Lost City Golf Course, Sun City
Lost City Golf Course, Sun City, North West Province, South Africa / The course was carved out of undulating and rocky terrain. Situated over a hill from the Gary Player Country Club, the Lost City’s layout is different in character. With the wide fairways and receptive greens it is a fantastic golf experience for golfers of varying standards. The Lost City golf course covers more than 100 hectares and incorporates 28 000 square metres of water features - not surprisingly Golf Carts are compulsory.
The Lost City Golf Course is an 18-hole desert-style golf course with spectacular views across the bushveld. Unique to this 72 par course are the real crocodiles at the 13th hole making this one of the most unusual golf resorts in the world, let alone in Africa. The desert style design of the golf course has an exotic allure all of its own and designer, Gary Player has acknowledged it as one of his favourite courses. The Lost City Golf Course is flexible: playing off the forward tee a course length of 5 953 metres, extending to 6 983 metres off the back tee. The course provides spectacular views.
Playing the back nine at Lost City Golf Course is like going on a golf safari. It has often been noted that the game is more exciting when played downhill and this is certainly the case here. In addition to the previously mentioned 13th, holes eleven, fourteen, fifteen and sixteen are all played from elevated tees offering thrill, excitement and challenge to the golfer. And some of the most spectacular African views to be had on a golf course.
The most hazardous area of the Lost City Golf Course is the 13th hole. Inhabiting the water hazard are Nile crocodiles, some of them nearly two metres long. Golfers are discouraged from retrieving their wayward balls from the croc infested pool. The unusual water hazard is just one of the features that make the Lost City Golf Course exciting and interesting to play. No effort was spared to make the course a masterpiece.
Find accommodation in Sun City (by location map) or see Sun City Accommodation (with preview images and description). Consider Sun City Hotels (ranging from 3-5 star) or if you prefer to do it the self catering way, you will find our comprehensive list of Sun City Self Catering options useful. Also see Bojanala Accommodation and Bojanala Hotels for overnight options in surrounding towns or see North West Province Accommodation and North West Province Hotels for a place to stay in other towns and cities in the North West Province.
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Unique to the 72 par Lost City Golf Course are the real crocodiles at the 13th hole, making this one of the most unusual golf resorts in the world.
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