Players enjoy the African sights at Sun City

The 19th Hole
Ian Poulter Nadbank Golf Challenge

The European Tour’s best are in South Africa for this week’s Nedbank Golf Challenge at Sun City, and they’ve been enjoying the sights and sunshine.

Golf is just one of the attractions on offer at The Sun City Resort, as this aerial tour illustrates:

Golf is the main focus this week, however, and defending champion Alex Noren got things under way by returning the trophy he won last year. Tournament host Gary Player was there to greet the Swede upon his arrival at the course:

The players have been preparing ahead of Thursday’s bright and early start, and as usual the sunshine and visiting wildlife makes even the practice rounds tweet-worthy affairs.

Let’s not forget, the Gary Player Country Club is the kind of course where this sort of thing is a regular occurence on the fairways and greens:

And if you’re interested in slightly bigger game, a safari ride is just a stone’s throw away, as Ian Poulter discovered.

The golf itself can get pretty wild too, with narrow fairways, thick rough and smallish greens with often dangerous pin placements making for a real challenge:

All in all, it should be another great week in Sun City.

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