Award winning Arabella Golf Course undergoes R10M upgrade

2014-04-25 09:32

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Cape Town - The award-winning Arabella Hotel & Spa Championship golf course has undergone an  upgrade worth R10 million, with a redesign of 7 holes that will make even the most seasoned golfers reassess their game strategy.

Despite the course being rated as one of the best in South Africa, Golf Director Jonathan Menteath says that won’t stop the resort from continually improving and upgrading in order to satisfy its regular and passionate players.

Menteath says the bulk of the investment has gone into the installation of a state-of-the-art Rainbird Integrated Control irrigation system across all 18 holes. This stems from a wider strategy to get better water coverage, more fertile soil and grass.

The benefits of the control irrigation system include:
•    Enhanced course conditioning
•    Individual  head communication and control
•    Reduced watering time contributing to substantial water savings
•    More targeted water application
•    Energy saving

The upgrade also includes changes to two holes that form part of the challenging Arabella Turn. New trees have been planted. Hole 16 has also been redesigned to give golfers a different perspective on a very challenging Par 4.

The Arabella Turn, like Augusta’s Amen Corner, comprises consecutive holes that are extremely challenging and anyone who completes the Arabella Turn (holes 3 to 5) on or under par receives a complimentary voucher from the Pro Shop for another round of golf.

The Arabella Hotel & Spa is one of only a handful of 5-star resorts in South Africa where golfers can literally roll out of their rooms onto a Top 5 golf course. The clubhouse is part of the hotel, and the 1st tee box is barely 50metres away.

The Arabella Hotel & Spa is just over an hour's drive from Cape Town. It is on the outskirts of South Africa’s whale-watching capital, Hermanus, which is arguably the world’s best land-based whale watching location.

The area is also famous for Great White Shark cage diving, and for its pristine fynbos in the Kogelberg Biosphere Reserve. South Africa’s celebrated Winelands region is less than an hour’s drive away.
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