The Eye of Africa Golf & Residential Estate
If you’re in the south of Joburg, take a drive to Eye of Africa. This estate in Eikenhof has a Greg Norman-designed, 18-hole golf course which is a par 72 championship course that covers more than 7 212 metres. You can also take advantage of their putting green and driving range.
Serengeti Golf and Wildlife Estate
The Jack Nicklaus Signature Designed Championship Golf Course lies at the heart of the magnificent Serengeti Golf and Wildlife Estate east of Johannesburg. It is part of a 300-strong network of golf courses throughout the world that carry the prestigious Nicklaus name. The 18-hole full-length course boasts a distinctive rugged, grassland motif and is forgiving to newcomers and challenging to seasoned golfers.
Randpark Golf Club
This beautiful golf course in Randburg is home to the upmarket Fairway Hotel, Spa & Golf Resort. The Randpark Golf Club has two courses to choose from – Firethorn and Bushwillow – as well as a driving range for you to practice your swing. The next time you want to play a round or two with friends try the Randpark Golf Club – they’ve also got a golf shop for all your equipment, accessory and clothing needs.
Royal Johannesburg & Kensington Golf Club
The historical Royal Johannesburg & Kensington Golf Club was established on the current premises in Linksfield North back in 1909. The club welcomes both day visitors and members and, like many other courses, allows you the option of either playing nine holes or all 18.
While you’re there, visit their Golf Shop for all your sporting needs, or pop into the sophisticated Royal Dining Room for a bite to eat – walking the course can work up an appetite.
Jackal Creek Golf Estate
The Jackal Creek golf course is situated in this modern residential estate and offers an exciting 18-hole experience. There are winding fairways and smartly-placed bunkers to challenge you and to make the game more interesting. You should definitely add this course to your list.
If you’re still a novice or if you’d like to improve your game, Jackal Creek offers an academy where you can get one-on-one training or learn with a group of friends.
Randpark Golf Club (left) and Jackal Creek (right) are just some of the stunning courses in Joburg. Image sources: Randpark Golf Club website and Jackal Creek Golf Estate website.
The Bryanston Country Club
In the heart of one of Johannesburg’s most charming suburbs lies The Bryanston Country Club with an 18-hole golf course that’s 6 768 meters long, complete with several water obstacles to keep things interesting. The natural beauty and bird life will almost make you forget that you’re still in the city.
You can play as a day visitor or sign up to be a member of the club. BCC also has a Golf Academy and a Pro Shop, as well as other activities to keep the family entertained, while you become one with the course.
Glenvista Country Club
This is another great golf course to check out and it's in the south of Johannesburg in Glenvista. Each of the 18 holes offers a different sort of challenge (you can find out more on the website) and the course is open to visitors. Surrounded by hills and open spaces, this golf course is certainly worth a visit. There is also a Pro Shop on-site.
Special Mention: World Of Golf
Practice, as we know, makes perfect and the World of Golf offers a great practice space for pro and novice players where you can practice every kind of shot there is in golf. From the wedge and putt area to their World of Bunkers and World of Chipping courses, you can steadily improve your game in an unintimidating environment. Also, check out the Gary Player Golf Fitness Centre while you’re there.
By Nicole Naidoo
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