Hans Merensky Golf Course
is another fine course designed by Robert Grimsdell. A major attraction of the Hans Merensky course is the visiting wildlife - the course is bordered by the Kruger National Park
near the Phalaborwa Gate and many of the Park's inhabitants pay scant
regard to fencing. Particularly during the drier winter months,
elephants, several species of antelope, giraffe, warthogs and even the
big cats occasionally can be seen
The course is truly a revelation. It has hosted many high-profile
professional and amateur tournaments, a measure of its widely
The land on which the course is built once formed part of the Kruger
Park and magnificent bushveld trees line the fairways and form
backdrops to the holes, giving the impression that the course is far
older than its 30 odd years.
From the moment one enters the club grounds, one realises that this is
a uniquely African experience - monkeys leap above the enormous trees
near the clubhouse, which is said to have the biggest thatched roof in
Playing this course is a real golfing safari experience.
There is not a single weak hole on this course
, but from the forward trees, the novice is sure to thoroughly enjoy the round.
It is difficult to single out specific holes on so fine a layout, but the four par fives are all excellent, particularly the 16 th
, where a pulled or hooked drive could well land in the Kruger Park. The par three 8th
and 17th holes
, both over water to well-bunkered greens, are also exceptional.
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