Parkview Golf Club

Emmarentia Ave, Parkview,

Johannesburg, Gauteng 2122

  • Office

    +27 (0)11 646 5400
  • Pro shop

    +27 (0)11 646 5725
  • Fax

    +27 (0)11 646 2875
  • Golf pro

    Ashley & Letitia Roestoff

About the course

  • The Course:

    18 holes. Tree-lined parkland. Gently undulating terrain - easy to walk.

  • Surroundings:

    Residential setting.

  • Designer:

    Robert (Bob) Grimsdell. Later upgraded by Golf Data.
Back
tees
Club
tees
Front
tees
Metres
6503
6345
5577
Par
72
72
72
SSS or slope
72
71
72

Location

Latitude:

-26.161640

Longitude:

28.019450

How to get there:

7 km SW of Sandton Centre (Sandton is in northern Johannesburg).

Travelling north on the M1 from Joburg centre, take exit 14 (Jan Smuts Ave), and travel north on Jan Smuts Ave (M27). After 1.7 km, at traffic lights, turn left into Westcliff Road. After 1 km turn right into Wicklow Road. After o.9 km the golf club entrance is on the left just after crossing Emmarentia Road.

Parkview Golf Club

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

Est. 1916

Parkview Golf Club: Stretching 3km from north to south, but never more than 200 metres wide, Parkview Golf Club cuts a slim swathe through the quiet, leafy environs of this part of suburban Johannesburg. The two 9-hole loops*, one heading south from the clubhouse, the other north, are arranged in classic links fashion - the outward holes heading in one direction, the inward passing alongside them in the opposite direction. Separating the "out" from the "back", for almost the entire length of the course, is a walled creek (the Braamfontein Spruit), which ensures water is never more than a slice or a hook away. In addition to the creek running down one side or other, most holes are lined on both sides by tall, mature trees. With the creek and trees in play, and OB threatening wayward shots on many holes, its no wonder that Bobby Locke (club member and legendary golfer) was known for his straight hitting - essential if you are to score well around Parkview. Most holes are relatively flat without too much elevation change, although there is sufficient undulation to create a blind drive at the long par-4 7th. The greens however are home to many slopes and borrows and will fully test your putting skills. Although arranged in classic links fashion, this is very much a tree-lined, parkland layout, and one that will test your golfing skills in a very pleasant and well-presented environment. (* 8-hole and 10-hole loops to be accurate).
List of courses: Around Johannesburg

Visitors

Who can play and when?

Visitors welcome on weekdays; more restricted on weekends.

Must book in advance. Handicap required

Green fees

Visitor fee, 18-holes: weekdays R400; weekends R450.
Credit cards accepted. Contact club for full details, discounts, packages, etc. [Last updated: 2018].

Other information

Non-metal spike facility. Caddies available.

Practice facilities

Limited

Did you know?

Among its distinguished list of former members, Parkview was the adopted home of one of the greatest of all South African golfers - Bobby Locke. He joined the club in 1936 after winning both the SA Amateur and the SA Open at Parkview in 1935. Parkview became his golfing base, and he played at the club right up until his passing. The Memorial Bridge at the 13th hole keeps alive the memory of this South African golfing legend. >> The Parkview and Greenside suburbs of Johannesburg, which lie on either side of the golf course, are characterised by leafy streets with typically large and mature homes and villas. Interestingly, on the east side of the course (Parkview), the streets all carry the names of Irish counties. On the west side of the course (Greenside) famous golfers and golf courses predominate among the street names.

Published ranking

2018 South Africa Golf Digest rating: 42nd best course in South Africa.

Where2Stay

  • The Westcliff Hotel5-star

    67 Jan Smuts Avenue, Westcliff 2193, Johannesburg.

    +27 (0)11 481 6000

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    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.

  • The Grace in Rosebank5-star

    54 Bath Road, Rosebank 2196, Johannesburg

    +27 (0)11 280 7200

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    The Grace is an ideal choice for guests seeking a sophisticated city hotel with the highest levels of service and luxury, as well as that personal charm found only in small establishments. Set in the heart of stylish Rosebank, a secure, leafy suburb that is cosmopolitan and rich in eclectic restaurants, shopping, cinemas and culture.
    • Golf at this hotel:

      No

    • Golf within 10 km:

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

    • Golf within 30 km:

      Glendower; Modderfontein; Country Club Johannesburg (Woodlands & Woodmead courses); Bryanston; Roodepoort; Dainfern; Kyalami; Blue Valley; Blair Atholl; Gardener Ross.

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