Saturday, March 14, 2009

Gary Player Country Club

Just beyond the Cascades Hotel in Sun City is a golfer's paradise. The Gary Player Country Club is one of the country's premier golf courses.
The course is one of the world's longest golf courses and stretches over 7000 meters. It borders the Lost City golf course (also designed by Gary Player) as well as the Pilanesberg National Park.


In 2008 Compleat Golfer awarded it the #1 position on their Top 10 Courses in South Africa list. It is home to the annual Nedbank Challenge (previously known as the Million Dollar Challenge), an invitation 12 player event which features some of the biggest names in world golf every year.
The clubhouse is situated between the Cascades Hotel and the Sun City Hotel (top). I did not get to play it (I don't really play golf), but the bit I did see of it made me want to have a round to be able to say I did. Maybe one day.

3 comments:

  1. Now that brings back memories... I stayed at the Cascades with my family in the 1980s and we also walked around the course a bit - I just rememeber how GREEN it was!

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  2. Lovely photos - my hubby and son have been to watch the 'million dollar' tournament(or whatever it's called these days) and love walking around the course. P been many times - one day I'll go too -maybe this year?!

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  3. I love the first shot, the reflection of the clouds in the water is gorgeous!

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