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Gary Player Country Club

R556, Sun City 0316, South Africa
+27 14 557 1245
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Such a scenic Golf Course with wild life . We saw about ten springbok n the fairway eating... read more

Reviewed 4 July 2017
Duran P
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Living on Past History

We hired buggies which insisted we were driving on the fairway when, in fact, we never once left... read more

Reviewed 11 May 2017
Zabrian
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The Gary Player Golf Course needs no introduction. This world-renowned course was designed by Gary Player, and is the home of the Nedbank Golf Challenge, now part of the European Tour Race to Dubai. This picturesque 18 hole, par 72 walking course is surrounded by a 5km scenic running trail. Since its opening in 1979, the course has been acknowledged as South Africa's premier championship test of golf. The home of the Nedbank Golf Challenge since 1981, this immaculately groomed layout has received rave reviews from the world's top golfers, who agree that it is both demanding and fair. This course has been consistently rated as one of the best in South Africa, and compares with the best in the world. The first course in South Africa to be constructed to stringent USGA specifications, this layout is famed for its length (over 7000 metres from the championship tees), its dramatic backdrops of the Pilanesberg Mountains, and its spectacular indigenous vegetation that flanks the fairways. The first facility in South Africa to be built with multiple tees, the course can be enjoyed by golfers of all levels of skill, but even from the forward tees it remains a challenge. A distinguishing feature of the course is its greens complexes which allows for interesting pin positions on the clover-shaped putting surfaces protected by strategically placed bunkers.
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  • Average8%
  • Poor1%
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R556, Sun City 0316, South Africa
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+27 14 557 1245
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Reviewed 4 July 2017 via mobile

Such a scenic Golf Course with wild life . We saw about ten springbok n the fairway eating grass.We also saw an fish eagle flying above where we were playing at one stage.

Thank Duran P
Reviewed 11 May 2017

We hired buggies which insisted we were driving on the fairway when, in fact, we never once left the cart path. The system would shut down and we would have to push the buggy to a location that recognised the "allow to drive" signal. We...More

Thank Zabrian
Reviewed 21 February 2017 via mobile

I am a high handicapper but still enjoyed this course. Having a caddie helps greatly with their local knowledge and ability to suggest club selection after just two holes. My caddie, Lucas, a10 handicapper must have been a little frustrated watching my golf!! He could...More

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Reviewed 14 February 2017 via mobile

A very challenging course to play for the average golfer, especially after 3 weeks if rain. In fact, even low handicappers would have battled to play the semi rough - the ball literally disappeared. Halfway house - which is included in the steep green fee...More

Thank ToniReyneke
Reviewed 5 January 2017 via mobile

If you love golf and are in the area then this is a must play course. It's a real challenge so if you are a low handicap or scratch golfer you will love it. If you are a higher handicap golfer then take some balls...More

Thank Robert G
Reviewed 5 January 2017

Enjoyed the round of golf on a truly magnificent course. From tee to green the course was well manicured, although the greens were a little faster than I was used to. It is certainly a course where you need local knowledge, and the caddies were...More

Thank brg68mga
Reviewed 4 January 2017 via mobile

We come to Sun City annually and always enjoyed having breakfast here. In the past we experienced great service and good quality food at a great price. This time, the menu has changed, food was very mediocre and service slow. My daughter had the Baker's...More

Thank riana951
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Reviewed 30 December 2016 via mobile

Small tasty lunch menu. Chicken pie is a winner. Setting is fantastic, especially midafternoon when the monkeys make their way past to the lake area

Thank A TripAdvisor Member
Reviewed 13 November 2016 via mobile

Amazing day at the event - the course was magnificent and proudly showcased. Proudly South African when we share this with the international community.

Thank Berdine N
Reviewed 1 October 2016 via mobile

Couse was being prepared for the upcoming October tournament. Stands all going up so gave us a good feel on what it would be like. Course was sensational. Caddies looked after us. Hire clubs were ok too.

Thank bruce440
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Darren B
29 June 2016|
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Response from Steve G | Reviewed this property |
Hi , any time of year is a great time . I've played there many times all year round . The purse is closed in October as they prepare for the pro tournament and reopens mid November. I'd say the absolute best time is straight... More
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EloquentSwanJoggers
27 July 2015|
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Response from Sun_City_PR | Property representative |
Dear guest Thank you so much for your inquiry and I apologise for the late response. You are welcome to hire a set of clubs from The Pro Shop located at either one of the Golf Courses - The Gary Player Golf Course or the... More
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