SUN CITY - PILANESBERG - SOUTH AFRICA

WORLD CLASS GOLF COURSES OF SOUTH AFRICA
GOLF - SUN CITY

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GOLF AT SUN CITY

NedBank Golf tournament at Sun City - www.classicencounters.comSun City has two incredible world-class golf courses set against the rugged backdrop of the Pilanesburg mountains. Sun City's two, par-72 championship golf courses offer visitors to Southern Africa's premier resort an exciting and challenging golf experience.

The exotic allure of the Lost City Golf Course and the championship nature of the Gary Player Country Club test the grit of many a fine golfer. Both courses were designed by South African golf legend, Gary Player.

Gary Player Country Club Golf Course- 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 meters 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. A distinguishing feature of the course is its green's complexes, with strategically placed bunkers, swales and mounds that protect the super slick clover shaped greens. With pristine perfect kikuyu fairways and excellent bent grass greens the course is kept in perfect condition all year round.

A feature hole? Well they're all good at the Gary Player Country Club, but for risk and reward the stand-out is the 9th. Play this par 5 from the forward tees and then have a go for the island green with your second and thrill to the challenge of this superb test of golf.

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Lost City Golf Course
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Golfers are astounded by the breathtaking beauty of the par-72 Lost City Golf course. The rich green fairways give a dramatic contrast to the bushveld backdrop and the barren waste bunkers are a special feature of this intriguing course.

The desert style design of the golf course has an exotic allure all of its own and designer, Gary Player has acknowledged it as one of his favorite courses.

The Lost City Golf Course is flexible: playing off the forward tee a course length of 5,953 metres, extending to 6,983 meters off the back tee. The course provides spectacular views.

The most hazardous area of the Lost City Golf Course is the 13th hole. Inhabiting the water hazard are 38 crocodiles, some of them nearly two metres long. Golfers are discouraged from retrieving their wayward balls from the croc infested pool. The unusual water hazard is just one of the features that make the Lost City Golf Course exciting and interesting to play. No effort was spared to make the course a masterpiece.

Playing the back nine is like going on a golf safari. It has often been noted that the game is more exciting when played downhill and this is certainly the case here. In addition to the previously mentioned 13th, holes eleven, fourteen, fifteen and sixteen are all played from elevated tees offering thrill, excitement and challenge to the golfer. And some of the most spectacular African views to be had on a golf course.

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