Tournament Information

Date: 11-14 January 2018
Venue: Glendower Golf Club
Format: 72 hole professional stroke play tournament
Field Size: 156 professional golfers
Sanctioning Sunshine Tour and European Tour

Schedule of Events

Monday 8 January Official Practice Round
Tuesday 9 January Official Pro-Am (Spectator tickets available on Ticketpro)
Gala Dinner and Pro-Am Prize Giving at Emperors Palace
Wednesday 10 January Official Practice Round
Thursday 11 January Hats and Heels Champagne Breakfast in support of Els for Autism
Round 1 (Tickets available on Ticketpro)
VIP Hospitality (Tickets available on Ticketpro)
Friday 12 January Round 2 (Tickets available on Ticketpro)
VIP Hospitality (Tickets available on Ticketpro)
SAGDB Kids Golf Clinic proudly brought to you by City of Ekurhuleni
Saturday 13 January Round 3 (Tickets available on Ticketpro)
VIP Hospitality (Tickets available on Ticketpro)
Sunday 14 January Round 4 (Tickets available on Ticketpro)
VIP Hospitality (Tickets available on Ticketpro)
Professional prize giving ceremony
Course Opens 6:00
Course Closes 20:00

Welcome Area & Fan Park

Peruse the Welcome Area to get the latest tournament merchandise or entertain your kids for a few hours.

Or take a break from walking the course and grab a seat at the Fan Park – with a big screen, view of the practice chipping area, food stalls and beer garden there will be no missing the action from here

Spectators are encouraged to bring picnic blankets & seating.


Emperors Palace is the official hotel to the BMW SA Open Championship proudly hosted by City of Ekurhuleni. Preferential rates are available for professional golfers and sponsors

Honorary Observer

Purchase this limited opportunity that allows yourself and partner, exclusive access inside the ropes of BMW SA Open proudly hosted by City of Ekurhuleni.

Take advantage of this unforgettable VIP experience which allows you to walk inside the ropes for an entire round with a group of marquee players as they play their round.

The experience Includes:

  • Two (2) Honorary Observer positions, which allows two golfers to walk inside the ropes during a competition round with a specific group
  • Two (2) Players’ Lounge Tickets for the day of your Honorary Observer assignment
  • One (1) VIP parking pass for the day of your Honorary Observer assignment
  • Official cap and golf shirt
  • Inside The Ropes Honorary Observer armband
  • Photograph with the group of players before tee off
  • Group announced on the first tee box
  • Tickets available from Ticketpro

Spectator Safety and Etiquette

Spectators are not allowed to behave in any way which is a nuisance, violent, abusive, disruptive, threatening, an infringement of somebody’s rights, or which we reasonably consider to be inappropriate or unacceptable.

Individuals behaving inappropriately on the course or disobeying the marshals will be removed from the venue without a refund.

Prohibited Items

No alcohol, weapons, drugs, glass bottles or containers, gas or charcoal braais, gazebos or hawkers are allowed onto the course.

Mobile Device & Camera Policy

Mobile devises and tablets are allowed on course, but only on silent mode. No cameras are permitted. Spectators are encouraged to take many pictures and videos and share it on social platforms.

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