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About

Holes 18
Type Private
Style Parkland
Par 72
Length 6665 meters
Slope 0
Rating 0.0

Leopard Creek Golf Club is situated near Malelane in the heart of Mpumalanga, on the southern border of the Kruger National Park. The 360 hectare development is bordered to the north and the west by the picturesque Crocodile River and the Kruger National Park. Typical bushveld koppies overlook the course from the east, providing an ideal backdrop for a magnificent course.

The 505 meter par-five 13th is one of Leopard Creek’s most memorable holes. Here the green is right on the edge of the Crocodile river but 32 meters above the level of the water, offering magnificent views up the river and into the Kruger Park.

Course Details

Year Built 1996
Fairways Kikuyu Grass
Greens Bentgrass
Architect Gary Player (1996) Phil Jacobs (1996) Golf Data

Rentals/Services

Carts Yes
Clubs Yes
Pull-carts Yes

Practice/Instruction

Teaching Pro Yes
Putting Green Yes

Policies

Credit Cards Accepted Yes
Metal Spikes Allowed No
Walking Allowed Yes
Dress code Proper golf attire required.

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4.5
2 Reviews (2)
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Handicap 5-9
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An exclusive round in the bush

Leopard Creek feels like the Augusta National of South Africa. Access is difficult - you must stay at one of 15 safari lodges to book a tee time. My group stayed at the nearby Jock Safari Lodge, a place I'd highly recommend. Conditioning at Leopard Creek is spotless. I played it just days after the 2015 Alfred Dunhill Championship, a European Tour event. Adjacent to Kruger National Park, Leopard Creek has wildlife galore. During my round, I encountered a dozen or more monkeys and a spitting cobra crossing a fairway. Hippos were grazing along Crocodile River, only seen from the 13th green. The layout itself is water logged with a dramatic finish at holes 16-17-18. It is the best safari-golf combination in the world, so don't miss it if you travel to South Africa.

Conditions Excellent
Value Good
Friendliness Average
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
Difficulty Extremely Challenging
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Handicap 5-9
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Top 10 Contributor
First Time Playing
Excellent weather
Used cart

Excellent golf in a special setting

By itself, Leopard Creek would just be a high end country club, with plenty of good holes, a beautiful clubhouse and the service you would expect from a club owned by South Africa's richest man. But put it on the edge of the Kruger and you've got one special place. At one time, it wasn't uncommon to see giraffes and other wildlife actually on the course (they were doing damage so some fencing has been added), but you can still see plenty (like hippos and crocs) when you look down on the Crocodile River below from the par-5 13th hole. And throughout the course are statues depicting the leopard in various stages -- from awakening to the triumph of the kill. As for the course, there are plenty of memorable holes (9 & 18 share a lake), excellent conditions and that feeling of having the course all to yourself, which is what you might expect when playing perhaps the country's most exclusive club.

Conditions Excellent
Value Good
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
Difficulty Somewhat Challenging
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Malelane, Ehlanzeni
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