Gary Player, who is widely regarded as one of the greatest golfers ever, took great pride in designing the Gary Player Country Club and Lost City Golf Course, both of which are located at the splendid Sun City resort in South Africa.

Did you know?

The Philippines won the Women's World Cup of Golf at the Sun City Golf Course in 2008.

Serious golfers who haven't yet visited Sun City in South Africa's North West Province, should start planning their trip as soon as possible. The Gary Player Country Club and the Lost City Golf Course are two big names you really want to add to your list of courses played.

The Gary Player Country Club Golf Course, which was designed by the South African golf legend himself, hosts the annual Nedbank Golf Challenge, which attracts the biggest names in golf.

Gary Player, who has won more than 160 tournaments in his professional golfing career of 6 decades, has also designed more than 300 courses around the world, with the two golf courses at Sun City regarded as among his best. Both courses are challenging par 72s. and both are guarenteed to challenge even the most experienced golfer.

The Gary Player Country Club is one of the longest courses in the world, covering a toal distance of around 7km.

Both courses feature excellent scenery, with the Pilanesberg mountains providing a picturesque backdrop.

The 13th hole of the Lost City is well known for its water hazard, which is home to nearly 40 crocodiles.

Travel tips & Planning info

Who to contact

Golf course reservations
Tel: +27 (0)14 557 1245/6

How to get here

One can get to Sun City by plane using the Pilanesberg International Airport from South Africa's major cities. Daily flights are available from Cape Town and Johannesburg.

Best time to visit

The Sun City resort is an all-year destination with a perfect climate.

Around the area

The area is one of South Africa’s top wildlife destinations, boasting a variety of wildlife and adventure experiences. It is also home to the Pilanesberg National Park and numerous game farms.

Tours to do

Sun City and the surrounding areas offer numerous day tour and sightseeing opportunities. Tour operators offer wildlife and adventure tours to see the Big Five in the Pilanesberg National Park.

Get around

There are several car rental companies offering different car rental services. Visitors can also use 4x4 vehicles or move around in a helicopter to view game and the mountains.

What will it cost

A round of 18 holes at the Gary Player Country Club will cost around R900 per person without a cart, but including halfway house lunch, while a round at the Lost City Golf Course will set you back R765 per person sharing a golf cart, including a halfway house luncheon.

Length of stay

You'll need at least a full day to get in a round of golf and view the rest of sun City, so a weekend or a long weekend is recommended.

Where to stay

Visitors can find excellent accommodation at the Sun City resort. There are also numerous Sun City self-catering establishments to choose from.

What to eat

Hotels and lodges in the Sun City area offer a wide range of menus for visitors.

What's happening

The North West Province events and festivals calendar offers a wide range, from sporting events to music festivals and food and wine fairs.