Perfect for a long weekend away, leave London after work and be on the golf course by the following afternoon. Sun City is ideally suited for golf societies or stag parties with 2 challenging courses, night life, accommodation and a host of other attractions all in one place. It can easily be combined with safari in one of the nearby game reserves, or with a visit further a field to Cape Town.
We offer itineraries for a long weekend at Sun City that allows you to play 3 or 4 rounds and get a game drive in too! Leave London on the overnight flight on Thursday evening and be back at you desk for Monday morning.
If you have more time to stay, even better! Sun City is a gateway to safari in both the neighbouring Pilanesberg National Park and Madikwe Game Reserve which is 2 hours away by road.
The complex boasts 2 of South Africa’s top golf courses, the Gary Player Country Club Course is home to the world famous, Nedbank Challenge. Set in the African Bushveld, and surrounded by the Pilanesberg National Park, the fairways and greens contrast sharply against the Acacia trees and roaming wild animals, just a chip shot over the fence!
The Lost City course, is equally dramatic, with wide open fairways and a water hazard containing crocodiles! The short 13th hole is over a water hole shaped like the African continent but with a little extra bite! The course is not quite as challenging but every bit as enjoyable.
The golf courses around Johannesburg are often overlooked, as most visitors are simply transiting through the city. However there are some excellent courses within an hour’s drive of the centre, such as Serengeti, The Country Club, Johannesburg and Glendower. All are ranked highly by the SA Golf Digest Magazine and have played host to the SA Open Golf.
If you would like to discuss playing at any of these courses or any other clubs in the vicinity, we are happy to give you ideas about how to fit them into your itinerary. Speak to our golf holiday team on +44 208 249 5919 (UK) or +65 919 412 56 (Asia) or contact us here.
Sun City – Gary Player Country Club
The Gary Player Country Club Course has plays host to the world famous, Nedbank Challenge, the first million Dollar competition on the PGA circuit. The course is set in the African Bushveld, surrounded by the Pilanesberg National Park.
Sun City – Lost City Golf Course
The Lost City course one of two world class courses at the famous Sun City resort. A thoroughly enjoyable course with wide open fairways and a water hazard containing live crocodiles! Golf carts and Halfway House lunch is included in your green fee.
Glendower Golf Club
Opened in 1937, Glendower is one of the more established and mature golf courses in the country. Continual refinement and improvement has seen it steadily creep up the rankings to take its place as the No. 2 ranked course in South Africa.
Pecanwood Golf Club
Pecanwood Golf and Country Club is situated on the southern shore of the Hartbeesport Dam about 40 minutes drive north west from central Johannesburg and Pretoria. It is ideally situated for a round of golf en route to Sun City.
Serengeti Golf Club
Located just 10km from the centre of Johannesburg, is the new Serengeti Golf and Wildlife Estate. The 18 hole championship course has subsequently hosted two SA Open Golf Tournaments, placing it firmly on the golfing map.
The Country Club, Johannesburg
The Country Club Johannesburg has two exceptional championship golf courses. Woodmead, is a parkland course with tall trees and immaculate greens. The newer Rocklands course has sweeping views over northern Johannesburg.