Best golf courses: Johannesburg

Johannesburg: the table below provides brief details about the top golf courses in and around this city. Each golf club has been visited and/or researched by Where2Golf. Click on the course name below to discover more. The course ratings below range from 5 highest, to 2 lowest. They attempt to provide an indication of the golfing experience you might expect at the course (based on its design, condition and surroundings). Hover your cursor above the Rating Key below for the rating definitions.
Private: A course for members and their invited guests only.
Private club
Johannesburg
Player, Gary

Visitors?

Private club

Nearest city

Johannesburg

Designer

Gary Player
4-star: Above average course - well worth a visit.
Visitors welcome
Johannesburg
Player, Gary

Visitors?

Visitors welcome

Nearest city

Johannesburg

Designer

A Gary Player Signature Golf Course
4-PLUS: Must play course - excellent standard; worthy of 4½ stars.
Not Saturdays
Johannesburg
Alison, Charles Hugh

Visitors?

Not Saturdays

Nearest city

Johannesburg

Designer

Charles "Hugh" Alison, long-time design associate of Harry Colt.
3-PLUS: Good course - several memorable features; worthy of 3½ stars.
Wkends restrictd
Johannesburg
Hawtree, Martin

Visitors?

Wkends restrictd

Nearest city

Johannesburg

Designer

Current layout by Martin G. Hawtree (1992). Design later upgraded by Golf Data.
4-PLUS: Must play course - excellent standard; worthy of 4½ stars.
Wkends restrictd
Johannesburg
Hawtree, Fred W.

Visitors?

Wkends restrictd

Nearest city

Johannesburg

Designer

Current layout by Frederick W. "Fred" Hawtree (1968). Design later upgraded by Golf Data.
3-PLUS: Good course - several memorable features; worthy of 3½ stars.
Wkends restrictd
Johannesburg
Matkovich, Peter

Visitors?

Wkends restrictd

Nearest city

Johannesburg

Designer

Peter Matkovich
4-star: Above average course - well worth a visit.
Tues thru' Fri
Johannesburg
Player, Gary

Visitors?

Tues thru' Fri

Nearest city

Johannesburg

Designer

Gary Player
4-star: Above average course - well worth a visit.
Visitors welcome
Johannesburg
Matkovich, Peter

Visitors?

Visitors welcome

Nearest city

Johannesburg

Designer

Peter Matkovich (of Matkovich & Hayes).
4-star: Above average course - well worth a visit.
Rsrt guests only
Johannesburg
Matkovich, Peter

Visitors?

Rsrt guests only

Nearest city

Johannesburg

Designer

Peter Matkovich
4-star: Above average course - well worth a visit.
Visitors welcome
Johannesburg
Els, Ernie

Visitors?

Visitors welcome

Nearest city

Johannesburg

Designer

Ernie Els
4-PLUS: Must play course - excellent standard; worthy of 4½ stars.
Visitors welcome
Johannesburg
Alison, Charles Hugh

Visitors?

Visitors welcome

Nearest city

Johannesburg

Designer

Designed by Charles "Hugh" Alison, long-time design associate of Harry Colt; construction supervised by South African professional golfer Arthur Tomsett.
4-star: Above average course - well worth a visit.
Not Saturdays
Johannesburg
Nicklaus, Jack

Visitors?

Not Saturdays

Nearest city

Johannesburg

Designer

Original layout by Arthur M. Copeland (the club's first professional). Course completely redesigned as a Jack Nicklaus Signature course in 2008.
3-PLUS: Good course - several memorable features; worthy of 3½ stars.
Wkends restrictd
Johannesburg
Jones Sr, Robert Trent

Visitors?

Wkends restrictd

Nearest city

Johannesburg

Designer

Robert Trent Jones Sr.
4-PLUS: Must play course - excellent standard; worthy of 4½ stars.
Wkends restrictd
Johannesburg
Tomsett, Arthur

Visitors?

Wkends restrictd

Nearest city

Johannesburg

Designer

Arthur Tomsett
4-star: Above average course - well worth a visit.
Visitors welcome
Johannesburg
Immelman, Goosen et al.

Visitors?

Visitors welcome

Nearest city

Johannesburg

Designer

Each of the 18-holes was separately designed by one of the world's leading golf professionals of the late-1990s/early-2000s. See Did You Know section on this page for a list of the Signature designers.
3-PLUS: Good course - several memorable features; worthy of 3½ stars.
Visitors welcome
Johannesburg
Peck, Hotckin & Matkovich.

Visitors?

Visitors welcome

Nearest city

Johannesburg

Designer

Original design by George Peck (1926), with later modifications by Col. Stafford Vere Hotckin (1929) and Peter Matkovich (1998).

3-star: Good course – an enjoyable test for your game.
Not Saturdays
Johannesburg
Tomsett, Arthur

Visitors?

Not Saturdays

Nearest city

Johannesburg

Designer

Arthur Tomsett. Upgraded and redesigned by Hugh Baiocchi in 1990.
4-star: Above average course - well worth a visit.
Wkends restrictd
Johannesburg
Grimsdell, Robert

Visitors?

Wkends restrictd

Nearest city

Johannesburg

Designer

Robert (Bob) Grimsdell. Later upgraded by Golf Data.
4-star: Above average course - well worth a visit.
Visitors welcome
Johannesburg
Nicklaus, Jack

Visitors?

Visitors welcome

Nearest city

Johannesburg

Designer

A Jack Nicklaus Signature course.
4-star: Above average course - well worth a visit.
Not Saturdays
Johannesburg
Grimsdell, Robert

Visitors?

Not Saturdays

Nearest city

Johannesburg

Designer

Original design by Robert (Bob) Grimsdell. Updated and re-bunkered by Gary Player in 2005.
3-PLUS: Good course - several memorable features; worthy of 3½ stars.
Visitors welcome
Johannesburg
Grimsdell, Robert

Visitors?

Visitors welcome

Nearest city

Johannesburg

Designer

Original 12-hole course designed by Arthur Tomsett (early 1940s). Current layout designed by Robert "Bob" Grimsdell (1954).
4-star: Above average course - well worth a visit.
Visitors welcome
Johannesburg
Brews, Sid

Visitors?

Visitors welcome

Nearest city

Johannesburg

Designer

Sid Brews
Private: A course for members and their invited guests only.
Private club
Johannesburg
Grimsdell, Robert

Visitors?

Private club

Nearest city

Johannesburg

Designer

Originally designed by Robert "Bob" Grimsdell, with later improvements by Rob O'Friel (1998).
4-star: Above average course - well worth a visit.
Wkends restrictd
Johannesburg
Player & Kirby

Visitors?

Wkends restrictd

Nearest city

Johannesburg

Designer

Co-designed by Gary Player and Ron Kirby
4-PLUS: Must play course - excellent standard; worthy of 4½ stars.
Wkends restrictd
Johannesburg
Grimsdell, Robert

Visitors?

Wkends restrictd

Nearest city

Johannesburg

Designer

Current course laid out by the then club professional Robert (Bob) Grimsdell (1935). Upgraded by Mark Muller (1998).

4-star: Above average course - well worth a visit.
Wkends restrictd
Johannesburg
Waters, Laurie

Visitors?

Wkends restrictd

Nearest city

Johannesburg

Designer

Original course at this location laid out by Laurie Waters (1909), which has evolved into today's West Course with several revisions and upgrades along the way.

4-star: Above average course - well worth a visit.
Visitors welcome
Johannesburg
Nicklaus, Jack

Visitors?

Visitors welcome

Nearest city

Johannesburg

Designer

A Jack Nicklaus Signature Design
3-PLUS: Good course - several memorable features; worthy of 3½ stars.
Wkends restrictd
Johannesburg
Matkovich, Peter

Visitors?

Wkends restrictd

Nearest city

Johannesburg

Designer

Peter Matkovich
4-star: Above average course - well worth a visit.
Visitors welcome
Johannesburg
Grimsdell, Robert

Visitors?

Visitors welcome

Nearest city

Johannesburg

Designer

Robert (Bob) Grimsdell
5-PLUS: In the world’s elite - has few peers; one of our top-rated 5s!
Visitors welcome
Johannesburg
Player, Gary

Visitors?

Visitors welcome

Nearest city

Johannesburg

Designer

Gary Player

4-PLUS: Must play course - excellent standard; worthy of 4½ stars.
Visitors welcome
Johannesburg
Player, Gary

Visitors?

Visitors welcome

Nearest city

Johannesburg

Designer

Gary Player

4-star: Above average course - well worth a visit.
Wkends restrictd
Johannesburg
Grimsdell, Robert

Visitors?

Wkends restrictd

Nearest city

Johannesburg

Designer

Robert (Bob) Grimsdell. Upgraded in 1999 by Rob O'Friel.
3-star: Good course – an enjoyable test for your game.
Wkends restrictd
Johannesburg
Alison, Charles Hugh

Visitors?

Wkends restrictd

Nearest city

Johannesburg

Designer

Charles "Hugh" Alison, long-time design associate of Harry Colt.
4-star: Above average course - well worth a visit.
Not Saturdays
Johannesburg
Matkovich, Peter

Visitors?

Not Saturdays

Nearest city

Johannesburg

Designer

Peter Matkovich

Unrated: Well regarded course not yet visited by the Where2Golf team.
Wkends restrictd
Johannesburg
Grimsdell, Robert

Visitors?

Wkends restrictd

Nearest city

Johannesburg

Designer

Robert (Bob) Grimsdell. More recently upgraded by Peter Matkovich.

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