Nelspruit Golf Club

Matumi Golf Estate, Wilhelm St,

Nelspruit, Mpumalanga 1200

  • Office

    +27 (0)13 744 0952
  • Pro shop

    +27 (0)13 744 0958
  • Fax

    +27 (0)13 744 3660
  • Golf pro

    Steve Lawrence

About the course

  • The Course:

    18 holes. Tree-lined & open parkland. Undulating terrain - several slopes to climb.

  • Surroundings:

    Woodland and residential.

  • Designer:

    Robert (Bob) Grimsdell. Upgraded by Peter Matkovich in 1999.
Back
tees
Club
tees
Front
tees
Metres
6063
5697
5176
Par
71
71
71
SSS or slope
71
69
71

Location

Latitude:

-25.481494

Longitude:

31.002093

How to get there:

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.

Nelspruit Golf Club

4-star: Above average course - well worth a visit.

Est. 1928

Nelspruit Golf Club: Located on the Matumi Golf Estate, Nelspruit Golf Club creates an excellent first impression. The impressive view from the clubhouse casts the eye across to partly wooded hills on the other side of the wide Crocodile River valley. Farther north lie distant mountain peaks. The golf course, which gently shelves away from the clubhouse into the valley, may at first glance appear as a relatively easy-going, classical parkland layout. However, the long and very tough opening par-4 (stroke index 1) and downhill par-5 second should correct any thoughts you may have of a record-breaking score. These early front-nine holes and all of the back-nine present a variety of golfing challenges, including some occasionally tight tee-shots and approaches, wonderful carries over ravines at the par-3's, and plenty of elevation changes. Only the closing section of the front-nine occupies that rather classical, gently sloping parkland you espied from the clubhouse. Among many excellent golf holes, the par-3 6th is a gem, requiring an accurate carry over a wide ravine, with the river below. The plunging par-5 14th, played from an elevated tee, is another dramatic and potential card-wrecking hole. Although the lure of Leopard Creek or Hans Merensky (3 hours north) may be your ultimate golfing target in this Kruger Park area, try to create time to play this excellent course at Nelspruit, and learn more of the legend of Jock of the Bushveld (see Did You Know section below).
List of courses: Kruger Park, S Africa

Visitors

Who can play and when?

Visitors welcome on weekdays and weekends.

Must book in advance.

Green fees

Visitor fee, 18-holes: R315.
Credit cards accepted. Contact club for full details, SA affiliated and other discounts, packages, etc. [Last updated: 2018].

Other information

Golf carts available for hire. Caddies available; a minimum of one caddie should accompany each four-ball flight.

Practice facilities

Good

Did you know?

Jock of the Bushveld, South Africa's best known (canine) literary figure, provides Nelspruit GC with its emblem. Jock, a Staffordshire Bull Terrier, accompanied Sir Percy Fitzpatrick on his travels through the Transvaal in the 1880's. Their adventures were later described by Sir Percy in his best-selling book, Jock of the Bushveld, which was published in 1907. In May every year, Nelspruit hosts the "Jock of the Bushveld" amateur tournament, a week long event that attracts golfers from around the globe. >> Many varieties of trees are liberally dotted around this parkland course, including marula trees, from which the liqueur Amarula comes. Mahogany and fig trees also feature strongly, as well as the aptly named sausage tree.

Published ranking

2018 South Africa Golf Digest rating: 73rd best course in South Africa.

Where2Stay

  • Matumi Golf Lodge5-star

    Matumi Golf Estate, Nelspruit

    +27 (0)13 755 4993

    Visit website
    Matumi Golf Lodge is situated in the tranquil and secure environment of the Matumi Golf Estate, just 3km from the center of Nelspruit. It provides an ideal base for your stay in Mpumalanga, South Africa's province of the rising sun. The Lodge provides luxury accommodation right alongside the golf course.
    • Golf at this hotel:

      Nelspruit

    • Golf within 10 km:

      No

    • Golf within 30 km:

      White River

  • Town Lodge Nelspruit4-star

    Cnr General Dan Pienaar & Koorsboom Streets, off N4, Nelspruit

    +27 (0)13 741 1444

    Visit website
    The 106-room hotel is situated in a lovely garden with rolling lawns and a swimming pool. It is centrally located close to restaurants, just off the N4 motorway, 30 minutes from Kruger Mpumalanga International Airport and 2 minutes from Nelspruit’s CBD.
    • Golf at this hotel:

      No

    • Golf within 10 km:

      Nelspruit

    • Golf within 30 km:

      White River

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