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Playing a round at Graceland means playing on the best greens in Mpumalanga!

The upgraded irrigation system has allowed the fairways and tee-boxes to be in top condition and the greens have been hollotined to maintain the rhythm of play on the course. The bunkers have been restored to the original Gary Player specification, the rough is being cut regularly and the reeds have been removed from the river. The current cart paths have been upgraded and the practice and chipping areas have been rebuilt to tournament standards.

Flat savannahs and highly challenging ... the Gary Player designed 18-hole championship golf course at Graceland Hotel, Casino and Country Club makes use of natural features as the front and back nines follow paths along opposite sides of a valley. The course features a mixture of significant elevation changes, water hazards, rolling fairways and a strategically placed bunker.

This Gary Player golf course is a typical inland links course with undulating greens and relatively steep, grass-faced bunkers. Two streams twine through seven of the holes and several dams attract a variety of birdlife.

The signature hole is the par 3, 15th, a short but treacherous hole where only a well-placed tee shot will be rewarded. The green is well guarded with a water hazard short and up the right side of the green, while two well-placed bunkers at the back of the green catch any shot that is even a little bit long. Crenshaw Bent grass and Kikuyu provide ideal playing surfaces.

Slope Ratings

As of 3 September 2018 Graceland will be implementing a new handicap index system and new slope rating from the championship tees is as follows:

Men
Slope rating club tees is 135 rating
Slope rating senior tees is 128 rating
Slope rating ladies tees is 123 rating
There are no more ladies and senior tees
Tees are played on yellow, white, blue or red with the exception of ladies.

Ladies
Blue tees 144
Red tees 138

Slope ratings in South Africa
For those who are not familiar with the concept of the Slope rating system, it is a USGA system that changes the ball game with regards to handicaps. A Slope rating determines the difficulty of a course which differentiates courses a lot better and adjusts your handicap according to each course. The higher the rating, the more difficult the course. The minimum or easiest is 55 and most difficult or highest is 155.

The Graceland Pro Shop offers a wide range of golfing equipment. Between September and April it is open daily between 07h00 and 18h00 and between May and August it is open daily between 07h30 and 17h00. For more information, please call 017 620 1188.

REFRESHMENT SPECIALS

Cool down with one of our bucket offers of spirit coolers:
Bucket of Beer R110
Bucket of J&B  R215
Bucket of Jack R240
Bucket of Captain R185
Bucket of Spice   R185
Bucket of Klippies R150

Feeling hungry?
Get a grab 'n go plain sandwiche at R28 each.

Click here to find out more about our Stay & Play Packages.

Contact the Graceland Country Club Manager via the Pro Shop on +27 (0) 17 620 1188.

More Information:

Graceland Golf Course Hole by Hole

Graceland Virtual Golf Tour

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