Pecanwood - North West - South Africa

Pecanwood Country Club,
R512 Provincial Road,
Hartbeespoortdam 0240,
South Africa


  • +27 (0) 12 244 8080

  • Jane van Niekerk

  • Jack Nicklaus

  • Riette Laas

Pecanwood – the name comes from the grove of pecan nut trees found on the property – was the first Jack Nicklaus Signature course in South Africa and it first opened for play in 1998. The well respected Golf Data company actually built the course, moving over one million cubic metres of earth to transform a relatively flat piece of farmland beside the Hartbeespoort Dam into one of the country’s leading residential golf estates.

That’s not the only staggering statistic involved in the construction of Pecanwood where there are 13,000 yards of undersoil drainage lines, 6,000 transplanted trees, five lakes and twelve acres of bunkers (some would say that’s around par for a Nicklaus design!) incorporated into the design. In fact, the landscaped and irrigated area is what would be the norm at a 36-hole golf complex.

The signature hole is the par three 13th, played alongside the dam with water to the front and left and bunkers either side of the green. More water awaits at the next two holes before the round is completed at the right doglegged par four 18th – time to take in some final views of the dam and the surrounding Magaliesberg Mountains before heading to the clubhouse for some well earned refreshment.

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Description: Pecanwood – the name comes from the grove of pecan nut trees found on the property – was the first Jack Nicklaus Signature course in South Africa... Rating: 5 out of 6 Reviews: 1

If you have ever played one of the country clubs in Florida (and liked them) then this is the place for you. From the minute you pull up (a buggy is sent to meet and collect your clubs from the car park – and whilst your checking in they’ll clean your clubs, wet your towels, programme your GPS with your handicap) you know you are at a top club. Everything at Pecanwood is immaculate; it’s a five star club without doubt. If you can ignore the fact that there are too many houses surrounding you – and focus on the stunning the course instead, you’ll love it. The 13th hole plays over the edge of the dam and is most peoples favourite (from personal experience I’d suggest aiming slightly further right than you think – otherwise your ball is in the dam!) It’s a Jack Nicklaus design, so the fairways are generous – and it’s not overly challenging. But this is one of the best conditioned courses I’ve ever played.
5 / 6
Pecanwood
December 02, 2010


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