The Club at Steyn City in the north of Johannesburg will host its first major international tournament with the new $1.5-million Steyn City Championship.
Set to take place from 17-20 March, it will be the fifth tournament co-sanctioned by both the Sunshine Tour and DP World Tour and will feature prominently amid a strong South African Swing of DP World Tour and Challenge Tour events on local fairways.
Steyn City now takes its place on the global DP World Tour schedule, which visits 27 different countries in 12 months, putting the international focus squarely on this Nicklaus-design golf course.
“We are very excited to welcome The Club at Steyn City to our co-sanctioned schedule, and to be able to grow our international golf offering with another world-class event at an equally world-class venue,” said Thomas Abt, commissioner of the Sunshine Tour.
“We have been discussing ways to develop a relationship with Steyn City and I’m delighted that we can announce this new tournament in partnership with the DP World Tour, and bring yet another major international golf tournament to the City of Johannesburg.”
The Nicklaus-design championship golf course anchors the internationally award-winning Steyn City Parkland Residence north of Fourways, Johannesburg.
The Steyn City Championship will showcase not only a magnificent golf course, but also one of the most talked-about residential estates in South Africa – which was recently listed among the world’s top-10 estates by wealth intelligence firm New World Wealth – to an international audience.
“It’s tremendously exciting for us to welcome our members and residents to this prestigious event, right on their home ground,” said Giuseppe Plumari, CEO of Steyn City Properties. “We’re equally thrilled to partner with the DP World Tour and Sunshine Tour and open our doors to all attending corporates and, of course, the players.”