St Francis Links, Eastern Cape
From £45, stfrancislinks.com
Described as the ‘destination that surpasses every expectation’, this is pretty special and an excellent place to start. Designed by Jack Nicklaus, it was voted Best New Course in South Africa when it opened back in 2007 and standards haven’t slipped since. This Eastern Cape course runs through a stunning housing estate and sits adjacent to a wetland and bushtuck trail.