8.8 12 reviews
Steeped in tradition, Houghton Golf Club is one of South Africa's premier golfing venues. The course has a proud history as a championship facility having hosted no fewer than eight SA Open events, the first of which took place in 1951. The course too has been the chosen venue for the prestigious Alfred Dunhill Championship.

A firm favourite amongst the Highveld golfing fraternity its original design dates from 1926. A. M. Copland, the club's first professional, was the course architect, laying out the course on a thickly treed tract of land featuring considerable undulation. Houghton's underlying qualities as a test of golf have not been radically altered with the passing of the years, though, to stay abreast of developments in the game the decision was taken to appoint the Jack Nicklaus design group as the course architects for the new layout.

The new design at Houghton is not brutally long, especially given the rarefied air of the Highveld. In order to defend the golf course from the longer hitters strategically positioned bunkers have been used extensively to catch the wayward drive, thus making club selection essential. The new greens have been contoured with rolling undulations and subtle slopes to protect the integrity of the course.

The parkland layout is dotted with ponds and dams, an abundance of flowering shrubs also provide great variety and colour. Situated adjacent to the greenbelt of The Wilds the site is a perfect extension to Johannesburg’s natural fauna and flora and is a proclaimed bird sanctuary with Egyptian geese, guinea fowl, dikkops, plovers and a variety of waterfowl in being present.
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8.8
Average Rating
from 12 golfers
Great course - fantastic experience! 
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10
verified review
played by Vuyo from South Africa on Tuesday, 16 May 2017
Fantastic course 
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9
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played by Kruger from South Africa on Friday, 5 May 2017
Excellent course, always a great experience. Would've been nice if the marshal was ensuring adherence to speed of play. 
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9
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played by Vuyo from South Africa on Sunday, 30 April 2017
Every member of staff was courteous and friendly. Course was in really great condition  
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10
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played by Richard from South Africa on Friday, 28 April 2017
This is the best Club in South Africa. Great layout and design, perfect greens and fantastic clubhouse with good food, what more could one ask. 
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10
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played by Henning from Germany on Tuesday, 4 April 2017
 Course is excellent, love it love love it. Please have seperate ratings for course, clubhouse, caddies etc... Caddies - bag of shit. We had two and they both were crap. Instead of our usual R350 caddie tip we settled bare minimum, R150.  
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5
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played by Shaldon from South Africa on Sunday, 2 April 2017
Excellent condition. Lightning fast greens! The people take pride in their Golf Course! Thank you very much!! 
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10
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played by Erwin from South Africa on Friday, 24 March 2017
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Houghton Golf Club
Holes
18
Par
72
Length
6708 yards
Established in
1926
Course Type
Parkland
Grass Type
Unique to Destination
Designer
Jack Nicklaus
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