Posts Tagged ‘Gary Player’

The Lost City Golf Course, South Africa

Sep 19th

The Lost City Golf Course is an 18-hole desert-style golf course within the Sun City entertainment complex in the semi-desert of the North-West Province of South Africa. Designed by South Africa’s grand master of golf Gary Player, the Lost City Golf Course covers more than 100 hectares and incorporates 28,000 m2 of water features. It comes as no surprise that golf carts are compulsory. The rich green fairways give a dramatic contrast to the bushveld backdrop and the barren waste bunkers are a special feature of this intriguing course; the fairways were originally planted with the Bay view strain of Bermuda, but later replanted with the hardier kikuyu, making the fairways easier to hit.

The front nine holes have a desert style layout with a classic links feel. Large waste bunkers are common to this part of the course preventing a safe landing area for drivers and placing a premium on straight hitting. Playing the back nine is like going on a golf safari. It has often been noted that the game is more exciting when played downhill and this is certainly the case here. In addition to the previously mentioned thirteenth, holes eleven, fourteen, fifteen and sixteen are all played from elevated tees offering thrill, excitement and a challenge to the golfer – as well as some of the most spectacular African views to be had on a golf course. But wait, there’s more…

Golf Almerimar | Blog Justteetimes

Feb 14th

Golf Almerimar | Blog Justteetimes.

The Cliffs at Mountain Park Golf Course, USA

Aug 31st

Named one of GOLF Magazine’s “Best New Courses” of 2013, the Gary Player Signature Course at Mountain Park takes advantage of panoramic mountain elevations with 14 holes incorporating the pristine North Saluda River that runs through this community. Set in a valley-type setting and framed by mountains, Mountain Park offers something challenging and unique from the other Cliffs courses.

The Cliffs at Mountain Park Golf Course, USA

The newest of the seven courses in The Cliffs Communities that stretch across western North and South Carolina, Mountain Park succeeds on numerous levels. It brings old-school elements like big greens, natural bunkering, and open approaches to the very un-Scotland-looking Blue Ridge Mountains. The turf dries unusually quickly considering the topography, trees, and twisting North Saluda River that comes into play especially on the front nine. But wait, there’s more…

Golf Books #195 (Golf: A Good Walk and Then Some – 2nd Edition)

Aug 4th

Golf A Good Walk and Then SomeSequel to the first complete history of golf published since 1975; satisfies both the history buffs and the fans that want to relive the great championships and legendary feats of the world s greatest golfers.

I can heartily recommend it and I am sure that it will quickly become a welcome addition to the lore of golf history Gary Player (forward to first edition)

The book by lifelong golf enthusiast John Jenchura offers passionate fans as well as casual readers the most comprehensive volume on the sport of golf ever created.

How did it all begin? This over 470-page narrative with 100 photographs and 67 chapters covers the history of the game all the way back to the Romans in 300 AD, follows it across the European continent to Scotland and chases it across the Atlantic Ocean to the U.S. Chapters detail the evolution of the ball and new equipment, the founding of the U.S. Golf Association, and premier men and women players dating from the 1800s to the present. But wait, there´s more…

Golf Books #191 (Golf – A Good Walk & Then Some: A Quintessential History of the Game)

Jul 7th

41PZ5AIfQPL._SX337_BO1,204,203,200_This is the first complete history of the game since the classic book, The Story of American Golf by Herbert Warren Wind, which was published in 1975. Golf A Good Walk & Then Some is a detailed history of the game, from its precursors that range all the way back to the Romans in 300 A.D., to the European continent, to Scotland, and then across the Atlantic to the United States.

Accompanying this treatment are appendices that list golf s individual Major championships going back to the Open Championship in 1860 and provide year-by-year information on the winners, winning scores and venues. The author provides a compilation of similar information for the Ryder, Presidents, Walker, Solheim and Curtis Cups.

Golf A Good Walk & Then Some is a thorough and concise history of golf, its championships, and it competitions. It is a book that will satisfy not only the fan who wants an overview of golf s history but also the history buff who wants a thorough treatment.

Legendary Gary Player, who penned the foreword, described this seminal work quite accurately when he wrote: When you read this book, you will come away knowing that there is much more to the game than just playing it it s the game and then some. But wait, there’s more…

Golfamily Album #47

May 2nd
The Masters - Arnold, Gary and Jack.

The Masters – Arnold, Gary and Jack.


The Links at Fancourt Hotel & Country Club, South Africa

Mar 23rd

Fancourt is situated in the heart of the Garden Route, and close to the country’s largest remaining indigenous forest, the Tsitsikamma. The Garden Route is one of South Africa’s most enchanting areas with sheer cliffs plunging into the Indian Ocean, glittering white beaches and the majestic Outeniqua mountains.

The Links at Fancourt Hotel & Country Club

Gary Player, who has been a part of the design team since the original courses at Fancourt, came on board to add the Links in 2000 and has gone on to say The Links is perhaps his greatest achievement as a golf-course designer. Player’s design team spent months studying the classic links courses of Scotland and Ireland and then, armed with inspiration from the best that those countries had to offer, embarked on the ambitious task of recreating some of their finest holes to make a genuine links test on what was once an airfield.

The result is awe-inspiring and has elicited praise from some of the world’s finest golfers – The Links was the host venue for the 2003 Presidents Cup, which ended in an historic tie after a dramatic play-off between Tiger Woods and Ernie Els.

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Golfamily Album #16

Aug 30th

Two Legends, Elvis Presley & Gary Player.

Golfamily Album #15

Aug 23rd

Sarazen, Hogan, Nicklaus & Player

Modry Las Golf Club, Poland

Jul 21st

Modry Las is a naturally beautiful golf course in north-western Poland, an area known for its rolling countryside, pristine lakes and virgin forests. The 18-hole championship course is the first to be designed by Gary Player in Central Europe and opened in 2008 as a private golf course that is open to the public. The course is characterized by distinct and dramatic bunkering and has already hosted its first tournament on the Polish PGA Tour.

This Par-72 (7272-yds) championship course, ranked in the Top 100 European Golf Courses, spreads across 130 hectares (321 acres) of untarnished countryside it combines nature’s best: gently rolling hills, fields of wild- flowers and a birch and pine forest, all overlooking two peaceful, spring fed lakes. It features over 200 fairway-side single home lots, a clubhouse, a driving range and a practice area. But wait, there’s more…