Royal Johannesburg Golf Course
Royal Johannesburg Golf Course is one of only 2 South African courses featured on the World Atlas of Golf, which lists the greatest courses in the world and how they are played. It was initially known only as Johannesburg Golf Club and was established more than 100 years ago. The club was granted the ‘Royal’ prefix by King George V in 1931, two years before a second 18-hole course – now the more famous East layout – was built alongside the existing West course.
The East Course is a championship layout that has hosted 7 South African Open Championships, the SA Amateur and numerous other Tour events. Played off the Championship tees it measures 6846 meters, and a more user friendly 6382 meters off the Club tees. Famously or infamously the 10th and 11th holes are reputed to be the two longest back-to-back par fours in the world.
The West Course, in comparison to the East Course, is a fine example of how two layouts in close proximity can still create a quite different, but vastly enjoyable golfing experience. Experienced golfers may find the easier holes a touch more forgiving, but the thrill of going for birdies is often tempered with punishment for even a small inaccuracy. Visitors welcome everyday except Saturdays and Sunday mornings.
Directions: Close to N3 highway. Take the Linksfield Road offramp and travel west for 5 km’s until you see the sign.
Tel: +27 (0)11 640 4899 Email
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