The Alfred Dunhill Championship
is a men's professional golf
tournament which is played in South Africa
. It is part of the Southern African Sunshine Tour
and is one of four events in South Africa that are co-sanctioned by the more prestigious European Tour
The tournament was founded in 2000, but its origins lie in Dunhill's sponsorship of the South African PGA Championship
between 1995 and 1999. Following the 1999 Alfred Dunhill PGA Championship, the company decided to discontinue their association with the South African PGA, and create their own stand alone tournament. The first event was held in January 2000 at the Houghton Golf Club in Johannesburg
, and replaced the South African PGA Championship on the European Tour
In 2004, the tournament was rescheduled to December, resulting in two events being staged that year. Following this change, the Alfred Dunhill Championship has formed part of the following year's European Tour season. In addition, the event was moved to the Leopard Creek Golf Club, just south of the Kruger National Park
The Dunhill Championship should not be confused with the Dunhill Links Championship
, a much richer European Tour event with the same sponsor which is played in Scotland
<nowiki>*</nowiki> – Two events in 2004 due to change in scheduling from January to December.
<br><sup>+</sup> – 2000 event reduced to three rounds because of rain.