The golf course was built in 1972 as a recreational facility for the Skukuza personnel and is now available to visitors to the Kruger National Park. The Skukuza Golf Course is situated on the outskirts of Skukuza Rest Camp. The rich wildlife sanctuary surrounding the golf course is home to the Big Five, a huge variety of birds and countless animals, which all conspire to provide the visitor with a harmonious close-to nature golfing experience.
Since the course is not fenced-in, uninvited spectators are a common sight, hippo, impala, warthog, and baboons to mention but a few. The Skukuza Golf Course has no bunkers, although ‘aerial bunkers’ abound because of the many trees found on the course.
Tee-off times are available for visitors in the mornings between 07:00 and 11:00 from Sunday to Friday. Please book in advance to avoid disappointment. Saturdays are Club Days for our members or a Sponsor’s Day and it’s a Two Field-Morning and Afternoon. It’s a Shotgun Start and the morning field is 06:30 for 07:00, the afternoon field is 12:00 for 12:30 in summer and half an hour earlier in winter. No late entries are accepted.
An indemnity form must be completed prior to playing. Standard golf dress code applies. Caddies are normally available on weekends but we do not make bookings for caddies. Motorised Golf Carts and Pull Carts are available for hire. Light refreshments and full bar facility daily.
The Skukuza Golf Course is designed for all levels of golfers. Please bring along your golf clubs next time you visit the Kruger National Park and enjoy one of the most unique 9-hole golf courses in the world. The Skukuza Golf Course is a magnificent 9-hole (18-tee) course situated in the world-renowned Kruger National Park on the outskirts of Skukuza Rest Camp. The rich wildlife sanctuary surrounding the golf course is home to the Big Five, a huge variety of birds and countless animals, which all conspire to provide the visitor with a harmonious close-to-nature golfing experience. The golf course was built in 1972 as a recreational facility for the Skukuza personnel and has now been opened to visitors to the Kruger National Park for the first time.
The course is a Par 72 and is 5831m (6450 yards) for men and 4950m (5480 yards) for women. Since the course is not fenced-in, uninvited spectators are a common sight; hippo, impala, warthog, and baboons to mention but a few. The course offers the pleasure of challenge and adventure. The Skukuza Golf Course has no bunkers, although ‘aerial bunkers’ abound because of the many trees found on the course.
Placing – One Club length on all fairways, not nearer the hole.
Out of bounds:
The road surface and over the road to the right of no 7,16,8 and 17;
Right of number 1, 10, 2, 11, 3, 12, 4 and 13; and
Créche and flowerbeds next to the fence around the crèche.
Water Hazard (Yellow stakes): 1, 10, 2, 11, 5, 14, 9 and 18
Lateral Water Hazard (Red stakes): 1, 10, 3, 12, 4, 13, 8 and 17
GUR – All bare ground on fairways. Relief without penalty, nearest point, not nearer the hole and straight backward.
Roads – Drop without penalty, not nearer the hole
Burrowing animals – Rough/Fairway drop without penalty from holes made by burrowing animals and termites, NOT HOOF MARKS. Burrowing animals include warthogs, moles, and termites.
Hoof marks on the green – Hoof marks and/or other damage caused by wild animals on the greens may be repaired, or the ball may be moved with the approval of the marker.
Immovable obstructions – Braai area, clubhouse and the paved area around the old and new clubhouse, wooden pole fence around the golf clubhouse area, tee markers, benches, sprinkler heads, manholes, the paved ditch across no 3&12 fairway and the wire around Piet’s puddle (no 5) are considered immovable obstructions. Relief according to Rule 24-2, without penalty, of 1 club length not nearer the hole.
Due to the quality of our drop zones, we allow for a drop and place local rule; note that you may NOT put the ball on a tee
The R&A Rules:
The Rules of the Game shall be those of the Royal and Ancient Golf Club at St Andrews and such rules as may, from time to time, be framed by the Committee. The Committee may create local rules from time to time and all such rules shall be deemed as approved and accepted.