The festive season has arrived and, in traditional Selborne Golf Estate style, there are a number of exciting activities and events lined up for residents, members, locals and holidaymakers.
Situated on the magnificent South Coast, Selborne has an immaculate golf course with expansive ocean views adjacent an indigenous coastal forest that is home to abundant bird and wildlife. Recent rains have increased the area’s lushness just in time for the holiday season.
Golfing enthusiasts have been very lucky this December with non-stop action starting with the Andrew Mentis Golf Day on 2 and 3 December. Forming part of the Nomads Golf Club – a charitable golfing organisation – this annual event is the culmination of fundraising organised by every member club. Started by Andrew Mentis, himself a founding member of the Nomads, the organisation has raised more than R20 million since its inception in 1967. The Andrew Mentis Golf Day saw both club members, and the general public, participating in a fun golfing event with the money raised then handed over to the selected charity.
“The Andrew Mentis Golf Day gave people the chance to learn more about the Nomads while experiencing the camaraderie that makes this club what it is,” explained Jonathan Malkin, Selborne Golf Estate Central Manager. “It was such an entertaining day out with all proceeds going towards a very deserving cause.”
This year, Selborne played host for this illustrious golfing event with participants having the added bonus of enjoying the extremely popular five-hole night golf. Here, golfers navigated the course, searching for their glow-in-the-dark golf balls using LED illumination for assistance. This was followed by a fantastic dinner at the clubhouse as well as music by entertainer, Winston.
Selborne will also be hosting its monthly Par 3 Challenge, a competition that originated this year whereby golfers are given the opportunity to play a quicker round of golf on a familiar course but in a different format. Starting at 12.30pm on Friday, 23 December, this challenge will follow both individual and betterball stableford formats with the top six best balls counted, per player, out of 12 rounds played.
The following day will be Selborne’s Christmas Eve lunch with seating from 12pm to 2.30pm. The buffet-style feast will be held at the Selborne Clubhouse and includes a sumptuous three-course meal including a range of Christmas meats, salads, vegetables and dessert. The cost is R200 per person and numbers are limited so ensure you book early.
While in preparation mode, make sure to get your bookings in early for the fantastic New Year’s Eve Bash starting taking place at Selborne. There will also be a golf competition held on New Year’s Eve in a Texas scramble format.
For more information visit www.selborneparkgolfestate.com or call 087 135 0559.