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Such a Shame, could be a fantastic golf course

Just came back from SA, visiting friends, Kruger National Park and playing golf. This course has so... read more

Reviewed 19 November 2018
Porthcawl, United Kingdom
Poorly Maintained Golf Course

My wife and I have been staying at a lovely AirBNB on the Hans Merensky Golf Course, and when we... read more

Reviewed 25 August 2017
Hoedspruit, South Africa
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18 Nov 2018
“Such a Shame, could be a fantastic golf course”
4 Feb 2018
“The most beautiful hotel in town”
3 Copper Street | Hans Merensky Hotel & Spa, Phalaborwa 1390, South Africa
+27 15 781 3931
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Reviewed 19 November 2018

Just came back from SA, visiting friends, Kruger National Park and playing golf. This course has so much going for it but unfortunately it needs a lot of TLC. Its still playable and not too expensive for us Brits at the moment. Some of the...More

Date of experience: November 2018
1  Thank You-Must-Visit-Wales
Reviewed 4 February 2018 via mobile

I have to say that this hotel is so beautiful with the golf course,bar and dinning area and their good is nice not to mention the very tasty pizzas they have.its a place to be in

Date of experience: September 2017
1  Thank kedibonem609
Reviewed 25 August 2017

My wife and I have been staying at a lovely AirBNB on the Hans Merensky Golf Course, and when we arrived we were excited to fit in as many rounds as we could during our visit. Sadly, the course is in horrible shape. The Greens:...More

Date of experience: August 2017
3  Thank VanBC40
Reviewed 2 January 2017

Visited from 30/12/2016 to 06/01/2017: The Chalet we stayed in was fantastic BUT as for the rest of the facilities/ amenities in Hans Merensky Hotel and Spa - absolutely disappointing. GOLF: Was the worst experience I've had in years. There are no fairways and the...More

Date of experience: January 2017
3  Thank HassanR743
Reviewed 13 June 2016

Good place to be at - very relaxing, surrounded by bush, animals and of course the famous golf course. Must try!

Date of experience: April 2016
Thank 204sherylv
Reviewed 19 February 2016

This course advertises itself as golf within the wild. Quite honestly other than the monkeys the only evidence we saw of animals was the dung covering the fairways. And speaking of fairways, they were mostly dirt and dung. No grass! And the greens were slow...More

Date of experience: February 2016
2  Thank digger
Reviewed 4 February 2016

Last played Hans Merensky about 6 or 7 years ago and looked forward to a return visit. What a disappointment - the course was dry and dusty with poor greens. It is apparent that the irrigation system is failing and in a poor state of...More

Date of experience: February 2016
1  Thank David B
Reviewed 12 September 2015

This golf course was a South African icon and was always in pristine condition and for years was used for big local PGA events.. It is a challenging well laid out course and is unique as it borders on the Kruger Park where one can...More

Date of experience: September 2015
5  Thank 269Michael
Reviewed 20 August 2015

The course is in need of some attention, but if you want a fun game and are prepared to overlook its faults it is worth it. We were a party of 5 golfers and 2 spectators / coaches! We hired 3 golf carts which were...More

Date of experience: August 2015
Thank lulu008
Reviewed 12 August 2015 via mobile

Just visited to have a look and a drink at the golf course. The place has potential but was too quiet for our liking. Also, we did not know if the restaurant was open from seeing the lack of people. Hopefully it will turn out...More

Date of experience: August 2015
Thank Norman H
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