Where to play golf in Johannesburg – Johannesburg is home to some of the top golf courses in South Africa and, quite possibly, Africa. Many PGA and South African open events have been played on the courses in and around the City of Gold. As long term car rental specialist in Johannesburg, we are true citizens of the City of Gold. We have played on and enjoyed many of the top golf courses in Johannesburg and recommend that you visit these golf estates if you enjoy the challenge of playing on a top rated course.
Established in 1948, the Brianston golf course and country estate offers their members a true getaway from the hustle and bustle of the city for a great game. Situated in one of the most vibrant areas of Johannesburg, they not only offer a high quality golf course that is renowned for being a challenge while offering only the best quality fairways and greens, but tennis courts, squash quarts, club house (restaurant and bar), swimming pool and bowling greens.
If you are looking for a relaxing day golfing with family or friends, then a visit to the Brianston golf course and country estate is well worth a try.
Maccauvlei Golf Course is situated on the banks of the Vaal River and offers nothing less than a top quality golf course. They are known for being one of the top golf courses in South Africa and many international tournaments have been played at there. It is rich with history and heritage, having been in the Guinness Book of Records as having the largest membership of any golf club in the world around the 1930s.
They offer an 18 hole golf course with a PAR Rating of 72 and the greens offer quality bent grass that might keep you guessing. If you enjoy the interesting culture and heritage of golf, then the Maccauvlei golf club will earn your respect.
Established in 1986, the Roodepoort Country Club in Ruimsig offers one of the most challenging championship golf courses in South Africa. Your skill will be tested with 72 bunkers and 7 water hazards, but fantastic shots will always be rewarded.
Parts of the course offer picturesque views of the countryside on the west of Johannesburg. The fairways are mostly lined with water hazards and cleverly placed bunkers. The greens are quite big and have tricky slopes to deal with before sinking your putts. If you enjoy testing your game, then a round of golf at Roodepoort can be a load of fun for you.
Established in 1937, the Glendower Golf Club is the home of the SA Open. The Glendower Golf Club has lovely kikuyu fairways with 64 bunkers and water hazards on the 11th and 18th holes. They also offer world class practice facilities with putting greens and bunkers. Glendower Golf Club is also home to the Elite Golf Academy that is hosted by Master PGA Professional, Gavan Levenson.
Their pro shop offers the best golf apparel at reasonable prices. If you are looking for an unforgettable golfing challenge and play where the greats have, then Glendower Golf Club is the ideal place.
Established in 1937, the Wanderers Golf Club is found right next to the home of South African test cricket – the Wanderers Stadium. The Wanderers Golf Club is one of the fine classical parkland golf courses. In 2012 they were rated by Golf Digest as one of the top golf courses in South Africa, so you can expect only the best quality fairways and greens.
If you are in the Illovo region and in the mood for a pleasurable round of golf, then Wanderers is the golf club to stop at.
Have you played golf in Johannesburg recently? Where did you play and what was your experience like?