• Nedbank Golf Challenge 2017
Join us for the 2017
Nedbank Golf Challenge
hosted by Gary Player
9 - 12 November
Read More About The Tournament
The Course
The History

About the Course

The golf course at the Gary Player Country Club, since its opening in 1979, has been acknowledged as South Africa’s premier championship test of golf.

The home of the Nedbank Golf Challenge since 1981, this immaculately groomed layout has received rave reviews from the world’s top golfers, who agree that it is both demanding and fair. This course has been consistently rated as the best in South Africa, and compares with the best in the world.

The first course in South Africa to be constructed to stringent USGA specifications, this layout is famed for its length (over 7000 metres from the championship tees), its dramatic backdrops of the Pilanesberg Mountains, and its spectacular indigenous vegetation that flanks the fairways.

The first facility in South Africa to be built with multiple tees, the course can be enjoyed by golfers of all levels of skill, but even from the forward tees it remains a challenge. A distinguishing feature of the course is its greens complexes which allows for interesting pin positions on the clover-shaped putting surfaces protected by strategically placed bunkers.

History of the Nedbank Golf Challenge

The Gary Player Country Club is acknowledged as a difficult and demanding course. Since 1981 it has been home to the Nedbank Golf Challenge. The course requires stamina and accuracy from players.

Off the back markers the course measures over 7 000 metres which makes it one of the longest in the world. But a variety of tees make it possible to shorten the course and render playable for all levels of golfers. A distinguishing feature of the course is its green's complexes, with strategically placed bunkers, swales and mounds that protect the super slick clover shaped greens. With pristine perfect kikuyu fairways and excellent bent grass greens the course is kept in perfect condition all year round.

Prize Money
View Full Prize List
Total Prize Money
$7 500 000
First Prize
$1 250 000
Second Prize
$ 832 750
Third Prize
$ 469 250
Fourth Prize
$ 374 750
Fifth Prize
$ 318 000

Rank

Prize Money

Rank

Prize Money

Total Prize Money
$7 500 000
1st
$1 250 000
2nd
$832 750
3rd
$469 250
4th
$374 750
5th
$318 000
6th
$269 500
7th
$225 000
8th
$187 500
9th
$165 000
10th
$150 000
11th
$135 000
12th
$126 700
13th
$119 100
14th
$112 000
15th
$105 000
16th
$102 000
17th
$99 000
18th
$96 000
19th
$93 000
20th
$90 000
21th
$87 000
22th
$84 750
23th
$82 500
24th
$80 250
25th
$78 000
26th
$75 750
27th
$73 500
28th
$71 250
29th
$69 000
30th
$66 750
31st
$64 500
32nd
$62 250
33rd
$60 000
34th
$57 800
35th
$56 300
36th
$54 800
37th
$53 300
38th
$51 800
39th
$50 300
40th
$48 800
41st
$47 300
42nd
$45 800
43rd
$44 300
44th
$42 800
45th
$41 300
46th
$39 800
47th
$38 300
48th
$36 800
49th
$35 300
50th
$33 800
51st
$32 300
52nd
$30 800
53rd
$29 300
54th
$27 800
55th
$26 300
56th
$24 800
57th
$23 300
58th
$22 500
59th
$21 750
60th
$21 000
61st
$20 250
62nd
$19 500
63rd
$18 750
64th
$18 000
65th
$17 250
66th
$16 500
67th
$15 750
68th
$15 000
69th
$14 250
70th
$13 500
71st
$12 750
72nd
$12 000

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Ticket Prices

Adults
Kids Between 12 & 17
Kids Under 12
Tuesday
7 Nov
Capacity - 5,000
excl. program
R100
Wednesday
8 Nov
Capacity - 5,000
excl. program
R100
Thursday
9 Nov
Capacity - 10,000
excl. program
R200
Friday
10 Nov
Capacity - 10,000
excl. program
R200
Saturday
11 Nov
Capacity - 10,000
excl. program
R220
Sunday
12 Nov
Capacity - 10,000
excl. program
R220
Tuesday
7 Nov
Capacity - 5,000
excl. program
Free
Wednesday
8 Nov
Capacity - 5,000
excl. program
Free
Thursday
9 Nov
Capacity - 5,000
excl. program
R90
Friday
10 Nov
Capacity - 5,000
excl. program
R90
Saturday
11 Nov
Capacity - 5,000
excl. program
R100
Sunday
12 Nov
Capacity - 5,000
excl. program
R100
Tuesday
7 Nov
Capacity - 5,000
excl. program
Free
Wednesday
8 Nov
Capacity - 5,000
excl. program
Free
Thursday
9 Nov
Capacity - 5,000
excl. program
Free
Friday
10 Nov
Capacity - 5,000
excl. program
Free
Saturday
11 Nov
Capacity - 5,000
excl. program
Free
Sunday
12 Nov
Capacity - 5,000
excl. program
Free

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Entertainment

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Eligibility Criteria for 2017

The field for the 2017 Nedbank Golf Challenge will feature a maximum of 72 players, and with a new eligibility criteria allowing for 4 tournament invites. Players who meet the following eligibility criteria will be granted a place in one of the most sought-after tournaments in world golf:

Category 1: The leading available 64* players from the Race to Dubai Rankings as of the conclusion of the Turkish Airlines Open (5th November 2017). (Blank entries will be made for those Players ONLY who obtain a qualifying ranking position after close of entries).
Category 2: The defending Champion.
Category 3: The winner of the Sunshine Tour Order of Merit 2016.
Category 4: 6 tournament invitations of which 4 must be from within the top 50 of the Official World Golf Ranking as of Monday 25th September 2017.

NB:
For any* Player to have Race to Dubai Points at the above tournament count on the 2017 Race to Dubai Rankings, such Player must be ranked equal to or higher than the 100th placed European Tour Ranked Member or European Challenge Tour Ranked Member in the 2017 Race to Dubai Rankings published at the conclusion of the Race to Dubai Tournament scheduled to conclude on the 22nd October 2017.

Irrespective of their Race to Dubai Ranking, any such player however entered through (b) (c) or (d) above, (Tournament/National invitations), will NOT be eligible to have Race to Dubai Points earned at the above tournament count on the 2017 Race to Dubai Rankings. (Exception: If the final Race to Dubai cut off for the tournament is below such player’s ranking then his Race to Dubai points earned at this tournament will count towards the 2017 Race to Dubai Rankings).

*NOTE: Should any of the places in the field allocated to (b) - (d) above not be taken up, the available spots will be added to (a) above.

NB: This tournament is excluded from the top 5/10 Regulation.

FORMAT: 72 holes stroke play – no cut