Courses

Arabella Golf Course

Arabella Country Estate, R44 Kleinmond
Overberg, Western Cape, STHAFR
South Africa

Region: 5. South Africa

Arabella Golf Course

This classic parkland course, designed by the celebrated South African golf course architect Peter Matkovich, has spectacular views across the Bot River lagoon and across the Kogelberg mountain range. The pristine fairways are Kikuyu, while the greens, which frequently receive high praise from professionals in the game, are Dominant Bent. The Arabella Golf Club has been the annual home to the Nelson Mandela Invitational charity golf tournament from 2003, hosting the likes of Jack Nicklaus, Samuel L Jackson, Ronan Keating, Ernie Els, Retief Goosen, Tim Clark, Lee Westwood and Sam Torrance. These and other top names have made a valuable contribution to Gary Player's initiative to raise funds for the Nelson Mandela Children's Foundation and the Player Foundation. There is no doubt that a round of golf here ranks with the best experiences anywhere in the world.

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Length (m): 6381
Architect: Peter Matkovich
Design Year: 1999

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Bloemfontein Golf Club

Maselspoort Road
Bloemfontein, STHAFR, 9313
South Africa

Region: 5. South Africa

Bloemfontein Golf Club

The Bloemfontein Golf Club is a club steeped in tradition but has also adapted and moved forward with the times. A member based club, Bloemfontein hosted an exhibition match between Jack Nicklaus and Gary Player in 1966 as well as the South African Open Championship in 1958 and 1963. The club has also hosted the Vodacom Origins of Golf Tournament on the Sunshine Tour for the past 5 years and we are honoured to have hosted numerous inter provincial tournaments over the last 10 years.

The Bloemfontein Golf Club is a club steeped in tradition but has also adapted and moved forward with the times. A member based club, Bloemfontein hosted an exhibition match between Jack Nicklaus and Gary Player in 1966 as well as the South African Open Championship in 1958 and 1963. The club has also hosted the Vodacom Origins of Golf Tournament on the Sunshine Tour for the past 5 years and we are honoured to have hosted numerous inter provincial tournaments over the last 10 years.

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De Zalze Golf Club

De Zalze Winelands Golf Estate
Stellenbosch, STHAFR, R44
South Africa

Region: 5. South Africa

De Zalze Golf Club

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Durban Country Club

101 Walter Gilbert Rd, Stamford Hill
Durban, STHAFR, 4001
South Africa

Region: 5. South Africa

Durban Country Club

For more than 80 years, Durban Country Club has taken pride in providing its members with a range of exceptional facilities and amenities. It is situated in the city of Durban, KwaZulu-Natal, only 1 kilometre north of Durban's 'golden mile' beachfront. Durban Country Club (DCC) offers not one but two magnificent clubhouses and highly rated courses, the other course referred to as the DCC Beachwood course is located beside the beachfront in Durban North (just five kilometres from DCC).

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Elements Golf Club

, STHAFR
South Africa

Region: 5. South Africa

Elements Golf Club

Elements Private Golf Reserve starts with the advantage of location in the Limpopo Province, one of the most breathtaking bushveld regions of southern Africa. The golf course is an unsurpassed Peter Matkovich design. These elements come together to make Elements Private Golf Reserve one of South Africa's best luxury private golf clubs and courses.

Elements Private Golf Reserve starts with the advantage of location in the Limpopo Province, one of the most breathtaking bushveld regions of southern Africa. The golf course is an unsurpassed Peter Matkovich design. These elements come together to make Elements Private Golf Reserve one of South Africa's best luxury private golf clubs and courses.

More than anything, Peter Matkovich believes that golf is not just about scoring; it is a walk in the park, an experience for all the senses and hours of incomparable therapy. Golfers should leave the course with an irresistible urge to return. Taking in all the natural surroundings of the Limpopo region, this is not only a game of golf but a retreat from the hustle and bustle of everyday life. Elements Private Golf Reserve is just that, private and a reserve. The golf course is just the excuse needed to get out there and enjoy it.  With this stunning golf course as a feature Elements Private Golf Reserve will surely become one of South Africa's leading luxury private golf clubs.  Currently it ranks 9th in Golf Digest South Africa's 'Top 100 Greatest Courses' (2009).

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Par: 72
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Architect: Peter Matkovich
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Fancourt Outeniqua Golf Course

Montagu St
George, STHAFR, 6530
South Africa

Region: 5. South Africa

Fancourt Outeniqua Golf Course

Designed by legendary Grand Slam golfer, Gary Player, it is similar in character to its sibling, the Montagu, and its challenging design and fine conditioning will ensure an excellent test for all levels of golfers.

Designed by legendary Grand Slam golfer, Gary Player, it is similar in character to its sibling, the Montagu, and its challenging design and fine conditioning will ensure an excellent test for all levels of golfers.

As with all courses at Fancourt, there are a variety of tees from which to choose to play, ensuring that golfers are unlikely to ever feel overpowered by the course.

A gentle opening par 4 with a fairly wide landing area, a large water hazard on the 14th hole and a good finishing hole where the driving area is generous, the Outeniqua creates a wonderful challenge for all golfing enthusiasts.

The warm-up area, featuring a full-length range and a chipping and bunker practice area, is available to all golfers before play.

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Par: 72
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Length (m): 4954
Architect: Gary Player
Design Year: 1992

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Fancourt-Montagu Golf Course

Montagu St
George, STHAFR
South Africa

Region: 5. South Africa

Fancourt-Montagu Golf Course

The Montagu is a much celebrated parkland course and has been ranked as the number-one golf course in South Africa in the past. It has recently undergone major renovations with several holes being redesigned and has two completely new holes. With a great new opening hole where you're putting stroke will certainly be tested, a tough driving hole that demands long tee shots and a wonderful finishing hole, the Montagu is a challenging yet exhilarating course.

The Montagu is a much celebrated parkland course and has been ranked as the number-one golf course in South Africa in the past.

It has recently undergone major renovations with several holes being redesigned and has two completely new holes. The new-look course, which has now grown in superbly, has been restored to it's former glory where it will once again hold its head high amongst the best in the world.

With a great new opening hole where you're putting stroke will certainly be tested, a tough driving hole that demands long tee shots and a wonderful finishing hole, the Montagu is a challenging yet exhilarating course.

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Architect: Gary Player
Design Year: 1992

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Hans Merensky Country Club

3 Copper Street
Phalaborwa, STHAFR, 1390
South Africa

Region: 5. South Africa

Hans Merensky Country Club

A visit to the Hans Merensky Hotel and Spa can only be enhanced by a game of Golf on our world famous course set in a unique bushveld atmosphere. Share your experience with our resident Giraffe, Hippo, Crocodiles and many other permanent residents! The 18 hole Bob Grimsdell designed Par 72 Championship Golf course has been voted as the best walking course in the country. Visitors are welcome any day of the week.

A visit to the Hans Merensky Hotel and Spa can only be enhanced by a game of Golf on our world famous course set in a unique bushveld atmosphere. Share your experience with our resident Giraffe, Hippo, Crocodiles and many other permanent residents! The 18 hole Bob Grimsdell designed Par 72 Championship Golf course has been voted as the best walking course in the country. Visitors are welcome any day of the week.

The Hans Merensky Golf Estate in Phalaborwa recently received the Diamond Arrow Award for being the highest rated golf course in a survey conducted by the Limpopo Province. They were rated as 4.55 out of a possible five, based on responses given by corporates and senior government officials in the province.

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Humewood Golf Club

Marine Drive, Summerstrand
Port Elizabeth, STHAFR, 6001
South Africa

Region: 5. South Africa

Humewood Golf Club

Found in the coastal city of Port Elizabeth, the golf course is a genuine seaside links, frequently lashed by the winds off Algoa Bay. With wide and undulating fairways, fast greens and thick coastal bush, a round is a must for any golfers visiting South Africa.

Home to one of the world's most challenging links courses, Humewood is consistently ranked as one of South Africa's Top 20 golf courses. The late Bobby Locke considered Humewood Golf Course to be the best in South Africa and said that it compared favourably with the top links courses in the British Isles.

Humewood has hosted the South African Amateur 9 times and the South African Open 4 times.

Found in the coastal city of Port Elizabeth, the golf course is a genuine seaside links, frequently lashed by the winds off Algoa Bay. With wide and undulating fairways, fast greens and thick coastal bush, a round is a must for any golfers visiting South Africa. 

The course boasts a variety of animal life with an abundance of plovers, otherwise known as "kiewietjies", one of which makes up the club's emblem. And, after your round of golf, relax at the "19th" in the elegant Club House and indulge in a spectacular view over the links course itself as well as Algoa Bay.

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Par: 72
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Length (m): 6390
Architect: Colonel SV Hotchkin
Design Year: 1929

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Legend Golf and Safari Park

, STHAFR
South Africa

Region: 5. South Africa

Legend Golf and Safari Park

The Legend Golf & Safari Resort presents a world first, namely a championship golf course designed by eighteen of the world's top golfers.

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Leopard Creek Country Club

, STHAFR
South Africa

Region: 5. South Africa

Leopard Creek Country Club

According to Golf Digest, South Africa's 'Top 100 Greatest Golf Courses' (February issue 2009), Leopard Creek Golf Course has been ranked the Number 1 Course in South Africa. Planned to be both a challenge for the best golfers and fun for the average player, Leopard Creek Golf Course was meticulously laid out in 1995 by the owner of the premises, Johann Rupert and Gary Player. Set in an exceptional and unique location, innovative architectural and landscaping techniques ensure that the golf course is in harmony with the environment, while lakes and small streams have been diverted through the development to create scenic vistas and interesting golf strategies.

Leopard Creek opened in 1996 as an exclusive club for like minded individuals sharing common values. Membership being by invitation only.

Innovative architectural and landscaping techniques ensure that the golf course and lodges are harmonious with the environment while lakes and small streams have been diverted through the development to create scenic vistas and interesting golf strategies. Remodelling of the course took place at the turn of the century with a change of grass on the greens to bent and the installation of sub-air systems.

Golfing hazards take on a new dimension at Leopard Creek for much of the water is home to hippos and the creature for which the adjacent river is named - crocodile. An exceptional environment, unique in its location, a notable addition to the world's most celebrated golf courses

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Architect: Gary Player and Johann Rupert
Design Year: 1996

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Nelspruit Golf Club

Wilhelm Street
Nelspruit, STHAFR, 1200
South Africa

Region: 5. South Africa

Nelspruit Golf Club

Nelspruit Golf Club is an attractive Lowveld layout that has risen spectacularly in the Golf Digest rankings over the past few years. In 2004 it made the biggest climb of any course in the Top 100, leaping 26 places from #96 to #70. And in 2006 it broke its specified goal of breaking into the top 50 when ranked #47. Nelspruit is famous for hosting the annual Jock of the Bushveld event, considered the biggest amateur tournament of its kind in the world. Started in 1968, it has grown to the extent where some 800 competitors play more than 2000 rounds during a week in May.

Nelspruit Golf Club is located in the capital of the province of Mpumalanga. The city of Nelspruit lies in the fertile valley of the Crocodile River, 330km (205.06 miles) east of Johannesburg in the hot and humid Lowveld. Malelane Gate, southern access to the Kruger Park, is about 60km (37.28 miles) away.

Nelspruit Golf Club is an attractive Lowveld layout that has risen spectacularly in the Golf Digest rankings over the past few years. In 2004 it made the biggest climb of any course in the Top 100, leaping 26 places from #96 to #70. And in 2006 it broke its specified goal of breaking into the top 50 when ranked #47. Nelspruit is famous for hosting the annual Jock of the Bushveld event, considered the biggest amateur tournament of its kind in the world. Started in 1968, it has grown to the extent where some 800 competitors play more than 2000 rounds during a week in May.

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Par: 71
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Architect: Bob Grimsdell
Design Year: 1939

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Pearl Valley Golf Course

Pearl Valley Golf Estate
PAARL, STHAFR, 7649
South Africa

Region: 5. South Africa

Pearl Valley Golf Course

A combination of the intense colours of the greens and fairways, together with the brilliant white river sand lining the bunkers was carefully planned by course designer Jack Nicklaus, to make Pearl Valley Golf Estate the most visually spectacular golf course in the country.

Although no individual can lay claim to the overall design of Pearl Valley, the master plan was shaped by the vision of Jack Nicklaus and this golf legend sees the Pearl Valley Course as the sum of his knowledge and his experience.

A combination of the intense colours of the greens and fairways, together with the brilliant white river sand lining the bunkers was carefully planned, to make Pearl Valley Golf Estate the most visually spectacular golf course in the country.

Every hole is played against the spectacular backdrop of the mountains surrounding the estate and all are challenging due to the bunkers and fast greens and the course has been designed with the area's prevailing winds in mind. All par 3's and par 5's play in different directions, ensuring that the same conditions are not experienced too many times in one round.

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Par: 72
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Length (m): 6801
Architect: Jack Nicklaus
Design Year: 2003

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Pecanwood Golf and Country Estate

R512, Provincial Road,
Hartbeespoortdam, North West, STHAFR, 0240
South Africa

Region: 5. South Africa

Pecanwood Golf and Country Estate

Jack 'Golden Bear' Nicklaus is the name behind Pecanwood's golf course that has been carefully crafted to test your skills to the full. The fairways are generous and inviting, the greens immaculate all year round, and high mounds, carefully crafted water features and strategically placed bunkers have been set amid the scenic mountain surrounds and vast expanse of water to add to the overall experience.

Jack “Golden Bear” Nicklaus is the name behind Pecanwood’s golf course that has been carefully crafted to test your skills to the full. The fairways are generous and inviting, the greens immaculate all year round, and high mounds, carefully crafted water features and strategically placed bunkers have been set amid the scenic mountain surrounds and vast expanse of water to add to the overall experience.

Design excellence and high quality maintenance combine to present Pecanwood Golf Course as a challenge to discerning golfers on most levels, testing their intelligence rather than their strength. Top amateurs and pros are put through their paces when playing off the 7000m “gold” tees.

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Pezula Golf Resort and Spa

KNYSNA
Garden Route, STHAFR
South Africa

Region: 5. South Africa

Pezula Golf Resort and Spa

Built high up on the cliff tops of the east Knysna Head, the Pezula 18 hole championship golf course runs through the olive greens of its pristine Southern Cape Fynbos surroundings. Set against the gentle background of the Outeniqua Mountains, the Sinclair Nature Reserve and the indigenous Knysna forest. The multi award-winning course rates amongst the best and the most scenic in the world.

Built high up on the cliff tops of the east Knysna Head, the Pezula 18 hole championship golf course designed by Ron Fream and David Dale, runs like an emerald ribbon through the olive greens of its pristine Southern Cape Fynbos surroundings.

Set against the gentle background of the Outeniqua Mountains, the Sinclair Nature Reserve and the indigenous Knysna forest. The multi award-winning course rates amongst the best and the most scenic in the world

The course offers a golf experience that is both rewarding and challenging. The succession of forest, cliff and sea locations, changing elevations and clever bunkering delights golfers as much as the challenge of playing a course which calls for the full range of shots.

Its layout, especially from the back markers, cries out for good shot-making and sound course- management.

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Par: 72
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Length (m): 6355
Architect: Ronald Fream and David Dale
Design Year: 2001

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Pinnacle Point Golf Club

1 Pinnacle Road
Mossel Bay, STHAFR, 6500
South Africa

Region: 5. South Africa

Pinnacle Point Golf Club

A mere 400 km from both Port Elizabeth and Cape Town and just half an hour's drive from George Airport, Pinnacle Point is in the middle of everything that the Garden Route has to offer. Pinnacle Point has been host to some of the country's famous personalities, including Kurt Darren, Jean de Villiers, Heinz Winkler and Louis Oosthuizen, who recorded a seven-under-par round on the course. When the golf course opened in 2006, the American publication Golf Travel & Leisure selected Pinnacle Point as one of the top ten new courses in the world and has since been rated among the top twenty courses in South Africa. Darren Clarke, 2011 Open Champion, described the course as 'the best golf course on the planet'.

A mere 400 km from both Port Elizabeth and Cape Town and just half an hour’s drive from George Airport, Pinnacle Point is in the middle of everything that the Garden Route has to offer.

Pinnacle Point has been host to some of the country’s famous personalities, including Kurt Darren, Jean de Villiers, Heinz Winkler and Louis Oosthuizen, who recorded a seven under par round on the course.

When the golf course opened in 2006, the American publication Golf Travel & Leisure selected Pinnacle Point as one of the top ten new courses in the world and has since been rated among the top twenty courses in South Africa. Darren Clarke, 2011 Open Champion, described the course as “the best golf course on the planet”.

Our competitive fees include the day’s golf with a golf cart - but bring your own camera (The breathtaking scenery is for free!). Special golf and accommodation packages are offered through our valued partner Leisure Rentals.

Pinnacle Point Golf Lodges and Villas epitomise luxury and comfort, boasting magnificent sea views and comprising 2, 3 and 4 bedrooms with en-suite bathroom/shower.

The beautiful units nearly all have panoramic sea/golf course views which lends itself to an idyllic stay in these self catering units, whether for a family, couples, business partners or golfers.

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Pretoria Country Club

Morkel Street, East
Prestoria West, STHAFR
South Africa

Region: 5. South Africa

Pretoria Country Club

The Pretoria Country Club's golf course was redesigned and built by the Gary Player Group during the latter part of 2004. The official opening took place on 22 January 2005 with Mr Gary Player teeing the first official ball. The new design is unique due to the fact that all the bunkers on the course are pot bunkers with geotextile facings creating a stern test in bunker play. Furthermore, all existing water hazards were redesigned as well as creating new water hazards which all have a natural feel.

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Par: 72
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Architect: Bob Grimsdell
Design Year: 1910

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Prince's Grant Golf Course

Zwazulu-Natal, STHAFR
South Africa

Region: 5. South Africa

Prince's Grant Golf Course

On the breathtaking Dolphin Coast of KwaZulu-Natal lies Prince's Grant Golf Estate. Large greens, undulating fairways and views to inspire. Each hole at Prince's Grant is unique and provides golfers with a most rewarding and challenging experience. The course has constantly been ranked as one of the top courses in the country

On the breathtaking Dolphin Coast of KwaZulu-Natal lies Prince's Grant Golf Estate. Large greens, undulating fairways and views to inspire. Each hole at Prince's Grant is unique and provides golfers with a most rewarding and challenging experience. The course has constantly been ranked as one of the top courses in the country.

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Royal Cape Golf Club

174 Ottery Rd
Wynberg, STHAFR, 7800
South Africa

Region: 5. South Africa

Royal Cape Golf Club

The history of Royal Cape had its beginning on the 14th November 1885 when a meeting, chaired by Lt General Sir Henry Torrens, was held at the Castle "for the purpose of introducing the game of golf and starting a club for the same". Thus the Cape Golf Club, the first in South Africa, was born.

The layout of the course is not known and it is certain that playing conditions, at their best, were rough and ready.

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Royal Johannesburg and Kensington Golf Club

Fairway Avenue, Linksfield North
Johannesburg, STHAFR
South Africa

Region: 5. South Africa

Royal Johannesburg and Kensington Golf Club

The World Atlas of Golf, which lists the great courses and how they are played, features just two South African clubs on its hallowed pages. One is Durban Country Club and the other is Royal Johannesburg, which was established more than 100 years ago.

The World Atlas of Golf, which lists the great courses and how they are played, features just two South African clubs on its hallowed pages. One is Durban Country Club and the other is Royal Johannesburg, which was established more than 100 years ago.

The East Course is a championship layout that has hosted 7 South African Open Championships, the SA Amateur and numerous other Tour events. Played off the Championship tees it measures 6846 meters, and a more user friendly 6382 meters off the Club tees. Famously or infamously the 10th and 11th holes are reputed to be the two longest back-to-back par fours in the world.

The West Course, in comparison to the East Course, is a fine example of how two layouts in close proximity can still create quite different, but vastly enjoyable golfing experiences. While its beautiful sweeping fairways and generous sized greens inspire joy and confidence, the player who strays from them will quickly find trees, water or other frustration in uncompromising abundance. But coming back from trouble is also a pleasure in itself, with a hard fought scramble for par sometimes bringing as much satisfaction as a well played two-club. Although measuring a few hundred meters less in overall length than its neighbour, the West Course doesn’t seem to play much shorter. Experienced golfers may find the easier holes a touch more forgiving, but the thrill of going for birdies is often tempered with punishment for even a small inaccuracy.

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Selborne Golf and Spa Resort

Pennington,
Zwazulu/ Natal, STHAFR, 4184
South Africa

Region: 5. South Africa

Selborne Golf and Spa Resort

The privately owned and built Selborne golf course was voted 7th best in SA in its 3rd year. Today some call it the most spectacular 18 holes in southern Africa. Wild coastal forest frames a superbly manicured course where the only disturbance may be one of nature's creatures.

The privately owned and built Selborne golf course, which was voted 7th best in SA in its 3rd year, was the catalyst for what has become a booming "golf estate industry". Today some call Selborne the most spectacular 18 holes in southern Africa. Wild coastal forest frames a superbly manicured course where the only disturbance may be one of nature’s creatures.

Testament to the high standing it has within the golfing community is the number of high profile events which are played on the course during the year. These include The Vodacom Origins of Golf tournament on the Sunshine Winter tour, the KZN Strokeplay and the Golf Digest Subscriber Challenge.

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Architect: Denis Barker
Design Year: 1985

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Simola Golf Club

Old Cape Rd
Knysna, STHAFR, 6571
South Africa

Region: 5. South Africa

Simola Golf Club

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St Francis Links

R330
St Francis Bay, TRA, 6312
South Africa

Region: 5. South Africa

St Francis Links

St Francis Links at St Francis Bay designed by Jack Nicklaus will challenge all who play it and reward those who respect it. The layout combines every element of shot making with its undulating terrain, greens and surrounds as well as its variation in length and direction

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Par: 70
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Length (m): 6719
Architect: Jack Nicklaus
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Steenberg Golf Club

Winelands, Constantia
Cape Town, STHAFR
South Africa

Region: 5. South Africa

Steenberg Golf Club

Designed by Peter Matkovich, the golf course takes full advantage of natural features and hazards and is rated as one of the top three courses to visit in South Africa. Steeped in the Cape Dutch tradition, history has an elegant, almost tangible quality at Steenberg.

Designed by Peter Matkovich, the golf course takes full advantage of natural features and hazards and is rated as one of the top three courses to visit in South Africa. Steeped in the Cape Dutch tradition, history has an elegant, almost tangible quality at Steenberg.

Nestled in the crook of the Constantiaberg Mountains, the estate is a piece of time-crafted perfection some 3 centuries in the making.The 18 hole championship golf course meanders though the vineyards, pine forests and gentle waterways.

The course features four distinct areas, wetlands, parklands, the Cape Flats and Fynbos. With five different tees, the course can be enjoyed by all, from championship to junior level. Visually spectacular and technically challenging, these are the sort of holes that make golfing a true pleasure

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Architect: Peter Matkovich
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The Fancourt Links Golf Course

Montagu St
George, STHAFR
South Africa

Region: 5. South Africa

The Fancourt Links Golf Course

The Links at Fancourt is considered to be the most impressively designed and constructed course in South Africa. Host venue for the Presidents Cup, when playing The Links, it is difficult to believe that you are not in Scotland or Ireland, until you notice the imposing Outeniqua Mountain range that rises impressively in the background.

The Links at Fancourt is considered to be the most impressively designed and constructed course in South Africa.

Fancourt owner, Dr Hasso Plattner, had a very hands-on approach in the creation when he commissioned this golf course, which would not only be a thorough test for every golfer, but would also rank among the top courses in the world.

The Links has been the host venue for the Presidents Cup, which ended in an historic tie after a dramatic play-off between Tiger Woods and Ernie Els.

When playing The Links, it is difficult to believe that you are not in Scotland or Ireland, until you notice the imposing Outeniqua Mountain range that rises impressively in the background.

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Par: 73
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Architect: Gary Player
Design Year: 1992

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The Gary Player Country Club - Sun City

P O Box 6, Sun City
North West Province, STHAFR, 0316
South Africa

Region: 5. South Africa

The Gary Player Country Club - Sun City

The Gary Player Country Club golf course is part of the huge Sun City entertainment complex and borders the - also Gary Player-designed - Lost City golf course and the Pilanesberg National Park. The course lies amidst beautiful nature and is regarded as one of the best in the world. Stretching over more than 7000 metres, it definitely is one of the world's longest golf courses. Here, every year in December, during the hot season, the 'Million Dollar Challenge', sponsored by South Africa's Nedbank, is played.

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Architect: Gary Player
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The Lost City Golf Club - Sun City

P O Box 6, Sun City
North West Province, STHAFR, 0316
South Africa

Region: 5. South Africa

The Lost City Golf Club - Sun City

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Architect: Gary Player
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Vaal de Grace Parys Golf Course

Free State, STHAFR
South Africa

Region: 5. South Africa

Vaal de Grace Parys Golf Course

It is a challenging and most enjoyable course and offers players beautiful views of the river and mountains. Come and enjoy a unique golf experience in every respect, on an Island surrounded by the waters of the mighty Vaal on Nick Price's 1st signature golf course in South Africa. This course spanning two Provinces is open to visitors, corporates and groups, and boasts excellent facilities complimented by top class service.

The name “Vaal de Grace” comes from the town Paris, France, due to the similarity between the Vaal River and the River Seine, which flows through Paris. The golf course was designed by Chris Dreyer and Nick Price and consists of 18 holes.

It is a challenging and most enjoyable course and offers players beautiful views of the river and mountains. Come and enjoy a unique golf experience in every respect, on an Island surrounded by the waters of the mighty Vaal on Nick Price’s 1st signature golf course in South Africa. This course spanning two Provinces is open to visitors, corporates and groups, and boasts excellent facilities complimented by top class service.

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Architect: Nick Price
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Zwartkop Country Club

Old Johannesburg Rd
Lyttelton , Pretoria, STHAFR
South Africa

Region: 5. South Africa

Zwartkop Country Club

Zwartkop Country Club is one of the oldest and most prestigious clubs in the Pretoria area. The greatest names in golf have walked the fairways, from Sam Snead, Peter Thompson and Bobby Locke to Gary Player, Seve Ballesteros, Lee Trevino, Nick Faldo, Ernie Els, Nick Price and Retief Goosen. The club has hosted many significant professional events over the years, including the 1955 SA Open (the only one ever played in Pretoria), the ICL International, a regular tournament on the Sunshine Tour during the 80's and a memorable exhibition game between Jack Nicklaus and Gary Player during the 60's.

Zwartkop Country Club is one of the oldest and most prestigious clubs in the Pretoria area. The greatest names in golf have walked the fairways, from Sam Snead, Peter Thompson and Bobby Locke to Gary Player, Seve Ballesteros, Lee Trevino, Nick Faldo, Ernie Els, Nick Price and Retief Goosen. The club has hosted many significant professional events over the years, including the 1955 SA Open (the only one ever played in Pretoria), the ICL International, a regular tournament on the Sunshine Tour during the 80’s and a memorable exhibition game between Jack Nicklaus and Gary Player during the 60’s.

The club was founded in 1933 and the layout offers golfers the classic parkland challenge, with tree-lined fairways and the Hennops River, which meanders through the course.

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South Africa Location Map

The Republic of South Africa, also known by other official names, is a country located at the southern tip of the continent of Africa. The South African coast stretches 2,798 kilometres, and borders both the Atlantic and Indian oceans. It is estimated that close to 50 Million people live in the nine provinces of South Africa and its largest city is Johannesburg.

Described as the ‘Adventure capital of the World’ South Africa is best known for its wildlife safari parks, diverse culture, and hot climate. South Africa’s scenic wonders are legendary. From Table Mountain to God’s Window, Table Mountain to Kruger National Park, the mountains, forests, coasts and deserts are unforgettable.

With over 500 golf courses in South Africa, many of which are recognised amongst the best in the world, this country is fast becoming one of the premier holiday destinations. The weather is also a major attraction, with year round stunning conditions to play. Players can choose to play on coastal courses or in the mountainous regions where the ball flies further – the choice is yours.

The country can be divided into eight distinct golf regions, each of which have their own particular characteristics:

Cape Town and Western Cape Golf Courses

Arabella Golf Club is a classic parkland course, designed by South African golf course architect Peter Matkovich. With spectacular views across the Bot River lagoon and across the Kogelberg mountain range, this course impresses from the first tee to the last. The Arabella Golf Club has played home to the Nelson Mandela Invitational charity golf tournament from 2003.

Fancourt Links Golf Club is considered to be the most impressively designed and constructed course in South Africa. Designed by legendary Sth African golfer Gary Player, this course will test the golfers of every standard. The Links has some extraordinary holes, like the par-3 second, with its bunker in the heart of the enormous green.

Fancourt Montagu Golf Course is located in George – Garden Route and is a much celebrated parkland course formerly ranked as the number-one golf course in South Africa. As with The Outeniqua, and Links courses, the Montagu course was designed by Gary Player. Play is restricted to members, their guests and resort guests, so there is ample time and space to savour the Fancourt golfing experience.

Although no individual can lay claim to the overall design of Pearl Valley Golf Club, the masterplan was shaped by the vision of Jack Nicklaus. To meet the ‘Golden Bear’s’ uncompromising standards of golf course design and aesthetic beauty, a combination of the intense colours of the greens and fairways, together with the brilliant white river sand lining the bunkers was carefully planned, to make Pearl Valley the most visually spectacular golf course in the country. Every hole is played against the spectacular backdrop of the mountains surrounding the estate and all are challenging due to the bunkers and fast greens.

Pezula Country Club Resort is built high up on the cliff tops of the East Knysna Head. The 18 hole Championship Golf Course designed by Ron Fream and David Dale, runs like an emerald ribbon through the olive greens of its pristine Southern Cape fynbos surroundings. Set against the gentle background of the Outeniqua Mountains, the Sinclair Nature Reserve and the indigenous Knysna Forest. The multi award-winning course rates amongst the best and the most scenic in the world. The course offers a golf experience that is both rewarding and challenging. The succession of forest, cliff and sea locations, changing elevations and clever bunkering delights golfers as much as the challenge of playing a course which calls for the full range of shots.

Steenberg Golf Course, designed by Peter Matkovich, takes full advantage of natural features and hazards and is rated as one of the top three courses to visit in South Africa. Nestled in the crook of the Constantiaberg Mountains, the estate is a piece of time-crafted perfection some 3 centuries in the making. The 18 hole championship golf course meanders though the vineyards, pine forests and gentle waterways. The course features four distinct areas, wetlands, parklands, the Cape Flats and Fynbos.

Eastern Cape

St Francis Links at St Francis Bay designed by Jack Nicklaus will challenge all who play it and reward those who respect it. The layout combines every element of shot making with its undulating terrain, greens and surrounds as well as its variation in length and direction.

Humewood Country Club Golf Course is one of South Africa’s top-rated golf clubs. A true Links course, Humewood has hosted numerous PGA events, including the South African Open. Situated on the sand dunes on the shores of Algoa Bay, Port Elizabeth, the fairways are exposed, undulating and wide to compensate for strong winds. Bunkers are few with steep faces, greens are firm and fast, the rough is thick coastal bush and there are no water hazards.

KwaZulu Natal Golf Coast

Situated along the shores of the Indian Ocean, Durban Golf Club is a semi-links course carved into the dunes. The course is both scenic and demanding, and to score well you have to play well. Extremely challenging to the most skilled golfer, the course will be enjoyed, but rarely mastered. Overlooking the course is the classic Cape Dutch style Club House. Its timeless grace has made the name Durban Country Club synonymous with relaxed elegance.

Selborne Country Club is perfectly positioned on the sub-tropical coast of KwaZulu Natal, and was built in the grounds of an old colonial home. Selborne is now one of the top courses in South Africa. The bird-life, lush vegetation and abundance of water make for a beautiful setting. Selborne has built a reputation as the "Augusta of South Africa”.

With panoramic views of the Indian Ocean, The Prince’s Grant Country Club has been designed to capture the gracious colonial life-style of early Natal. Set out on a magnificent tract of indigenous Natal coastal bush 75km north of Durban, Princes Grant Golf Course Estate and its magnificent Club House are the jewels in the crown of the Dolphin Coast of KwaZulu Natal Province in South Africa. Prince's Grant Golf Course rates in the "top twenty" of South African golf courses and certainly one of the country's very best coastal courses, golfers will be assured of a truly memorable golfing experience.

Freestate Golf Courses

Vaal de Grace Parys Golf Course takes its name from the city of Paris, France, due to the similarity between the Vaal River and the River Seine, which flows through Paris. The golf course was designed by Chris Dreyer and Nick Price and is a challenging and most enjoyable course that offers players beautiful views of the river and mountains. A unique golf experience in every respect, Vaal de Grace is Nick Price’s 1st signature golf course in South Africa.

Bloemfontain Country Club is 115 years old and a member based club that has hosted the South African Open on two occasions and an exhibition match between Gary Player and Jack Nicklaus in 1966. Bloemfontain has also hosted the Vodacom Origins of Golf Tournament since 2004.

Northwest and Sun City Golf Courses

The Gary Player Golf Course, Sun City Resort was designed by the legendary Gary Player himself and is regarded as one of the best golf courses in the world. Stretching over more than 7000 meters, it is definitely one of the world's longest golf courses. All 18 holes are challenging, boasting plenty of bunkers and water hazards in the shape of rivers and dams. This tree-lined course is acknowledged as a challenging and demanding course, to be enjoyed by both novices and professionals alike.

The Lost City Country Club, lies within the Sun City entertainment complex in the semi-desert of the North-West Province of South Africa. A unique experience this course offers spectacular views across the bushveld. With its desert style design and the contrast between green fairways and the surrounding bush this is a course with great appeal. Also to be noted are the use of bunkers and extensive water-features - and at the 13th hole 38 crocodiles await.

Pecanwood Golf and Country Club is situated on the southern shore of the Hartbeesport Dam en route to Sun City and north of Johannesburg. Overlooking the Hartebeespoort Dam and the oldest reported mountain range in the world, The Magaliesberg Mountains, Pecanwood offers 18 holes of outstanding golf.

The Kruger, Mpumalanga Golf Courses

According to Golf Digest, South Africa's 'Top 100 Greatest Golf Courses' (February issue 2009), Leopard Creek Golf Course has been ranked the Number 1 Course in South Africa.  Planned to be both a challenge for the best golfers and fun for the average player, Leopard Creek Golf Course was meticulously laid out in 1995 by the owner of the premises, Johann Rupert and Gary Player. Set in an exceptional and unique location, innovative architectural and landscaping techniques ensure that the golf course is in harmony with the environment, while lakes and small streams have been diverted through the development to create scenic vistas and interesting golf strategies. 

Nelspruit Golf Club is located in the capital of the province of Mpumalanga. The city of Nelspruit lies in the fertile valley of the Crocodile River, 330km (205.06 miles) east of Johannesburg in the hot and humid Lowveld. Malelane Gate, southern access to the Kruger Park, is about 60km (37.28 miles) away.  Nelspruit Golf Club is an attractive Lowveld layout that has risen spectacularly in the Golf Digest rankings over the past few years. In 2004 it made the biggest climb of any course in the Top 100, leaping 26 places from #96 to #70. And in 2006 it broke its specified goal of breaking into the top 50 when ranked #47.  Nelspruit is famous for hosting the annual Jock of the Bushveld event, considered the biggest amateur tournament of its kind in the world. Started in 1968, it has grown to the extent where some 800 competitors play more than 2000 rounds during a week in May.   

The Kruger, Limpopo Golf Courses

Elements Golf Club has been un-officially positioned in the top-5 courses in South Africa by Golf Digest SA. It is truly a unique setting, with wildlife and a championship course only 90 minutes from Johannesburg International Airport, yet totally exclusive and serene, true Africa.

Hans Merensky Country Club borders the Kruger National Park in Mpumalanga - a par 72 championship golf course where an array of wildlife can be spotted whilst playing a game of golf. The legendary Bob Grimsdell designed this unique course, which extends over a vast area of indigenous bush, interspersed with tranquil pools and greens. There is not a single weak hole, but from the forward trees, the novice is sure to thoroughly enjoy the round.

Legends at Entabeni Safari Conservancy Golf Course presents a world first, namely a championship golf course designed by 18 of the world’s top golfers. The longest golf course in South Africa, this course provides all golfers, irrespective of their handicap, the experience of a true African challenge. The course plays at 6,534 metres for daily play but is capable of being extended to 7,748 metres for tournaments, making it one of the longest in the world. The pristine bushveld environment has been preserved and the course remains one of the most environmentally sensitive in Africa. 

Gauteng Golf Courses | Pretoria Golf Courses | Johannesburg Golf Courses

The World Atlas of Golf, which lists the great courses and how they are played, features just two South African clubs on its hallowed pages. One is Durban Country Club and the other is Royal Johannesburg and Kensington Country Club, which was established more than 100 years ago. With two courses – The East and West Courses, this golf club has hosted 7 South African Open Championships (on the East Course) and numerous other Tour events. The two courses are quite different in design but equally as enjoyable to play.

The Zwartkop Country Club course is built around the Hennops River which players must cross 12 times in the course of a round. It has long been a tournament venue for both professional and amateur events, and is also the permanent site for the annual ICL International, which forms part of the FNB Tour. The course is not overly long and the greens are small and therefore allow for tight and demanding pin placements.

Pretoria Country Club was founded in 1910 and nestles in the scenic beauty of Waterkloof, one of the city’s most prestigious suburbs. Over the years the Pretoria Country Club has become a landmark in Pretoria. It is renowned as the quality sports and social venue set in magnificent surroundings. The back nine, which is noted for its big and beautiful willow trees, is particularly challenging with the 13th (400 metres) and the 15th (380 metres) both somewhat punishing par-fours where water is in play with both the tee shot as well as the approach shot. 

Useful facts and figures for this region

Season
(Months)
Min Temp
(C/F)
Max Temp
(C/F)
Sunrise
Sunset
Spring
(Sep/Oct/Nov)
13/55
25/77 
5.35am 
6.15pm 
Summer
(Dec/Jan/Feb) 
14/57 
26/79 
5.30am 
7.05pm 
Autumn
(Mar/Apr/May)
 6/43
20/68 
6.25am 
5.50pm 
Winter
(Jun/Jul/Aug)
5/41 
19/66 
6.55am 
5.35pm