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Venue Info

Venue             Promoter
Leopard Creek CC
Malelane
South Africa
            Guy Sanan
Tournament Director
3rd Floor, 460 Fulham Road
London
SW6 1BZ
England
Tel: + 44 20 7514 2762
Fax: +44 20 7491 2412
Email: golf@alfreddunhill.com
Course Website: www.leopardcreek.co.za
Tournament Website: www.alfreddunhillchampionship.co.za

Thomas Abt
SAIL
P.O. Box 12555
Vorna Valley
Midrand, Gauteng, 1686
South Africa
Tel: +27 11 347 1300
Fax: +27 11 347 1504
Email: Thomas@sail.co.za

Sunshine Tour
PostNet Suite No 185
Private Bag X15
Somerset West 7129, Western Cape
South Africa
Tel: +27 21 850 6500
Fax: +27 21 852 8271
email: jnewell@sunshinetour.com
Website: www.sunshinetour.com

Course Info

Greens
Type of grass - Creeping Bent (Crenshaw + A1)
Height of cut - 3mm
Speed / stimpmeter reading - 12'

Fairways
Type of grass - Kikuyu
Height of cut - 10mm
General width and contouring - 25 to 30 metres wide

Tees
Type of grass - Bermuda

Rough
Type of grass - Kikuyu
Height of cut - semi 25mm, rough 75mm

Weather
Weather in advance - hot with some rain
Forecast for tournament - mild with a few sunny, hot days

Course
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.
General playability - enjoyable for amateur golfers but can be a challenge off the back tees
Undulating / flat - undulating
Tree lined / exposed - set in natural bush surrounds with scattered trees
Many / few water hazards - streams and dams on several holes
Changes to the course - none

Other features
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

Card of Course

Leopard Creek GC


HoleParYardsMetres HoleParYardsMetres
14419383 104432395
25580530 114375343
34448410 123192176
44427390 135552505
53164150 144413378
64319292 155598547
73215197 163208190
84480439 174448410
94476435 185541495
Out3535283226 In3737593439
7272876665


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HoleParYardsHoleParYards
14419
25580
34448
44427
53164
64319
73215
84480
94476
104432
114375
123192
135552
144413
155598
163208
174448
185541
Out353528In373759
Tot727287

Tournament Leaderboard

Pos Player nameNatHolePar
1SCHWARTZEL, CharlRSA18-17
2FINCH, RichardENG18-13
T3DYSON, SimonENG18-10
T3FISHER, RossENG18-10
T3WATTEL, RomainFRA18-10
6HANSEN, SorenDEN18-9

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