Kambaku – Stuart McLean

Published by : Stuart McLean - 23 March 2022

Kambaku is one of the best bushveld golfing experiences in South Africa, and later this year it is only going to get better, as this 9-holer on the Mozambique border will have new holes and a new routing. A “wow factor” short par 4 with an island green is being built on the banks of the Crocodile River which flows past the clubhouse. It will play as the eighth and 17th. Kambaku will become more of a “hybrid” layout with 12 greens, similar to Gowrie Farm, with four separate par 3s. Kambaku is not only a course of interesting variety, with beautiful river views on several holes, it boasts exceptional conditioning. With its large swathes of green fairways (hardy cynodon grass to cope with the heat) among the bushveld trees it resembles in places Augusta National meets the Kruger National Park. You cannot leave without a cold beverage on the clubhouse deck overlooking the river. It was busy with visitors having lunch, many of them non-golfers drawn to this special destination.

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