Thursday, January 17, 2008

The Evolved Golfing Experience

There are over 32 000 golf courses around the world and the number is growing every day. We all know that golf is the business world’s unofficial sport and that a golf courses’ outline is pretty much designed with luscious green fields, putting greens, bunkers and then of course the 19th hole. The 19th hole is where golfers gather and also lovingly nicknamed the watering hole. It is where the day’s game is discussed in earnest whilst enjoying a drink or two. The Golfer South Africa has generated a new type of golf player: the sophisticated golfer. And where better to play a game of golf than in the Cape Winelands. In recent years the game of golf has had an interesting effect upon this district. Less than an hour’s drive from Cape Town you’ll be met by lush green valleys, vineyards and dramatic mountains that surround this area. A long leisurely drive through the green countryside, basking in the sun while enjoying a relaxing game of golf proves to be better than an apple a day when it comes to living a healthy lifestyle. The Cape Winelands truly is the golfer’s paradise. Here you can play 18 holes of golf and then at the 19th turn into a wine connoisseur while discussing the day’s game. The 19th hole will never be the same. The exquisite wines of Cape Winelands truly make this golfing experience something to remember. Combining Golf with Wine Forming part of this refined golf experience is the Alluvia wine estate. Surrounded by several world class golf courses within easy driving distance, Alluvia wine estate is the perfect base for any golf lover. A holiday combining the world of golf with the wine culture of the Cape Winelands is sure to make anyone envious. Alluvia has gone the extra mile for their golf enthusiasts by constructing a PGA golf green and bunker on the estate. If you need a bit of help to perfect your backswing, the professional service of Sydney van Rensburg is available at your beck and call. Now you can improve your game whilst overlooking onto the Banhoek Valley and sipping on a top class Cabernet Sauvignon. If you are planning on enjoying a stay at the Alluvia wine estate, be sure to book ahead to avoid disappointment. There are many other golf courses within a 30 minute drive from Alluvia. Some are designed by famous players like Gary Player and Peter Matkovich, these golf courses are sure to give even the best players a run for their money. One of the better courses is Erinvale Golf and Country Club, a beautifully crafted course with challenging holes, set against the foothills of the Hottentots Holland Mountains with panoramic views of False Bay. Gary Player was once quoted as saying that he thought this would be one of the best golf courses in South Africa. He was proved to be right. Day Tripping More than just a vineyard lifestyle, Alluvia is a luxury wine estate with five star accommodations to give you that head start. Situated in the Stellenbosch Winelands, you would be close to many other tourist attractions. You can spend a day or two in Cape Town, going to Robben Island or up Table Mountain’s cable car. Enjoy a day trip to Stellenbosch where you can learn about the South African heritage at the many museums found in Stellenbosch. Or if you want to learn more about the nightlife, be sure to join in at one of Cape Town’s many clubs, pubs or discos. No matter your taste, there is something for everyone in this area and all well within easy drive of Alluvia. Alluvia is truly a golfer’s paradise. Surrounded with natural beauty, some of the best golf courses and superb food and wine, the Western Cape introduces a new way of enjoying a game of golf. Author Bio Alluvia Boutique Wine Estate is just outside of Stellenbosch. Surrounded by several golf courses, the winelands golf also offers private lessons on the newly constructed PGA golf green and bunker available on the Alluvia estate.

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