Great Swing Golf evolved into being circa 1999, and was started and continues to be operated by Gavin Hopkins, our resident PGA Fellow and Golf Professional. Our core focus is the provision of professional golf tuition and related services, quality new and used golf equipment and the operation of international golf tours and travel packages.

We operate our golf instruction and golf schools largely out of Switzerland, Spain and South Africa, however, have provided tuition and supplied services and golf equipment throughout Europe, and our golf tours and golf travel packages are fully international.

Great Swing Golf’s Professional

Gavin Hopkins – Golf Professional PGA Switzerland, PGA South Africa

Gavin Hopkins – Golf Professional PGA Switzerland, PGA South Africa

Gavin Hopkins has been a member of the Professional Golf Association since he joined the PGA of South Africa in 1978, serving his apprenticeship at Randpark Golf Club in Johannesburg.  He attained full membership in 1986 and served as Director of Instruction of the PGA of SA from then until 1994. He also served as Trustee of the South African Golf Development Trust from 1990 – 1994 and Golf Director of the MTN Golf Development Academy at Houghton Golf Club from 1996 to 1999. Gavin enjoyed AAA PGA member status from 2000 until 2012, when he was awarded Fellow of the PGA status.

Gavin has played golf throughout the world and on several continents, including some of the most prestigious and sought-after golf courses and golf resorts in countries such as Austria, England, Spain, Italy, Switzerland, Germany and France in Europe, as well as many states in the USA and, naturally, all the best courses South Africa. 

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Gavin hosted upward of a hundred golf tour groups in the past ten years, and continue to do so with enthusiasm and dedication to their guests and students as well as to the game of golf, constantly on the lookout for new and exciting golfing destinations!

Our Partners

The partners of Great Swing Golf are first-class companies and service providers

Our partners are best hotels and guesthouses, as well as experienced car rental companies and many esteemed restaurants. Some of our partners are...

Melleneys Exclusive Guest House is a welcoming 4-star guest house in Sandton, Gauteng.

Melleneys is just minutes away from Sandton CBD with the famous Sandton shopping center and the Gautrain. Nevertheless, this pension is surrounded by nature and invites you to enjoy a peaceful atmosphere. You will also find nearby Monte Casino Hotel, a casino and entertainment complex, as well as the Lion Park if you do not have time for one of the great South African National Parks.

Willowbrook Country House offers 4 star accommodation and all the benefits of the picturesque setting of Somerset West, Cape Town. Everything you need for a pleasant and relaxing holiday can be found here, including the D'Vine restaurant, which has already received an award, and the Wellness Studio Spa. Nearby Somerset shopping centers, as well as Cape wineries and many historic towns, such as Stellenbosch and Franschhoek, await your visit. Also in the immediate vicinity you will find the beautiful sandy beaches of the Cape.

Just 90 minutes outside Cape Town in the Southern Karoo region, the Aquila Private Game Reserve is a Big 5 game reserve. Here are the elephant, the lion, the leopard, the buffalo and the rhino at home. Individual luxury chalets or safari lodge accommodation are available, all set in stunning scenery. Day trips, horseback riding and quad-bike safaris are other options for your vacation. You will also find the indoor and outdoor restaurant 'boma', a cigar lounge and a saltwater swimming pool.

Capital Car Hire is our car rental specialist. They are well known in South Africa and are represented at all major airports and in most cities. Their serious and consistent customer service has appreciated Great Swing Golf and its guests over the past few years.