Chaka Travel Golf Holiday Brochure

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Since starting Chaka Travel in 1995 my staff and I have been fortunate enough to have played some amazing courses in far flung corners of the globe. We have included our favourite resorts and courses in this brochure and would be delighted to use our experience to ensure you get the most out of your next golf holiday. All of our holidays are tailored to suit individual requirements and as such the length of holiday, number of rounds as well as choice of airline and much more can be adapted to suit your needs.

We also hold ‘social’ overseas tournaments for those looking for a bit of competition and offer escorted tours in South Africa with the charming Jacques Gous as your guide. So whatever you are looking for please just ask and we’ll do our utmost to provide you with the perfect golf holiday!

Mark Marais

Managing Director

Prices valid up to June 2019 – see chakatravel.com for latest prices

Contents

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4 Constance Belle Mare Plage Mauritius
6 Constance Le Prince Maurice Mauritius
8 Le Touessrok Mauritius
10 Heritage Awali Mauritius
12 Heritage Le Telfair Mauritius
14 Anahita Mauritius
16 Mauritius Map
17 Other Mauritius resorts
18 Constance Lemuria Seychelles
20 Outrigger Laguna Phuket Thailand
22 Aphrodite Hills Cyprus
24 Verdura Sicily Italy
26 Argentario Tuscany Italy
28 Las Madrigueras Tenerife
30 Moon Palace Mexico
32 Le Blanc Mexico
34 Mar Menor Spain
36 Rovos Rail South Africa
38 Fancourt South Africa
40 Tailor Made South Africa
41 Escorted Tours South Africa

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Former President Bill Clinton Visits Casa De Campo

Former US President Bill Clinton is just back from a visit to Casa De Campo where he has been a regular visitor to over the past 20 years. It didn’t surprise us to hear that the beautiful Dominican Republic was among the 42nd President of the United States favourite golf holiday destinations.

Casa De Campo is home to some luxurious golfing experiences, including the Teeth of the Dog course, the #1 course in the Caribbean.

Teeth of the Dog - #1 Course in Caribbean
Teeth of the Dog – #1 Course in Caribbean

Mr Clinton regards the Teeth of the Dog as one of his favourite courses on Earth but as it was closed for maintenance, on this occasion he played the La Romana course designed by Pete Dye.

Following Golf, Mr Clinton enjoyed a celebratory dinner at the resort’s SBG restaurant in its picturesque Marina. The Marina has a host of eateries and places to relax and enjoy a drink with a view after a day golfing in the sun.

Casa De Campo Marina
Casa De Campo Marina

After dinner the former President visited Altos de Chavón – an artisan village within the resort modeled after a 16th century Mediterranean city.
And if 3 golf courses isn’t enough to keep you and your family busy, the resort also has horse riding, tennis, a range of water sports and trapshooting!
Can you think of any other 5* resorts with three championship golf courses and a medieval city including a Colosseum? Me neither!

Altos de Chavón
Altos de Chavón
Altos de Chavón
Altos de Chavón

You can enjoy your own presidential golf holiday to Casa de Campo All-Inclusive or on a Bed & Breakfast basis with Chaka Travel.

Chaka Travel sponsor Matt Mumford at Aldwickbury Golf Club | Jamega Tour

Chaka Travel sponsor Matt Mumford at Aldwickbury Golf Club on the Jamega Tour check out his report from the day

This week I set off to Hertfordshire to play Aldwickbury Golf Club on the Jamega Tour.

What a fantastic course and a pleasure to play.  The green-keepers had the course in top shape and the greens were some of the best we have played on all year.

Day 1 at Aldwickbury Golf Club

A late tee time for me, off around midday, and I didn’t get off to the best of starts as I made bogey on both of my two opening holes.

Better was to follow though, as I sent my iron into a couple of feet on the par 3 3rd for a birdie 2,

which was quickly followed by another 2 on the 7th and when I made another on the 8th for back to back birdies I had brought the round back and was out in -1 under par 35.

Back nine was very steady golf of one bogey and one birdie to end the day still on -1 under par 70.

Day 2 at Aldwickbury Golf Club

After missing out on pay cheques in the previous weeks, I was considering whether I should try to hang on to my -1 score,  or do I push on and try and move up the leaderboard.

Of course, only one thing to do, try and make a push up the leaderboard.

What came next even had me shaking my head in amazement.

I started with a steady par 4 on the first, onto the second and great approach shot next to the pin and a tap-in birdie 3 was mine.

Another par 3 followed before my next birdie on the 4th.

now -2 for my round and in great shape, on the par 5 5th I hit the green in two which left me two easy putts for another birdie!

And when I made another birdie 3 on the 6th I was now -4 for the day and -5 for the tournament.

Coming up the 9th I just needed a steady hole to see out the front 9 but when I sent in another shot to the pin I tapped in for another birdie 3.

Now just to recap on my front 9 holes I had made 6 3’s , I was round in -5 under par 31,  just on my front nine alone, my lowest 9 holes as a pro.

Onto the back nine I did feel a little bit nervous as I learnt I was now only 1 shot off the lead.

The back nine was not as lightning as the front and was made up of 3 bogeys and 1 birdie to finish the round on -3 under par 68 to go with the score the day before and I had finished the tournament on -4 under par and a tie for 7th place.

Great feeling to be back in the buzz at the top end of the tournament and another top ten finish for the year, plus nine holes I will never forget, but soon hope to repeat again.

As always, thanks for the support and good luck with your own games

Matt

Here’s my scorecard for the two rounds

Matt Mumford at the end of Winter season Tour Championships 2018

Chaka Travel Sponsor Matt Mumford at the end of Winter season Tour Championships. Check out his report from the event.

Make it a double!!

So after my runner-up spot at Crews Hill on The Thomson Tour, I was invited to take part at the end of Winter season Tour Championships

This was to be a 36 hole one day shootout held at the Bedford Golf Club on the 24th April

Round 1 of the Tours Championship 2018

A nice early tee off of 7:40 am and I was underway

I could not have go off to a better start when I made a birdie on first two holes and quickly moved to -2 under par for the day

A string of pars, followed by one bogey and another birdie and I was through the front nine still -2

Back nine was made up of 8 pars and just the one birdie and round one was complete in -3 under par and I signed for 68

In for lunch to get ready for the PM round and I learned I was lying in spot just two shots behind former European Tour player Simon Lilly

Round 2 of the Tours Championship 2018

Off like a rocket again with birdies on the first two holes, I continued in great form to go on and birdie the 6th, 8th and the 10th hole to move to -5 for my round and -8 for the tournament

In my head I thought I have to be leading at -8 just keep it steady and see what happens could this be my first victory!!

The predicted wind and rain arrived with just 5 holes left to play and made the finishing holes play so much longer and harder.

I kept it together the best I could but unfortunately I dropped three shots coming in to finish the round with a -2 under par 69

Great back to back rounds under par of 68 + 69 and my total was -5 for Tour Championships tournament

Now in the clubhouse and fingers crossed to see how Simon finished

Well all I can say is wow!

When I heard the news that Simon had gone out in the afternoon and shot a new course record of 64!!

His total for the day was -11 under par and that just showed his European Tour pedigree, which is where I hope to be one day

So for the second in two weeks I had finished runner up.

I now move on to the main season and await for the start of The EuroPro and Jamega Tours to begin

As always, I hope you enjoy your golf and thank you for your support

Matt

Matt Mumford plays on the Thomson Tour | Sponsored by Chaka Travel

Close but no Cigar – Matt Mumford on the Thomson Tour

Sponsored by Chaka Travel

With EuroPro qualifying out of way, there is a break of around 3 weeks before the EuroPro /Jamega Tours get underway. I had one event left to play on The Thomson Tour a rearranged tournament that was cancelled from earlier in the year due to snow.

So on the 16th April, I headed off to Crews Hill Golf Club in Enfield, North London. Playing the course blind no practice round I got underway with a bogey 5 on the 1st before another followed on the 5th hole

I soon got these back in great style after I hit the par 5 6th hole in 2 shots and rolled in the EAGLE to get me back to level par. A couple of bogeys on the remaining holes and I reached the turn in 2 over par.

Onto the back nine and a stream of steady pars and one more bogey and I was now at +3 for my day – I didn’t get down though and went onto make 2 birdies in my next 3 holes and got back to +1 for the day.

A very shot 18th left me with a good birdie chance so I went for the green with my tee shot, unfortunately, I just pushed it right and ended up behind a tree.

I chipped out, chipped onto the green and two putts for a bogey my round was complete and I finished with 72 (+2)

I was pretty happy with my round, but soon was kicking myself over my missed chances when I found out my 72 was good enough for 2nd place and a 71 would have given me a tie for the lead!

One shot away for the first win, but it’s getting closer!