Houghton Golf Club


4-star: generally an excellent standard golf course, well worth visiting.
   Houghton Golf Club Est. 1926

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Houghton Golf Club: Set in a residential suburb just a few kilometres from the city centre, Houghton is home to one of Johannesburg's oldest golf clubs, but most recent courses. In 2007/8 the decades-old original course was closed, torn-up and an impressive new Jack Nicklaus signature design took its place. This bold redevelopment included the land on which the clubhouse was located being sold to a developer for construction of 280 apartments and a 180 room hotel. Creating such changes to a Jo'burg stalwart may have been something of a shock to its older members, but has resulted in an exciting design, where plenty of water, sand and mature trees are skilfully crafted onto the gently undulating terrain. The result is still a picturesque but certainly more demanding layout. There is not much to look onto beyond the course, but as before, top-quality maintenance standards will remain an integral Houghton hallmark.

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Making Contact

Houghton Golf Club
Osborn Rd, Lower Houghton,
Johannesburg, Gauteng 2041
South Africa
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Office   +27 (0)11 728 7337
Pro Shop  
Fax

  +27 (0)11 728 7349

Email   proshop@houghton.co.za
Website   www.houghton.co.za
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Golf Pro
 
Richard Kaplan (Head Professional).
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Academy
 
Houghton Golf Academy
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About the course

The course: 18 holes. Tree-lined & open parkland.
Gently undulating terrain - easy to walk.
 
Surroundings: Residential and woodland.
 
Designer: Original layout by Arthur M. Copeland (the club's first professional). Course completely redesigned as a Jack Nicklaus Signature course in 2008.
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  Men Back Men Front Women Front
Metres 6542 6315 5237
Par 72 72 72
SSS or Slope 72 71 70
 
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How2Get There?

6 km S of Sandton Centre (Sandton is in northern Johannesburg).
TRAVELLING NORTH on the M1 from Joburg centre, take exit 16 (M16 - 1st Avenue). Head eastward on 1st Avenue (M16). After 1.5 km turn left into 1st Street, then right into 2nd Avenue. After o.2 km golf entrance is on your left. TRAVELLING SOUTH on the M1 towards Joburg centre, take exit 17 (Riviera Road). Turn left at top of ramp, then right into West Street, then left into 2nd Avenue. After 1.7 km golf entrance is on your left.

Essential information

Green Fees:
2015 visitor fee, 18-holes: R530 (all days). Reduced rates for SAGA affiliated golfers and juniors. [Contact club for full details, discounts, packages, etc]. Credit cards accepted.
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Who can play and When?
Visitors welcome on weekdays and Sundays. Saturdays reserved for club members.  Must book in advance. Proof of handicap required
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Other Information
Non-metal spike facility. White socks must be worn to accompany shorts.
Caddies available at all times.
Practice facilities
Good
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Did you know?

Houghton Golf Club is one of South Africa's premier golfing venues having been on the SA Open roster since 1951 and having hosted the event on eight occasions (see Where2Golf's Tournaments section >by Venue >Houghton).

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Published Ranking
2016 South Africa Golf Digest rating: 63rd best course of the 450 courses in South Africa.
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Location

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Latitude: (-26.163826)
Longitude: (28.070744)
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Where2Stay including nearby courses also detailed in where2golf.com

The Westcliff Hotel 5-star
67 Jan Smuts Avenue, Westcliff 2193, Johannesburg.
+27 (0)11 481 6000
www.westcliff.co.za

Situated in Johannesburg's most exclusive residential suburb, The Westcliff's hillside setting with cascading, sculpted gardens and elegantly opulent accommodation evoke a bygone era of leisure and refinement in one of the world's most vibrant and cosmopolitan cities. The Westcliff is a member of the Orient Express Hotels, Trains and Cruises group.

Golf at this hotel No
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Golf within 10 km Killarney; Parkview; Wanderers; Houghton; Royal Johannesburg & Kensington (East & West courses); Randpark (Randpark & Windsor Park courses).
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Golf within 30 km Glendower; Modderfontein; Country Club Johannesburg (Woodlands & Woodmead courses); River Club; Bryanston; Roodepoort; Dainfern; Kyalami; Blue Valley.
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10 2nd Ave, Houghton Estate 5-star Guest House
No 10 Second Avenue, Houghton Estate, Johannesburg
+27 (0)11 853 2400
www.houghtonestate.com

Situated in the exclusive suburb of Houghton Estate, 10 2ND AVENUE HOUGHTON ESTATE is a villa of superb luxury and effortless style nestled into lush landscaped gardens. The elegance of the property and the centrality of its location make it the ideal place for the leisure and business traveller alike.

Golf at this hotel No
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Golf within 10 km Houghton (also on 2nd Ave); Killarney; Parkview; Wanderers; ; Royal Johannesburg & Kensington (East & West courses); Glendower.
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Golf within 30 km Modderfontein; Country Club Johannesburg (Woodlands & Woodmead courses); River Club; Bryanston; Randpark (Randpark & Windsor Park courses); Roodepoort; Dainfern; Kyalami; Blue Valley.
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