New Head of Coaching at Riviera on Vaal Country Club

Golf lessons

     Natasha Swanepoel – Head of Coaching at Riviera on Vaal Country Club

Meet the newest member of the Riviera on Vaal Country Club team! Natasha Swanepoel studied sport science specializing in golf at the University of Pretoria, the first institute to combine a degree with the PGA requirements. During her 3 years of studying, part of the practical requirements was to coach under the TuksGolf name, coaching all ages. After her degree, she worked at Kempton Park Golf Club where she was involved with coaching group sessions for school kids and the Development Academy where she taught basic golf to under privileged kids. She recently started working at Riviera on Vaal ProShop, and has taken over the coaching.

Golf lessons

Anyone is welcome to come for lessons. Kids get the opportunity to learn basic golf and also develop motor learning skills. Men have the opportunity to master their golf as well as master a specific shot desired. Ladies have an opportunity to spend quality time with their partners by learning the game and being able to play a round of golf with them. “Golf is a working progress and should be taught from a step by step approach,” where she begins her focus with the 4 basic fundamentals of golf. Once these four fundamentals are mastered, you will move on the 5 laws of golf. Last but not least are the technicalities of golf, the shot principles and the list goes on. This is more specific to your individual faults and will be her focus with the more advanced players.

Lessons are available for new golfers (from primary school up to adults) as well as advanced players who would like to improve their technique. For more information about golf lessons, please contact the ProShop on 016 420 1347.

For more information contact Natasha Swanepoel, Head of Coaching at Riviera on Vaal ProShop.

016 420 1347 / proshop@rovcountryclub.co.za

Riviera on Vaal Hotel and Country Club


Riviera on Vaal Hotel & Country Club

Riviera on Vaal Hotel & Country Club

Accommodation:

The Riviera on Vaal Hotel & Country Club is one of the prime destinations lining the Vaal River. Reaching a perfect balance between a relaxing getaway for the whole family and business activities, it gives a well rounded stay with many surprising treats. The Hotel presents guests with great river-facing accommodation consisting of 89 rooms to  comfortably reside in. There is a variety of room types to choose from ranging from Standard Rooms, Luxury Family Rooms, Executive Rooms and Garden Suites. Special touches include the daily delivery of a newspaper of your choice (on request) to your room. Families with kids can relish special kiddies turndowns.

Restaurants:

A tasty menu of eateries awaits guests at the Riviera on Vaal Hotel & Country Club which encapsulates delicious dining on the Vaal River. Delve in one of the establishment’s three restaurants: Matthews Restaurant, Matthews Terrace Café and the Petit Verdot Floating Restaurant. Matthews Restaurant is the ideal outing for a palate that displays food infused with African heritage cooked to perfection with contemporary flavours. Matthews Terrace Café is an alfresco treat that fully  enjoys the views of the Vaal River, its menu is filled with light meals and cocktails fit for fabulous outdoor dining. The Petit Verdot Floating Restaurant gives guests a perfect Vaal River experience – float on the pleasure cruiser while enjoying a wonderful meal.

Conferencing:

Treat your delegates to a conference with a difference when you choose the Riviera on Vaal Hotel & Country Club. An experienced conference destination which successfully combines sound business acumen with great facilities and activities for the ideal corporate event. The Hotel is equipped with six conference venues allowing it the luxury of being the perfect location for any kind of business event. Be it corporate getaways, business meetings and conferences; the Riviera on Vaal Hotel & Country Club can undoubtedly deliver. The bonus to the establishment is its dedicated team which will ensure that your every request is catered for. Additional activities include an 18 hole golf course, 9 hole Pitch n Putt as well the indulgent Zorgvliet Spa.

About the Riviera on Vaal Hotel & Country Club

A Luxury Hotel that’s the perfect all rounder – be it entertaining the whole family or hosting that all important business event – located 45 minutes away from Johannesburg. The hotel offers guests varied options for families with small children, romantic couples or business guests. It boasts a magnificent view and friendly and efficient staff, always committed to giving each individual guest the very special experience they deserve. From water sport to relaxing spa treatments, there’s a lot to be enjoyed. The 18-hole golf course is very popular, as is the 9-hole Pitch & Putt, which is a great activity for couples, families and teambuilding. Also on offer are various restaurant options. This resort offers a very family friendly environment.

www.rivieraonvaal.co.za

For more information please contact:

Renate de Villiers

MV COMMUNICATIONS

Mario Milani Drive

Vereeniging, Gauteng, 1930

Phone:    016 420 1300

Fax:         016 455 6125

Email:     press@pressonvaal.co.za

Corporate Golf at the Riviera on Vaal

Corporate golf has become the norm in the business world, allowing business men and women to connect on a more relaxing and social level while still being able to close the deal.

The Riviera on Vaal Country Club offers companies the opportunity to combine business with pleasure on their golf course by hosting corporate golf days at this magnificent venue on the banks of the Vaal River. With well trained golf event coordinators you cannot go wrong by booking your corporate golf day here. The Resort also boasts luxury conference accommodation with numerous conference centres to choose from.

Maccauvlei on Vaal has recently been launched, adding additional conferencing facilities to the wide country conference options to choose from. The Riviera on Vaal, as well as Maccauvlei on Vaal, are both ideal for combining your corporate golf days with a two day conference or even some team building sessions.

Contact the Riviera on Vaal Country Club on 016 430 1380 or enquire at gm@rovcountryclub.co.za to book your next corporate golf day. For more information on Maccauvlei on Vaal’s new offerings, contact them on 016 420 2000 or res@maccauvleionvaal.co.za.

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About the Riviera on Vaal Hotel & Country Club

A Luxury Hotel that’s the perfect all rounder – be it entertaining the whole family or hosting that all important business event – located 45 minutes away from Johannesburg. The hotel offers guests varied options for families with small children, romantic couples or business guests. It boasts a magnificent view and friendly and efficient staff, always committed to giving each individual guest the very special experience they deserve. From water sport to relaxing spa treatments, there’s a lot to be enjoyed. The 18-hole golf course is very popular, as is the 9-hole Pitch & Putt, which is a great activity for couples, families and teambuilding. Also on offer are various restaurant options. This resort offers a very family friendly environment.

www.rivieraonvaal.co.za

For more information please contact:

Renate de Villiers

MV COMMUNICATIONS

Mario Milani Drive

Vereeniging, Gauteng, 1930

Phone:    016 420 1300

Fax:         016 455 6125

Email:     press@pressonvaal.co.za

 

Riviera on Vaal Golfing and Fishing Festival


The Riviera on Vaal Country Club will be hosting a Golf and Fishing Festival on 26 and 27 April 2013, as part of their fund raising project for the revamping of several components of the golf course. This will include the repositioning of the greens of holes 8, 14 and 16.

As part of the Greens Fundraising Project a weekend of golfing and fishing will commence on Friday, 26 April, where participants will be able to enjoy a game of golf beside the Vaal River at R250.00 per person. The fun will continue the next day when golfers and fishermen can team up to win great prizes. Partner up with a golfer as a ghost partner and fish for carp, barbell and bass from the Riviera on Vaal golf course’s dams. The larger the fish, the more points and the larger the prizes. Fishermen can enter the competition at R100.00 per person, Riviera on Vaal Country Club members can enjoy a round of golf at R200.00 and golfing visitors at R250.00 per person.

During the day on Saturday, 27 April, visitors will be able to enjoy refreshments from SAB’s sponsored beer tent. Other sponsors for the Golfing and Fishing Festival include Inyama Grill House and TailorMade.

With the Riviera on Vaal Country Club, formerly known as the Vereeniging Country Club, being one of the Vaal region’s historical gems, it is only natural to want to build on its glory. With legends like Bobby Locke linked to its name, the Riviera on Vaal Country Club has a reputation to withstand. Raymond Pienaar from the Vaal Meander mentioned in a 2007 publication that “the golf course has never been as good as it is today and things continue to improve.” The current status of the golf course and the plans of repositioning some of the holes still justify this statement in 2013. Since the launch of the Vereeniging Country Club’s golf course in 1938 huge amounts of time, effort and money have been ploughed into this golf course and more recently this included new irrigation, soil rejuvenation programmes, machinery, pathways and other infrastructure. The improvements planned for the near future are only an addition to these efforts to provide golfers and visitors of the Riviera on Vaal Resort with luxury golfing facilities.

The funds for this golf course upgrade will be generated from the club’s green and annual subscription fees, as well as funds raised by similar events such as this Festival. Leon Kruger, General Manager of the Riviera on Vaal Country Club, encourages golfers (and in this case fishermen) to take part in this event: “It is a fun way to make a significant contribution to a golf course built for the enjoyment of community members and local golf lovers. We want to improve the golf course and put it in a championship golf course league.”

Contact Leon for bookings and more information on 016 430 1380 or gm@rovcountryclub.co.za.

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About the Riviera on Vaal Hotel & Country Club

A Luxury Hotel that’s the perfect all rounder – be it entertaining the whole family or hosting that all important business event – located 45 minutes away from Johannesburg. The hotel offers guests varied options for families with small children, romantic couples or business guests. It boasts a magnificent view and friendly and efficient staff, always committed to giving each individual guest the very special experience they deserve. From water sport to relaxing spa treatments, there’s a lot to be enjoyed. The 18-hole golf course is very popular, as is the 9-hole Pitch & Putt, which is a great activity for couples, families and teambuilding. Also on offer are various restaurant options. This resort offers a very family friendly environment.

www.rivieraonvaal.co.za

For more information please contact:

Renate de Villiers

MV COMMUNICATIONS

Mario Milani Drive

Vereeniging, Gauteng, 1930

Phone:    016 420 1300

Fax:         016 455 6125

Email:     press@pressonvaal.co.za