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South Africa Golf Holidays - Elements Golf Club

March 2016
It would appear that Elements Private Golf Reserve is currently closed due to a take over by a new company. We will update this information as soon as we know when it will re open.

Elements Private Golf Reserve is located in the Limpopo Province, about a 2 hour drive from Johannesburg. Elements is one of the most breathtaking malaria-free bushveld regions of southern Africa, and the golf course is an unsurpassed Peter Matkovich design. This combination makes Elements Private Golf Reserve one of South Africa's best private golf courses and a favourite with visitors on South Africa golf holidays.

Ranked 10th in South Africa by Golf Digest, one round is enough to convince you they were short changed.  Taking in all the natural surroundings of the Limpopo region, this is not only a game of golf but a retreat from the hustle and bustle of everyday life.  The course winds through the surrounding bushveld which has been tamed, (but only just) to provide a challenging yet immensely enjoyable course. Both the front and back nines return to a set of tricky greens surrounded by tranquil stretches of water.

All of the par 3 holes are engagingly deceptive, especially the raised green of the 11th hole which has a sharp slope running off to the right and the 9th hole which is over the water, to a postage stamp green. The fact that the 9th is also overlooked by the restaurant and halfway house, only adds to the pressure of landing your ball on the seemingly decreasing slice of green.

Small antelope, warthogs and other plains animals frequent the fairways, only adding to the enjoyment of this wonderful, testing course. It is fairly flat and easy to walk, but on a hot day the water stops are welcome relief and a cart might provide some protection from the sun.

There is a driving range and practice areas for anyone who feels the need to loosen up!

Elements has a large restaurant which offers meals throughout the day, but closes in the evening midweek. Accommodation is available in very nice self catering 2 bedroom lodges and staff can bring prepared meals to anyone staying there. The lodges are fully equipped with a kitchen, satellite TV, and have a small patio and plunge pool. There is also a swimming pool located next to the clubhouse.

It is possible to combine golf at Elements with a round at the nearby Zebula Resort. Guests can opt to stay at Zebula which is more lively, and play Elements. It is also located about an hours drive from the Welgevonden Game Reserve in the Waterberg which has some top class safari lodges and game viewing.

This is one of our staff's favourites and would highly recommend a visit to play the courses in this area.

For more information about playing golf at Elements or other South Africa golf holidays, contact us here or call +44 208 249 5919 to speak to our South Africa Golf Holidays expert.

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Elements Course Information:

Holes: 18

Par : 72

Type: Bushveld
Length Mens : 6850 metres
Length Ladies : TBA

Pro shop
Driving Range
Putting green and chipping area
Pull trolley hire
Club hire