Best Golfing in Mpumalanga, South Africa

Hans Merensky Golf Estate

White River Country Club:

This Mpumalanga golf course was designed by Gary Player 25 years ago as a 9-hole course and later revamped to an exciting 18-hole layout.

The course offers a great challenge to the amateur and professional golfer. The 18 hole, 6061 metre par 71 golf course provides you with ample opportunity to test your skills while golfing in South Africa.

With the White River flowing through the parkland golf course, interesting water features come into play at 9 holes. Two of the par-fives, namely No 7 (490 m) and No 11 (488m) are comparable to Augusta National in their beauty, challenge and abundance of water.

  • Par: 71
  • Holes: 18
  • Distance: 6061

Hans Merensky Golf Course:

Hans Merensky Estate's 18 hole Championship Course offers local and international golfers the opportunity of a lifetime, in a natural South African golf environment.

This unique golf course in Mpumalanga, which you will experience on your tour, extends over a vast area of indigenous bush, interspersed with tranquil pools, lush fairways and velvet greens.

You will also experience the joys of seeing wild animals and birds, which are resident on the course including Giraffe, warthog, Hippo and numerous Antelope species. This adds a whole new dimension to a normal round of golf - you can't beat Africa!

  • Holes: 18

Sabie River Golf Club:

This golf course in Mpumalanga is a practice tee and a clubhouse, which offers light snacks and has a dining room. There are facilities for tennis, squash, bowls and swimming.

An irrigation system ensures that the kikuyu fairways are well knitted throughout the year. There are bayview grass greens and five dams on the course; water comes into play on 14 holes; silicon sand bunkers guard most of the greens.

There are plenty of existing trees, and many more have been planted recently. The rough is short. This South Africa golf course is fairly hilly and very scenic, which can be made extremely challenging or fairly forgiving by switching tees and pin placements.

  • Holes: 14

Badplaas Golf Club:

Badplaas Golf Club lies amongst the foothills of Mpumalanga's Hlumuhlumu Mountains. The golf course in South Africa is situated 7km (4.3 miles) from unequalled panoramic views. This challenging 9-hole course is privately owned, ideally designed and built by Leon Rorich.

It incorporates the natural contours and promises a wonderful Mpumlanga golf experience for both the low and high handicapper. Badplaas Golf Course is anything but flat. It's elevation changes not only translate into an adventure of judgment and shot making, but also provides a number of spectacular views.

On a fine day, with lush Kikuyu fairways underfoot and bentgrass greens that overlooks the valleys, a round of golf at Badplaas is food for the soul. 

  • Holes: 9

Nelspruit Golf Club:

This Mpumalanga golf course has undergone radical changes in recent time, but no one would argue that these alterations have not been improvements.

For many years, this South Africa golf course was devoid of bunkers, but since Peter Matkovich was commissioned to revamp and modernize the course, bunkers have appeared, which strengthens the design.

The lowveld has wonderful fauna and flora, examples of which can be seen on the course, which has wisely kept any hint of exotic trees and shrubs from sullying the indigenous varieties.

A marvellous range of holes makes up what is a demanding yet fair test and, after a strong start to the round; the course presents opportunities for scoring well.