A few facts about Golf courses that you might not know:
- A typical 18-hole golf course produces enough oxygen to support 4,000 to 7,000 people.
- A properly repaired ball mark heals completely in 2-3 days, while an unrepaired ball mark takes 15-20 days to heal properly.
- Golf courses have a cooling effect during the hot summer months. The average temperature on the golf course in typically 5-7 degrees cooler than a residential area and 7 -15 degrees cooler than an urban downtown setting.
- In the USA Golf courses have a positive impact on the economy. It is estimated that more than 25 million people annually spend 2.5 billion hours outside, playing one of the nation’s 17,000-plus golf courses. The impact of golf facilities on the economy is $20 billion annually.
ARABELLA COUNTRY ESTATE: PROPERTY MARKET BOOMS IN 2016
The first quarter of 2016 has started with the proverbial bang for the Arabella Country Estate situated in Kleinmond, South Africa, with more than R35million in sales having been concluded during this time, dispelling any concerns that the South African property market is slowing down. “Property on the estate is obviously becoming a highly demanded commodity,” says Estate Manager, Dirk Uys. “We currently have only 14 properties – 11 homes and three plots – available for sale.”
Support the Arabella Community Trust by entering a 4-ball into the annual Arabella Community Trust Golf Day. The proceeds of the day will ensure the upliftment and development of our local community. To enter a 4-ball or sponsor a hole, email: firstname.lastname@example.org or call +27 (0) 28 284 0105
Date: 05 April 2016
Tee-off Time: Shotgun start 13h00
Cost: R4500 per 4-ball (includes welcome gift, green fee, shared cart, half-way, dinner and prizes)
Format: 4-ball Alliance 2 scores to count
Hole Sponsorship: R2000 per hole or R1500 for a practice area
Prize Giving, Auction & Dinner: 18h30
For further information or to book please call the Arabella Golf Club on +27 (0) 28 284 0105 or email email@example.com
Payment reference: Your Name, followed by ACT.
Note: payment must be made in full per 4-ball and not individually. Terms and Conditions apply. E&OE
Quick tip to improve your golf game:
If there’s a shot to master this year then, for the regular golfer, it’s the 20-metre short pitch shot. Not a flop shot, just a simple 20-metre pitch shot with some roll.
The reason: most regular golfers miss many of the greens on approach. Not by much, but one of the most common shots they then face is a simple little pitch from between 10 and 25 metres off the green.
If you can consistently put the ball within 8 feet, then you’re going to make a lot more Pars and shave several shots off your handicap. It’s also a real joy to master a shot. Especially one you play so often.
There’s a technique to this shot you should learn and master. Why not contact us at Arabella Hotel & Spa Golf Shop and let us help?
From the 4th to the 6th of February – Arabella Golf Course will be running a very special ONCE OFF offer to their members and their guests. For these 3 days we are offering R1999 per 4-ball incl 2 shared carts.
This offer is ONLY available for these 3 days and only for NEW bookings, existing bookings cannot be moved into these dates.
Please call Jason Wright – Director of Golf at Arabella Golf Course – for any queries and to book your spot for this special offer!
Tel: +27 28 284 0105
A 20-Something Storm is Brewing in the golfing world
The game of golf is certainly not lacking in terms of young role models. Both the PGA and European Tours are filled with up and coming golfers who are ready to compete with those who were once their role models. This last week both tournaments on both of the world’s top 2 Tours were won by 22-year-olds.
Stone captured his maiden European Tour title at the BMW SA Open
GOLF LESSONS FOR CHILDREN
We offer 30 min, 45 min and 60 min lessons on the driving range as well as a 9 hole playing lessons out on the course.
The variety of lessons offered range from putting, chipping, pitching, bunker play, full swing and course management.
For further details, please contact the Proshop on 028 284 0105 to book lessons with Adriaan.
Do your children or grandchildren play golf? If they don’t, consider that golf is about the only sport that three (and maybe more) generations can play together.
So many other sports have you all on the sidelines, but golf is a game that has you walking the fairways side by side, engaging together, celebrating every great shot together, offering each other encouragement, and most importantly, sharing in an experience (especially one that’s not digital).
The holidays are coming. If you have a child or grandchild that you’d like to get into golf to unlock a life of family fun, then contact us now at Arabella Hotel & Spa Golf Shop. It’s time to make a plan.
Upcoming Events at Arabella Country Estate Golf Club
Takes place on the 11th September – it will be a shotgun start at 3pm, arrive no later than 2:30pm for the draw. The list is on the board and open to all members and guests. Happy hour takes place from 17:00 – 18:00 – THE favorite part of the competition! We look forward to seeing you there.
Will take place on Saturday 26 September – always promises to be a fun day with fantastic prizes!
The members will be flying out to Mauritius for a 7 night breakaway, Unfortunately I have to join so I will be out of the office from the 13th – 20th September, please feel free to contact Jason Wright (Jason.firstname.lastname@example.org) should you have any queries over this period.
Hollowtining will take place from the 5th – 8th October, take advantage of our Hollowtining promotion by paying only R1600 for a Fourball excluding golf carts.
For more info please call 028 284 0105 or email email@example.com
Question 3 in our golf competition for July
Have you ever had a hole in one, and if so, how many and where?
For the month of July we will be asking questions each week relating to golf. You can answer any of the questions in order to be eligible to win the fantastic prize of a Round of golf for 2 people, valued at R960 per person and a cart to use for the game, valued at R360.
The competition closes on Friday 31 July at 5pm. To enter you need to comment on either the Arabella Blog post about the competition or on our Facebook and Twitter account entries re the competition. Happy Entering!!