For over a hundred years now, the Country Club Johannesburg has provided a wide range of sporting activities for its members at Auckland Park and Woodmead, its two recreation complexes. Auckland Park focuses on cricket, bowls and racquet sports whilst golf is the main sport at Woodmead where the club is the proud owner of two magnificent 18-hole courses.
The Rocklands layout (formerly known as Woodlands) is the newer of the two courses and its more open fairways are the perfect foil to the tougher, tighter Woodmead track.
Both 18-hole circuits were designed by Fred Hawtree and each of them has recently been upgraded by Golf Data with greens now constructed to USGA specification.On the Rocklands layout, many cite the two water-protected holes at 5 and 7 – the former a right doglegged par four, the latter a treacherous par five – as the most memorable on the front nine. On the inward half, tee shots at the short 15th and 17th must carry water all the way to the green – even if golf balls remain dry, they must also avoid some well-placed sand traps surrounding the putting surfaces.