Gary Player`s Goose Valley Golf Club a bargain in South Africa
Released on = April 23, 2007, 1:40 pm
Press Release Author = GolfPublisher Syndications
Industry = Media
Press Release Summary = Player\'s Goose Valley Golf Club delivers beauty on a budget. South Africa course reviews at WorldGolf.com.
Press Release Body = By Brandon Tucker, Staff Writer, Golf Publisher Syndications
Plettenberg Bay\' offers two golf courses including Goose Valley Golf Club, a Gary Player design at the Turtle Creek Estate. With affordable green fees, spectacular scenery and wineries nearby, the \"Garden Route\" in South Africa\'s Western Cape is a popular golf vacation spot.
As is the case everywhere along the \"Garden Route\" in South Africa\'s Western Cape, there is beauty here on every mountaintop and rocky shore. Ostrich and elephant farms dot the coastline, as do a host of up-and-coming wineries.
Plett is the kind of place that ensures you don\'t waste a minute indoors - not even at night, which you\'ll want to spend among the bronzed young bodies in the main drag\'s patio bars. An afternoon would be well-spent at Goose Valley Golf Club, one of the town\'s two courses.
South African icon Gary Player built Goose Valley at the Turtle Creek Estate in 2002. He has a house on property and stays here with his family about two weeks a year.
Sitting just off the coastline, Goose Valley is filled with native wildlife and offers stunning views of the ocean and mountains. It now compliments nearby Plettenberg Bay Country Club, the town\'s first course, established more than 70 years ago.
This is one of the least expensive of Player\'s 200-plus designs worldwide, peaking at 270 rand ($38) in the summer. It fills a valuable niche on the upscale Garden Route, which has 16 courses, including seven Player designs.
\"A lot of the courses are too expensive on the Garden Route, we feel,\" said Vaughan Tucker, director of golf at Goose Valley. \"They\'re not priced competitively enough. It\'s in our favor, because a lot of people come see us because it\'s a good price.\"
They get a lot for their money. This 6,048-meter course doesn\'t skimp on either scenery or shot-making.
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April 23, 2007 Any opinions expressed above are those of the writer and do not necessarily represent the views of the management.