Sishen Golf Club

4-star: generally an excellent standard golf course, well worth visiting.
   Sishen Golf Club Est. 1979

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Not yet visited by Where2Golf, we are indebted to Sishen Golf Club for the following description: Situated on the outskirts of the town of Kathu in the Northern Cape Province, this is truly a unique setting in which to play golf. The course winds its way through a 500-hectare camelthorn forest on the edge of the Kalahari Desert. Built and maintained by Sishen Iron Ore Mine and opened in 1979, this is the last of the many excellent courses designed by Robert Grimsdell. Considering its surroundings, its lushgreen fairways and greens have surprised many a visitor to this arid, semi-desert region. Being situated off the beaten track, the course is blissfully uncongested and visitors are always assured of getting a game here. Sishen's par 72, 18-hole course is currently rated in the top 30 best golf courses in South Africa, and is truly one of the country's hidden gems.

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Making Contact

Sishen Golf Club
Off the N14,
Kathu, Northern Cape 8446
South Africa
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Office   +27 (0)53 723 1501
Pro Shop   +27 (0)53 723 1501

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About the course

The course: 18 holes. Tree-lined & open parkland.
Gently undulating terrain - easy to walk.
Surroundings: Rural countryside and desert.
Designer: Robert (Bob) Grimsdell
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Metres 6450 5384
Par 72 72
SSS or Slope 72 72
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How2Get There?

560 km SW of Johannesburg / 1 km N of Kathu
Sishen is located just outside Kathu, approx 600km from Johannesburg, just off the N14. The club is clearly signposted as you approach Kathu on the N14, approximately 50km after passing through Kuruman.

Essential information

Green Fees:
2015 visitor fee, 18-holes: R280 (all days). Reduced rates for affiliated golfers, juniors and students. [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.  Must book in advance.
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Other Information
Non-metal spike facility. Golf carts available for hire.
Caddies available.
Practice facilities
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Did you know?

Sishen Golf Club, located on the outskirts of Kathu, is part of the Kalahari Country Club, formerly known as the Kathu Club. The Club oversees 35 different sports clubs affiliated to it, as well as seven recreational organizations. Kalahari Country Club is wholly owned by the Sishen Iron Ore Mine and provides and maintains top of the range facilities to its various sports sections. The main focus point of the club is the renowned Sishen Golf Course, which was the last to be designed by the late Robert (Bob) Grimsdell. >> Khatu, "the town under the trees", was established based on iron ore mining activity in the surrounding Kalahari. Some of the world's largest open-cast iron mines are located here, utilising giant ore trucks that can carry up to 170 tons of ore on each load.

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Published Ranking
2016 South Africa Golf Digest rating: 18th best course of the 450 courses in South Africa.
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Latitude: (-27.689171)
Longitude: (23.058779)
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+27 (0)53 723 2987

Namakwari Kathu is a Luxury Estate in the heart of the Kalahari where wildlife moves before ones own door, tranquility awaits, and where you are always welcome.

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