Gary Player Country Club (18) (North West Province, Sun City Resort, Sun City Resort)|
When construction of the Sun City Resort began in 1978, the
decision was taken to build a golf course that would rival the best
in the world. South Africa’s most successful professional, Gary
Player, was an obvious choice to route the course in what is the
crater of an extinct volcano. The result, which conformed to the
stringent US PGA specifications, surpassed all expectations. Today,
in spite of stiff competition, the Gary Player Country Club is
deservedly ranked as the number one golf course in South Africa.
Gary Player drew on his vast experience of playing championship
courses around the world to produce a test of both power and
finesse. The likes of Jack Nicklaus, Greg Norman, Nick Faldo and
Tiger Woods have since discovered that the course carefully examines
every aspect of one’s game. Both the inward and outward loops
are perfectly balanced, with every club in the bag being tested
along the way.
From the championship tees, the course measures a mammoth
8000 yards – but either the intermediate or the forward tees can
be used without the integrity of the design being impaired. Another
strength of this layout is that it favours no particular shape of shot.
The fairways, clad in manicured Kikuyu grass, make for the perfect
surface from which to hit approach shots to the bent grass greens.
Imaginative bunkering protects the sand-based putting surface,
all large and undulating. The magnificent views of the resort’s
four hotels and lake, as well as the surrounding mountains that
form part of Pilanesberg National Park, are enough to stir the blood.
The Gary Player Country Club has a fully equipped health club and
spa, of an international standard, offering a full range of beauty
treatments and therapies.
Sun City is many holidays in one place. Game viewing safaris,
hot air ballooning, riding the giant swells in the Valley of Waves
and water sports are all part of the experience. Sun City is also
home to the Nedbank Golf Challenge, which has become known
as “Africa’s Major”. And there’s ample accommodation offered
in four hotels: the Cascades Hotel, the Sun City Hotel and the
Cabanas, all crowned by the magnificent Palace of the Lost City,
a “Leading Hotel of the World”.
Date course opened 1979
Course type Bushveld
Grass type Fairways, tees and semi rough – Kikuyu
Greens – Bent
Length of course Professional - 7162 metres
Championship - 6550 metres
Club - 5962 metres
Ladies - 5017 metres
Cart hire Non-golf cart course. Medical certificate only.
Club hire Available.
Dress code Standard dress code applies. Soft spikes only.
Golf Course Rates 2009
For more information please contact our
Sports and Promotions Department
Tel: 014 557 1246
Fax: 014 557 3426
Physical address: Sun City Resort