The RNM hosted the fifth chapter South African Women’s Open Golf Tournament 2017 successfully.

The Ray Nkonyeni Municipality hosted the SAWO Golf Tournament 2017 successfully from 25 to the 28 of January 2017 at San Lameer Golf Course. This started with the Mayor’s Pro-Am which was also a success held on 25 January.

In her welcoming address, Her Worship the Mayor indicated that the tournament has created legacy as there have been a number of other tournaments being held within the tournament. Another highlight of the legacy created by the SAWO Tournament is the RNM Golf Academy which has attracted young girls and boys from the previously disadvantaged background. The Mayor also emphasized that the staging of this tournament has economic spin-offs and create job opportunities and contributes to local economic development.

The tournament is also exposing the RNM as there is a lot of media coverage which contributes to tourism product. The RNM is committed in ensuring that the tournament is kept within the South Coast to ensure maintenance of the spin-offs it brings to the local environment.​​