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The province of Mpumalanga – formerly Eastern Transvaal – sits to the north east of South Africa where it borders four other provinces as well as Lesotho, Swaziland and Mozambique. The spectacular Drakensbeg Escarpment separates the Highveld west of the region from the Bushveld east, where the Kruger National Park game reserve attracts tourists in great numbers.

Around 7,000 male golfers in the province are governed by the Mpumalanga Golf Union, which oversees the golfing activities of thirty-seven clubs, from Volksrust Country Club in the southwest to Chrome Golf Club in the northeast. Female golf activities in the province come under the umbrella of Women’s Golf Mpumalanga.

A couple of Mpumalanga courses stand out from all the others. The first of these is Highland Gate, a new millennium Ernie Els Signature design. The second is Gary Player’s sensational Leopard Creek course, which has appeared at or near the top of the national rankings ever since it was first unveiled in 1996.

Top 100 Golf Courses - Mpumalanga

Leopard Creek

1st Mpumalanga - Best in Area

Leopard Creek Country Club – the wild thing – is a course that’s in-tune with nature. Set on the edge of the Kruger National Park it's a cocktail of golf and safari.


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Highland Gate

2nd Mpumalanga - Best in Area

Located near Dullstroom in South Africa's premier fly-fishing area, Highland Gate Golf and Trout Estate boasts an Ernie Els Signature course that opened to critical acclaim in 2014.


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3rd Mpumalanga - Best in Area

The Mbombela Golf Club, formerly Nelspruit, hosts an annual competition called the “Jock of the Bushveld Festival of Golf,” and this event attracts amateur golfers from all over the country.


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Sabi River Sun

4th Mpumalanga - Best in Area

Bounded to the north by the Sabie River, the course at the Sabi River Sun Resort lies an hour’s drive north of Nelspruit. This is game country so expect to find hippos and crocodiles residing in the lake next to the 14th and 15th holes.


5th Mpumalanga - Best in Area

The 9-hole course at Kambaku Golf Club sits at the confluence of the Komati and Crocodile Rivers, where architect Douw van der Merwe helped a group of local farmers transform their golfing dream into reality at the start of the new millennium.

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