Sun City is one of the most requested destinations for South Africa golf holidays, with its close proximity to Johannesburg; selection of hotels; superb facilities for all the family and two spectacular golf courses. The Lost City course is one of two world class courses at the famous Sun City resort. It is over shadowed in reputation by the neighbouring Gary Player Country Club course, but is equally enjoyable with wide open fairways and a water hazard containing live crocodiles!
Designed by Gary Player, this bush veld par-72 golf course with its lush greens and mountain backdrop, offers an enjoyable but demanding test for all levels of golfers. It may lack the prestige of the other course but is kept in immaculate condition and we highly recommend at least one round. Watch out for the giraffes and other wildlife when playing the back nine, and some of the most stunning views to be had on an African golf course.
The signature hole is the par-3, 13th over water, but with a little extra bite in the form of six Nile crocodiles which inhabit the lake! Water comes into play on several holes including the tiered 9th and 18th holes that lead back up towards the clubhouse.
The 3rd is an excellent short par 3. Clear the water and you will find an enormous bean-shaped green, if the pin is at the back you can allow your ball to run on across the green. This hole is followed by an interesting par-4 with a 90 degree dog left to the left. An accurate tee shot is needed to clear the scrub and bushes and find the second fairway.
The 15th is another tough par 3, especially from the ladies tee box. Everyone’s tee shot is required to clear a large ravine but the ladies’ angle leaves only a narrow strip of green to work with.
The green fees on the Lost City Course include a golf cart and a halfway house snack. There is a drinks/snack cart that circulates around the course should you need additional drinks or food. Caddies are available.
Our popular Sun City and Cape Town Golf Holiday itinerary includes a round of golf on the Lost City Course. Having the two courses at Sun City make the resort an ideal destination for South Africa golf holidays and with a minimal time difference from Europe, it is possible to enjoy it as a long weekend break. The resort features a wide selection of hotels, game viewing in the nearby Pilanesberg National Park and Madikwe Game Reserve as well as world class entertainment and sports facilities. It is also popular for family holidays in South Africa as it caters for everyone with plenty of activities for kids.
For more information about golfing holidays in South Africa and playing golf at Sun City, contact us here or call +44 208 249 5919 (Europe) or +65 919 412 56 (Asia) to speak to our South Africa golfing holiday experts.
Lost City Course Information:
- Holes : 18
- Par : 72
- Type : Bushveld
- Length Mens White : 6192m
- Length Ladies Green : 5080m
- Pro shop
- Driving range
- Putting & Chipping area
- Club hire
- Compulsory Carts (included)
- Halfway House snack (included)
- 'Spotters'/Caddies required - one per 4 ball. Approx cost R230
- Locker Rooms
- Accommodation on site