Entries tagged: golf

Golfing Hot Spots Around the World

We’re highlighting some of the top golf courses around the world today for National Golf Month. Each course offers different experiences for every golf enthusiast, from the beginner to the seasoned player. Written by Lee Stranathan South Africa South Africa is one of the world’s ‘golfing hot spots’, gaining much of its reputation from the success of its native golfers. Since the 1940s, South African golfers have won more golfing majors than any country in the world, other than the United States. The golf staff at Ker & Downey has been fortunate enough to play all the ‘top ranked’ courses […]

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Play a Round with Ker & Downey

August is National Golf Month, and the world of Ker & Downey is home to unforgettable golfing experiences across many countries. Few outings on the green can rival those spent in the beauty of South Africa, and here’s your chance to play the country’s highest ranked courses. This incredible 10-day journey features great golfing adventures and the beauty of South Africa. Play South Africa’s #1 This journey visits South Africa’s #1 ranked Leopard Creek Golf Course and Country Club – its water features are home to pods of hippos and the par-five ninth hole is a treat for long hitters. […]

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Ker & Downey Announces Exclusive North American Partnership with Ernie Els African Experience

Ker & Downey teams up with Ernie Els African Experience to offer guests a bespoke luxury safari in South Africa. Katy, TX, April 23, 2014 – Ker & Downey, ranked amongst the world’s leading tour operators, and Ernie Els, one of the most successful and popular golfers on the world golfing stage, today announced a partnership to market, promote and sell the products of Ernie Els African Experience in North and South America. As a native of South Africa, Ernie has a life-long appreciation for the spectacular attractions of his home. South Africa is the quintessential African experience. First time […]

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Frequently Asked Questions About Golfing in Other Countries

Frequently Asked Questions About Golfing in Other Countries

For golf enthusiasts, a round of golf at some of the world’s best courses is high on the bucket list. Ker & Downey’s Lee Stranathan has compiled some of the most frequently asked questions we’ve received about golfing in other countries and fills you in on all you need to know for your next Journey on the Green. Do you have a question for the Ker & Downey team? Email us or post on our Facebook page.  What differences will I notice when playing at a course in another country vs. a course in the United States? Your ball and the […]

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Ker & Downey’s Top 4 for 2014

Ker & Downey’s Top 4 for 2014

As we bid farewell to 2013 and an incredible year of discovery, we’re also looking ahead to 2014 and which treasures in the big, beautiful world should be on your list of places to visit next. 1. Georgia – The Caucasus, Eastern Europe This year we fell in love with the history and heart of The Caucasus region, and now it’s catching on. 2014 is the year to experience Georgia while you can still count yourself among the first pioneering travelers. 2. Borneo – Southeast Asia One island encompassing three countries, Borneo is a tropical paradise that should be high […]

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Legend Golf and Safari Resort’s Extreme 19th, a Golfer’s Bucket List Item

At 1,400 feet above the green, Legend Golf and Safari Resort’s Extreme 19th isn’t your average Par 3. For golf enthusiasts around the world, this hole is sure to be on a few bucket lists. Ker & Downey President David Marek played the hole and said it was an experience he’d never forget. He recounts his trip below. Playing the Extreme 19th in South Africa was a thrill of a life time and was on the top of my golf “bucket list”. Just think, you take a helicopter ride to the top of the mountain, tee off with a driver, […]

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Jet to the Links of New Zealand

Jet to the Links of New Zealand

In this incredible fourteen day journey across New Zealand, Ker & Downey takes you by private jet to some of the world’s best golf courses. Preview the article below and download the current issue of BESPOKE magazine for information on more bespoke journeys. Even after being quickly catapulted into popularity by The Lord of the Rings, New Zealand has maintained a unique charm that seems untouched by the outside world. The pristine wilderness of Taupo and the Bay of Islands, contrasted with the cosmopolitan cities of Auckland and Queenstown, provides a harmonious balance between adventure and relaxation in luxurious accommodations. […]

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Ker & Downey’s 8 Ultimate Gifts

Ker & Downey’s 8 Ultimate Gifts

Go way outside the box and spoil your loved ones with the gift of epic, experiential travel. Whether there’s outdoor adventure or a quiet hideaway on their list, our picks will wow them. There’s something for everyone in every corner of the big, beautiful world, only from Ker & Downey. Teeing off from a sheer cliff face 1,400 feet above a green shaped like Africa… It’s the stuff a golfer’s dreams are made of, and it’s only found at The Legend Golf & Safari Resort in South Africa’s Limpopo. This spectacle of glitter, color, feathers, and lots of skin is […]

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Golf South Africa

Golf South Africa

If golfing is a normal part of your international travels, then make sure your next trip includes the golf in South Africa. There’s a reason this is the second-most winningest country of golfers: the courses. Since the 1940s, South Africans have won more golf majors than any country in the world, other than the United States. And Ben Hogan once said, “The most important shot in golf is the next one.” So why not make your next shot one with lions in the gallery? Few would travel halfway around the world just to play golf, but have you thought about […]

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