|Location||Eastern Cape, South Africa|
|Course(s)||East London Golf Club|
|Length||6,616 yards (6,050 m)|
|Prize fund||R 14,500,000|
|Tournament record score|
|Aggregate||265 Louis Oosthuizen (2012)|
|To par||−27 Louis Oosthuizen (2012)|
|Trevor Fisher Jnr|
The Africa Open was a golf tournament on the Sunshine Tour held in Eastern Cape, South Africa. It was first contested in February 2008, over the Gary Player designed championship course at the Fish River Sun Country Club, near Port Alfred.
In order to increase the profile of the tournament, beginning in 2009 it was held in January at the East London Golf Club in East London. In 2009, the Africa Open had a prize fund of R5 million, over four times that of the inaugural event. The Sunshine Tour hoped that it would attract a stronger field as a result, and possibly lead to a co-sanctioning agreement with the European Tour in subsequent years.
In 2009, it was announced that the Africa Open would be included on the 2010 European Tour schedule. It was the third event of the four tournament South African swing of the tour, held after the Alfred Dunhill Championship and the South African Open, and the week before the Joburg Open. The purse for 2014 was €1,000,000.
|Season||Winner||Country||Score||To par||Margin of
|2015||2015||Trevor Fisher Jnr||South Africa||264||−24||5 strokes||Matt Ford|
|2014||2014||Thomas Aiken||South Africa||264||−20||Playoff||Oliver Fisher|
|2013||2013||Darren Fichardt||South Africa||272||−16||2 strokes|| Grégory Bourdy
Jaco Van Zyl
|2012||2012||Louis Oosthuizen (2)||South Africa||265||−27||2 strokes||Tjaart van der Walt|
|2011||2011||Louis Oosthuizen||South Africa||276||−16||Playoff
| Chris Wood
|2010||2010||Charl Schwartzel||South Africa||272||−20||1 stroke||Thomas Aiken|
|Africa Open Golf Challenge|
|2009||Retief Goosen||South Africa||267||−21||1 stroke|| Darren Clarke
|The Africa Open|
|2008||Shaun Norris||South Africa||275||−13||6 strokes||Nic Henning|
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