Note: the course has re-opened for visitors, with social distancing and Covid-19 safety guidelines Without question, Royal Johannesburg & Kensington Golf Club is one of the most prestigious golf clubs in South Africa. In its almost 130 years of existence, it has hosted 7 South African Opens and numerous other major tournaments. Royal is home to the biggest annual professional golf event in Africa, the Joburg Open, inaugurated in 2007, and is the preferred venue for the International Final Qualifier (Africa) for the Open Championship.
The Club's two courses are both ranked as major achievers in the awards lists. The East Course is consistently ranked as one of the top 10 courses in the country. Where the West Course, although not as highly rated as the East Course, is the preferred course for many members due to its ease of playability for golfers of all abilities.