Serengeti (Signature) – Jon James

Published by : Stuart McLean - 08 January 2022

The Signature at Serengeti is a varied and challenging Nicklaus design. The course is in excellent condition, with some of the best fairways and tee boxes in Gauteng. The Signature is set apart from other Highveld courses by its many bunkers and sloping greens. Some are not easy to read. The par-5 eighth has an island green and usually can be reached in two. Another good eagle opportunity comes on the driveable par-4 17th, and I made an eagle putt from the front edge which was a highlight of my round. The service is generally of a high standard at Serengeti and I enjoy the personal touches like the complimentary beverage after you finish. For all the positives, though, it is clear that Serengeti has difficulty controlling the pace of play and etiquette. Being a frequent golf day venue it is not uncommon to suffer slow rounds. We took more than 6 hours including halfway. It may be necessary to consider altering the tee boxes for corporate days as the course is too long and challenging for most club golfers. Or reducing the number of tee times to accommodate the tedious pace of play. This would improve the overall experience.

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