SKUKUZA GOLF CLUB
Skukuza Golf Club is a magnificent 9-hole (18-tee) course situated in the world-renowned Kruger National Park on the outskirts of Skukuza rest camp. The rich wildlife sanctuary surrounding the golf course is home to the Big Five, a huge variety of birds and countless animals, which all conspire to provide our visitors with a harmonious close-to-nature golfing experience.
Since the course is not fenced-in, uninvited spectators are a common sight, hippo, impala, warthog and baboons to mention but a few. The course offers the pleasure of challenge and adventure. For example #2, Par 3, have water on the left and to the back of the green. The signature hole #9, Par 3 of about 150m is played across Lake Panic. The Skukuza Golf Course has no bunkers, although ‘aerial bunkers’ abound because of the many trees found on the course.
SOME HISTORY ON SKUKUZA GOLF COURSE
When the Kruger National Park was established 110 years ago, there were no sporting facilities for staff. A fund for recreational activities was introduced after World War 2 and during the 1950’s and 1960’s the present day community hall and adjacent sporting facilities were developed.
Many of the sporting facilities were created rather by accident than design as the rugby / cricket field appeared soon after the Technical Services Department “tested” heavy machinery in the area.
SKUKUZA FOUNDER’S LOUNGE
Enjoy a pre-game drink or post-game de-brief at the Founders Lounge, which has recently been given a whole new look and feel. The members-only space is the ideal spot to unwind and relax, with comfortable seating and quiet nooks to catch up with old and new friends. Skukuza Golf Club also offers a shuttle service to visitors from Kruger Gate and Skukuza Safari Lodge.