Independent since 1966, the enclave of Lesotho is completely surrounded by the South African nation. As large tracts of the country lie at an altitude of around 6,000 feet above sea level, it’s not uncommon to see snow fall on these highlands during the winter months. The former British protectorate’s economy is heavily reliant on South Africa and both countries profit from a partnership in the Lesotho Highlands Water Project that delivers hydroelectric power to Lesotho and a precious water supply to its all-embracing neighbour.
The only golf course in Lesotho is found in Maseru and it’s a 9-hole layout situated between the Kingsway Bypass and Maseru Bypass in the west district of the capital city. As the course at Maseru Golf Club co-hosts an annual competition with Ladybrand Golf Club, located ten miles to the north in the Free State of South Africa, the Mahokare Classic can be regarded as a truly international event.