Modderfontein Golf Club


3-star: a good golf course with many fine features.
   Modderfontein Golf Club Est. 1935

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Modderfontein Golf Club: Although originally founded by the Modderfontein Dynamite Factory, there is nothing too explosive about this very pleasant and mature parkland layout. On gently undulating and relatively open terrain the two nine-hole loops contain a good mix of straight and dog-legging holes. A liberal scattering of trees could play their part in proceedings, especially if you are wayward from the tee; your path to the green may well require some inventive shot-making to go under, over or round the trees. The greens of both the par-5 10th and par-3 11th are testingly guarded by tall, mature trees. On the very good back-nine loop, water hazards come into the reckoning on almost every hole (except the first two), with a stream running alongside and crossing some fairways. Many scores will be made or lost at Modderfontein's "Amen Corner", where the stream widens into small ponds, requiring flighted approach shots over water on the long par-4 12th, par-5 13th and good-length par-3 14th. Water also needs to be crossed in front of the 17th and 18th greens, both good length par-4's. Beyond the course the views are a mix of open country, residential and industrial (the dynamite factory being the world's largest !). Inside the course boundaries, you'll find a thoroughly enjoyable and well-maintained layout, where water, sand, trees and gentle undulations are skilfully fused to test and challenge your overall game - but hopefully not blow it out of the water !

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Making Contact

Modderfontein Golf Club
Golf Rd, Modderfontein,
nr Johannesburg, Gauteng 1645
South Africa
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Office   +27 (0)11 608 2033
Pro Shop   +27 (0)11 608 1704
Fax

  +27 (0)11 608 3819

Email   dereck@mgclub.co.za
Website   www.mgclub.co.za
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About the course

The course: 18 holes. Tree-lined & open parkland.
Undulating terrain - a few slopes to climb.
 
Surroundings: Woodland and residential.
 
Designer: Arthur Tomsett. Upgraded and redesigned by Hugh Baiocchi in 1990.
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  Men Back Men Front Women Front
Metres 6651 6322 5219
Par 72 72 72
SSS or Slope 72 70
 
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How2Get There?

12 km E of Sandton Centre (Sandton is in northern Johannesburg).
From the Eastern Bypass (N3) take exit 119 (A or B) and follow the R25 (Modderfontein Road) direction Kempton Park. After 4.3 km at traffic lights turn left into Centenary road. After 1.8 km turn left into Antwerp Road. After 500 mtrs turn left into Golf Street. After 1 km golf is in front of you.

Essential information

Green Fees:
2015 visitor fee, 18-holes: ZAR 340. Reduced SAGA affiliated, 9-hole, junior and senior 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 Sundays. Saturdays reserved for club members.  Must book in advance. Handicap required
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Other Information
Predominantly white socks must be worn to accompany shorts.
Caddies available.
Practice facilities
Good
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Did you know?

Modderfontein Golf Club was founded in 1935 by the Modderfontein Dynamite Factory. The course was designed by Arthur Tomsett and opened by the great Bobby Locke. Upgraded and redesigned by Hugh Baiocchi in 1990, this very enjoyable parkland layout provides an excellent challenge to all who play it. The Dynamite Factory is still in operation and is the world's largest, making over 3 million explosive cases per year.

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Published Ranking
2016 South Africa Golf Digest rating: 56th best course of the 450 courses in South Africa.
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Location

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Latitude: (-26.102103)
Longitude: (28.163710)
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Where2Stay including nearby courses also detailed in where2golf.com

Golfer's Lodge 4-star
6 Homestead Road, Eastleigh, Edenvale, Gauteng
+27 (0)11 609 6698
www.golferslodge.com

The Golfer's Lodge is a luxury Guest Lodge, located in Edenvale, close to many excellent Joburg golf courses and with easy access to major motorways, shopping centres, entertainment and places of cultural interest. Your Swiss & Portuguese hosts, and staff, will communicate with you in many different languages: English, Afrikaans, Portuguese, German, Czech, Hungarian, Slovak, Spanish, Russian, Zulu, Sotho, Tswana, Tsonga, Venda, Xhosa. A well lit putting & chipping green is available, just in case you want to practice all night !

Golf at this hotel No
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Golf within 10 km Modderfontein; Glendower; Royal Johannesburg & Kensington (East & West courses); Houghton.
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Golf within 30 km Country Club Johannesburg (Woodlands & Woodmead courses); River Club; Bryanston; Wanderers; Killarney; Parkview; Randpark (Randpark & Windsor Park courses); Dainfern; Kyalami; Blue Valley.
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Dunvegan Lodge 4-star
39 Lily Avenue, Dunvegan, Edenvale, Gauteng
+27 (0)11 453 4038
www.dunveganlodge.co.za

Situated in the tranquil residential area of Dunvegan (Edenvale), Dunvegan Lodge is located half way between Johannesburg International Airport and Johannesburg CBD. There are major golf courses, shopping malls, entertainment centers and restaurants in the area. Conveniently positioned near the N3 and N12 (R24), which give easy access to all areas in and around Johannesburg.

Golf at this hotel No
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Golf within 10 km Glendower (1 km); Modderfontein; Royal Johannesburg & Kensington (East & West courses); Houghton.
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Golf within 30 km Country Club Johannesburg (Woodlands & Woodmead courses); River Club; Bryanston; Wanderers; Killarney; Parkview; Randpark (Randpark & Windsor Park courses); Dainfern; Kyalami; Blue Valley.
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