Royal Johannesburg & Kensington Golf Club is the product of a merger of the former Royal Johannesburg Golf Club and the former Kensington Golf Club in 1998. Possibly the first merger of its kind in South Africa, it has produced a financially sound club with modernised facilities and a strong and supportive membership base.
THE COURSE(S) 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. 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.
The East Course is a championship layout that has hosted seven South African Open Championships, the SA Amateur and numerous other Tour and amateur events. The Joburg Open a co-sanctioned event between the European and Sunshine tours is played at Royal, primarily on the East Course, every January since the inaugural event in 2007.
The West Course, shorter in comparison to the East Course, is a fine example of how two layouts in close proximity can still create quite different, but vastly enjoyable golfing experiences. While its beautiful sweeping fairways and generous sized greens inspire joy and confidence, the player who strays from them will quickly find trees, water or other frustration in uncompromising abundance. Players of every level will find much to delight in and many reasons to return to Royal West.
DIRECTIONS 1 Fairway Avenue, Linksfield North, Johannesburg.
Take the Linksfield Road off-ramp and turn right travelling over the highway. Continue in the Linksfield direction along Club Street. Go through one set of traffic lights at the Linksfield Shopping Centre and you turn right into Gemmil Street, which is just after the shopping centre and a soccer field. Turn right again at the T-junction and then first left and proceed along Fairway Avenue where you will see the club on your left hand side.
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