Sid Brews designed the layout for the 18 holes at Glenvista Country Club in 1967 but it would take another six years before the course was ready for play. The greens have since been rebuilt to USGA specifications.
The course at the Woodhill Residential Estate and Country Club is a Peter Matkovich creation that’s hosted the South African PGA Championships several times since it first opened for play in 1999.
The 18 holes of the Gary Player and Phil Jacobs-designed Dainfern layout are actually a reworking of the old Fourways course that was originally laid out on the property.
Featuring bent grass greens, the course at State Mines Country Club in East Rand was upgraded to the golfing specifications of architect Rob O’Friel in the mid 1990s.
The Huddle Park Golf & Recreation course is laid out within one of Johannesburg’s largest parks and it’s part of a grassland, woodland and wetland property extending to five hundred acres beside the suburbs of Linsfield and Orange Grove.
Blue Valley has many surprising elevation changes throughout as holes rise and fall over gently undulating terrain.
ERPM – East Rand Proprietary Mines – Golf Club was founded in 1903 and it’s the home club of John Bland and Tony Johnstone. The course is laid out on relatively flat land with many of the fairways flanked by mature trees.
The Benoni Country Club was originally established as the Van Ryn Golf Club back in 1906 when it was created by employees of the Van Ryn mine.
The parkland course at Emfuleni Golf Estate is a 1948 design from the prolific Bob Grimsdell, which was recently rejuvenated by Golf Data’s Sean Quinn. Des Terblanche won the Sunshine Tour’s short-lived Emfuleni Classic here in 2000 during the tour’s inaugural season.
Soweto Country Club has come a long way since golf was first played at Pimville in the 1970s on sand greens. Converted to grass by Gary Player Design in the 1980s, the course fell into disrepair until the Sunshine Tour’s Selwyn Nathan championed a complete course rebuild which Phil Jacobs of Gary Player Design completed in 2019.