SA Golf Trader: 14th Annual John Collier Survey | Golf Club Compliance levels in the Garden Route

By Alistair Collier | From SA Golf Trader


According to Wikipedia, the Garden Route is a 300-kilometre stretch of the south-eastern coast of South Africa which extends from Witsand in the Western Cape to the border of Tsitsikamma Storms River in the Eastern Cape. The name comes from the verdant and ecologically diverse vegetation encountered here with an oceanic climate, mild to warm summers, and mild to cool winters.

With these favourable climatic conditions, it is not surprising that there are so many golfing facilities along this route. Recent research into good governance and environmental compliance into golf courses along the garden route indicate that the compliance levels for golf clubs in this area is above the national benchmark of 31%,

and leading the way is the Kingswood Golf Estate achieving GOLD LEVEL status and a previous winner of the prestigious TOP CLUB AWARD in South Africa.

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