Killarney Country Club

3+ (3 gold): one of our top-rated 3-star courses, worthy of 3½ stars.
   Killarney Country Club Est. 1903

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Killarney Country Club: Killarney is another of Johannesburg's golf courses that snakes through the city's northern suburbs, about 3km in length from north to south, but never much more than 200 metres wide. The west side of the course is flanked by quiet residential streets, the east by the somewhat busier and nosier M1 highway. The front-nine loop, which heads south from the impressive clubhouse, and the back-nine that heads north, are both characterised by pleasantly undulating parkland, through which Robert Trent Jones' very enjoyable design is laid out. A small creek (a tributary of the Sandspruit) runs through the course, and together with a few small ponds, ensures that water threatens on about half the holes. The 13th, 14th and 15th holes tangle with the widest part of the creek, while both the 9th and 18th finish alongside decorative ponds, which will catch any approach shots hit too far offline. Many varieties of trees, including some impressively large gum trees, adorn the course; this flora narrowing things down from the tee on several occasions. With many excellent looking golf holes, very good maintenance standards and a challenging RTJ layout, Killarney is a thoroughly enjoyable and absorbing course to play. Tuning-out the traffic noise that inevitably comes over the perimeter fence from the M1, is something the members will tell you is not too difficult to do.

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Making Contact

Killarney Country Club
60 Fifth St, Lower Houghton,
Johannesburg, Gauteng 2196
South Africa
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Office   +27 (0)11 442 7411
Pro Shop   +27 (0)11 442 3880

  +27 (0)11 447 5430

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Golf Pro
Brendan Walsh (Golf Director)
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About the course

The course: 18 holes. Tree-lined parkland.
Gently undulating terrain - easy to walk.
Surroundings: Residential setting.
Designer: Robert Trent Jones Sr.
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  Men Back Men Front Women Front
Metres 6401 6154 5294
Par 72 72 72
SSS or Slope 71 70 72
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How2Get There?

6 km S of Sandton Centre (Sandton is in northern Johannesburg).
From the M1 highway, approx 10 km north of Joburg centre, take exit 19 (Glenhove Road) and head west, direction Rosebank (M20). After 500 mtrs turn left at Greek Orthodox Church into 5th street, heading south. After 500 mtrs turn left into Transvaal Automobile Club / Killarney GC.

Essential information

Green Fees:
2015 visitor fee, 18-holes: ZAR 365. Reduced SAGA affiliated, 9-hole, junior and student rates. [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 weekends; more restricted on weekends. Closed Mondays.  Must book in advance. Handicap required
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Other Information
Non-metal spike facility.
Caddies available.
Practice facilities
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Did you know?

Killarney Country Club developed out of the old Transvaal Automobile Club, which was originally formed in 1903 to foster "automobilism". This was its primary function until 1930, when the duties of "protecting, fostering and promoting motoring interests" was passed to The Automobile Association of South Africa. In 1916 the club moved to Cooke's Farm in Killarney and from there developed its sporting and social facilities. In 1970, as a result of the requirements of the Johannesburg City Council for the North-South Expressway, the club moved to its present location in Houghton. >> Just beyond the course boundary to the right of the 5th green you may notice the Consulate General Offices of the Unites States.

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Published Ranking
2016 South Africa Golf Digest rating: 72nd best course of the 450 courses in South Africa.
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Latitude: (-26.151923)
Longitude: (28.053777)
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The Westcliff Hotel 5-star
67 Jan Smuts Avenue, Westcliff 2193, Johannesburg.
+27 (0)11 481 6000

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.

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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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Protea Hotel Wanderers 4-star
Cnr Corlett Drive & Rudd Road, Illovo 2196, Johannesburg.
+27 (0)11 770 5500

The Protea Hotel Wanderers is situated in the green belt of Johannesburg, in the prestigious northern suburb of Illovo. Located within the secure grounds of the historic Wanderers Club, the hotel is just a short walk away from the Wanderers Club (50m), Wanderers Cricket stadium (500m), Wanderers Golf Course (500m) and Planet Fitness Health & Fitness Centre (400m).

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Golf within 10 km Country Club Johannesburg (Woodlands & Woodmead courses); River Club; Bryanston; Killarney; Parkview; Houghton; Royal Johannesburg & Kensington (East & West courses), Glendower.
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Golf within 30 km Modderfontein; Randpark (Randpark & Windsor Park courses); Roodepoort; Dainfern; Kyalami; Blue Valley; Gardener Ross; Blair Atholl.
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