The clubhouse at Leopard Creek

It seems unusual talking about the start of the 2013 season of the European Tour already, but the Alfred Dunhill Championship, played at Leopard Creek, is already the second event!

Just a four hour drive from Johannesburg, Leopard Creek Country Club is near Malelane in the heart of Mpumalanga, on the southern border of the Kruger National Park - so stunning views and plenty of wildlife are guaranteed.

This is another event that some of the new members of the European Tour, and invitees, will be hoping will propel them up the money list and increase their invites for the rest of the 2013 season.

At 7,326 yards and playing to a par of 72, the course will provide a stiff test - but low scores are possible for those able to avoid the rough and water, as well as master the quick greens.

Players should also look out for some of the more unusual spectators, that include Harry the Hippo (who resides in the lake alongside the 16th green) and the crocodiles that reside in the dam at holes 5, 7 and 16! Smile!

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