Approximately one hour from the Kruger National Park, White River Country Club meanders gently through a tree lined valley. Located just outside the town of White River, it is an oasis of tranquility in this busy tourist area, where safari holidays in the nearby Kruger are the main focus.
The course was officially opened by Gary Player in 1973 as a 9-hole course and later revamped to an exciting 18-hole layout exactly 20 years later. The course is magnificent, having been landscaped around the fast flowing river, after which the area is named. The 18th hole, has golfers teeing off from an elevated tee box in front of houses. The dog leg left on this low-stroke hole demands a good tee shot, which sets you up for the approach to the elevated green.
The course follows the natural undulations of the landscape and regularly crosses the White River that provides a constant challenge, either alongside fairways and fronting some of the greens.
The club is exceptionally friendly to overseas visitors on a South African golf holiday. Some of our previous clients have even been invited to join in with mid week competitions and stay for the braai (barbecue) in the evening afterwards. There is a nice ‘local’ feel to the club with an unhurried pace, perfect for a relaxed round before your itinerary takes you to the next stop.
There is accommodation nearby and we include White River as one of the courses on our Kruger Golfing Safari Itinerary.
One of our favourite hotels, Oliver’s Restaurant and Lodge overlooks the fairways of the White River course, making it an ideal spot to stay in the area. You can walk from the lodge to the course.
For more information about playing at White River and South Africa golfing holidays, contact us here or call +44 208 249 5919 (UK) or +65 919 412 56 (Asia) to speak to our South Africa golf holidays experts.
ReviewsThe Member's were so welcoming, we really enjoyed playing at White River.
Mr LL. UK
White River Golf Course Information
- Holes: 18
- Par: 71
- Type: Parklands
- Length Mens: 6036m
- Length Ladies: 5056m
- Pro shop
- Driving range
- Putting green
- Club hire
- Pull trolleys
- Halfway House