Explore beautiful Garden Route and experience top-quality golfing in anything from 1 day to as many as you wish...
Should you wish to tour with one of South Africa’s Professional Players, currently playing on the Sunshine Tour, our own Steve Basson, we can arrange this at any course of your choice. Steve is available to play any course from 3 day's to as many as you wish. Please see our Golf Tours Home Page for more details on this South African Star!!!
Please note that itinerary’s can be tailor-made to your course preference. See below the Golf Courses available in the Garden Route.
Stats Par: 72 | Distance: 6,535m | Year Opened: 1979| Designer: Gary Player
Regularly ranked as the best golf course in South Africa, the Gary Player Golf course sets the standard. It is arguably the most famous course in South Africa. The Gary Player Country Club is acknowledged as a difficult and demanding course. Since 1981 it has been home to the Nedbank Million Dollar Golf Challenge. The course requires stamina and accuracy from players. The comparatively flat nature of the golf course is misleading - water hazards, cunningly sited bunkers and pins hidden away on kidney shaped greens makes up for the lack of gradient. Off the back markers the course measures over 7 000 metres which makes it one of the longest in the world. But a variety of tees make it possible to shorten the course and render playable for all levels of golfers.
The course is immaculate with generally wide kikuyu fairways and bent greens. Although this parkland course is fairly flat, the many water hazards, cunning sited bunkers and hidden pin placement make up for the lack of gradient. This course also cuts through the African bush leaving the fairways with only the bushveld as a border.
The 9th hole is a true test of golf with a brilliant risk and reward factor. Play this par 5 from the forward tees and then have a go for the island green with your second.
Stats Par: 72 | Distance: 5953 | Year Opened: 1992| Designer: Gary Player
The front nine desert style layout has more of a links feel to it. Large waste bunkers are common to this part of the course and prevents safe landing area for drivers and places a premium on straight hitting. The back nine is your golf safari with only a fence separating the golfers from untamed Africa within the Pilanesberg Game Reserve. It also features the signature hole - the unforgettable 13th. The green is shaped like the African continent and from the elevated tee you will view the 9 bunkers and water hazards guarding the hole. This hole has understandably become the graveyard for hundreds of golf balls as it’s guarded also by live Nile crocodiles. In addition to the 13th, holes eleven, fourteen, fifteen and sixteen are all played from elevated tees offering thrill, excitement and challenge to the golfer.
The course was created to blend with the environment and create a sense of harmony with nature. It is a course that you either love, or reserve comment on, except when it comes to its exquisite beauty. The course offers a unique experience with spectacular views across the bushveld being contrasted by rolling kikuyu fairways and a fine tapestry of waste bunkers, water hazards and mountainous terraces.
The Lost City Golf club is situated just over the hill from the Gary Player Country Club and although both courses have similar characteristics, the Lost City Golf Club has a different layout. The course was carved out of an undulating rocky terrain and has a classical African feel. Even the clubhouse, which blends in perfectly, has been modelled on the Zimbabwe ruins, an ancient mystical city in the heart of Africa.