The Royal Johannesburg and Kensington Golf Club boasts almost 130 years of existence and offers two highly-acclaimed courses in the cosmopolitan hub of Johannesburg. The Parklands-style fairway grounds accommodate a wealth of established shady trees and weeping willows that stroke the spring shallows with their wiry arms. Lofty shadows stretch across the greens, sheltering the fervent golfer from the searing shimmer of the African sun.
The championship-layout East Course has hosted seven South African Opens and is also home to the annual Joburg Open. The Royal Johannesburg Golf Course is persistently rated among the Top 10 in the country by both The Compleat Golfer and Golf Digest. The 10th and signature 11th holes are deemed the two longest back-to-back par-fours.
Though less esteemed, the West Course offers very comfortable, picturesque playability for every class of golfer. The West Course was the site of the Johannesburg Golf Club when it first moved to the current premises in 1909. Over the years it has been upgraded and enjoy its most major refurbishment in 1999. Shorter in comparison to the East Course, the course provides a fine illustration of how two layouts within close proximity of one another can still offer distinct, but immensely enjoyable golfing experiences.
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