Sabi River Sun Resort

Main Sabie Rd,

Hazyview, Mpumalanga 1242

  • Office

    +27 (0)13 737 7311
  • Fax

    +27 (0)13 737 7314
  • Golf pro

    Keith Howie (Director of Golf)

About the course

  • The Course:

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

  • Surroundings:

    Woodland, riverside and residential.

  • Designer:

    Original 9-hole course extended to 18-holes by Golf Data (1991).
Back
tees
Club
tees
Front
tees
Metres
5778
5576
4722
Par
71
71
71
SSS or slope
70
70

Location

Latitude:

-25.035926

Longitude:

31.114354

How to get there:

72 km N of Nelspruit

From Nelspruit take the R40 through White River and onto Hazyview. Just before Hazyview turn left onto the R538/R40, direction Hazyview / Marite. After 3.7 km turn left off the R40, direction Sabi River Sun. After o.7 km turn right into resort and golf entrance.

Sabi River Sun Resort

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

Est. 1991

Sabi River Sun Resort: Located within the Sabi River Sun Resort, just outside Hazyview, you'll find a wonderfully designed and very natural golf course. Surrounded by picturesquely wooded hills, with several holes played alongside the Sabi River, this pleasantly undulating layout will thoroughly challenge golfers of all abilities. It also allows you to get a good look at the fabulous variety of flora and fauna along the river bank. The golf course is inhabited by over 200 bird species and for tree-spotters there are over 260 types to identify. Alongside the par-4 16th hole, hippos and crocodile are among the larger residents at the hippo pond, which teems with wildlife. With all this nature on show and the Drakensberg mountains in the distance, you'll need to create time to concentrate fully on the golfing demands of this challenging course. Water hazards threaten on no less than 15 out of the 18 holes, with each of the very good par-3s (including the par-3 12th signature hole) requiring a carry over water to reach the putting surface. The fairways here are never overly wide, but to compensate, the first-cut of rough is not too penal. Particularly on the demanding back-nine, there are several tight and testing tee shots to make, often needing the ball to be shaped around or over the tree-line; on a first outing the intimidation factor is quite high! With many memorable and scenic holes, excellent greens and plenty of wildlife on view, Sabi River presents an excellent Stay & Play opportunity when you are visiting Mpumalanga and Kruger Park.
List of courses: Kruger Park, S Africa

Visitors

Who can play and when?

Visitors welcome on weekdays and Sundays. Saturdays generally reserved for club members.

Must book in advance.

Green fees

Visitor fee, 18-holes: R415.
Credit cards accepted. Contact club for full details, SA affiliated and other discounts, Stay&Play packages, etc. [Last updated: 2018].

Other information

Walking permitted at all times. Golf carts available for hire. Caddies available.

Practice facilities

Good

Did you know?

Sabi River Sun is a member of the Southern Sun group, which owns and operates many hotels and resort destinations in Africa. | The golf club's former name of Sabi River Bungalows was a reference to the small neighbouring village of Sabi Bungalows, rather than to the small amount of real estate located around the course. | The town of Sabie (spelt with an e) is located some 45 km west of the golf course and town of Hazyview, and is connected to them by the River Sabie (or Sand River). | Known before 1995 as the Eastern Transvaal, Mpumalanga is one of South Africa's nine provinces, its name meaning "place of the rising sun."

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  • Sabi River Sun Resort4-star

    Main Sabie Road, Hazyview, Mpumalanga 1242

    +27 (0)13 737 7311

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    Sabi River Sun Resort is situated on the banks of the tranquil Sabie River, surrounded by the scenic splendour of the Lowveld.
    • Golf at this hotel:

      Sabi River

    • Golf within 10 km:

      No

    • Golf within 30 km:

      White River (35 km); Skukuza (55 km)

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