Royal Johannesburg & Kensington Golf Club, Johannesburg

4.6
#2 of 18 in Golf in Johannesburg
Two beautiful parkland Layouts, characterised by tall well established trees which line the fairways. The two courses compliment each other perfectly by the contrasting challenge they offer the golfer.

The East Course is ranked in the top 10 golf courses in South Africa and has played host to 7 South African Opens and the Joburg Open since it's inception in 2007. It is long and challenging and will test even the best golfers.

The West Course is a more forgiving layout than the East and is preferred by many higher handicap golfers. Not quite as long or penal as the East but the manicuring is on a par, making for a thoroughly enjoyable round of golf.
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  • What a way to spend your Saturday. Royal has 2 magnificent courses .The east course a much harder course that is challenging. The half way is great as well as the deck to have drinks after your round  more »
  • Played the East course on Saturday 8 Dec - my first time on the new greens. The best greens I have played on this year - absolutely perfect in every aspect. The course is in great condition. A tough a...  more »
  • Played the East course, the Championship one, today. Only word that comes up is: perfect. Course is in superb condition, not flat, but not too hilly, easy to walk, certainly with a caddy. This caddy i...  more »
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  • Royal Johannesburg and Kensington is one of the most prestigious golf course in Gauteng. There are two course and both are 18 holes. It has a driving range and a full bar. The restaurant is incredible and they have an amazing breakfast spread. You will not be disappointed in the facilities or the golf.
  • Royal Johannesburg Golf Club has so much potential, but doesn't currently utilise it. As a golf course, it has two courses. The East Course (a championship course regularly used for the Joburg Open which is part of the European Tour) has recently been completely refurbished and is very good. The West Course is due for refurbishment, and badly needs it. The clubhouse is a typical golf clubhouse, and has a bar and outdoor restaurant, but could be SO much better. The club needs to become more like a Country Club, drawing members for way more than golf and a drink. They need to make way better use of their outdoor facilities, extend the patios with views and encourage people to come have sundowners and a meal there watching the sunset over the course. They also need Jack up the practice facility/driving range and to use their incredible setting better. But the golf is good.
  • The east course was an amazing experience. Will play the West course next. Not often you have 3 or 2 golf courses next to each other.
  • Impeccable layout at one of the classic Jo'burg courses. Well kept greens and fairways.
  • Always a pleasure playing there. Everyone is so welcoming and helpful. Love it there
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