Golfing at Sun City

Posted: October 11, 2015 in Uncategorized

One of the highlights of our holiday is playing golf at two of the top courses in South Africa.  Gary Player Country Club has been rated in the top 5 golf courses in SA, for many years as number 1, since the early 1980’s.  To play at the home of the Nedbank Golf Challenge (formally known as the Million Dollar Golf Challenge) and affectionally known to South Africans as Africa’s Major, is a very humbling experience.

  
Playing off the immaculate fairways, and fast undulating greens, where the golfing greats have done before, is an awesome feeling. Considering I played well, and shot even par to my handicap, made it all the better. The course is currently being prepared for the 2015 Nedbank Golf Challenge, with the grand stands and VIP tents being set up. 

  Finishing the front 9, a relatively long par 5 with an island green, you get to walk along a “winners walk” from the fairway to the green

  …. From the first champion…
  ….and golfing legends….
  … The 2014 champion (Danny Willet ) plaque was under water due to the watering…
  
… I always dreamed of holding this trophy….

The second course I played was the Lost City Golf Course, a very challenging course, also designed by Gary Player, and truly showing his diversity in his golfing designs.  

  
   …some greenside hazards…

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