Wingate Park Country Club

Norval St, Moreleta Park,

Pretoria, Gauteng 0153

  • Office

    +27 (0)12 997 1312
  • Pro shop

    +27 (0)12 997 1547
  • Fax

    +27 (0)12 997 1104
  • Golf pro

    Shane Hayes

About the course

  • The Course:

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

  • Surroundings:

    Residential and woodland.

  • Designer:

    Charles "Hugh" Alison, long-time design associate of Harry Colt.
Back
tees
Club
tees
Front
tees
Metres
6514
5629
Par
72
73
SSS or slope
71
72

Location

Latitude:

-25.827142

Longitude:

28.277317

How to get there:

15 km SE of Pretoria (centre)

South-east of Pretoria, driving north on the N1, take the Rigel Avenue off-ramp. Head east on Rigel Avenue. After 1.6 km turn left into Hans Strydom Road direction Garsfontein. After 1.1 km turn right into Rubenstein Drive direction Wingate Park. After o.9 km at fork, bear right into Jacques Road and immediately right into Norval Street. After 200 mtrs enter golf club.

Wingate Park Country Club

3-star: Good course – an enjoyable test for your game.

Est. 1947

Wingate Park Country Club: Tall gum trees, pines and other indigenous species give excellent definition to the holes on this enjoyable and busy parkland layout, located in the south-eastern suburbs of Pretoria. Within the spacious confines of this pleasant parkland environment, there is a welcome absence of real estate intruding onto the course. The combination of mainly tree-lined holes and good-sized, shallow bunkering around the smallish greens, will ensure you golf game is sufficiently probed and tested. Water hazards are not too abundant, but occasionally they play their part, not least in front of the par-4 9th hole, where a two-tier water feature (complete with waterfalls) must be crossed to find the safety of the green. The two nine-hole loops are not overly undulating, and contain a mix of good-width and tighter fairways. The usually wide band of rough separating the holes is not too penal, although for wayward hitters it is more likely to be trees rather than the rough, which create problems in lining-up a direct approach to the greens. Beyond the course there is nothing particularly scenic to admire, but this is a golf course tucked away in a quiet environment, where pleasant parkland, a solid layout and reasonably good standards of green-keeping can be enjoyed throughout the year.
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Visitors

Who can play and when?

Visitors welcome on weekdays and Sunday afternoons; more restricted on Saturdays.

Must book in advance. Handicap preferred

Green fees

Visitor fee, 18-holes: weekdays R320; weekdays R400.
Credit cards accepted. Contact club for full details, discounts, packages, etc. [Last updated: 2018].

Other information

Non-metal spike facility. Golf carts available for hire. Caddies available.

Practice facilities

Limited

Did you know?

Wingate Park CC is named after Orde Charles Wingate, a senior British serving officer who became famous leading his Chindit brigade in Burma during the Second World War. Orde Wingate was very influenced by and supportive of the Zionist cause to establish a homeland in Palestine. Perhaps not a surprise therefore, that Wingate Park CC was originally a Jewish Club, whose policy was that membership should be open to all, regardless of position or creed. The Star of David is still incorporated within the club's logo.

Published ranking

2018 South Africa Golf Digest rating: 59th best course in South Africa.

Where2Stay

  • Diplomat Guest House4-star

    822 Arcadia Street, Arcadia, Pretoria

    +27 (0)12 344 3131

    Visit website
    The Diplomat is situated in Arcadia, the historical eastern suburb of Pretoria. Arcadia Street is a wooded lane which also houses several embassies. The turn-of-the-century Victorian manor, has a tranquillity and sophistication which is echoed in the tasteful colonial interiors and the superb personalised service provided by the owner and hostess, Marga Hofmeyr. Overlooking a peaceful, shaded garden that extends to secret hideaways where solitude and privacy can be found for moments of quiet reflection.
    • Golf at this hotel:

      No

    • Golf within 10 km:

      Pretoria CC

    • Golf within 30 km:

      Silver Lakes; Woodhill; Wingate Park; Centurion; Blue Valley; Gardener Ross; Zwartkop.

  • Protea Hotel, Waterfront4-star

    Cnr Gordan Hood & Hendrik Verwoerd Ave, Centurion, Pretoria 0046

    +27 (0)12 663 8700

    Visit website
    The Protea Hotel Waterfront and Suites, located on the safe and tranquil Centurion Waterfront, has direct access to Centurion Mall shopping complex, with a variety of restaurants, bars, boutiques, cinemas and banks. This deluxe hotel was built in 1998 and has 151 rooms. The hotel is surrounded by beautiful landscaped gardens, complemented by an outdoor pool and lake deck overlooking the Centurion Lake, ideal for sundowners. The hotel also offers a fully equipped day-conference centre and secure parking. Affordable elegance on the waters edge.
    • Golf at this hotel:

      No

    • Golf within 10 km:

      Centurion; Irene (not covered in Where2Golf); Zwartkop; Pretoria CC; Wingate Park

    • Golf within 30 km:

      Woodhill; Silver Lakes; Blue Valley; Gardener Ross; Kyalami; Dainfern

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