• Nedbank Golf Challenge 2016
Join us for the 2016
Nedbank Golf Challenge
hosted by Gary Player
10 - 13 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
$7 000 000
First Prize
$1 166 660
Second Prize
$ 777 770
Third Prize
$ 438 200
Fourth Prize
$ 350 000
Fifth Prize
$ 296 800

Rank

Prize Money

Rank

Prize Money

Total Prize Money
$7 000 000
1st
$1 166 660
2nd
$777 770
3rd
$483 200
4th
$350 000
5th
$296 800
6th
$245 000
7th
$210 000
8th
$175 000
9th
$154 000
10th
$140 000
11th
$126 000
12th
$118 270
13th
$111 200
14th
$104 600
15th
$98 000
16th
$95 200
17th
$92 400
18th
$89 600
19th
$86 800
20th
$84 000
21th
$81 200
22th
$79 100
23th
$77 000
24th
$74 900
25th
$72 800
26th
$70 700
27th
$68 600
28th
$66 500
29th
$64 400
30th
$62 300
31st
$60 200
32nd
$58 100
33rd
$56 000
34th
$53 900
35th
$52 500
36th
$51 100
37th
$49 700
38th
$48 300
39th
$46 900
40th
$45 500
41st
$44 100
42nd
$42 700
43rd
$41 300
44th
$39 900
45th
$38 500
46th
$37 100
47th
$35 700
48th
$34 300
49th
$32 900
50th
$31 500
51st
$30 100
52nd
$28 700
53rd
$27 300
54th
$25 900
55th
$24 500
56th
$23 100
57th
$21 700
58th
$21 000
59th
$20 300
60th
$19 600
61st
$18 900
62nd
$18 200
63rd
$17 500
64th
$16 800
65th
$16 100
66th
$15 400
67th
$14 700
68th
$14 000
69th
$13 300
70th
$12 600
71st
$11 900
72nd
$11 200

Ticket Prices

Adults
Kids Between 12 & 17
Kids Under 12
Tuesday
8 Nov
Capacity - 5,000
excl. program
R80
Wednesday
9 Nov
Capacity - 5,000
excl. program
R80
Thursday
10 Nov
Capacity - 10,000
excl. program
R180
Friday
11 Nov
Capacity - 10,000
excl. program
R180
Saturday
12 Nov
Capacity - 10,000
excl. program
R200
Sunday
13 Nov
Capacity - 10,000
excl. program
R200
Tuesday
8 Nov
Capacity - 5,000
excl. program
Free
Wednesday
9 Nov
Capacity - 5,000
excl. program
Free
Thursday
10 Nov
Capacity - 5,000
excl. program
R90
Friday
11 Nov
Capacity - 5,000
excl. program
R90
Saturday
12 Nov
Capacity - 5,000
excl. program
R100
Sunday
13 Nov
Capacity - 5,000
excl. program
R100
Tuesday
8 Nov
Capacity - 5,000
excl. program
Free
Wednesday
9 Nov
Capacity - 5,000
excl. program
Free
Thursday
10 Nov
Capacity - 5,000
excl. program
Free
Friday
11 Nov
Capacity - 5,000
excl. program
Free
Saturday
12 Nov
Capacity - 5,000
excl. program
Free
Sunday
13 Nov/div>
Capacity - 5,000
excl. program
Free

Please note that there will be no increase in ticket prices for 2016.

Challenge Club

For public and corporate hospitality packages visit

The Challenge Club

Entertainment

Castle Lite Zone

Johnny Clegg
10 Nov
Mi Casa
11 Nov
Rugby - South Africa vs England*
12 Nov
Rubber DUC
12 Nov
Classic Rock Project
13 Nov

* Dress "Proudly South African"

Eligibility Criteria for 2016

The field for the 2016 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: Past winner.
Category 2: The winner of the Sunshine Tour 2015 Order of Merit.
Category 3: 64 players as per the Race to Dubai qualification should Category 1 and/or Category 2 qualify through Category 3, their invitations will be automatically ceded to allow for further invitations from the Offical World Golf Rankings.
Category 4: 6 Tournament invites selected from the Official World Golf Rankings.