10 Of The Best Golf Courses In Africa

There are many deep green-side bunkers, sand dunes and typically nasty links-style rough. It’s a wonderful golf course, one that always tests you yet will give enough space to enjoy its beauty. Green fees at Mazagan are MAD 550 ($65) per round for day visitors and MAD 450 for resort guests. Mazagan Golf Club , 24000, El Jadida (Casablanca), Morocco; +212 5 2338 8000 Windhoek Golf & Country Club, Namibia Windhoek Golf & Country Club is laid out on 72 hectares of natural Namibian bushveld. Namibia may not be top of mind for golf in Africa, but this southern African nation has 15 courses and “Golf Digest” recently voted the 18 holes at Windhoek Golf & Country Club the best of them. Laid out on 72 hectares of natural Namibian bushveld and vegetation on the outskirts of the capital city, Windhoek measures 6,675 yards, par 71 with lush fairways that wind their way through the trees. In addition to the trees and rough, wetlands come into play on three holes and plenty of deep bunkers surround most greens. Well worth a visit for golfers who find themselves in Namibia, with a luxury four-star resort hotel attached to the club. Green fees at Windhoek are NAD 330 ($33) for visitors who stay at the resort hotel, NAD 410 for ordinary visitors. Windhoek Golf & Country Club , Western Bypass, Namibia; +264 (0)61 205 5223 Lemuria Golf Course, Praslin Island, Seychelles The 5,827-yard, par-70 course at the Lemuria Resort on Praslin Island in the Seychelles is the only 18-hole course in this Indian Ocean archipelago.

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Meadow Brook Golf Course can appeal seizure until Thursday

Officials at the Phoenixville Area School District had believed the deadline was Monday, 30 days from when they voted to seize the Meadow Brook Golf Course for the purpose of building a new elementary school and early-learning center. But on Monday, district director of operations Stan Johnson said the family that owns the course will have until Thursday to appeal. That is 30 days from when the eminent domain documents were delivered to the owners. Johnson said he does not believe the owners – a group of family members including 88-year-old Joanne Campbell-Brown, whose great-grandparents bought the land in 1896 – had filed an appeal. Their attorney, Bill Hagner, could not be reached for comment Monday. The golf course, which is on about fifty acres and has been open for 80 years, would be forced to close if the seizure goes through. – Tricia L. Nadolny

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