Find your sweet spot this winter at Graceland’s getaway golf course
24 May 2012
What better way to spend the sunny winter days than playing golf at the Gary Player designed course at Graceland Hotel, Casino and Country Club in Secunda? Escape from the crowds and stress of the big city and hit the Graceland golf course for a weekend of winter sun with the boys, or the girls. Here you’ll find one of the best golf courses in Mpumalanga and unbeatable tranquillity; the ideal spot to focus on your game and strike that hole in one.
A paradise for the golf enthusiast, think 18 holes of flat savannahs, undulating greens and the clever use of natural features like significant elevation changes, water hazards and paths along opposite sides of the valley. A strategically placed, relatively steep, grass-faced bunker adds extra challenge to this fantastic inland links course. Crenshaw Bent grass and Kikuyu provide ideal playing surfaces.
Set in a peaceful landscape and only 55 minutes’ drive from Johannesburg or Pretoria, the championship course is one of the top 100 ranked by Golf Digest in 2010/2011. Two sparkling streams wind through seven of the holes and several dams attract a variety of wonderful bird life. The signature hole of the course 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, while two well placed bunkers at the back of the green catch any shot that is just a little bit long.
After a stimulating game of golf, relax at the Palm Terrace with a light meal and enjoy the magnificent views across the course. Or choose the elegant Augusta Club Lounge with its fascinating collection of local and international golf memorabilia for the 19th hole and excellent fine dining. Don’t forget to stop by the Graceland Pro Shop to check out the wide range of golfing equipment. Charming accommodation tops it all off at the 4-star Peermont Walmont at Graceland which has great entertainment, casino action, restaurants, a pool deck and so much more. There’s not much more that any golfer could want for a weekend getaway.
Graceland Hotel is offering a must-buy winter deal for all golf-lovers. Book now for the Ultimate Golf Getaway from 1st May - 31st July 2012. A weekend break costs R525 per person sharing per night, inclusive of accommodation, one round of golf, breakfast in Palm Terrace and a R100 slots voucher. Don’t forget that Father’s Day is on Sunday 17 June. Now is your chance to book an unforgettable weekend treat for the dad in your life. Weekdays, stay for only R450 per person sharing, inclusive of accommodation, one round of golf, breakfast in Palm Terrace and a R100 slots voucher.
Reservations can be made by contacting (017) 620 1000. Terms and conditions apply.