The upgraded irrigation system has allowed the fairways and tee-boxes to be in top condition and the greens have been hollowed to maintain the rhythm of play on the course. The bunkers have been restored to the original Gary Player specification, the rough is being cut regularly and the reeds have been removed from the river. The current cart paths have been upgraded and the practice and chipping areas have been rebuilt to tournament standards.
Flat savannahs and highly challenging … the Gary Player designed 18-hole championship golf course at Graceland Hotel, Casino and Country Club makes use of natural features as the front and back nines follow paths along opposite sides of a valley. The course features a mixture of significant elevation changes, water hazards, rolling fairways, and a strategically placed bunker.
This Gary Player golf course is a typical inland links course with undulating greens and relatively steep, grass-faced bunkers. Two streams twine through seven of the holes and several dams attract a variety of birdlife.
The signature hole is the par 3, 15th, a short but treacherous hole where only a well-placed tee shot will be rewarded. The green is well guarded with a water hazard short and up the right side of the green, while two well-placed bunkers at the back of the green catch any shot that is even a little bit longer. Crenshaw Bent grass and Kikuyu provide ideal playing surfaces. Slope Ratings
As of 3 September 2018 Graceland will be implementing a new handicap index system and new slope rating from the championship tees is as follows:
Slope rating club tees is 135 rating
Slope rating senior tees is 128 rating
Slope rating ladies tees is 123 rating
There are no more ladies and senior tees
Tees are played on yellow, white, blue or red with the exception of ladies.
Blue tees 144
Red tees 138
Slope ratings in South Africa
For those who are not familiar with the concept of the Slope rating system, it is a USGA system that changes the ball game with regards to handicaps. A Slope rating determines the difficulty of a course which differentiates courses a lot better and adjusts your handicap according to each course. The higher the rating, the more difficult the course. The minimum or easiest is 55 and most difficult or highest is 155.
The Graceland Pro Shop offers a wide range of golfing equipment. Between September and April, it is open daily between 07h00 and 18h00 and between May and August it is open daily between 07h30 and 17h00. For more information, please call 017 620 1188.
Cool down with one of our bucket offers of spirit coolers:
Bucket of Beer R110
Bucket of J&B R215
Bucket of Jack R240
Bucket of Captain R185
Bucket of Spice R185
Bucket of Klippies R150
Get a grab ‘n go plain sandwich at R28 each.
LET THE GOOD TIMES ROLL
Conveniently located off the N17 highway, in Secunda, an hour from the East Rand, and 90 minutes from Johannesburg and Pretoria, Graceland Hotel Casino and Country Club Resort is a perfect business, golf or entertainment getaway destination. Built as a tribute to the grand old southern American age, the resort offers old world charm and warm hospitality. This majestic resort offers exciting casino games, a 4-star Peermont Walmont hotel, mouth-watering dining options, a Gary Player designed 18-hole inland links golf course and a host of recreational facilities from the golf course to the boutique spa.
As South Africa’s first officially licensed casino, Graceland has a proud history and many faithful supporters, and we invite you to revisit our sensational resort, where you are so much more than a number, you are one in a million.
Come to Graceland and let the good times roll!
Enjoy elegance, style and graceful accommodation in Mpumalanga. The 4-star Walmont hotel at Graceland offers 98 rooms and suites, all featuring panoramic views over the golf course or pool terrace. Décor and furnishings offer traditional elegance and allow the stylish Victorian-American theme to continue from the grand foyer right into your room. The Graceland hotel rooms incorporate all the facilities demanded by today’s discerning traveler, including air-conditioning, satellite TV, free Wi-Fi (500MB per device per day) and the luxury of 24-hour room service. The Graceland Country Club is the ultimate luxury accommodation in Secunda, with facilities which include a Gary Player designed, 18-hole championship inland links-style golf course. Guests also have access to the casino, dining, convention, and variety of recreational facilities.
The Graceland hotel features (98 rooms) with 62 Classic rooms, 31 Deluxe rooms, 3 Junior suites, 1 Presidential suite and 1 Special assistance room. Smoking and non-smoking rooms available.
Augusta Club Lounge
Relaxing after a stimulating game of golf is enhanced by the well-appointed Augusta Club Lounge, which offers magnificent bay window views across the course and is elegantly decorated with a specially acquired collection of golfing memorabilia from South Africa and abroad. A selection of light meals is available.
• 07h00 to 22h00
This elegant New Orleans themed restaurant serves delicious carvery buffets and ? la carte meals inspired by the many flavors of the world. With the recent addition of glass stacker doors which open up onto the lush pool terrace, parents can now enjoy a delicious meal while the children play outside on the new modular system.
• Monday to Friday Breakfast 06h30 to 10h30
• Breakfast, Saturday & Sunday 06h30 to 11h00
• 12h00 to 15h00 – Lunch (Sunday only)
• 18h00 to 22h00 – Dinner (Friday & Saturday)
A New York Loft-style Dining Experience for the Whole Family.
Madison’s Bistro and Family Restaurant is a New York-style Loft dining experience which overlooks the main casino. Featuring an all American menu and delightful children’s play area. There’s something for everyone.
• 12h00 to 23h00 Monday to Thursday
07h00 to 02h00 Friday & Saturday
Palm Terrace Snack Bar
A self-service snack bar serving light meals and refreshments as well as morning and afternoon tea. Ideally located, the Palm Terrace overlooks the pool area and Golf Course and is the perfect halfway stop for golfers.
• 07h00 to 17h00
Graceland offers a variety of fun activities for the younger members of the family. The Magic Company provides the latest and greatest in video arcade games. And you can hop in for sweets, snacks and novelty gifts at Sweets from Heaven.
At the pool terrace, besides the new modular children’s play area, we’ve added pedaloes and trampolines and gazebo seating areas for friends and family.
Thunder Valley Go-Kart Track
With state-of-the-art go-karts and a digital clocking system, the 310m track offers the perfect challenge for the more competitive drivers and is great for family outings and team buildings. Thunder Valley is operational from Tuesdays to Thursdays between 12h00 – 22h00, and from Fridays to Sundays between 10h00 – 22h00.
Madison’s Bistro and Blue Bayou
Brand new children’s play equipment has also been introduced to two of Graceland’s most popular eateries Blue Bayou and Madison’s Bistro. Blue Bayou, the property’s New Orleans-themed restaurant, now boasts an outdoor modular play system overlooking the swimming pool, as well as two new trampolines. Madison’s Bistro and Family Restaurant, a New York loft-style eatery, also offers a dedicated indoor play area with TVs, gaming and a coloring-in station.
Graceland’s KidzDen is also on hand with supervised childcare services available for children between 3 months and 11 years of age. For a nominal fee, youngsters are able to play on the new indoor and outdoor equipment under the watchful eye of child-minders while their parents enjoy a round of golf, relaxing spa treatment or downtime in the casino.
Black, Sapphire and Gold Winners Circle Members can drop off their kids at the Kids Den on for a complimentary 4 hours.
Collect your voucher at the Slots Office. For more info call 017 620 1102
Sweets from Heaven
The sweetest place on earth! Sweets from Heaven, located just off the main casino, offers a variety of sweets, biltong and other confectionary items.
• Monday to Thursday: 10h00 to 01h00
• Friday to Sunday: 10h00 to 03h00
A variety of games. Play only R60 and get unlimited access to play! Plus there are great Winners Circle discounts. Black cardholders children are free, maximum of 3 children. All other Winners Circle members pay R30 per child. (Maximum 3 children per cardholder. All children under 12 must be accompanied by an adult)
• Monday to Thursday 09h00 to 23h00
• Friday – Saturday 09h00 to 01h00