• Nedbank Golf Challenge 2013
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Danny Willet
2014 Champion
 
 
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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
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First Prize
$1 250 000
Second Prize
$ 775 000
Third Prize
$ 433 000
Fourth Prize
$ 348 000
Fifth Prize
$ 295 000

Rank

Prize Money

Rank

Prize Money

1st
$1 250 000
2nd
$775 000
3rd
$433 000
4th
$348 000
5th
$295 000
6th
$245 000
7th
$195 000
8th
$175 000
9th
$162 000
10th
$158 000
11th
$154 000
12th
$150 000
13th
$146 000
14th
$142 000
15th
$138 000
16th
$135 000
17th
$132 000
18th
$129 000
19th
$126 000
20th
$123 000
21th
$120 000
22th
$117 000
23th
$114 500
24th
$112 000
25th
$109 500
26th
$107 000
27th
$104 500
28th
$103 000
29th
$101 500
30th
$100 000

Ticket Prices

Adults
Kids Between 12 & 17
Kids Under 12
Tuesday
2 Dec
Capacity - 5,000
excl. program
R80
Wednesday
3 Dec
Capacity - 5,000
excl. program
R80
Thursday
4 Dec
Capacity - 10,000
excl. program
R180
Friday
5 Dec
Capacity - 10,000
excl. program
R180
Saturday
6 Dec
Capacity - 10,000
excl. program
R200
Sunday
7 Dec
Capacity - 10,000
excl. program
R200
Tuesday
2 Dec
Capacity - 5,000
excl. program
Free
Wednesday
3 Dec
Capacity - 5,000
excl. program
Free
Thursday
4 Dec
Capacity - 5,000
excl. program
R90
Friday
5 Dec
Capacity - 5,000
excl. program
R90
Saturday
6 Dec
Capacity - 5,000
excl. program
R100
Sunday
7 Dec
Capacity - 5,000
excl. program
R100
Tuesday
2 Dec
Capacity - 5,000
excl. program
Free
Wednesday
3 Dec
Capacity - 5,000
excl. program
Free
Thursday
4 Dec
Capacity - 5,000
excl. program
Free
Friday
5 Dec
Capacity - 5,000
excl. program
Free
Saturday
6 Dec
Capacity - 5,000
excl. program
Free
Sunday
7 Dec
Capacity - 5,000
excl. program
Free

Please note that there will be no increase in ticket prices for 2015.

Entertainment

Hospitality Village

Chris Forrest
50m Stretch
4-Dec
16h00
Blackbyrd
50m Stretch
4-Dec
17h00
Joey Rasdien
50m Stretch
5-Dec
16h00
Classic Rock project
50m Stretch
5-Dec
17h00
Nik Rabinowitz
50m Stretch
6-Dec
16h00
Mi Casa
50m Stretch
6-Dec
17h00
David Kau
50m Stretch
7-Dec
16h00
Kurt Darren
50m Stretch
7-Dec
17h00

Eligibility Criteria for 2015

The field for the 2015 Nedbank Golf Challenge will feature a maximum of 30 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: Past winner.
Category 2: The winner of the Sunshine Tour 2014 Order of Merit.
Category 3: The winner of the 2015 Alfred Dunhill Championship.
Category 4: The top 10 available players not otherwise exempt from top the 30 on the final 2015 FedEx Cup standings.
Category 5: The top 10 available players not otherwise exempt from the top 30 on the Race to Dubai as of the Monday immediately after the WGC-HSBC Champions (9 November 2015).
Category 6: If there are less than 3 South Africans qualifying through categories (1) to (5) combined, and as of the conclusion of the 2015 WGC HSBC Champions, then additional South African players will be selected in their position on the Official World Golf Ranking (OWGR) as of Monday 9 November 2015. The total number of South Africans in the field qualifying through categories (1) to (6) combined as of the conclusion of the WGC-HSBC Champions will be 3 in total.
Category 7: 4 tournament invites.
Category 8: The remaining players not otherwise exempt will be selected from the OWGR as of the Monday after the WGC-HSBC Champions (9 November 2015).

Player withdrawals: After the close of entries, a withdrawal will see a player replaced by the next eligible player in his category. The deadline for this is 18:00 (local time in Sun City) on Sunday 30 November. NB: This tournament is excluded from the Top 5/10 Regulation.