Please note: Legends Golf Resort is currently closed. (April 2020)
The Legend Golf and Safari Resort is situated three hours from Johannesburg in the malaria-free Waterberg Region of South Africa. The Legend Golf and Safari Resort consists of an exceptional golf course set within the 22,000ha private Entabeni Safari Conservancy. The resort has become famous for its Extreme 19th hole making it another must-visit destination for South Africa golf holidays.
Over shadowed by the dramatic Hanglip Mountain, the scenery is breath taking.The golf resort is separate from the main game reserve where Big 5 animals roam free, but the golf resort has a large resident population of plains animals, such as antelope which frequent the golf course and the bushveld surrounding the accommodation.
The resort includes an 18 hole championship golf course, a 10 hole par 3 ‘Tribute’ course, a golf academy, a driving range, recreational facilities, a wellness centre, a “Field of Legends” sports complex as well as a restaurants.
The Legend Golf Resort is perhaps best known for the extreme 19th hole. Reached by helicopter, golfers have a chance to hit 6 balls down to the Africa shaped green located 430 metres below. Any balls that land inside the enclosed playing area, can then be played onto completion and your score logged on the ‘hall of fame’. The green and playing area is located inside the safari conservancy with big 5 animals roaming the bush – hence the need for it to be fenced in.
The main championship course has been designed by 18 PGA tour professionals, each contributing one hole’s design. Players such as Sergio Garcia, Bernhard Langer and Colin Montgomerie have all been involved, using years of their experience on the PGA tour to test your golfing skills.
At 6744 metres, this is one of the longest courses in the world, and boy, won’t you know it as you crawl up the 18th fairway! Elevated greens, extensive bunkering and beckoning water hazards all add to the misery/pleasure of this course. Each tee box features a map of the hole and information about its designer, so you will know who to thank or blame depending on how you play it!
The complex houses a variety of restaurants and bars, from coffee shops to the elegant Golf Terrace Lounge which runs the full length of the clubhouse. Breakfast, lunch, bar meals and drinks are served here and there is also full showering, toilet and changing facilities. There is a small pro shop for the obligatory souvenir polo shirts and caps!
Golf carts and a halfway house snack are included and Ranger Caddies are available to hire. The course is reasonably flat if you want to stretch your legs and walk a bit.
Accommodation is in 4* lodge rooms located in small blocks of four, around the estate. The accommodation is quite spaced out around the reserve, so complimentary transfers are provided to anyone without their own car to the restaurants and the golf clubhouse. (More info is available in our accommodation section.)
For more information about playing golf at Legend Resort or other South Africa golf courses, contact us here or call +44 208 249 5919 (UK) or +65 919 412 56 (Asia) to speak to our South Africa golf holiday’s expert.
Legend Signature Golf Course Information:
- Holes: 18
- Par : 72
- Type: Bushveld
- Length Mens Club Tees: 6744 metres
- Length Ladies Tees: 5866 metres
- Pro Shop
- Additional Par 3 Tribute Course
- Extreme 19th hole
- Driving Range
- Putting Green and chipping area
- Ranger Caddies
- Club hire
- Locker rooms
- Halfway House
- Spa facilities
- Accommodation on site (Hotel rooms or Self Catering Houses for rent)