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GARY PLAYER DESIGN COURSES LAND IN GOLFSCAPE’S COVETED WORLD TOP 100

Gary Player Design’s portfolio stretches globally, and three courses lead its pack in golfscape’s Top 100 Golf Courses in the World 2020. With the help of an extensive panel of industry leaders, the golf courses featured in their official rankings offer experiences to remember for a lifetime, from beach resorts to coastal gems. golfscape’s list takes you through forests, over clifftops, and across the desert to uncover the top golf courses in the world. Checking in at No. 19. Is The Links Course at Fancourt in South Africa. Sculpted into what Gary Player has described as his greatest feat as a designer, The Links is the golfing hallmark of the Fancourt estate. Featuring a dune-style landscape, the course is the […]
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MODRY LAS GOLF RESORT ROUNDS OFF UNFORGETTABLE YEAR

Modry Las Golf Resort has concluded an “unforgettable year” by signing its first-ever reciprocal agreement in Asia with one of the continent’s leading golf destinations. The announcement follows a remarkable season in which Poland’s top golf resort became a PGA National property, picked up its fifth World Golf Award, celebrated its 10th anniversary and opened a stunning new clubhouse. Modry Las joins a strong contingent of courses designed by Gary Player Design to receive global recognition this year.  The arrangement between Modry Las and TPC Kuala Lumpur will see visiting members of each club enjoying complimentary greenfees while in Poland and Malaysia. It also marks a double celebration at the 2019 World Golf Awards held in Abu Dhabi where Modry […]
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RECORD CROWDS FOR NEDBANK GOLF CHALLENGE 2019

The Nedbank Golf Challenge hosted by Gary Player has reaffirmed its status as one of world golf’s premier sports events as the 2019 edition delivered record attendance figures, sold-out hospitality, an unprecedented fan focus, and an overall product that is constantly evolving in its ability to capture the attention of golf fans and non-golf fans alike. This was “Africa’s Major” in every sense as the increased prize money, quality field, expanded Public Hospitality Village, a host of exciting new activations for the public, and the 40th anniversary of both Sun City and the Gary Player Country Club all resonated with fans who attended this prestigious Rolex Series tournament on the European Tour from November 14-17 at Sun City. The total […]
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LOMBARD GETS HIS SUN CITY TRIUMPH IN A CELEBRATION OF 20 YEARS OF #GOLFANDGIVING

The 20th anniversary of the Gary Player Invitational was indeed one of the most memorable as Sunshine Tour professional Zander Lombard and his team including Irish pop star Brian McFadden celebrated their tournament victory against the backdrop of an incredible R2.3 million raised for The Player Foundation at Sun City this weekend. Lombard, a week after leading the Nedbank Golf Challenge hosted by Gary Player for two days at Sun City before finishing tied eighth, led his team of McFadden and businessmen Adrian Moors and Mark Ilsley to a three-point victory on 188 points at the Lost City Golf Course on Sunday. McFadden was delighted to be on the winning team in this tournament for the second time. “I won […]
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FOOTBALL STARS RECOGNIZE THE PLAYER FOUNDATION’S ROLE IN SPARKING GREATNESS

There are those moments when making a difference in a child’s life at exactly the right time can unlock greatness. South African football stars Aaron Mokoena and Mark Williams both had such moments, and it’s exactly why they applaud and support The Player Foundation’s work in raising funds for charity through this weekend’s Gary Player Invitational at the Lost City Golf Course. At the end of a magnificent first day of the Gary Player Invitational on Saturday in which the collection of sports stars, celebrities, professional golfers and business leaders played their part in the #GolfAndGiving drive of this event for The Player Foundation, both Mokoena and Williams reflected on their own upbringings and the critical moments that helped to […]
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SOUTH AFRICAN SPORTS LEGENDS TEAM UP TO SUPPORT GARY PLAYER INVITATIONAL

Rugby World Cup-winning Springbok Steven Kitshoff and an array of South African sports legends will come together this weekend in support of The Player Foundation and its drive to make a difference for charity through the Gary Player Invitational at the Lost City Golf Course at Sun City from 23-24 November. Kitshoff and fellow Springboks Bryan Habana, Akona Ndungane, Odwa Ndungane, Butch James, Patrick Lambie and Owen Nkumane as well as former Proteas cricket captain Shaun Pollock, International Boxing Hall of Fame member Brian Mitchell, and former Bafana Bafana stars Mark Williams, Jimmy Tau and Matthew Booth join a field of men and women professional golfers and business leaders in the 20th anniversary of the Gary Player Invitational and to celebrate the over $64 million The […]
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As a soldier in Italy during World War II, Ian had the idea of a 75-mile canoe race from the city of Pietermaritzburg to Durban. It materialized in 1951. Of eight entrants, he was the only one who finished the race, despite being bitten by a poisonous snake.

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