Serengeti Golf & Wildlife Estate

4-star: generally an excellent standard golf course, well worth visiting.
   Serengeti Golf & Wildlife Estate Est. 2009

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Serengeti Golf & Wildlife Estate is a new city located just east of Johannesburg, which provides a self-contained and secure residential environment, with everything needed contained inside its perimeter. Among the facilities is the first 27-hole Jack Nicklaus Signature course in South Africa's Gauteng province. The 18-hole championship layout, named Masai Mara, has a rugged grassland and dune scape look. In addition, the 9-hole Whistling Thorn course features classic design elements and a plains-style feel. The Serengeti Golf Club is the first in Gauteng to use cool season grasses, allowing the playing areas to remain lush and green throughout the year. The two-nine hole loops of the Masai Mara layout incorporate a number of challenging features, such as the challenging par-5 8th hole, played to an island-green. Water also threatens on other holes, with ponds and small lakes dangerously flanking several fairways. A majority of the holes have an open and natural feel; where housing occasionally flanks the holes, it is generally set well back out of harm's way. The variety of available tee options can provide the sternest of challenges for the most skilled players, or an easier-going round for newer golfers.

At this Stay & Play venue, the on-site accommodation is located close to the golf facilities.

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Making Contact

Serengeti Golf Club
Serengeti Golf & Wildlife Estate
nr Kempton Park, Gauteng 
South Africa
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Office   +27 (0)11 552 7200
Pro Shop   +27 (0)11 552 7207

  +27 (0)11 552 7201

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Golf Pro
Golf Directors: Chris Bently & Dietrich Uys.
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Serengeti Golf Academy
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About the course

The course: 18 holes. Open parkland.
Gently undulating terrain - easy to walk.
Surroundings: Residential, bushland and rural countryside.
Designer: A Jack Nicklaus Signature Design
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  Men Back Men Front Women Front
Metres 7096 6246 5001
Par 72 72 72
SSS or Slope
At the Same Location:
Above distances are for the Masai Mara course. Also at Serengeti is the 9-hole Whistling Thorn course.
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How2Get There?

35 km E of Sandton (Sandton is a northern Johannesburg suburb).
To the east of Johannesburg and Sandton, follow Hwy R21, and take the R25 Bronkhorstpruit exit. Head east along the R25, direction Bronkhorstpruit. After 900 metres you will see signage to the golf course on your right.

Essential information

Green Fees:
2015 visitor fee, 18-holes (including halfway house refreshments): ZAR 675. Reduced SAGA-affiliated, 9-hole, junior and group rates. [Contact club for full details, discounts, packages, etc]. Credit cards accepted.
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Who can play and When?
Visitors welcome on weekdays and weekends.  Must book in advance.
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Other Information
Non-metal spike facility. Golf carts fitted with GPS available for hire.
No caddies available.
Practice facilities
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Did you know?

Serengeti takes its name from a geographical region of eastern Africa, located in north Tanzania and south-western Kenya. The region, once known as Massailand, contains several national parks and game reserves, and covers an area of 30,000 km2 (12,000 sq mi). Meaning "endless plains" in the Maasai language, the Serengeti is host to the world's largest animal migration, when over two million wildebeests, zebras and other grazing herbivores, migrate from the northern hills toward the southern plains, crossing the Mara River, in pursuit of the rains. | There are currently five other Jack Nicklaus Signature courses in South Africa: Pecanwood (Northwest Province), Pearl Valley (Western Cape), Simola (Southern Cape), St Francis Links (Eastern Cape) and Houghton (Gauteng).

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Published Ranking
2016 South Africa Golf Digest rating: 24th best course of the 450 courses in South Africa.
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