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The animals of Leopard Creek

There is a place in golf where fairways glow with ancient African sunrises and sunsets.

A place where the timelessness of the African bush and the rhythms of the wild provide the backdrop to a game that knows the value of such things in an ever-changing world.

It’s a place where the mighty Crocodile River flows between the untouched wonder of the Kruger National Park, and the manicured magnificence of Leopard Creek.

In the world of golf, there is no other course like it where nature is not just a guest, but a lifetime member.

And in the world of professional tournaments, the Alfred Dunhill Championship stands alone as an event where the focus is not on only on the players, but on the animals, who are the wild beating heart of the Leopard Creek golf course.

They are the stately water buck that graze on the first fairway at sunset.

They are the elephants watching from the bush at the back of the 10th tee, or gathering in great herds at the river.

They are the crocodile lying lazily in the water hazard as golf’s ultimate reminder to keep it on the fairway.

They are the hippo grunts in the Crocodile River that professional golfers are happy to putt amidst on the iconic 13th green.

And sometimes, if you are as patient as this golf course requires, they are the leopard that lies in absolute silence on the branch of an Acacia tree.

From sunrise to sunset, see below to view the wonder of nature becomes the wonder that is Leopard Creek.