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Gary Player Golf Course

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Address: Sun City Resort, Sun City 0316, South Africa
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The Gary Player Golf Course needs no introduction. This world-renowned...

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

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 3 weeks ago
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago 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.

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5 of 5 bubbles 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.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 August 2016

I was very fortunate to play the Gary Player course this week. It is truly stunning course at an unbelievable value of 550ZAR + Caddy at 150ZAR. The layout and the views are first class with many interesting features, a Caddy is essential to find your way about. The greens are very quick and if you have a down hill... More 

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Johannesburg, South Africa
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 August 2016

The Gary Player course is the groomed course at Sun City, as opposed to the Lost City links course. It is a great course and worth playing by any golfer staying at Sun City.

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 June 2016 via mobile

Good Golfe course. Fairways in a good condition. Kadies are very friendly. Hazards not so difficult. Good bar. The pro tees are amazing. Rental clubs are good enough, but for pros.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 May 2016 via mobile

Championship golf at its best ! Played at most great courses in South Africa but it's hard to beat the tough but fairness of the Gary player . It's also hard to ignore the history of the Nedbank golf challenge when you tee off . Makes for a fantastic day of challenge and the love of golf

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Tauranga, New Zealand
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 May 2016 via mobile

Great walking course with a bit of everything. Very long carries for high handicappers off several tees but great fun. Caddies are essential if you want to get round without tearing your hair out though. Beware 5 hour rounds are normal here!!

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Johannesburg, South Africa
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 April 2016 via mobile

We played at this golf course today . The course was in immaculate conditions. The caddies were great . Had vast knowledge of the course . The greens were true . Great day out .

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Johannesburg, South Africa
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 April 2016

We played the Gary Player on Saturday. We arrived at the entrance, no one was there to help with our golf clubs(would expect it at this course) or to great us. Half way house was bang average, we were handed a plate on arrival with a toasted cheese and tomato and no other option. Rather don't include half way house... More 

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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 March 2016 via mobile

The roughs were extremely long due to self confessed lack of maintenence on this at the course. The greens were being hollowtined which I was not told about when booking (I would've booked at the Lost City course had I known). For the amount of maintenance going on I would've expected reduced green fees. Other than that 5* treatment from... More 

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