The Kruger Golf Course (or Skukuza Golf Club as it may be called) is a unique place to play a 9-hole round. Experience a different kind of safari in a popular area of Kruger National Park if you do play. You never know what kind of wildlife you’ll come across on the course! It could even be a birdie or an eagle ;-).
The golf course is about 5km (3 miles) from Skukuza Rest Camp in the southern region of Kruger National Park. If you’re coming to the game park only to play golf, the closest Kruger National Park entrance gate is Paul Kruger Gate, about 12km (7.5 miles) away.
The course was designed by Gary Player, who is a world famous South African golf player (and what a great surname he has for his profession;-))! Gary Player has also planned out more than 300 other golf courses around the world.
The golf course at Kruger National Park has a par of 72 and is 5,950m (6,506 yards) long for men and 5,059m (5,532 yards) for women. The course doesn’t have any bunkers, but there are trees on it. Some of the holes are played next to water and one of them is even played across Lake Panic. Be wary of hippos!
There are costs to play at the Kruger National Park Golf Course. They are broken down into:
- Club hire
- Green fees
- Motorised carts
- Pull carts
If you have all of your equipment, you will only need to pay the green fee.
The golf course has its own club and the members play regularly on club day. If you’re not a club member and you’re planning to have a round, it may be useful to phone ahead to find out when club day is.
The course is unfenced and beyond its edges, there’s only the bush. That means that any Kruger National Park animal could be passing by and even walk onto the course. Keep you eyes peeled, stay on the lookout and enjoy your Kruger National Park golf safari!