Following the successful staging of the 20th Canon SA Disabled Golf Open 2018, Magalies Park Resort, a First Group managed property, will continue as host of this prestigious tournament next year.

The SA Disabled Golf Association’s Tournament Director, Lily Reich, said: “The quality of the course and the venue was incredible, and the staff went out of their way to assist us. It was so wonderful that we are delighted to announce that we have selected Magalies Park Resort to host the tournament for another year and can confirm that we will be back to tee-off in 2019 from 12 to 17 May”.

Magalies Park General Manager, Muis Lombard, expressed their honour to host an international field of 70 competitors who had travelled from all over the world to compete in all disability categories, which makes this the only tournament of its kind. “We relish the opportunity to play a part in raising the awareness of disabled golf through our hospitality role,” said Lombard.

“The selection of Magalies Park Resort to host this prestigious tournament this year and again in 2019 is another great milestone for everyone at the Club and Resort and we are looking forward to showcasing once again why Magalies Park is such a popular destination for golf and vacations,” he added.

In 2015 and 2016, First Group embarked on an upgrade of the golf course with the aim of ranking in the top 100 courses in South Africa. After completing the first two holes, Magalies Park improved its position in the rankings from 131st to 96th in South Africa, and 5th best in North West province.

Nestling at the foot of the Magaliesberg Mountains in a declared bird sanctuary and on the banks of the renowned Hartbeespoort Dam, this 18-hole championship course is widely regarded for delivering challenges that are as enjoyable as its tranquil settings – making it a popular choice for the hosting of tournaments such as the Canon SA Disabled Golf Open.