Hans Merensky Golf Club

3 Copper Street Hans Merensky Hotel & Spa, Phalaborwa 1390 South Africa

Nestled just outside Phalaborwa and adjacent to the Kruger National Park, the Hans Merensky Golf Club stands as a gem in the lush Limpopo landscape. Designed by the famed Bob Grimsdell, this Par 72 championship course is a testament to parkland design excellence. It’s not just the visually stunning layout that captivates golfers, but the unique experience of playing alongside resident wildlife like giraffes, hippos, and crocodiles, adding an unparalleled safari dimension to the game.

Recently acclaimed as the best walking course in South Africa and awarded the Diamond Arrow for being the top-rated course in Limpopo, Hans Merensky Golf Club competes admirably in a country known for exceptional golfing destinations. Spanning 6549 meters, the course is meticulously maintained, particularly its Bayview greens, and welcomes visitors daily.

The club’s amenities are comprehensive, including bars, a pro shop, club and buggy hire, a driving range, and more. For those planning a visit, it’s open to the public, but booking accommodation in Phalaborwa and securing tee-off times in advance is recommended to ensure a seamless experience.

The adjacent Hans Merensky Hotel and Spa complements the golfing experience with luxurious accommodations, making it a haven for those seeking a blend of golf, wildlife, and relaxation. With over 200 species of birds and a variety of game, it’s a destination that promises more than just golf – it’s an immersive encounter with nature’s wonders. Remember, though, to keep a safe distance from the water’s edge – some golf balls are best left unretrieved!

Course Details

18 Holes Par: 72 Length: 6549 meters Slope: N/A Rating: N/A

Course Informations

  • Year built: 1967
  • Architect(s): Bob Grimsdell
  • Greens: Bayview Grass
  • Fairways: Cynodon Grass
  • Season: Year round


  • Dress Code: Appropriate golf attire required


  • Carts: Yes
  • Clubs: Yes
  • Caddies available: Yes


  • Driving range: Yes
  • Pitching/chipping area:
  • Putting green: Yes
  • Teaching pro:


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