Johannesburg golf is even more accessible to visitors if you have flexibility in your schedule. It’s a refreshing perspective in comparison to other cities around the world that have such a large concentration of member-based clubs. This diverse city has so much to offer away from the course so make sure you leave some time for a rooftop happy hour with playing partners or a Michelin chef dinner with a golf business client.
From the central business district of Sandton, over 25 golf courses in Johannesburg are within a 30 minute drive and the golfer can discover another dozen courses in the Pretoria area that is known as the undisputed capital of South Africa. The province of Gauteng that encompasses the cities of Johannesburg and Pretoria also host two major European Tour events each February. The Joburg Open takes place at Royal Johannesburg & Kensington Club and precedes the Tshwane Open hosted at Pretoria Country Club the following week.
The climate is extremely temperate and Johannesburg golf enjoys year round golfing weather with mild dry winters, and hot rainy summers from December to February. Thunderstorms are common in the summer months but it causes little disruption taking place in the late afternoon once golfers have concluded their day.