Serengeti Golf Club Course Review – Summer 2017
Every now again they get it right!!! It’s not easy, but attention to detail makes it possible. At Serengeti, they have found almost the perfect mix. Make a booking and see for yourself…keep reading and I will tell you why…
Serengeti is a fairly new golf course. The Jack Nicklaus-designed course was opened in 2009 and has already hosted the SA Open on a few occasions. It is easy to see why. I personally enjoy Jack Nicklaus styled courses. There are always a lot of bunkers but his courses are set up so that us Everyday Golfers can have an enjoyable day out. No ridiculous blind shots and many interesting looking holes makes this a course which is fun to play. Added to that, they actually have 27 holes in 3 nine hole layouts, so you are never quite sure which 2 of the 3 Nines you may end up playing. They have a free driving range facility and you can enjoy a free Serengeti Draught beer in the cloakrooms after your hard slog around the track. These are the type of small details they have paid attention to at Serengeti.
Other details worth mentioning are the staff. From the Marshalls to the bag drop, to the half way staff, cloakroom staff and waiters, all are very friendly, engaging and helpful. Whilst they have a lot of staff, many other premium clubs could take a leaf out of Serengeti Golf Club’s hand book. The facilities are also excellent. Cloakrooms are modern with all the creature comforts (oh, did I mention the draught beer in the cloakrooms?), the bar and terrace are very comfortable and the clubhouse overall is beautiful. It really is a top drawer facility.
On course everything is superbly maintained. The tee boxes are in a similar condition to the greens at many other clubs. The fairways are manicured and the greens are close to perfect. I am blathering on as if Serengeti is paying me to write this. I assure you they are not and if you have read my reviews of other courses you will see I seldom pull any punches. They are getting it right at Serengeti so definitely make sure you play a round at Serengeti Golf Club. If your golf game holds up you won’t be disappointed.
My favourite hole at Serengeti Golf Club: Number 17 Masai Mara – par 4 – Short par 4 which is almost drivable for reasonable hitters. Give it a go … #YOLO
My worst hole on the day at Serengeti Golf Club: Number 18 Masai Mara – par 4 – Tough finishing hole especially if the wind is coming from the right pushing your approach towards the water.
Overall Experience rating by the Everyday Golfer: 10 out of 10.
Address: Serengeti Golf and Wildlife Estate, Kempton Park, 1530