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A RARE BREED: BLAIR ATHOLL GOLF AND EQUESTRIAN ESTATE

Every now and then, one has to simply take a step back and marvel at a magnificent sight. Blair Atholl Golf and Equestrian Estate is one such experience. Many of the top golf courses in South Africa have one thing in common: they have been designed by the legendary Gary Player. When he took to golf design in 1975, he naturally approached the craft with the same determination and professionalism he displayed in his playing career. Over the years, his design company’s projects have provided unique golf experiences around the world, but there is something rather special about one particular South African golf course that defines the Player brand more than any other. Blair Atholl is built on a piece […]
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AMATEURS MUST BE KING TO KEEP GAME GROWING SAYS PLAYER

Amateur golfers need to be made a priority to keep the sport growing even though the professional game is a multi-million dollar industry and getting stronger, Gary Player told Reuters in a frank discourse on the future of the game. “Professional golfers have never played for such enormous money. Some of the pros win in two tournaments what I won in my entire life,” the 18-time Major winner, who turned 83 on Thursday, said in an exclusive interview. “Professional golf is so popular now and Tiger Woods coming back has really given it a shot in the arm. And the Ryder Cup was fantastic. There are so many big events, big attendances, big sponsors, massive money for the players, but […]
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THE PEARL OF LA PAZ

For centuries, the Sea of Cortez has served as a rich canvas for explorers, adventurers, fishermen and artists. Separating Baja California from the Mexican continent, the sea (also known as the Gulf of California) runs 700 miles from the tip of Baja California Sur almost to the U.S. border. The gem of the region is a course by Gary Player Design. Since the resort came under new ownership, they have reengaged with Gary Player Design on renovations to the existing course.   The only Gary Player Signature Design in all of Mexico, El Cortés GC is laid out as an extension of the region’s natural topography and the city’s relaxed attitude. The reopening of the Gary Player Design at El Cortés has only […]
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THE REBIRTH OF SOWETO COUNTRY CLUB

Gary Player Design completes renovation of Soweto Country Club South African course is in final stages of grow-in and scheduled to reopen in March. The Player Design groups renovation of Soweto Country Club in Johannesburg, South Africa, is complete. The course is now in the final stages of grow-in, ahead of a scheduled reopening in March. All tees, greens and bunkers have been reconstructed, two new holes have been introduced, and a new irrigation system from Hunter has been installed. The Player firm designed the original course in 1972 and waived its design fee for the renovation project, which began in early 2018. “We intentionally kept the overall character of the golf course intact, while also implementing some meaningful design improvements,” […]
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CHANGES TO NEDBANK GOLF CHALLENGE HOSTED BY GARY PLAYER IN REVAMPED EUROPEAN TOUR FINALE

The Nedbank Golf Challenge hosted by Gary Player today announced a number of changes for 2019, including a first prize of US$2.5 million, as part of a series of exciting changes to the final three Rolex Series events of the European Tour season. The tournament, which takes place at Sun City from November 14-17, will once again be the penultimate event on the European Tour’s Race to Dubai, joining the Turkish Airlines Open (November 7-10) and the DP World Tour Championship, Dubai (November 14-17) at the conclusion of the 2019 season. Significant changes to all three Rolex Series events were announced to increase the excitement around this season finale, with the winner of the 2019 Nedbank Golf Challenge now set […]
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Chubb Classic Returns to The Classics at Lely Resort

This week, the Chubb Classic returns to The Classics at Lely Resort, a Gary Player Design course. Some of the greatest in golf have won this event over the years, including Grand Slam Champion Gary Player, who won the inaugural event in 1988. World Golf Hall of Famers Bernhard Langer, Fred Couples, and Lee Trevino also headline the list of notable champions of this marquee event on the Champions Tour. The 2019 Chubb Classic will be the 32nd edition of the tournament, which began in February of 1988. Gary Player tallied a total combined score of 207 (-9) over the three tournament days to claim a one-shot victory in the inaugural tournament. Since then, there have only been two other international golfers to win the event, Bernhard Langer […]
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