Friday, May 25, 2012


Looking at the schedule for the PGA Sunshine Tour I was happy to see that our favourite course, De Zalze, will be hosting one of the events this year from 26th to 28th July 2012.

View from the T-box at the 18th
De Zalze Golf Estate is situated midway between the town of Somerset West and Stellenbosch along the R44 road. Mooring House Guest Lodge in Somerset West has hosted players in past PGA Sunshine Tour Tournaments and is delighted that the event is again being held so close to "Home" and would once again be delighted to be involved again with providing accommodation and even assist with transport for the players if required.  Although my wife and myself are absolute novices if compared to the tournament players - we thoroughly enjoy playing at De Zalze and couldn't think of a more suitable course for this event to be held. Personally, my most revered hole is the 3rd Hole - a Par 3 across a revine and also the 13th Par 4 across the water dam.

 Mooring House is only roughly an 8 minute drive from De Zalze Golf Estate and has 10 en-suite rooms available - most have kitchenettes for self catering convenience but breakfast and even dinners are available if required.

Looking back from the 10th. The water feature in the background is the 9th (Par 3)

The Vodacom Origins of Golf Tournament is part of the Sunshine Tour, the defending champion of this tournament is Chris Swanepoel and prize money for
2012 is R600 000.  The De Zalze Golf Course situated within the De Zalze Winelands Golf Estate was designed by Peter Matkovich who made the most of the stunning setting and created a course that places a premium on accuracy.

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