Africa’s Major

At the end of each year the Nedbank Golf Challenge consistently draws the world’s best golfers to the world-renowned Gary Player Country Club in Sun City for one of the richest purses in the game. Over a period of four days, 72 world-class players will compete in this tournament which has a total prize fund of $7 000 000!

2016 sees the start of a new era as the event moves from its traditional first week of December to 10 to 13 November which now makes it the penultimate event in the Race to Dubai where the final is the DP World Tour Championship.

The Course, since it’s opening in 1979, has been acknowledged as South Africa’s premier championship test of golf. It's wonderfully designed both to challenge players and provide spectators with great viewing. The Course has been home to the Nedbank Golf Challenge since 1981 and it became the first golf tournament ever to offer a prize purse of $1 – million with the winner taking home a hefty first prize of $500 000.

Along with the best names in golf, this event attracts thousands of visitors each year to the Sun City Resort which offers spectacular entertainment throughout the tournament dates!

Activities & Facilities

  • World Class Golf Viewing
  • On Course Big Screens & Leaderboards
  • Refreshment Stations & Grandstands
  • Castle Lite Entertainment & Cold Zone
  • Variety of Entertainment: Comedians & Musicians, incl. Johnny Clegg
  • Sun City Accommodation
  • Valley of Waves
  • Casino & Entertainment Centre


Dates : Thursday, 10 November to Sunday,12 November 2016

Times : Opens at 07h00, Tournament begins at 09h30

Venue : Gary Player Country Club, Sun City

Tickets : can be purchased online from

Prices  : Adults one day admission tickets are between R80 and R200.

               Children 12 to 17 years old one day admission tickets are between R0 and R100.

               Children under 12 years old are admitted free of charge.   

Event Dates

  • Starts: 2016/11/10 at 05:00
  • Ends: 2016/11/13 at 15:00

Contact Us

Nedbank Golf Challenge
Gary Player Golf Course
Sun City, Moses Kotane Rural
North WestSouth Africa
25° 20′ 49.272″ S, 27° 6′ 0.85″ E
work: +27 14 557 1000
fax: +27 11 780 2442 Visit Website
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