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Gary Player Country Club (18) (North West Province, Sun City Resort, Sun City Resort)
 
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General Information
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”.

Facilities
  • Pro Shop (fully stocked)
  • Restaurant
  • Bar
  • Locker rooms and showers
  • Halfway house
  • Fully equipped health club and spa
  • Practice putting green
  • 2 Jogging tracks around Gary Player and Lost City courses
  • Lost City Country Club
  • Fullrange of water sports located at Waterworld
  • Volleyball
  • Mountain biking.
  • 11 tennis courts
  • 2 squash courts
  • Driving range
Course Facts
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
Par 72
Cart hire Non-golf cart course. Medical certificate only.
Club hire Available.
Dress code Standard dress code applies. Soft spikes only.

Course Rating
  • Rating Professional - 76
  • Championship - 73
  • Club - 71
  • Ladies – 72
Course Designer
  • Gary Player

  • Golf Course Rates 2009
    GARY PLAYER GOLF COURSE
    Effective 01.12.2008 – 30.11.2009
    18 holes – includes halfway house lunch and a strokesaver book
    Individual –  resident
    R 655
    Individual  - non resident
    R 765
    Group (32 or more) – resident
    R 590
    Group (32 or more) – non resident
    R 670
    Caddie Fee : Optional (Tip Excluded)
    R 110
    Caddie Foundation (Optional)
    R 20
    9 holes – No 9 holes allowed at Gary Player Country Club
           
    GOLF CLUB HIRE – both courses
    Cleveland – 18 holes
    R 460
    Cleveland –   9 holes
    R 265
    GOLF LESSONS
    RANGE BALLS FOR 40 PRACTICE BALLS
    R 40
    GOLF LESSONS – 9 HOLES
    R 530
    INSTRUCTIONS FOR 45MIN (Per person)
    R 295
    JUNIOR RATE 
    R 295
    PGA MEMBERS (BOTH COURSES)
    R 435

    Contact Details
    For more information please contact our
    Sports and Promotions Department

    Tel: 014 557 1246
    Fax: 014 557 3426
    Physical address: Sun City Resort
     
    North West Province
     
    South Africa
    Postal address: PO Box 5
      Sun City
      0316
      South Africa

    GPS Directions

    25°21`32"S
    27°4`15"E




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