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Mbombela Golf Club

Welcome to Mbombela Golf Club

Nelspruit Golf Club was founded in November 1928 and moved to its present location in 1939. The bushveld course is a Bob Grimsdell design, built among rocky outcrops of land in the suburbs of Nelspruit, and the course has a curious history. It was originally a 9-hole golf course for nearly 30 years before Grimsdell returned to complete the second nine in 1967-68. The course was left largely untouched until 1998 when Peter Matcovitch upgraded the course and the adjacent “Matumi Golf Estate” was established.

The club changed its name in August 2017 to Mbombela Golf Club as part of a transformation and development program which embraced the African naming of the town previously known as Nelspruit.

Mbombela (Nelspruit) is the capital city of the province of Mpumalanga. The city lies in the fertile valley of the Crocodile River, 330km (205.06 miles) east of Johannesburg in the hot and humid Lowveld.

The history of this beautiful, fast growing metropolitan area dates back to 1892 with the construction of a railway station up the Crocodile river valley. Built on a farm owned by the Nel family, the place Nelspruit (Nel stream) attracted traders and farmers in high profile because of the natural richness of the soil, adequate water for irrigation and a level valley floor.

Mbombela Golf Club is famous for hosting the annual Jock of the Bushveld Festival of Golf, considered the biggest amateur tournament of its kind in the world. Started in 1968, it has grown to the extent where some 800 amateurs from far and wide play more than 2 000 rounds during a week in May.

In close proximity to the club is the Kruger National Park. This is one of the world’s biggest and best-stocked game reserves, with Africa’s Big Five (lion, leopard, elephant, buffalo and rhino) present in abundant numbers. The  Malelane Gate, southern access to the Kruger Park, is about 60km (37.28 miles) away and is a must visit for both international and local visitors after their game of golf with us.

Renowned for its excellent putting surfaces, magnificent bird life, warm hospitality and efficient service, Mbombela Golf Club is a great golfing destination easily located off three major routes.

Our very own Sand Bar & Bistro offers scrumptious meals and caters for events so make sure to visit our page here for more details on how you can book out the venue!

We look forward to you joining our family and wish you happy golfing,


Darren Plumb

Chief Executive Officer

Mbombela Golf Club

The Ultimate Bushveld Golfing Experience – Home of The Jock!

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