Nelspruit Golf Club
Not far from the Kruger National park, the Nelspruit Golf Course, designed by Bob Grimsdell, was officially opened as a 9-hole course in 1939. With its spectacular backdrop of kopjes and classic African Lowveld, the course was extended by Grimsdell to an 18-hole course between 1967 and 1968. The course was left largely untouched until 1998 when designer Peter Matkovich led an extensive upgrade.
Measuring 6,063 metres, this course is not overly difficult to play, but still offers a satisfying challenge. With over 50 species of indigenous trees recorded so far, and strategically placed bunkers, it is not to be underestimated as a “walk in the park.”
The signature hole of the Nelspruit Golf Course is the 498 metre par-5, 14th hole where, from an elevated tee, a generous tree-lined fairway runs gradually down to a green surrounded by bunkers.
The Nelspruit Golf Club hosts the annual Jock of the Bushveld Festival of Golf, inviting hundreds of amateurs to compete.
Priding itself on having green fairways year-round, despite the dry winters, as well as a comfortable clubhouse and a well-stocked Pro Shop, this is a great destination for a round of golf in the African bush.
- Address Wilhelm Street
- City 1201 Nelspruit, Lowveld
- State/Province Mpumalanga
- Country South Africa
- Allowed CC VISA, MasterCard
- Allowed Players 1-4 players
- Year Build 1960
- Holes 18
- Designer B. Grimsdell (1960) and P. Matkovich (1999)
- Greens Bent Grass
- Dresscode Shirt And Shoes Required
Caddies Available, Rental Clubs, Golf Cart Rental, Driving Range: Yes, Hitting Balls From Grass, Putting Green, Chipping Area, Practice Bunker, Food Service: Restaurant, Bar Service: Both Beer And Wine, Accommodations: Several Minutes Away
How to get to Nelspruit Golf Club , Nelspruit, Lowveld (South Africa)
3 km E of Nelspruit
In the business centre of Nelspruit, at traffic lights next to ABSA building, leave the N4 and head south on Ferreira Street. After approx 2.3 km turn left into Wilhelm Street (at the El Madre Cafe). After o.5 km you will arrive at the Matumi Golf Estate gatehouse. Turn right after gatehouse and follow road to golf club parking.
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