Glendower - Gauteng - South Africa

Glendower Golf Club,
20 Marias Road,
Dowerglen ext2,
Bedfordview,
Gauteng,
South Africa


  • +27 11 453 1013

  • Golf Club Website

  • Take the Linksfield turn off from the N3

  • Welcome, except Saturdays

  • Sandy Burnard

  • C.H. Alison

  • Rudy Whitfield

Formed back in 1935, the Glendower Golf Club engaged the services of Harry Colt’s associate, Charles Hugh Alison, to lay out an 18-hole parkland course in two loops of nine on some old Glendower farmland.

Fifty years later, the club embarked on a major upgrade program, reshaping greens, building new tee positions and adding a number of water features around the course. The results were good enough to see Glendower host the South African Open three times in ten years, beginning in 1989.

Not content with these improvements, the club installed new USGA standard greens and bunkers at every hole in 2007, raising low lying putting surfaces like those at holes 10 and 12 in the process.

Many look to the par three holes for respite (three of the four short holes are played over water) when they play here, such is the unrelenting nature of the long par four and par five holes on a course measuring just over 7,000 yards from the back tees.

The feature hole on the course is the 468-yard, par four, 10th which requires a long approach over a wide lake to a green that has two bunkers on either side of the putting surface – front pin positions rarely yield a par score on this hole, never mind a birdie.

In November 2013, after a 16-year gap, the 104th edition of the South African Open returned to Glendower Golf Club (won by Morten Ørum Madsen) and the tournament has remained at the Gauteng club ever since.

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Description: Formed back in 1935, the Glendower Golf Club engaged the services of Harry Colt’s associate, Charles Hugh Alison, to lay out an 18-hole parkland course in two loops of nine... Rating: 5 out of 6 Reviews: 1

To me this feels like one of those lovely old parkland courses you get in the UK. In that the clubhouse is fine, the facilities are ok – but the course is just such a pleasure. You can see why they have hosted so many tournaments here over the years. One of my favourite holes - the par five 2nd tests your nerves as you have to thread your drive throw a narrow gap of trees! Picturesque and in great condition, this is probably my favourite golf course in the Johannesburg.
5 / 6
Glendower
December 02, 2010


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