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Emperors Palace to host the South African Open Championship as official hospitality partner


08 November 2012


Emperors Palace, the Vegas of Africa, is once again honored to accommodate and entertain international golfing stars during one of South Africa’s most prestigious golf tournaments, the South African Open Championship from 15 – 18 November 2012.

Emperors Palace, the Vegas of Africa, is once again honored to accommodate and entertain international golfing stars during one of South Africa’s most prestigious golf tournaments, the South African Open Championship from 15 – 18 November 2012.

A flagship event for the Sunshine Tour, the South African Open Championship’s origins dates back to 1893 and is widely acknowledged as one of the oldest national Open Championships in golf and truly embodies the spirit of competitive golf in South Africa. From its beginnings as a match play event, the country’s flagship event evolved into a stroke play tournament in 1903 and continues to draw sizeable numbers of top golfers competing for the honour of being crowned champion. Last year, the title went to Hennie Otto and this year will be just as competitive with over 72 holes of stroke play, and 156 players taking part - all determined to take the title home.

Conveniently located five minutes from O.R. Tambo International Airport, Emperors Palace will offer special accommodation packages for the tournament with extended dates to allow guests to enjoy a very special golfing holiday.


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