Zwartkop Country Club, Zwartkop Golf Estate,

Old Johannesburg Rd, Lyttelton,

Centurion, nr Pretoria, Gauteng 0140

  • Office

    +27 (0)12 654 1144
  • Pro shop

    +27 (0)12 654 2111
  • Fax

    +27 (0)12 660 1450
  • Golf pro

    Ian and Adam Hayes
  • Academy

    The Dale Hayes Golf Academy at Zwartkop Country Club

About the course

  • The Course:

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

  • Surroundings:

    Residential and woodland.

  • Designer:

    Robert (Bob) Grimsdell. More recently upgraded by Peter Matkovich.
Back
tees
Club
tees
Front
tees
Metres
6454
5468
Par
71
72
SSS or slope

Location

Latitude:

-25.830121

Longitude:

28.160706

How to get there:

10 km S of Pretoria (centre)

Travelling north from Johannesburg on the N1, take the Old Johannesburg Road (R101) off-ramp. Follow the R101 north for approx 8 km. Golf will be on your right.

Zwartkop Country Club

Unrated: Well regarded course not yet visited by the Where2Golf team.

Est. 1933

Zwartkop Country Club: Not yet visited by Where2Golf, we are indebted to Zwartkop Golf Estate for the following description : The Zwartkop Golf Estate is situated on what was originally the farm Zwartkop named after the bird found nesting on the farm. The golf course is built around the Hennops River which is crossed 12 times in a round, and which comes into play on most holes. A variety of trees and shrubs abound and much of the natural foliage is integral to the course design. The layout is not overly long, but the greens are small and allow for tight and demanding pin placements. These factors combine to add a good deal of challenge to a pleasantly wooded course. The 495-metre 4th is one of many good holes; although relatively short for a par-5, the ambitious second shot has to carry the river while a huge tree guards the right of the green. On the back nine, the par-3 15th, par-4 16th and par-3 17th constitute Zwartkop's Amen Corner - all are relatively short, but each putting surface is hard alongside the river. Only bold, accurate shots will yield pars or birdies, with double bogeys potentially in store for the faint-hearted. The gentle humps, swales and subtle bunker positions which have become the trademark of course architect Peter Matkovich, are now much in evidence following his recent improvements to the course design.
List of courses: Around Johannesburg

Visitors

Who can play and when?

Visitors welcome on weekdays; more restricted on weekends.

Must book in advance.

Green fees

Contact club for green fee details.

Other information

Non-metal spike facility.

Did you know?

Zwartkop has hosted several South African Sunshine Tour events. >> The Hennops River is one of several in the Johannesburg / Pretoria area to flow into the Crocodile River, which it does about 30 km west of Centurion. The Crocodile River then flows into the Hartbeespoort Dam.

Where2Stay

  • 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; Zwartkop; Pretoria CC; Wingate Park

    • Golf within 30 km:

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

  • Irene Country Lodge4-star

    Nellmapius Road, 0062 Irene, Pretoria

    +27 (0)12 667 6464

    Visit website
    This 49-room Lodge is situated in a lush meadow with oak trees and a placid lake, within walking distance of two excellent golf courses, Centurion and Irene (not covered in Where2Golf). All of the spacious rooms overlook one of Gauteng’s most beautiful lakes, which teems with birdlife.
    • 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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