Blue Valley Golf & Country Estate


4-star: generally an excellent standard golf course, well worth visiting.
   Blue Valley Golf & Country Estate Est. 2001

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Blue Valley Golf & Country Estate is located in Midrand, half-way between Johannesburg and Pretoria. This relatively recent golf and real estate development is home to an expansive Gary Player layout, full of interesting holes and plenty of challenge. Beyond the course the ever-present housing development and open rolling hills dominate the views.

Although the scenic side of Blue Valley is more "residential" than "open savannah", there is no doubting its credentials as a challenging and absorbing championship layout. On this big dimension relatively open course, there is plenty of elevation change, substantive earthmounding and copious amounts of attractive bunkering - all creating many dramatic and testing holes. With water in play half of the time, and a few semi-blind tee shots to make, you'll need your A-game to score well here, especially if the wind is blowing.

The downhill par-4 1st and 10th holes will test your approach work, with both played to a water-protected and shared double-green. With further water in play elsewhere, and several heavily bunkered holes such as the par-5 5th, careful course management will serve you well.

The closing stretch from the par-3 15th provides a pleasant reminder of the open links of Britain and Ireland (and South Africa!), on which the "Black Knight" notched-up many of his impressive championship victories. What Blue Valley lacks in "natural vistas", it makes up for in terms of an exciting layout, well worth a visit if you are in the Gauteng Province.

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Making Contact

Blue Valley Golf & Country Estate
Rietspruit Road,
Midrand, Gauteng 
South Africa
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Office   +27 (0)11 512 0204
Pro Shop   +27 (0)74 308 0472
Fax

  +27 (0)11 512 0269

Email   bvgolf@icon.co.za
Website   www.bluevalley.co.za
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Golf Pro
 
Jacques du Toit (Head PGA Professional; Class AAA PGA Pro).
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Academy
 
du Toit Golf Academy (dutoitgolf.com).
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About the course

The course: 18 holes. Open parkland.
Undulating terrain - several slopes to climb.
 
Surroundings: Residential and rural countryside.
 
Designer: A Gary Player Signature Golf Course
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  Men Back Men Front Women Front
Metres 6752 6250 5193
Par 72 72 72
SSS or Slope 73 71 70
 
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How2Get There?

22 km N of Sandton Centre (Sandton is in northern Johannesburg).
From the N1 highway in Midrand, between Johannesburg and Pretoria, take exit 118A (Samrand Ave) and head west on Samrand Ave. After 1.4 km turn left into Rietspruit Rd. After o.8 km turn left at Blue Valley/Gary Player sign board. After 200 m turn right into Gary Player Blvd. Golf is in front of you.

Essential information

Green Fees:
2016 visitor fee, 18-holes (for players unaffiliated to SA Golf): weekdays ZAR 400; weekends ZAR 500. [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; more restricted on Saturdays. Closed Mondays.  Must book in advance. Handicap required
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Other Information
Non-metal spike facility. Golf carts available for hire.
Caddies available.
Practice facilities
Good
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Did you know?

Blue Valley is owned, developed and managed by the Malaysian-based Mitrajaya Group. Building and occupancy of the 1,500 homes planned for the estate appears to be progressing well, with most of the houses and villas alongside the golf course already completed.

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Location

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Latitude: (-25.934370)
Longitude: (28.123133)
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Where2Stay including nearby courses also detailed in where2golf.com

Protea Hotel by Marriott, Midrand 4-star
14th Street, Noordwyk Ext. 20, Halfway House, Midrand 1685, Gauteng
+27 (0)11 318 1868
www.proteahotels.com

The 177-room Protea Hotel by Marriott Midrand is situated in a beautifully landscaped garden setting, halfway between the bustling cities of Johannesburg and Pretoria. Culinary delights tempt the palate at the Palm Terrace Restaurant, while sundowner cocktails and al fresco breakfasts can be enjoyed on The Terrace.

Golf at this hotel No
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Golf within 10 km Blue Valley; Kyalami.
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Golf within 30 km Dainfern; Zwartkop; Pretoria CC; Woodhill; Wingate Park; Centurion; Gardener Ross; Blair Atholl; Country Club Johannesburg (Woodlands & Woodmead courses); River Club; Bryanston; Wanderers; Killarney; Houghton; Royal Johannesburg & Kensington (East & West courses); Glendower; Modderfontein.
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Protea Hotel by Marriott, Samrand 3-star
96 Sterling St, Samrand, Midrand 1685, Gauteng.
+27 (0)12 657 0110
www.proteahotels.com

The 112-room Protea Hotel by Marriott, Samrand is a luxury budget hotel, located halfway between Johannesburg and Pretoria. It offers convenience and value for money, with air-conditioning and deluxe en-suite bathrooms in all the rooms. An exclusive residents bar and lounge is ideal for informal meetings and sundowners.

Golf at this hotel No
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Golf within 10 km Blue Valley; Kyalami.
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Golf within 30 km Dainfern; Zwartkop; Pretoria CC; Woodhill; Wingate Park; Centurion; Gardener Ross; Blair Atholl; Country Club Johannesburg (Woodlands & Woodmead courses); River Club; Bryanston; Wanderers; Killarney; Houghton; Royal Johannesburg & Kensington (East & West courses); Glendower; Modderfontein.
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