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Nedbank Golf Challenge

Nedbank Golf Challenge

The Nedbank Golf Challenge is an annual golf tournament played on the Sun City Gary Player Country Club Course which is situated in South Africas North West Province. It has been over three decades since the inaugural event was played in 1981. The tournament which was the brainchild of Gary Player and founded by Sol Kerzner was first known as the Million Dollar Challenge and was originally an exhibition of golf rather than a tournament. The first event had only five players but over the years it has grown into a fully fledged tournament complete with official world ranking. Known as the African Major, the Nedbank Golf Challenge has become the greatest showcase of golf on the African continent. The event is played during the first week of December every year after the PGA Tours FedEx Cup and the European Tours Race to Dubai have been completed and in 2010 it saw some of the biggest names in professional golf competing.

Over the years the tournament has had a number of different names. During its years as the Million Dollar Challenge, the tournament had a total prize of one million dollars with the winner taking home a share totalling three hundred thousand dollars. Nedbank has been involved in the tournament since its inception in 1981 but in 1994 it took the mantle as the title sponsor. By 2010 the total purse was increased to 5 million US dollars with the winner taking home 1.25 million US Dollars putting the prize distribution almost on par with the normal pattern for a professional tournament. Over the course of the 4 days the event is televised to close on 1.4 billion people in over 200 countries. 2010 was the first year that the tournament was broadcasted in high definition (HD).

The selection process for the 12 positions is made up of the Defending Champion and the winner of the South African Tour Order of Merit, wth the remaining ten positions being awarded to the top ten places as per the Official World Rankings after the US PGA starting from number one.

Each year Nedbank and Sun International host The Sports Trust Challenge which is played the day after the Nedbank Golf Challenge in order to raise money for the Sports Trust. The Sport Trust which was founded by Nedbank and Sun International plays an important part in developing sports in South Africa, with the challenge raising over one million Rand each year. Corporates pay to enter a four-ball, and play the Gary Player course in the same layout as the previous days Nedbank Golf Challenge last round.

The Nedbank Golf Challenge 2011 will take place at Sun City from 1 to 4 December 2011.

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Sleeps: 316 in 16 units/rooms
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Bulls in the Bush Guesthouse

Bed & Breakfast Accommodation in Boshoek

14.4km South of center of Nedbank Golf Challenge

The Bulls in the Bush Guest House and Restaurant is situated in the heart of North West Province, South Africa, 20 km from Sun City, and 25 km from Rustenburg, surrounded by Lion Parks, National Game Reserves, Hunting and hiking routes.

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Sleeps: 10 in 5 units/rooms

Tambuti Lodge

Game Reserve And Bush Lodge Accommodation in Pilanesberg National Park

21.8km North West of center of Nedbank Golf Challenge

Set in the northern western side of the greater Pilanesberg National Park and only 33km from Sun City, this malaria free Big Five private game lodge is surrounded by the trees of an old Tambuti forest within the Black Rhino Game Reserve....

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Buffalo Thorn Lodge

Self Catering House, Cottage, Chalet Accommodation in Pilanesberg National Park

22.1km North West of center of Nedbank Golf Challenge

Buffalo Thorn Self Catering Lodge is a luxury 10 sleeper private lodge located in the Black Rhino Game Reserve, which is 30 kilometres from Sun City in the heart of the North West Province in South Africa

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Sleeps: 25 in 5 units/rooms

Kudusrus Gamelodge

Self Catering House, Cottage, Chalet Accommodation in Sun City

25.3km South West of center of Nedbank Golf Challenge

Kudu's Rus is a South African luxury Game Lodge situated in the North West Province of South Africa, in malaria free area.

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TshiBerry B&B

Bed & Breakfast Accommodation in Rustenburg

26.0km South East of center of Nedbank Golf Challenge

Beautifully set on the outskirts of the Dithabaneng Section of Phokeng Village in Rustenburg, you will find this stunning 5-star Boutique Bed & Breakfast, offering guests a unique African experience that embraces a village styled setting.

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Sleeps: 61 in 25 units/rooms
From R 350,00
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Grand Central Guesthouse Rustenburg

Bed & Breakfast Accommodation in Rustenburg

35.6km South East of center of Nedbank Golf Challenge

In the shadow of the impressive Magaliesberg Mountain Range lies the beautiful and vibrant city of Rustenburg. GRAND CENTRAL GUESTHOUSE, RUSTENBURG is a new guesthouse with a homely, laid-back atmosphere and offers affordable, yet stylish extra-ordinaire

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Safari Lodge Hotel & Convention Centre

Bed & Breakfast Accommodation in Rustenburg

35.9km South East of center of Nedbank Golf Challenge

Safari Lodge Hotel & Convention Centre offers hotel accommodation in Rustenburg. Nestled at the foothills of the Rustenburg Kloof and Magaliesberg Mountains one can find The Safari Lodge Hotel is easily accessible from all the major metropolitan areas of

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Rustenburg Guest House

Bed & Breakfast Accommodation in Rustenburg

37.6km South East of center of Nedbank Golf Challenge

Rustenburg Guest House is in a restful and quiet residential area near the imposing Magallies mountains.

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Sleeps: 8 in 4 units/rooms
From R 580,00
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Boubou Bed & Breakfast

Bed & Breakfast Accommodation in Rustenburg

38.7km South East of center of Nedbank Golf Challenge

Boubou B&B offers 4-star accommodation near Sun City and Pilanesberg National Park. In addition to a beautiful, restful garden, our property includes 25ha of pristine bush, which supports a herd of nyala, blesbuck plus other small game such as duiker, ste

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Pine Inn Lodge

Self Catering House, Cottage, Chalet Accommodation in Rustenburg

42.5km South East of center of Nedbank Golf Challenge

Pine Inn Lodge is situated 2.8km from Rustenburg CBD and Waterfall Shopping Mall on the Johannesburg road.

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