Woodhill Residential Estate & Country Club

Garsfontein Rd, Woodhill Residential Estate,

Woodhill, nr Pretoria, Gauteng 0076

  • Office

    +27 (0)12 998 0011
  • Pro shop

    +27 (0)12 998 0021
  • Fax

    +27 (0)12 998 0012
  • Golf pro

    Paul Marks (Golf Director)

About the course

  • The Course:

    18 holes. Tree-lined & open parkland. Undulating terrain - a few slopes to climb.

  • Surroundings:

    Residential setting.

  • Designer:

    Peter Matkovich

Back
tees
Club
tees
Front
tees
Metres
6752
6397
5510
Par
72
72
72
SSS or slope
72
71
72

Location

Latitude:

-25.821164

Longitude:

28.312036

How to get there:

16 km SE of Pretoria (centre)

South-east of Pretoria, driving north on the N1, take exit 140 (Atterbury Rd). Follow Atterbury Rd south east and pass the Menlyn Park Shopping Centre. After 1.4 km turn right into General Louis Botha (M33) and follow direction Constantia Park. After 1.2 km turn left into Garsfontein Road. After 3.8 km (going straight across at intersections with Hans Strydom Drive and Rubenstein Road), turn left at traffic lights into Woodhill Residential Estate (opposite Pretoria East Hospital). After o.9 km golf is in front of you.

Woodhill Country Club

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

Est. 1999

Woodhill Country Club: Laid out alongside and through the Woodhill Residential Estate, this well-presented, Peter Matkovich design is full of excellent and testing golf holes, as well as some wonderful views from its higher elevations. The anti-clockwise front-nine loop and (mainly) clockwise back-nine loop take you on an expansive journey through the estate, with plenty of undulation and some dramatic holes to be played along the way. Thankfully the many good-sized villas and houses are generally out of range, even from wayward tee-shots. Any cobwebs in your game should be blown away by the long par-3 2nd and par-5 3rd holes. At the fabulous par-3 7th, one of the best bunkerless par-3's in South Africa, you are rewarded with panoramic views onto the wooded hills of Pretoria's southern suburbs. The plunging, downhill 12th, with water to cross in front of the green is another breathtaking par-3. The par-3 16th and par-5 17th holes are played alongside a tree-lined stream, giving a pleasant and natural finishing stretch to the course, and a respite from the ever present, though very stylish estate housing. Both the par-4 9th and 18th holes bring the same two small lakes into play, threatening both your tee and approach shots. With very good maintenance standards on this fast-maturing and rolling estate course, Woodhill is certainly one of the best layouts around Pretoria. Well worth a visit if your staying in South Africa's administrative capital, or nearby Jo'burg.

List of courses: Around Johannesburg

Visitors

Who can play and when?

Visitors welcome on weekdays and Sundays. Saturdays reserved for club members.

Must book in advance. Handicap required

Green fees

Visitor fee, 18-holes: weekdays R370; weekends R450.

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

Good

Did you know?

Keep a lookout for the mongooses who inhabit parts of the course, especially near the rocky outcrops at the par-5 5th - not dangerous but certainly inquisitive. You shouldn't find any cows on the course, but at the par-4 14th you will find a dairy. The building remains on the rightside of the fairway include a silo, cowshed and dairy parlour - part of the dairy farm acquired by the Wolfaardt family in 1927. Woodhill is used as a regular venue for SA Sunshine Tour events, and has hosted the South African PGA Championship (2001).

Published ranking

2018 South Africa Golf Digest rating: 71st best course in South Africa.

Where2Stay

  • Woodpecker Inn Guest House5-star Guest House

    43 Emfulweni Ave, Woodhill Residential Golf Estate, Garsfontein Drive, Pretoria 0076

    +27 (0)12 993 5838

    Visit website

    This affordable yet luxurious guest house is situated in the prestigious Woodhill residential and golfing estate, alongside Woodhill's 18th fairway. It overlooks the 9th and 18th greens, where two dams allow ducks and geese to enjoy the water, while an abundance of other birdlife looks on.

    • Golf at this hotel:

      Woodhill

    • Golf within 10 km:

      Silver Lakes; Wingate Park; Pretoria CC

    • Golf within 30 km:

      Zwartkop; Centurion; Blue Valley.

  • Courtyard Hotel, Pretoria Arcadia4-star

    Cnr Park & Hill Streets, Arcadia, Pretoria

    +27 (0)12 342 4940

    Visit website

    Built around a lovingly restored, turn of the century manor house in leafy "Embassy Row", in the suburb of Arcadia. The hotel is situated minutes away from shopping centres, cinema complexes, highly acclaimed restaurants, Vodacom Loftus Stadium, Pretoria city centre and the trendy suburb of Hatfield.

    • 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.

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