Finn Havaleschka

I have played golf since I was 35. Now I'm 72. I am the author of a couple of books about the mental part of the game. Now - my wife and me - are on a tour around the globe to play golf. I'm writing about and evaluating all the courses we play. I am very well aware that evaluating a golf course is a very subjective thing. On the other hand, I also insist that there are certain things that can be evaluated by objective means. If you like to go deeper into this subject - also to understand and argue pro or con my evaluation of the courses I have evaluated on this site, go to:

https://golfaroundtheglobe.net/summarised-overview-of-all-courses-played-in-south-africa/

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Pals 17/04/2020

6th North East Spain - Best in Area 34th Spain Ranking
Having a second house on the Torremirona golf resort, I am often playing De Pals golf course when I need a variation and often when having golf friends visiting us. De Pa...

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Emporda (Forest) 16/04/2020

5th North East Spain - Best in Area 33rd Spain Ranking
On Emporda you got 2 courses. Forest and Links. Forest is, yes, a forest course, and links – not a really links, but close. Flat and open with loads of bunkers. A real vo...

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Torremirona 16/04/2020

15th North East Spain - Best in Area 89th Spain Ranking
Torremirona is my home course away from home. Have played the course at least 100 time. I usually have 6 or 7 strokes on the course. It is with this in mind you should re...

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Stellenbosch 14/04/2020

18th Western Cape - Best in Area 63rd South Africa Ranking
Stellenbosch is an old traditional park land course with tall trees framing the fairways, doglegs left and right and water areas to negotiate. Shots to the green can be a...

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De Zalze 14/04/2020

13th Western Cape - Best in Area 44th South Africa Ranking
De Zalze is a fairly new golf course constructed in a flat landscape, playable by golfers of all levels. Course rating from men’s (normal) tee is 72,1. Indicating that it...

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Pretoria Country Club 14/04/2020

10th Gauteng - Best in Area 31st South Africa Ranking
The first impression I got when standing on the clubhouse terrace overlooking the course was like “Holy Moses” this is truly a beautiful Old Lady. Old; because it is old...

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Mossel Bay 14/04/2020

27th Western Cape - Best in Area 98th South Africa Ranking
Mussel Bay is the course where Louis Oosthuizen made his famous course record of 57 strokes. There are 2 reasons why you should play it. First: course rating is 70 (men’s...

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Zebula 14/04/2020

3rd Limpopo - Best in Area 64th South Africa Ranking
Zebula is a golf estate with all kinds of leisure facilities, though with golf as the primary attraction. In my “subjective” opinion it is one of the very best we have pl...

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Pinnacle Point 14/04/2020

9th Western Cape - Best in Area 23rd South Africa Ranking
Pinnacle Point is probably one of the most difficult golf courses in the world. Course rating from the back tee is 76,3. But also, without doubt, among one of the world’s...

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Wild Coast 14/04/2020

4th Eastern Cape - Best in Area 34th South Africa Ranking
I was looking forward with excitement to play Wild Cost Sun, mainly because of its’ architect Robert Trent Jnr. But on this course I didn’t see any of his fingerprints. O...

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George 14/04/2020

5th Western Cape - Best in Area 16th South Africa Ranking
George is a golf course you must play, at least twice. It is a beautiful walk on an old park land course with many great and challenging golf holes. Playing to your handi...

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East London 14/04/2020

3rd Eastern Cape - Best in Area 13th South Africa Ranking
East London is a very exciting and interesting course to play. For many holes, when you have finished putting and start walking toward the next hole you have not a clue a...

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Durban (Country Club) 14/04/2020

1st KwaZulu-Natal - Best in Area 1st South Africa Ranking
Durban city is the third biggest city in SA with 3.5 mil inhabitants and 10 golf courses in the area to choose between. Durban Country Club is the second oldest. By some...

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