Our exclusive offer

Memories of Africa seeks to provide the ultimate golfing experience by partnering with the best that South Africa has to offer, namely:

Leopard Creek

Home of the Alfred Dunhill Championship

Gary Player Country Club

Home of The Nedbank Golf Challenge (Africa’s Major)

Blair Atholl

A Gary Player design on his original farm

Come and join us on a golfing getaway unlike any other. An opportunity to play at three of the most exclusive golf courses in South Africa, coupled with luxury accommodation and the convenience of your own plane.

Leopard Creek

Features

Par: 72
Length: 6792m
Course designer: Gary Player
Date course opened: 1996
Course type: Parkland
Fairways: Bermuda Grass
Greens: Bent Grass

Many a golfer have dreamed of playing at Leopard Creek, but only a fortunate few have had the pleasure to do so. The Gary Player designed course, built adjacent to the Kruger National Park in South Africa, presents one of the most exclusive golf experiences that the game has to offer. Kevin Clarence, long-time member at Leopard Creek and co-founder of Memories of Africa, will be present to host you at this prestigious golf course.

 

Innovative architectural and landscaping techniques ensure that the Leopard Creek golf course and living areas are naturally protected from animals, while lakes and small streams have been diverted through the development to create scenic vistas and interesting golf strategies.

 

Golfing hazards take on a new dimension at Leopard Creek, for much of the water is home to the magnificent creatures for which the river is named, crocodiles. Extensive use has been made of water features and sightings of crocodile, hippo, antelope, buffalo and elephant are commonplace on the course or in the Kruger Park bordering the course.

 

The 505 meter par-five 13th is one of Leopard Creek’s most memorable holes. Here the green is right on the edge of the Crocodile river but 32 meters above the level of the water, offering magnificent views up the river and into the Kruger Park.

BLAIR ATHOLL

Situated on Gary Player’s original farm, Blair Atholl Golf and Equestrian Estate is a natural oasis just a short distance from Johannesburg. With the Crocodile River running through the middle of this lushly treed estate, Blair Atholl offers thousands of acres of common open ground where children can play and adults can enjoy the natural surrounds. Explore the extensive nature parks within the estate and spot the small game that has been introduced. Stand just north of the stone-clad clubhouse looking through a screen of indigenous bush and you could be at an exclusive bush lodge. Visit the renowned halfway house reached via its wooden walkways, and admire the views of the Crocodile River, framed by mountains and meadows, it’s hard to believe you’re only a heart-beat away from the city.

The Gary Player signature course is the third longest course in the world, when playing off the back tees, and it takes in all the different features and moods of the estate. Designed in a loop, the course is both challenging and rewarding, perfect for scratch players to test their mettle, yet still an enjoyable round for handicapped golfers. The course is long and the Club expects a round of golf to take 5 hours.

 

Take a Tour

Features

Par: 72
Length: 6792m
Course designer: Gary Player
Date course opened: 2007
Course type: Parkland
Fairways: Bermuda Grass
Greens: Bent Grass

sun city

Features

Par: 72
Length: 6550m
Course designer: Gary Player
Date course opened: 1979
Course type: Parkland
Fairways: Kikuyu Grass
Greens: Bent Grass

Golfing addicts will be in their element on the Gary Player Golf Course at Sun City. The birth of the Sun City Resort called for South African golfing legend, Gary Player, to design a golf course that would fit in with the superlative venue. The walking-only championship course, is regularly ranked as one of the leading golf courses in South Africa and amongst the most prestigious throughout the African continent.

 

Famous for their slick putting surfaces, this course a true test for any golfer, with strategically placed bunkers lining the holes as they weave through the bush. 8000 yards of golfing pleasure await each player with mesmerizing views at every turn. Built in an extinct volcanic crater, this immaculate golfing paradise conforms to the stringent US PGA specifications and is home to the annual Nedbank Golf Challenge which features some of the world’s leading golf superstars.

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Craft your memory

Memories of Africa gives you, our guest, the unique opportunity to create a travel itinerary that is tailor made to your needs and desires. The use of our private aircraft affords you unrivalled flexibility when planning your golfing getaway. Find below, one of our sample Golf Memories.

Your Accommodation

One of the unique selling points for Memories of Africa, particularly when it comes to golf, is the accommodation. We own a six bedroom
house within Blair Atholl Estate, a beautiful property right on the crocodile river, along with access to a house at Leopard Creek. Both properties are
equally unique in their setting, allowing guests the freedom of not being confined to a typical hotel environment.