The Country Club Johannesburg (Rocklands course)


3+ (3 gold): one of our top-rated 3-star courses, worthy of 3½ stars.
   The Country Club Johannesburg (Rocklands course) Est. 1906

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The Country Club Johannesburg (Rocklands course): Although a more recent creation than the Country Club of Johannesburg's very stylish Woodmead course, the Rocklands layout (formerly known as the Woodlands course) also provides an excellent golfing challenge in very pleasant surroundings. The terrain here is equally undulating but more open, giving rise to several holes that feel rather linksy in character. Water hazards are sparingly used on the front-nine, but pose many threats on the back-nine, not least during the stretch from the good-length par-5 13th, through to the par-3 17th. At over 7,400 yards from the back tees, and with long grassy rough awaiting wayward tee-shots on many holes, you will need to employ good course management to score well, as well as some reasonably straight and long-hitting. Your short game will also need to be on song, with large, fast and sloping greens, usually protected by sizeable greenside bunkers, often one to the left and one right. Occupying a slightly more elevated position than its sibling, the Rocklands course offers many attractive views over neighbouring Sandton suburbs, and further away to Johannesburg's downtown skyline. With the benefit of a generally high standard of green-keeping on both courses, try to make time to play the Woodmead and the Rocklands on your visit to the prestigious Country Club of Johannesburg.

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Making Contact

The Country Club Johannesburg
Cnr Woodland Drive & Lincoln Rd,
Woodmead, Johannesburg, Gauteng 2128
South Africa
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Office   +27 (0)11 202 1600
Pro Shop   +27 (0)11 202 1630
Fax

  +27 (0)11 807 0592

Email   reservations@ccj.co.za
Website   www.ccj.co.za
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Golf Pro
 
Lyall Cooper (Director of Golf)
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Academy
 
Country Club of Johannesburg Golf Academy
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About the course

The course: 18 holes. Open parkland.
Undulating terrain - several slopes to climb.
 
Surroundings: Woodland and residential.
 
Designer: Hawtree (1992). Design later upgraded by Golf Data.
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  Men Back Men Front Women Front
Metres 6782 6315 5498
Par 72 72 72
SSS or Slope 73 71 71
 
At the Same Location:
18-hole par-72 Woodmead course (6837 metres)
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How2Get There?

6 km N of Sandton Centre (Sandton is in northern Johannesburg).
In north-east Johannesburg, just south of the M1/N1 Buccleuch interchange, leave the M1 highway at exit 29 (Woodmead Drive) and follow direction Woodmead (head north on the R55). After o.8 km, at traffic lights (opposite McDonalds), turn left into Woodlands Drive. After o.4 km turn right into Lincoln Street and then take first left into CC Johannesburg.

Essential information

Green Fees:
2014/15 visitor fee, 18-holes (March thru' Feb): weekdays ZAR 600; weekends ZAR 660. [Contact club for full details, discounts, packages, etc]. Credit cards accepted.
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Who can play and When?
Visitors welcome on weekdays; more restricted on weekends.  Must book in advance. Handicap required
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Other Information
Non-metal spike facility. Golf carts available for hire.
Caddies available at all times.
Practice facilities
Good
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Did you know?

Since its establishment in 1906, there has always been a grace and elegance about the much celebrated Country Club Johannesburg. The clubhouse here is surely one of the largest and most stylish in South Africa.

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Published Ranking
2016 South Africa Golf Digest rating: 54th best course of the 450 courses in South Africa.
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Location

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Latitude: (-26.051014)
Longitude: (28.079322)
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Where2Stay including nearby courses also detailed in where2golf.com

Town Lodge, Sandton Grayston Drive 4-star
Cnr Grayston Drive & Webber Road, Sandown, Sandton, Johannesburg.
+27 (0)11 784 8850
www.citylodge.co.za

This 142-room hotel is situated in Sandown, within 3 minutes drive of the shopping and restaurant centres of Sandton City and Nelson Mandela Square. A patio overlooking the swimming pool makes the hotel a relaxing spot in the hub of Sandton.

Golf at this hotel No
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Golf within 10 km Country Club Johannesburg (Woodlands & Woodmead courses); River Club; Bryanston; Wanderers; Killarney; Parkview; Houghton; Royal Johannesburg & Kensington (East & West courses).
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Golf within 30 km Glendower; Modderfontein; Randpark (Randpark & Windsor Park courses); Roodepoort; Dainfern; Kyalami; Blue Valley; Gardener Ross; Blair Atholl.
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The Michelangelo Hotel 5-star
Nelson Mandela Square, West Street, Sandton, 2146 Johannesburg
+27 (0)11 282 7000
www.lhw.com

This elegant hotel, located in the heart of Sandton, captures the spirit of a bygone era. The hotel offers unsurpassed attention to detail and ensures that individual needs and tastes are catered for in every possible way. Beautiful Renaissance-inspired décor ensures that guests enjoy the utmost luxury both in their private suites as well as in the lounges and other public areas of the hotel. Exit the hotel and you are immediately in the shopping and restaurant centres of Nelson Mandela Square and Sandton City.

Golf at this hotel No
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Golf within 10 km Country Club Johannesburg (Woodlands & Woodmead courses); River Club; Bryanston; Wanderers; Killarney; Parkview; Houghton; Royal Johannesburg & Kensington (East & West courses).
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Golf within 30 km Glendower; Modderfontein; Randpark (Randpark & Windsor Park courses); Roodepoort; Dainfern; Kyalami; Blue Valley; Gardener Ross; Blair Atholl.
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