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Houghton Golf Club

Osborn Rd, Lower Houghton,

Johannesburg, Gauteng 2041

  • Office

    +27 (0)11 728 7337
  • Fax

    +27 (0)11 728 7349
  • Golf pro

    Richard Kaplan (Head Professional).
  • Academy

    Houghton Golf Academy

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.
Back
tees
Club
tees
Front
tees
Metres
6542
6315
5237
Par
72
72
72
SSS or slope
72
71
70

Location

Latitude:

-26.163826

Longitude:

28.070744

How to get 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.

Houghton Golf Club

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

Est. 1926

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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Visitors

Who can play and when?

Visitors welcome on weekdays and Sundays. Saturdays reserved for club members.

Must book in advance. Proof of handicap required

Green fees

Visitor fee, 18-holes: R530 (all days).
Credit cards accepted. Contact club for full details, SA affiliated and other discounts, packages, etc. [Last updated: 2018].

Other information

Non-metal spike facility. Caddies available at all times. White socks must be worn to accompany shorts.

Practice facilities

Good

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).

Published ranking

2018 South Africa Golf Digest rating: 56th best course in South Africa.

Where2Stay

  • The Westcliff Hotel5-star

    67 Jan Smuts Avenue, Westcliff 2193, Johannesburg.

    +27 (0)11 481 6000

    Visit website
    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

    • Golf within 10 km:

      Killarney; Parkview; Wanderers; Houghton; Royal Johannesburg & Kensington (East & West courses); Randpark (Randpark & Windsor Park courses).

    • Golf within 30 km:

      Glendower; Modderfontein; Country Club Johannesburg (Woodlands & Woodmead courses); River Club; Bryanston; Roodepoort; Dainfern; Kyalami; Blue Valley.

  • 10 2nd Ave, Houghton Estate5-star Guest House

    No 10 Second Avenue, Houghton Estate, Johannesburg

    +27 (0)11 853 2400

    Visit website
    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

    • Golf within 10 km:

      Houghton (also on 2nd Ave); Killarney; Parkview; Wanderers; ; Royal Johannesburg & Kensington (East & West courses); Glendower.

    • 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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