Dainfern Golf & Country Estate

633 Gateside Ave, Fourways,

nr Johannesburg, Gauteng 2021

  • Office

    +27 (0)11 875 0400
  • Pro shop

    +27 (0)11 875 0421 (bookings)
  • Fax

    +27 (0)11 469 0100
  • Golf pro

    Clinton Fouche (Golf Director)

About the course

  • The Course:

    18 holes. Tree-lined & open parkland. Undulating terrain - several slopes to climb.

  • Surroundings:

    Residential and riverside.

  • Designer:

    Gary Player
Back
tees
Club
tees
Front
tees
Metres
6637
6289
5395
Par
72
72
73
SSS or slope
72
71
73

Location

Latitude:

-25.988769

Longitude:

27.997456

How to get there:

16 km NW of Sandton Centre (Sandton is in northern Johannesburg).

From the Western Bypass (N1) take exit 95 (William Nicol Drive) and head north on the R511, direction Fourways / Hartebeespoort. After 5.4 km (passing the Fourways Shopping Mall and Indaba Hotel) turn left at traffic lights into Broadacres Drive, direction Dainfern Ridge. Bear left at 1st roundabout. After 100 mtrs go straight over 2nd roundabout and enter security gate. After 1 km the golf club is on your right.

Dainfern Golf & Country Estate

4-star: Above average course - well worth a visit.

Est. 1992

Dainfern Golf & Country Estate: Although an integral part of an upmarket residential community, the golf course here at Dainfern still maintains a pleasantly natural feel in most parts, especially with the rock-strewn Jukskei River crossing and running alongside several holes. Laid out on gently undulating terrain that slopes up from the river, the course contains its fair share of bridges (suspension and arch) that transport you across the river at various points. Your ball will also need to make several river crossings, although these will generally require well-judged mid-air journeys to reach the safety of greens and fairways. Once again Gary Player has struck an excellent balance between playability and golfing challenge, with many good-looking and testing holes to be played along the way. Bunkering is often substantive around the large and sloping greens, while deeper grass has been retained beyond some fairways to keep you straight off the tee, and reinforce the course's natural aspects. Generally there is an open feel to this layout, although the river, good bunkering, occasional boulders on fairways and a scattering of trees, all conspire to narrow things down as you line up your tee and approach shots. The real estate rarely intrudes. From the course there are pleasant views onto neighbouring residential suburbs that nestle down amongst the indigenous trees, and at one point a rather large silver pipeline comes prominantly into view (see Did You Know section below).
List of courses: Around Johannesburg

Visitors

Who can play and when?

Visitors welcome on weekdays when a limited number of tee-times are available. Closed Mondays.

Must book in advance.

Green fees

Contact club for green fee details.

Other information

Non-metal spike facility. Golf carts available for hire (if pre-booked). Caddies available.

Practice facilities

Good

Did you know?

Running through the Dainfern golf course is one of the main rivers of Johannesburg, the Jukskei. Although not served by a major river, Johannesburg has many streams (in Afrikaans, spruits) that flow northwards from the suburbs of the city, to then flow into the Jukskei. The relatively shallow and non-navigable Jukskei continues to flow north from Dainfern, but only for 15km or so, before it flows into the Crocodile River, which in turn flows into the Hartbeespoort Dam. From some parts of the golf course you will see a large silver pipe, supported by a viaduct, crossing the Jukskei River. The pipe's brief overground appearance adds an extra dimension to the local scenery, even if the pipe is actually a sewer pipe, which needs to be brought above ground as it crosses the river.

Published ranking

2018 South Africa Golf Digest rating: 64th best course in South Africa.

Where2Stay

  • The Palazzo Montecasino5-star

    Montecasino Boulevard, Fourways, Sandton

    +27 (0)11 510 3000

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    The 5-star Palazzo Montecasino (formerly InterContinental Palazzo) is perfectly located in the upmarket suburb of Fourways, Sandton. Reminiscent of the grandeur of age-old Tuscany, the hotel epitomizes true style and luxury, with world-class facilities. It is linked by an open-air walkway to the spectacular MonteCasino Entertainment complex, which offers a selection of restaurants, retail shops, cinemas, theatres, casino plus an outdoor piazza area.
    • Golf at this hotel:

      No

    • Golf within 10 km:

      Dainfern; Kyalami; Country Club Johannesburg (Woodlands & Woodmead courses); Bryanston; River Club.

    • Golf within 30 km:

      Blair Atholl; Gardener Ross; Blue Valley; Country Club Johannesburg (Woodlands & Woodmead courses); Wanderers; River Club; Bryanstone; Modderfontein; Killarney; Parkview; Houghton; Royal Johannesburg & Kensington (East & West courses); Glendower; Randpark (Randpark & Windsor Park courses); Roodepoort.

  • Riverbend Country House4-star

    River Road, Riverbend, Fourways, Sandton

    +27 (0)83 324 4103

    Visit website
    Occupying "a little piece of paradise" midway between MonteCasino, Fourways Mall and the MTN Sundome, Riverbend Country House is set on 5 acres of lush, park-like gardens, overlooking a sparkling pool, surrounded by an abundance of bird-life. All eight luxurious rooms have been individually decorated, creating a warm, cosy atmosphere, making guests feel at home and relaxed.
    • Golf at this hotel:

      No

    • Golf within 10 km:

      Dainfern; Kyalami; Country Club Johannesburg (Woodlands & Woodmead courses); Bryanston; River Club.

    • Golf within 30 km:

      Blair Atholl; Gardener Ross; Blue Valley; Country Club Johannesburg (Woodlands & Woodmead courses); Wanderers; River Club; Bryanstone; Modderfontein; Killarney; Parkview; Houghton; Royal Johannesburg & Kensington (East & West courses); Glendower; Randpark (Randpark & Windsor Park courses); Roodepoort.

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