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If the Gary Player-designed course at Leopard Creek C.C. isn't South Africa's best, it's certainly in the top two or three, and it may be the country's most exclusive. Still, while the club on the edge of Kruger National Park doesn't have reciprocal agreements with U.S. private clubs, that doesn't mean you can't play it. Mike Bailey has more.
Legend Golf & Safari Resort's Signature Course -- which shares the backcountry with exotic creatures including zebras, antelope and birds -- is the epitome of "golf in the bush" in South Africa. Located in Limpopo, less than three hours from Johannesburg -- the course also boasts one of golf's most amazing experiences: an "Extreme 19th hole" where golfers ride in a helicopter to a tee box up on Hanglip Mountain.
Leopard Creek's exclusivity, impeccable conditioning and location adjacent to the Kruger National Park create a memorable day. Golfers may encounter monkeys, hippos, crocodiles, antelope, cobras, turtles and lizards.
Gary Player declined the chance to design San Lameer Country Club in the 1990s, believing there wasn't enough land for a quality course. South African architect Peter Matkovich proved otherwise once a bit more land was acquired, creating a target test of golf in the jungle-covered hills overlooking the Indian Ocean.
The Club at Steyn City on the outskirts of Johannesburg has aspirations to become South Africa's next great private club. The new Jack Nicklaus designed golf course on site rides its rolling terrain gracefully.
Zimbali Country Club was built north of Durbin, South Africa with conservation in mind. Zimbali means "valley of flowers" in the Zulu language. The 6,524-meter golf course was designed by Tom Weiskopf in 1998 to live in harmony with its natural surroundings overlooking the Indian Ocean along the Dolphin Coast.
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