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“One of South Africa's finest”

Lost City Golf Course
Ranked #6 of 16 things to do in Sun City
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Owner description: The Lost City Golf Course was designed by famed South African golfing figure, Gary Player. This spectacular par-72 course is a cart course, complete with a state-of-the-art clubhouse, and is a short stroll from The Palace of the Lost City. It features a water hazard of 20 live Nile crocodiles on the 13th hole and offers facilities such as a driving range, and a fully equipped golf Pro Shop.
Brisbane, Australia
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“One of South Africa's finest”
Reviewed May 19, 2013

To be honest, our group planned to play both the Gary Player and Lost city courses during our stay in April 2013 and I was looking forward to the Gary Player course more, given the annual Nedbank Challenge being played there. I thought the Lost City course would be second rate and made more for the higher handicap players who couldn't take on the Gary Player challenge. How misguided I was.

As a solid 5 marker, the Lost City course was both challenging, rewarding, forgiving and spectacular. A lot has been said of the 13th hole with the croc's, but what about the rest of the holes with the views and challenges. We opted not to take a caddie which only miodly hampered us on one or two holes i.e. there is a par five dogleg left and a short par 4 dogleg right that having a caddie would be of assistance, but other than that, a caddie really isn't necessary.

The 4th hole is the par 5 which only requires a tee shot of about 200 metres, then a sharp left hand turn up the hill will leave you a solid 3-5 wood to an elevated green. I pulled my tee shot to the far left side of the fairway thinking I would be in trouble, but it was centre cut, in perfect position (a caddie would have been handy on that one). The only other hole where a caddie would have been handy was the par 4 10th (I think). This is a clever little hole with a blind tee shot which turns right up the mountain. You can cut the corner, but don't cut too much or you won't find your ball.

Overall, the Lost City course is a memorable experience. As a golf purist, there is something very special about the Gary Player course, but to be honest, if I return to Sun City with 2 games of golf in mind, I will most certainly make at least one, if not both games at the Lost City. I have attached some snappy picks for perusal as there isn't many around.

Visited April 2013
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Manama, Bahrain
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68 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 39 helpful votes
“great course watch for the crocodiles”
Reviewed April 26, 2013

Great course beautiful countryside and plenty of wildlife on the course to avoid. club house well organised with good caddies and plenty of good quality equipment

Visited April 2013
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Singapore
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“Quality resort course - buy some extra balls”
Reviewed April 14, 2013

We enjoyed this course. Well priced, cart and lunch included - good quality club hire. Some downright nasty holes where your ball is etiher on the green or lost! Great views and we enjoyed the wild life. If you tee off early, you might want to wait til you finish rather than have lunch at the turn.
Enjoy!

Visited April 2013
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London
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
“Retrieve your golfball from a crocs mouth if you dare”
Reviewed March 16, 2013

Don't hit your ball into the crocs enclosure - they don't like it! Course is in great condition and not too difficult, although I lost a few balls.

Visited April 2012
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Burntwood, United Kingdom
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“Game driver!”
Reviewed January 11, 2013

Lovely challenging course, with sightings of warthog ,baboons ,impala and of course the crocs on 13 !

Visited January 2013
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