White River Country Club

Pine Lake Drive, off R40,

White River, Mpumalanga 1240

  • Office

    +27 (0)13 751 3781
  • Fax

    +27 (0)13 751 5160
  • Golf pro

    Trevor John (Director of Golf)

About the course

  • The Course:

    18 holes. Open parkland. Undulating terrain - a few slopes to climb.

  • Surroundings:

    Woodland, open countryside and residential.

  • Designer:

    Original nine-hole course (1924); modifications by Gary Player & Reg Taylor (1972). Extended to 18-holes by Golf Data (1992).

Back
tees
Club
tees
Front
tees
Metres
6036
5056
Par
71
71
SSS or slope
71
70

Location

Latitude:

-25.285422

Longitude:

31.009823

How to get there:

25 km N of Nelspruit

From Nelspruit take the R40 to White River. Follow the R40 through White River. After 5 km (north of town centre) turn left into Pine Lake Inn Road. Entrance to golf is 1 km on your left.

White River Country Club

3-star: Good course – an enjoyable test for your game.

Est. 1924

White River Country Club: Located 6 km north of the farming town of White River, this pleasant golf course comprises two contrasting nine-hole loops. The gently undulating, more natural and older front-nine brings the White River into play on a couple of occasions. Two of the best early holes, the par-3 5th and par-5 7th, both require a "river crossing" to be made. On the opening hole, a good length par-5, be careful not to hook your drive out-of-bounds and into the White River Golf Lodge (which has been known !). Tall pines and gum trees are liberally dotted around, lending definition to several fairways and creating some tighter tee-shots, as at the testing par-4 8th hole. With a tree-line that is not too dense, finding and playing your ball after wayward tee shots should not be too problematic. On the more recently constructed back-nine, real estate is more in evidence, although rarely does it get too close to the fairways to affect your shot-making. You might think that the open environment and good-width fairways on the second-nine will create an easier going feel; however, water hazards are constantly and dangerously in play from the long par-4 10th through to the even longer par-4 14th. Perhaps the best hole is saved until last, with the par-4 18th played from an elevated tee to a doglegging fairway and then back uphill to the final green. Although the views from the course are pleasant without being spectacular, and maintenance standards are acceptable without being top-draw, White River is a quiet and enjoyable layout that is more than capable of testing and probing your overall game.

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: weekdays R295; weekends R315.

Credit cards accepted. Contact club for full details, discounts, packages, etc. [Last updated: 2018].

Other information

Walking permitted. Caddies available.

Practice facilities

Limited

Did you know?

The town of White River (Witrivier in Afrikaans) is a popular holiday destination with those looking to enjoy the splendour of the Crocodile River Valley. The town also has a reputation for its arts and crafts. The White River itself is a tributary of the Crocodile River, the two coming together just north of Nelspruit.

Where2Stay

  • White River Golf Lodge4-star

    5 Cypress Point Close, White River Country Estate, off R40, White River, Mpumalanga

    +27 (0)11 789 1661

    Visit website

    The White River Golf Lodge should not be confused with the White River Lodge, which is much closer to the centre of the town. The Golf Lodge offers six deluxe rooms and three elegant suites - all with balconies and panoramic views across the golf course.

    • Golf at this hotel:

      White River

    • Golf within 10 km:

      No

    • Golf within 30 km:

      Nelspruit; Sabi River (35 km)

  • Oliver's Restaurant & Lodge4-star

    White River Country Estate, off R40, White River, Mpumalanga

    +27 (0)11 750 0479

    Visit website

    A terrific, nationally-renowned restaurant and excellent accommodation, with views onto the White River Golf Course, are the hallmarks of this delightful and very well run establishment. Your hosts, Oliver (from Austria) and Tanja (South Africa) will ensure your stay in one of their nine guest rooms is comfortable and relaxing.

    • Golf at this hotel:

      No

    • Golf within 10 km:

      White River (1 km)

    • Golf within 30 km:

      Nelspruit; Sabi River (35 km)

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