Pinnacle Point

Pinnacle Point - Course Design - Darren Clarke

Ever since I saw the territory, I knew Pinnacle Point would become one of the world's most spectacular courses.

The 1,000 acres of unspoilt beachfront near Mossel Bay in the southern Cape has been turned into a course which not only rivals anything in South Africa for its beauty, but also anywhere else in the world.

Pinnacle Point - Course Design - Darren Clarke

It won't matter how badly anybody is playing, golf here is not a good walk spoiled. It is simply one of the most stunning places I have ever seen and I don't think I was over the top when I described it as heaven on my first visit.

My joint designer Peter Matkovitch was more hands on because of my commitments elsewhere, but little in golf has ever excited me as much as being part of the Pinnacle Point experience.

Pinnacle Point - Course Design - Darren Clarke

Design is something I intend getting involved in more and more even though hopefully I still have plenty of time left at the top end of the playing department. My father Godfrey is also part of my team and enjoyed overseeing the development of the three courses I currently have on the go in Sligo, Kildare and South Africa. He's going to be kept busy too because another three are already on the stocks.