Johannesburg: a golfer’s paradise … 11 in 15

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

Source: Liz at Lancaster Guesthouse

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


For international add +27

3.4 Wanderers Golf Club 21 North St Illovo (0)11 788 5010


4.3 Parkview Emmarentia Ave Parkview (0)11 646-5400
5.5 Killarney 60, Fifth St Lower Houghton (0) 11 442 7411



Setpark St



(0)11 215-8600
8.4 Randpark Bushwillow
8.5 Houghton 51 2nd Ave Houghton (0)11728 7337
9.7 Bryanston Bryanston Drive (0)11 706-1361

Jhb Country Club


Woodlands Drive


(0)11 202-1600
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

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

And best news of all is that golf excursions can be arranged through SA Golfing.; or call Tim Steenhoff on +27 82 770 1733.

Cost for golf excursions

Golf coursesSA 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:

  • caddies
  • halfway house
  • golf carts & pull carts
  • drinks

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.


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