Set in a wildlife sanctuary surrounded by Acacia’s and majestic mountains, the development plan of Elements Private Golf Reserve has been themed around the four elements - earth, fire, wind and water. These have been tastefully combined with modern architecture to achieve a unique minimalist, upmarket bush look.
Elements Private Golf Reserve consists of a luxury residential estate (240 homes), an 18-hole Peter Matkovich designed US PGA Championship Golf Course (voted best new golf course 2006), wildlife reserve, golf lodges (with rental pool participation), conference facilities and a planned upmarket hotel.
The clubhouse (completion mid-2007), rental and conference facilities, as well as the planned hotel, are under the ownership and management of the Legacy Hotels & Resorts Group.
The surrounding terrain varies between natural hillsides and open plains, with mountain views and perennial streams. The golf course meanders through a fertile valley of indigenous vegetation and artful landscaping.
The design of Elements unites the natural African feel with the basic criteria of a classic golf course. The course is challenging if played from the back tees, while strategically placed holes, bunkers and water features demand the golfer’s physical and mental participation.
The Elements golf course tests all aspects of the game, and will reward, punish, tempt and frustrate golfers.
The par is 72, but the rating of the course off the pro tees is a testing 74. The course has the ability to be set up for any rating, but all standard tees are positioned at a rating of 72.
The course is open to members and their guests. Visitors policy to be confirmed on completion of clubhouse later in the year.