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Golf Checklist: 15+ must-have golf accessories

There is nothing quite like going out golfing with friends and then rounding things off with a few cold ones afterwards. Although you are largely at the mercy of the elements when you venture outside, in our experience, there are definitely golf accessories you can pack and bring along to vastly improve your golfing experience. Read on for our full list of essentials.

At EgoliGolf we are all about making your golf break dream a reality, so in the spirit of successfully organising golf trips, here is a checklist. It covers a range of “must-haves” as well as other optional items that might make your next round of golf more enjoyable.

Golfing Essentials

  • Clubs
  • Golf Balls
  • Tees
  • Coins or Markers
  • Golf Gloves
  • A pair of comfortable golf shoes for walking (With all the walking you might have to do, it’s definitely important to make sure you have the right pair of golf shoes on your feet!)
  • Extra Spikes
  • Spike Tool
  • Divot Tool
  • Towels (one dry and perhaps also one damp/moist one for warmer climates)
  • Energy Drinks/Water (a no-brainer on a hot day really)
  • Hat, Cap, or Visor
  • Sunglasses
  • Range Finder/Distance Finder
  • Energy Snack (Fruit, Nuts, Trail Mix, Energy Bars, etc.)
  • Club Bonnet
  • Wallet/Purse
  • Cash
  • Credit Card
  • Driver’s License/ID
  • Any relevant Membership Cards

General Golf Accessories

  • Drawstring Bag for personal items/valuables (wallet, keys, cell phone, watch, etc.)
  • A Sharpie Marker or a specific Golf Ball Marker
  • Pencil or Pen
  • Business Cards (you never know where your next business or networking opportunity might arrive)
  • Compact First Aid Kit (keeps plasters and insect repellants handy and saves you from having to go all the way back to the clubhouse)
  • Stroke Counter
  • Rain Gear (this could be rain clothes, a poncho or even an umbrella)
  • A rain bonnet for your club or bag.
  • Ball Retriever
  • Sweater
  • Jacket

“Nice to haves”

  • Sunscreen and lip balm
  • An extra pair of socks (not a bad idea at all should you find yourself knee-deep in water when you are looking for your ball)
  • GPS watch (with a built-in step-counter and perhaps even smartphone alerts)
  • A power bank for your mobile phone.
  • If you are struggling with bad posture, there are special garments and t-shirts you can wear to help you with this from companies such as Myposture.

A final word of advice

At Egoligolf we are all about organisation and helping your South African golf break come true. Our final word of advice would be to just bear in mind how much you are actually packing: You don’t want to make your golf bag too heavy or hard to manage!

Guest blog post by Alex Bergström, a sport & tech nerd from Sweden who also blogs about smart home technology and lightning like Philips Hue and IKEA Trådfri

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South Africa’s top 100 Golf Courses

With major winners such as Gary Player, Ernie Els, Louis Oosthuizen and Charl Schwartzel all hailing from South Africa, golf is a sport that the Rainbow Nation can certainly be proud of.

Besides the talent that the country has produced, South Africa is home to some of the most picturesque and best golf courses in the world. With tourism and golf on the rise in South Africa, we have taken a look at the the top 100 courses that South Africa has to offer.

Several of the courses on the list are included in EgoliGolf’s tours and have been highlighted in bold below. Contact William for any golfing enquiries.

Top 100 golf courses in South Africa

1. Fancourt Links

2. Leopard Creek

3. Gary Player CC

4. Glendower

5. Durban Country Club

6. Fancourt (Montagu)

7. St Francis Links

8. Pearl Valley

9. Arabella

10. Royal J&K (East)

11. Humewood

12. East London

13. Wild Coast

14. Blair Atholl

15. George

16. Fancourt (Outeniqua)

17. Simola

18. Sishen

19. Pezula

20. CCJ (Woodmead)

21. Highland Gate

22. Zimbali

23. Pinnacle Point

24. Serengeti

25. Erinvale

26. Elements

27. Kyalami

28. Lost City

29. Royal J&K (West)

30. Randpark (Firethorn)

31. Oubaai

32. Ebotse Links

33. DCC (Beachwood)

34. Pecanwood

35. Champagne Sports

36. Els Club Copperleaf

37. De Zalze

38. Maccauvlei

39. Eye of Africa

40. Prince’s Grant

41. Hermanus (East)

42. Parkview

43. Cotswold Downs

44. Bryanston

45. Pretoria CC

46. Legend

47. Victoria

48. Royal Cape

49. Gowrie Farm

50. Steenberg

51. Irene

52. Plettenberg Bay

53. Clovelly

54. CCJ (Rocklands)

55. Fish River

56. Modderfontein

57. Ruimsig

58. Vaal de Grace

59. Silver Lakes

60. Zebula

61. Randpark (Bushwillow)

62. Wanderers

63. Houghton

64. Dainfern

65. Euphoria

66. Krugersdorp

67. Wingate Park

68. Mt Edgecombe (One)

69. San Lameer

70. Woodhill

71. Nelspruit

72. Killarney

73. Stellenbosch

74. Kingswood

75. Umhlali

76. Parys

77. Mossel Bay

78. Westlake

79. Atlantic Beach

80. Bloemfontein

81. Benoni GC

82. Paarl (Old)

83. Southbroom

84. Milnerton

85. Rustenburg

86. Umdoni Park

87. State Mines

88. Wedgewood

89. Glenvista

90. Goose Valley

91. Rondebosch

92. King David Mowbray

93. Reading

94. ERPM

95. PE Golf Club

96. St Francis Bay

97. Goldfields West

98. Katberg

99. Riviera

100. Eagle Canyon 

Post created by Colin and Alex (Head of digital at Djurcentrum.se and Stirling Taxi Guide. List from Golf Digest.