Royal Johannesburg & Kensington – East Golf Course

The two, East and West, 18 hole layouts at “Royal” are among the best courses in Johannesburg. Royal was built in 1933 and the championship East layout has been frequent host to the South African Open. They refer to the West course as the Championship Course They are both long courses and at first glance an intimidating prospect for most visitors until you remember that at Johannesburg’s high altitude the ball travels 10% further. The courses have a tree lined parkland layout with gentle waves rather than sudden slopes.

The East Championship Course, designed in 1939 by Robert Grimsdell is regarded in the Top Echelon of Courses on the continent. After completing a full revamp in 2017, the Course is now regarded as a contemporary parkland, delivering more of a challenge for the serious player as well as changes that ensures the club golfer enjoy their round. All this with emphasis on cost-effective maintenance and a fusion of environmental sensitivity with elevated aesthetic appeal. In 2018 the Course received numerous international awards including two World Golf Awards (South Africa’s best Course & Africa’s best course), Golf Scapes Top 100 Courses in the world (25) and Course of the Year by Luxury Travel Guide.

Par 72, 7001 Meters, Kikuyu fairways & tees, bent grass greens.



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