Sun City & Johannesburg Golf Courses

Perfect for a long weekend away, leave London after work and be on the golf course by the following lunchtime. Sun City is ideally suited for golf societies or groups. With two challenging golf courses, night life, casino, accommodation and a host of other attractions there is plenty for a short break or as part of a longer two centre holiday.

The complex boasts two of South Africa’s top golf courses, including the Gary Player Country Club Course home to the world famous, Nedbank Challenge. Set in the African bushveld, and surrounded by the Pilanesberg National Park, the manicured fairways and greens contrast sharply against the Acacia trees and roaming wild animals, just a chip shot over the fence! It is not unusual to see antelope, warthog and even elephant in the distance, when playing your round.

The Lost City course, is equally dramatic, with wide open fairways and a water hazard containing crocodiles! The short 13th hole is an over- water hole shaped like the African continent but with a little extra bite! The course is not quite as challenging or manicured, but is every bit as enjoyable.

Our itineraries for a long weekend at Sun City  allow 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 your 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 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. En route to Sun City there is the Pecanwood Golf Course which was designed by Jack Nicklaus.  It is perfect if you want a final round en route to the airport for an evening flight.

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 (Europe)  or contact us here.


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Sun City – Gary Player Country Club

the verdant green golf course with its lakes and acacia trees is surrounded by the extinct caldera walls. In the distance the cascades hotel complex can be seen.

The Gary Player Country Club Course 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

Fairways of the Lost City Golf Course with the Pilanesberg National Park beyond.

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

long shadows on the fairway as golfers start their round with a tee shot over the stone bridge to the fairway beyond.

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 one of the top 10 ranked courses in South Africa.

Pecanwood Golf Club

Jack Nicklaus designed Pecanwood Golf Course glows in the early morning sunlight casting reflections of the houses into the lake.

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

A mackerel sky with light clouds are reflected in the water around the island green on the golf course.

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

Sunrises over the golf course casting long shadows across the green fairways from the poplar trees.

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.