular basis…..
A wonderful club house greets you, with a restaurant, Ladies bar and lounge, members pub, and a lovely big stoep where braais and socialising takes place on a regular basis..
The course is built within a Camel thorn forest, a protected tree, so unless a permit is obtained even a dead tree may not be touched… apart from this being a hazard if you play off line it certainly adds to the beauty of the course..
Now for some of the views of the course… a tough course, with great greens that run true… they have some problems but when you consider you’re in the Kalahari….. semi desert…. the course is wonderful..
The Camel Thorn tree can be a great hazard…. strike one and get a thorn in the ball, throw it away. But it also has a habit of retaining your ball if it wants too….
That is in this tree…. way out of reach…..
But then some will refuse to loose a ball and go in search of it….(Where’s the bikini..???)
The tree is in flower at the moment and I took this photo so you get an idea of the thorns and flowers..
I love the signage that the course has… the pictures are mounted on old Railway sleepers… the red-billed buffalo weavers nests, adorn many of the thorn trees….
They have now started to build houses in and around the Golf Course and it is being done very tastefully with them being well back from the course and well camouflaged. Their web site is well worth a visit…
They even have a Guest house next to the first fairway… what a place to stay…
Watch out for the wild life and birds… there are some magnificent opportunities to photograph them.. look at my other blog to see some of what I have captured here….
About bulldogI am a semi retired Green Keeper, Golf Course designer, Course constructor, also an avid amateur photographer that loves to visit the South African Game Parks and take photos. My main aim is to improve with practice, and to capture as many of the Birds of the RSA on camera. Feel free to criticise, and comment, I'm open to all suggestions. But most of all enjoy what I have to offer from my beautiful country South Africa. As an ex Rhodesian I enjoy the bush life of South Africa and all it has to offer, birds and wild animals being my favourites. I have been lucky to have traveled fairly extensively, specially to those special places, our Game Parks. Golf Courses having been part of my employment has given me the chance to experience some of the different courses within the country of which I blog occasionally . I hope you enjoy what you find on my blogs, I do it for fun and as a way of recording what I've seen and experienced.
Posted on September 21, 2012, in Golf Related and tagged championship golf course, country club atmosphere, hole championship golf, Kalahari Country club, Sishen Golf Course, travel, vacation. Bookmark the permalink. 22 Comments.