The Country Club Johannesburg (Woodmead course)


4+ (4 gold): one of our top-rated 4-star courses, worthy of 4½ stars.
   The Country Club Johannesburg (Woodmead course) Est. 1906

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The Country Club Johannesburg (Woodmead course): Regarded as the No.1 course here at the prestigious Country Club of Johannesburg, the older Woodmead layout is arguably more aesthetically pleasing and, in golfing terms, more challenging than the newer Rocklands course.

In keeping with its sibling, the Woodmead starts with fine views and relatively open terrain; however, the family resemblances become less obvious as you move onto the fabulous downhill par-5 3rd. This beautifully sculpted hole (one of many), demands a very accurate second shot as it brings you down into a picturesque area where trees rather than grassy rough line the holes.

Most of the front and back-nine holes are laid out in this more wooded environment, where real estate is conspicuous by its absence. If the trees give this course a tighter feel than the Rocklands, then several strategically located, lily-filled water hazards will also keep you on your toes. The excellent downhill par-4 17th, for example, is a difficult right-to-left dogleg par-4 which wraps around a small lake - both your tee and approach shots hold out the possibility of getting wet!

At 7,500 yards from the back tees, and with large, fast and undulating greens to test your putting skills, there are few more memorable and testing layouts to be played around Johannesburg than the very handsome and wonderfully natural Woodmead course.

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Making Contact

The Country Club Johannesburg
Cnr Woodland Drive & Lincoln St,
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.thecountryclub.co.za
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Golf Pro
 
John Dickson (Fellow PGA Professional)
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Academy
 
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About the course

The course: 18 holes. Tree-lined parkland.
Undulating terrain - a few slopes to climb.
 
Surroundings: Woodland and residential.
 
Designer: Current layout by Frederick W. "Fred" Hawtree (1968). Design later upgraded by Golf Data.
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  Men Back Men Front Women Front
Metres 6837 6425 5424
Par 72 72 72
SSS or Slope 74 72 71
 
At the Same Location:
Above distances are for the Woodmead course. Also at Country Club Johannesburg is the 18-hole Rocklands course (par-72; 6782 m from back tees), and the nine-hole executive Mashie course.
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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:
Visitor fee, 18-holes: weekdays R540; weekends R640. Credit cards accepted. Contact club for full details, discounts, packages, etc. [Last updated: 2020].
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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
2018 South Africa Golf Digest rating: 23rd best course in South Africa.
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Location

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Latitude: (-26.044183)
Longitude: (28.075618)
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+27 (0)11 780 5555
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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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Holiday Inn Garden Court Hotel 4-star
Cnr. West and Maude Streets, Sandown, Sandton, Johannesburg 2196
+27 (0)11 269 7000
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Located in the heart of Sandton, next to Sandton City and Nelson Mandela Square, with the city's most upmarket shopping complexes, designer boutiques, restaurants, banks and entertainment facilities, all within a short walk.

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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