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At over 7 500 metres, the Blair Atholl Golf Course is the longest in the South Africa and it takes in all the different features and moods of the estate. From sheltered green shady spots to big skies and rolling views, from aloe-strewn miniature rocky koppies to great sleepy meadows, the course includes fantastic water features and only two holes run alongside one another. The course is one great, expansive loop – and even the fairway stands have intentionally been set well away from the playing lines.
In terms of water, the course is designed to be entirely self-sufficient, with waste water from the estate being recycled and purified, then used to irrigate the course and the common gardens. Sculptured with many scenic running water features, small streams, and big sleepy dams, every drop of water is part of the greater scheme of water conservation, re-use and sustainability. Players and residents can be assured of beautiful, environmentally responsible playing and viewing conditions.
A drawcard for the whole family is the equine facility. Long associated with racehorses, the farm has always kept impeccably bred horses in immaculate white post and rail paddocks. These beautiful features are being extended from Gary Player’s original farmstead across the entire estate.
One of the visual pleasures you will enjoy is driving past peacefully grazing horses in their paddocks as you enter the estate from the top gatehouse.
Central, private stabling is available, complete with lunging and jumping arenas, as well as expert care and stable management. The stables have the most remarkable, breathtaking view of the Magaliesberg range and can accommodate 70 horses.
Outrides on the bridle paths take in a thousand acres of shady winding river trails, open inviting hillside canters, and much more, and are well suited to the needs of both the beginner and the experienced rider. Tuition, available in both private and group lessons, with our resident equestrian pro is also on offer.
Another advantage for the family is the Village Green, which serves as an activities centre for parents and children complete with uncomplicated meals served from the kitchen. The facilities include tennis courts, jumping castle, jungle gym, cricket net and a sparkling pool. A smattering of tables underneath the trees on on the patio serves as a social meeting area for families and friends.