A stone’s throw from Fourways, Dainfern has grown from a small estate in 1992 to a massive housing development that is home to over 1 200 stands. Its 18-hole golf course was designed by the legendary Gary Player and has become a course frequented by residents and outsiders. Property at the estate ranges from R3.5 mil up to R25 mil and above. Dainfern Golf Estate boasts a clubhouse stocked with good food and great drinks. There is a Pro Shop as well that’ll sort out all your golfing needs.
Just past Clearwater Mall, and before Northgate, Eagle Canyon lies sleeping in the West Rand. This ultra-luxe golf estate owns an 18-hole course that will challenge even the most seasoned player. The course plays along the Canyon cliffs, along and over beautiful water features, with the clubhouse perched on the highest point with a full view of all the holes. Visitor bookings can be made through the estate’s website.
With a modern twist, Jackal Creek can prove Mark Twain wrong when he said that golf is “a good walk wasted.” The tees on this course have been praised but a handful of players have noted that there are massive backspins on balls when swinging from the green. All in all, it is a fun course and even though the ball misbehaves, it adds a challenge to an already fun course.
Described as the Agusta of South Africa, the Steyn City golf course brags with an award-winning clubhouse, a well-kept fairway and even a gym. The course is just over 7 000 metres from the back tees, which will cater for the professional and single handicapped golfer. Each hole has its own nook and cranny, and players will encounter a variety of playing experiences, including elevation changes with a number of vantage points.
Blue Valley Golf Course & Estate
Though not quite Joburg, Blue Valley is a favourite to golfers in the city. Situated in Midrand, Blue Valley Golf Course & Estate should be on every golfer’s bucket list. Named for the blue skies and open country of its surroundings, the Gary Player designed Blue Valley is a perfect blend of hospitality, sport and nature. Situated conveniently between northern Johannesburg and Pretoria, this residential golf estate offers a location second to none in the Gauteng area.
By Shawn Greyling
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