Brain-teaser for the day
3.4 / 4.3 / 5.5 / 8.4 / 8.4 / 8.5 / 9.7 / 12.6 / 12.6 / 12.7 / 14.6
What have all these figures got in common? No, they aren’t the lotto numbers nor some weird mathematical riddle. This is how far 11 different golf courses are from Liz at Lancaster Guesthouse (in kilometers).
How many urban metropolises have so many golf courses in such close proximity? And not many places have the stunning all-year-round blue skies that we do. It’s the perfect weather for striding the fairways. No wonder Joburg is regarded as a golfer’s paradise.
Johannesburg: Golfing destination
|Distance in km from Liz at Lancaster||Club||Address||
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|3.4||Wanderers Golf Club||21 North St Illovo||(0)11 788 5010||
|4.3||Parkview||Emmarentia Ave Parkview||(0)11 646-5400||www.parkviewgolf.com|
|5.5||Killarney||60, Fifth St Lower Houghton||(0) 11 442 7411||www.killarneycountryclub.co.za|
|8.5||Houghton||51 2nd Ave Houghton||(0)11728 7337||www.houghton.co.za|
|9.7||Bryanston||Bryanston Drive||(0)11 706-1361||www.bryanstoncountryclub.co.za|
Jhb Country Club
|12.6||Jhb Country Club Rocklands|
|12.7||Royal Jhb & Kensington||Fairway Ave Linksfield||(0)11 640-3021||
|14.6||Glendower||Marias Rd Bedfordview||(0) 11 453-9887||www.glendower.co.za|
Several courses have hosted the S.A Open as well as the PGA. The Houghton course is a Jack Nicklaus signature course. Most of these clubs allow non-members to play during the week. Only the Johannesburg Country Club requires a non-member to be accompanied by a member.
Golfing excursions arranged
Cost for golf excursions
SA Golfing books the tee times and provides transport to and from Liz at Lancaster. Cost of a day golf excursion starts from R750. The cost includes:
- return transport
- booking fees
- green fees
- golf club hire.
The cost excludes:
- halfway house
- golf carts & pull carts
Out of town golf destinations
Tim uses a lot of local courses as well as various stunning courses further afield:
- the Gary Player golf course at Sun City
- the Lost City golf course, also Sun city
- The Pecanwood golf course at Hartebeespoort dam.
Costs differ due to distance.
So pack your golf kit, practice your swing and get ready to experience some world class courses under blue Highveld skies.