The Blue Valley Golf and Country Estate in Midrand is a refreshing addition to South Africa’s increasingly popular residential golfing estates.
In the Rietspruit valley just 30 minutes from Pretoria and Johannesburg on the N1, the natural contour of the land ensures that virtually every stand has a view.
The development includes 700 freehold residential stands, varying in size from 700m2 to 1200m2 an office park and an 18 hole Gary Player designed international championship golf course.
The clubhouse offers full conference and banqueting facilities for 250 people, three breakaway meeting rooms, a boardroom and formal and informal bar lounges. Other facilities include tennis and squash courts.
The Blue Valley course is beautiful, yet challenging, with the 2000m2 double green complex that services the first and tenth holes, certainly the largest green in southern Africa.
The course offers five chipping greens that can be used as a miniature golf course as well as a practice area and driving range for players. Club membership is open to residents and non-residents and the course offers open days to corporates and visitors. The course boasts over 2 000 monthly rounds.
The bunkers have steep grass faces while the greens feature soft undulations to provide an interesting challenge. Landscaping is indigenous, with typical Highveld tree and grass species.
Hole 1 offers a wide fairway and plays steeply downhill to a large green that is shared with Hole 10. A cascading water feature frames the right of this hole and separates it from Hole 10. Hole 9 demands strict focus from the player to the centre of the fairway, this slightly dogleg right hole is played downhill from the tee to an elevation that features deep bunkers to the left and right and a steep slope behind. The hole 18 is a long uphill Par 5 that features bunkers in the first and second landing area.
The Estate is owned and managed by Malaysian, Mitrajaya Holdings Berhad, a public listed company on the Kuala Lumpur Stock Exchange of Malaysia. Mitrajaya has used its extensive international knowledge of property developments to create guidelines for the estate to ensure that Blue Valley Golf and Country Estate remains visually appealing. The architectural theme of the estate is along Tuscan lines.
Twenty four hour security guards man the Blue Valley Golf and Country Estate. The two entrances have carefully controlled access and an armed response vehicle patrols the perimeters with guards.
The Blue Valley Golf and Country Estate is a piece of paradise set in the heart of busy, bustling Gauteng – a haven for the stressed businessman and a sanctuary for the family.
Telephone No: (+2711) 318 3410
Fax No: (+2711) 318 2525