The Bryanston Country Club


4+ (4 gold): one of our top-rated 4-star courses, worthy of 4½ stars.
   The Bryanston Country Club Est. 1948

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The Bryanston Country Club: There is something charmingly English about this old, established and elegantly classical golf club, located in the leafy north-western suburbs of Johannesburg. Within the quiet sanctuary of Bryanston's well-groomed greens and fairways, there is little to disturb your concentration and appreciation of this fine golfing gem. From first to last, this gently undulating, parkland layout will test and probe your game. The wonderfully varied array of trees are well-spaced, but can become troublesome if you are too wayward from the tee. Water makes its presence felt on almost half the holes, with small ponds and occasional creeks to be negotiated. Bryanstone's delightful mix of well-designed straight and doglegging holes, some heading gently uphill, others down, will ensure all aspects of your game are tested. To set the scene, both nines open in excellent fashion. The first hole is a straight and testing long par-5, played towards a backdrop of wooded hills receding into the distance beyond the green. The downhill par-4 10th is one of Bryanston's best - gently turning from right to left with a creek to be avoided on both the drive and second shots. And so each of the two nine-hole loops unfold, with many handsome holes set in this spacious parkland environment. Perhaps the best strategy for the greens is to take a caddie - many of the slopes and borrows on the excellent greens will outwit even the best of putters. A delight to play and one of the lesser known gems of Johannesburg golf.

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Making Contact

The Bryanston Country Club
63 Bryanston Drive, Bryanston,
Johannesburg, Gauteng 2021
South Africa
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Office   +27 (0)11 706 1361
Pro Shop   +27 (0)11 0211 992
Fax

  +27 (0)11 706 3309

Email   golfbookings@bryanstoncc.co.za
Website   www.bryanstoncc.co.za
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Golf Pro
 
Barry Tanner (Golf Director) / Andrew Wildman (Golf Professional).
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Academy
 
Bryanston Country Club Golf Academy
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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: Charles "Hugh" Alison, long-time design associate of Harry Colt.
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  Men Back Men Front Women Front
Metres 6714 6462 5501
Par 72 72 73
SSS or Slope 73 72 72
 
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How2Get There?

8 km NW of Sandton Centre (Sandton is in northern Johannesburg).
From the N1 Western Bypass, take exit 95 (William Nicol Drive) and follow direction Bryanston on William Nicol Drive. After 1.1 km at 3rd set of traffic lights, turn right into Bryanston Drive. After o.9 km go straight ahead at traffic lights with Grosvenor Road. After o.6 km Bryanston CC is on your right.

Essential information

Green Fees:
2014/15 visitor fee, 18-holes: R450 (all days). Reduced rates for 9-hole rounds, and for SAGA-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 Sundays. Saturdays reserved for club members.  Must book in advance.
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Other Information
Golf carts available for hire.
Caddies available.
Practice facilities
Good
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Did you know?

The suburb of Bryanston was established in 1938. Its principal developers, an offshoot of the giant Anglo-American mining giant, promising a new golf course as an incentive for existing Johannesburg residents to make the 20km trek north. After WWII however, there was still no sign of a golf course, so in 1947 a committee of golfers was formed and a deal made with the developers who sold a tract of land to the newly formed club. The celebrated English golf course architect, Charles Hugh Alison, was commissioned to design the course.

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Published Ranking
2016 South Africa Golf Digest rating: 44th best course of the 450 courses in South Africa.
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Location

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Latitude: (-26.062344)
Longitude: (28.010711)
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Where2Stay including nearby courses also detailed in where2golf.com

City Lodge, Bryanston 4-star
Cnr Main Road & Peter Place, Bryanston West, Sandton, Johannesburg
+27 (0)11 706 7800
www.citylodge.co.za

This 121-room hotel is built on the site of an old nursery, with a dense "forest" walk. Within walking distance of many restaurants and across the road from the Sandton Clinic. Equipped with a mini gym, meeting room and swimming pool and conveniently located 10 minutes from the N1 Western Bypass, 3 minutes from Randburg’s CBD and shopping area, and 10 minutes from Sandton’s CBD and shopping centres.

Golf at this hotel No
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Golf within 10 km Bryanston; Country Club Johannesburg (Woodlands & Woodmead courses); River Club; Wanderers; Randpark (Randpark & Windsor Park courses).
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Golf within 30 km Killarney; Parkview; Houghton; Royal Johannesburg & Kensington (East & West courses); Glendower; Modderfontein; Roodepoort; Dainfern; Kyalami; Blue Valley; Gardener Ross; Blair Atholl.
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The Michelangelo Hotel 5-star
Nelson Mandela Square, West Street, Sandton, 2146 Johannesburg
+27 (0)11 282 7000
www.lhw.com

This elegant hotel, located in the heart of Sandton, captures the spirit of a bygone era. The hotel offers unsurpassed attention to detail and ensures that individual needs and tastes are catered for in every possible way. Beautiful Renaissance-inspired décor ensures that guests enjoy the utmost luxury both in their private suites as well as in the lounges and other public areas of the hotel. Exit the hotel and you are immediately in the shopping and restaurant centres of Nelson Mandela Square and Sandton City.

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