GOLF COURSES IN GAUTENG
With the ideal climate for outdoor sporting activities, Gauteng has come to be known as one the premier golfing areas in the world. With a wide selection of premier golf estates which Gauteng has on offer to the golfing enthusiast, both amateur and professional alike will be challenged on the golf course, ensuring the ultimate golfing experience for all who dare to step on the green. With the exception of particular golf and housing estates as well as cart only estates, the majority of golf courses in Gauteng make provision for caddies. It should be taken into account that because golf carts are limited on Gauteng golf courses, it is advisable that a booking is made so as to avoid any possible disappointment.
As mentioned, Gauteng boasts a number of the most sensational golf courses in the world; and in specific, out of the top 100 golf courses in South Africa, Gauteng is home to 36. Being host to a number of events including the SA Sunshine Tours and European PGA Tours, it is no wonder why the golf courses of Gauteng are so keenly visited by more and more golfing enthusiasts each year who are looking to compare their golfing skills with the pros who have played on these fine greens of Johannesburg.
Listed below are just a few of these world-ranked golf courses:
- The Benoni Lake Golf Course, Lakefield Avenue, Johannesburg:
Neatly separated by a major road and located on the shores of Middle Lake of the East Rand, the Benoni Lake golf course is one which provides a challenging game of golf with its great number of water hazards and bunkers which can frighten even the most professional golfer. The Benoni Lake golf course is rated as a world-class golf course in Gauteng and for the true golfing enthusiast, this is the golf course to visit.
- The Bryanston Golf Course, Bryanston Drive, Sandton, Johannesburg:
The Bryanston golf course situated in the Sandton region in Johannesburg provides a challenging game of golf for all who make an attempt at the numerous water hazards present on the greens. To play a good game on this golf course means having enough confidence in your golfing skills as precision is demanded from the narrow layout. If you want to identify your true golfing skills, the greens of Bryanstan golf course is the place where you will find out.
- The Centurion Golf Estate, Centurion Drive, Pretoria:
Designed by Peter Matkovich with two different nines where water dominants the one and sand the other, this golf estate proves to challenge the skills of any golfer and is a must-visit for all golfing enthusiasts.
- The Crown Mines Golf Course, Booysens Reserve Road, Crown Mines, Johannesburg:
Established less than 2 kilometres away from the Gold Reef City amusement park, the Crown Mines golf course not only consists of excellent greens but also an abundant bird life which makes the experience being more than just playing a good game of golf. It is a golf course in Gauteng which is currently ranked as being one of the best, offering an all-round experience. If you are a golfing enthusiast, do not miss out and pay a visit today.
- The Kyalami Golf Course, Maple Road, Kyalami:
Located a few minutes drive from the world-class Kyalami grand prix motor racing circuit, the Kyalami golf course offers to all its members a testing golf course which caters for all levels of golfing skills. Kyalami golf course has outstanding holes to offer its members the opportunity to improve their game in a truly relaxed atmosphere.
- The Peacanwood Golf Course, Hartebeespoort:
Found near the Hartebeespoort dam in the oldest reported mountain range in the world, the Peacanwood golf course is one of the best which Gauteng has to offer. The layout of the course with its lush Kikuyu grass makes for a great game of golf. Apart from providing the ultimate in golfing experience, the Peacanwood golf course is gracefully beautiful and offers a refreshing and relaxed atmosphere. Be sure not to miss out on playing on the greens of this outstanding golf course.
- The Randpark Golf Course, Setperk Street, Windsor Park:
Being the biggest golf club in the southern hemisphere, the Randpark golf course is renowned for its 6386 metre 72 par layout, The Randpark golf course in Randburg is popular among a great number of golfing enthusiasts who are looking for a golf course which has everything to offer in terms of lush greens and outstanding facilities.
- The Royal Johannesburg and Kensington Golf Course, Fairway Avenue, Linksfield North, Johannesburg:
Royal Johannesburg & Kensington Golf Course in Johannesburg was established more than 100 years ago and its proud heritage is still evident to this day. Granted the 'Royal' prefix by King George V in 1031, the Royal Johannesburg is alongside the Durban Country Club is one of the top courses as listed on the World Atlas of Golf. So, if you are looking for a royal experience in golf, then look no further than the Royal Johannesburg.
- The Silver Lakes Golf Course, Lynnwood, Pretoria:
Dominated by lakes and spectacular water features, this golf course is one which draws the golfer to play on its greens. Just as indicated by the name, water plays a large part in the formation of the course, most particularly holes 10 and 18; proving to be a challenge to even the most accomplished of golfers. Silver Lakes is furthermore an upmarket residential estate and provides all its occupants with a tranquil Bushveld atmosphere.
- Country Club Johannesburg in Woodmead, Sandton, Johannesburg:
Boasting two championship golf courses, the Country Club Johannesburg offers golfing enthusiasts the experience of a lifetime, with the finest facilities to be expected from a world-ranked golf course. Both courses are 18 hole layouts, and there is often debate between which is the better of the two. All-in-all the Country Club Johannesburg in Woodmead is a golf course which must be paid a visit to.
As identified from the above-listed golf courses, Gauteng is truly the place for supreme golfing. Emperor of Golf is an association based in Gauteng which specialises in arranging tours and booking for all wanting to experience all that these golf courses have to offer. If you would like to experience these golf courses for yourself and in turn test your skills as a golfer, get into contact with Emperor of Golf, and they will make all the arrangements, ensuring for you that you have the ultimate golf experience.