Golf South Africa – Iconic Challenges for Golfers

It should come as no surprise that South Africa is a popular golf destination. With a beautiful warm climate and an abundance of courses to choose from, South Africa is any golfer’s delight. There is a wide range of coastal courses to challenge you or, if you prefer, an equally good selection of courses at altitude.

It’s no wonder that South Africa has produced golfing legends such as Gary Player, Bobby Locke, Ernie Els, Retief Goosen, Charl Schwartzel and Trevor Immelman.


Gary Player Country Club

South Africa’s most famous golf course is the Gary Player Country Club at Sun City. The ninth and eighteenth holes are ranked Golf Online’s 500 best holes in the world. It is one of South Africa’s longest and toughest courses. If you want to challenge yourself, visit this course that emphasizes the need for accurate approaches.

Gary Player Country Club


Leopard Creek

Some of South Africa’s most famous golf tournaments have been played on this magnificent course. Follow the course along the banks of the Crocodile River whilst keeping an eye open for glimpses of wildlife in neighboring Kruger National Park. The clubhouse has a wonderful view to enjoy whilst you savor drinks after a memorable round.

Leopard creek


Fancourt (The Links)

Fancourt is based on the links courses in Scotland and Ireland. After a round of golf, pamper your muscles in the luxury spa or relax in top class accommodation.

Fancourt The Links


Durban Country Club

This course is rated in the top 100 in the world – and the third hole is rated the third best in the world. A combination of sand dunes, tropical vegetation and views of the Indian Ocean makes this a course well worth playing.

Durban country Club


Pearl Valley Golf Course

Located between Paarl and Franschoek, this Jack Nicklaus-designed course has breathtaking scenery. After a day of golf, relax at the clubhouse where the chef prepares signature dishes, before heading home to top class accommodation.

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Located on South Africa’s picturesque garden route, this course overlooks Herold’s Bay and the Indian Ocean. Oubaai was designed by Ernie Els, and the seventeenth hole is set against the backdrop of the ocean.

Oubaai Golf Resort and Spa

Emma Flemming

As well as being a contributing writer for LuxeInACity, Emma is a teacher, freelance writer and has her own blog. She has four university degrees and qualifications in English, Psychology and Education. Over the years Emma has enjoyed travelling to and experiencing luxury in several countries. Apart from travelling and writing, her interests lie in art, yoga and trying out new dining hotspots. Emma lives in South Africa and when she is not writing, can be found scuba-diving in the Indian Ocean.