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South Africa Golf Holidays - Leopard Creek Golf Club

Voted South Africa's No.2 course in 2015/6, Leopard Creek Golf Club borders the picturesque Crocodile River and the Kruger National Park. This is African golf at its best and most unique. The ultimate vision of Leopard Creek, built by Gary Player, was to create an 'Augusta in Africa' and no expense has been spared creating the masterpiece! This is one of the most popular requests for South Africa golf holidays, and is easy to combine with some time on a safari holiday in the Kruger region.

The model for Leopard Creek is exclusivity. Membership is by invitation only and members include the likes of Ernie Els and Jack Nicklaus. Guests staying at select hotels or safari lodges in the area may get on the course only by successful application and a hefty green fee. 

Golfing hazards take on a new dimension at Leopard Creek as much of the water is home to hippos and the creature for which the adjacent river is named - crocodile. The signature hole is the 18th, this par 5 is not particularly long at 475m but the island green presents a tricky shot over water. For mere mortals it is best to lay up first!

The 13th is equally dramatic, with the green 'floating' above the Crocodile River which separates the course from the Kruger National Park. A creek first splits the fairway and then runs alongside the left hand side of the hole. The green is built out over the river, which runs underneath. Take a moment to look along the bank of the river below and see if any animals have come down to drink.

An exceptional environment, unique in its location, Leopard Creek is a notable addition to the world's most celebrated golf courses. A must-play course for anyone on a South African golfing holiday, but pricey compared to other South African courses.

There is a choice of safari lodges and accommodation nearby and we include Leopard Creek as one of the courses on our Luxury Kruger Golfing Safari Itinerary.

For more information about South Africa golfing holidays and playing at Leopard Creek, contact us here or speak to our South Africa golf holidays team on +44 208 249 5919 (Europe) or +65 919 412 56 (Asia).

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Leopard Creek Golf Course Information:
Holes : 18
Par : 72
Type: American Parkland
Length Mens Tees: 6062m
Length Ladies Tees: 5160m


  • Pro shop
  • Driving range
  • Putting green
  • Carts (included in green fees)
  • Pull trolleys
  • Lockers
  • Halfway House (included in green fee)