The Gary Player Golf Course, designed by Gary Player, is an 18-hole par-72 championship course that is regularly ranked as the leading golf course in South Africa. Home to the Nedbank Golf Challenge, these fairways have been walked by the best in the game, fromJack Nicklaus to Gary Player to Ernie Els to Tiger Woods. It is a golf course that excels in its design as well as its conditioning, and remains as much a physical test as a mental one. At 6 550 metres, and played in the blazing Sun City heat, this is a golf course that commands respect. The par-five ninth hole is one of the most scenic with its island green, while the stroke one eighth hole is a tough test for even the professionals.