If you can get past the funny accents and the bomb squads,
South Africa would have to rate as one the world's great golfing destinations.
I'm living over here at present and have played a lot of courses around the Western Cape (the Cape Town end of RSA). There is a great mix of of courses usually a lot less crowded and in a lot better condition than most public courses back home.
Some of the best:
These are pretty much at the top end of the golf course market
but when you take the exchange rate into consideration you are
only paying about $20-50 for a game. Caddies at $15 is pretty
nice as well.
There are countless other "run of the mill" courses that still beat your average suburban sydney course hands down.
I was also lucky enough to play at The Links at Fancourt - hosting the Presidents Cup in 2002. This course was a piece of airport land into which they shifted 700,000 cubic metres of soil and basically sculptured this thing out of nothing.
You'll see what i mean on TV next year.
Have a think about your next golfing holiday destination. Its one of the few places left where the Aussie dollar is worth something these days and the standard of golf is exceptional.
I've got a few golf related bits and pieces at http://www.ozemail.com.au/~kingjam