|Leopard Creek Country Club|
PO Box 385
Tel: +27 13 791 2000
Fax: +27 13 790 3334
Location: Near Malelane in the heart of Mpumalanga, on the southern border of the Kruger National Park, four-hour drive from Johannesburg or 40 mins by plane.
Nearest Airport: Kruger Mpumalanga International Airport (Nelspruit) (1 hour) & Johannesburg (4 hours).
Golf course website:
Alfred Dunhill Golf
Type of grass - CREEPING BENT (Crenshaw + A1)
Height of cut - 2.7 mm
Speed/stimpmeter reading - 11’ 0” (Tuesday)
Type of grass - KIKUYU
Height of cut - 11 mm
General width / contouring - 20 to 35 m depending on hole shape/ type
Type of grass - Tees - BERMUDA , Collars - None
Height of cut - Tees - 8 mm
Bunker Faces - Paspalum / Cynodon Grass
Type of grass - KIKUYU
Height of cut - semi – 25mm
- rough - 70 mm (Prior to tournament start)
Weather in advance - Hot and wet
Forecast for tournament - Hot and humid with the possibility of thunderstorms
Date opened - June 1996
Course designer - Gary Player
Course Superintendent - Derek Muggeridge
Special features - The course is set in the edge of the Kruger National Park, and incorporates much of the characteristics of the local area. The course winds among trees, bushes & grass land and include several water hazards ranging from large lakes and ponds to brooks and streams set in rocks and cascading waterfalls. The signature hole would be Hole 13 a long Par 5 with a babbling brook on the left and the green framed against the Crocodile River with the plains of the Kruger national park beyond.
- The tournament back tee on Hole 15 is set high above the fairway and offers unbelievable views in all directions over the hills and National Park
The course has many forms of wildlife on it:-
- A hippopotamus (named Harry) resides in the lake on Hole 16.
- Leopards are seen on the property in the evenings.
- Waterbuck, Bushbuck, Kudu, Impala all feature on and around the course.
- Crocodiles reside in the dam at holes 5 & 7 & 16.
- There is excellent tiger fishing in the dams around the Clubhouse.
- Each teeing area has a unique bronze statue of a leopard in various poses mirroring his day. These are the work of the South African sculptor Dylan Lewis.
- The spectacular colonial style clubhouse sits behind the greens of 9 & 18 offering superb viewing for the Club members