Yellow 6762 metres, CR74.8/137
White 6392 metres, CR72.3/135
Blue 5886 metres, CR69.8/126
Red 5302 metres, CR67.2/120
Women’s blue, CR76.3/141
Women’s red, CR72.8/134
Christian Robinson 1998
011 849 8821
91 (2022) & 79 (2021)
BCC has one of the premier parkland courses in Gauteng, a varied and challenging layout that has hosted many amateur championships, including the men’s SA Amateur and SA Strokeplay. It has been a qualifying course for the SA Open.
Situated on a flat piece of property, the holes flow through wooded terrain, and golf at Benoni CC is a quiet and tranquil experience, with buck roaming the fairways. The course, redesigned in the late 1990s, is notable for having par 5s to start and finish each nine. They are lengthy holes and the 540-metre 18th provides an exciting finish for tournament play, of which there have been many. There’s a large dam on the left side of the fairway.
Benoni CC is the last of the true “country clubs” in Ekurhuleni, offering bowls, squash and tennis, and the community have ensured its continuance as a family-oriented facility by voting against a sale of the land to developers.
The clubhouse has the first “Craft Bar” of its kind, and there are children’s play areas, function facilities and restaurants, plus a mountain bike track.
Benoni CC is one of only four Top 100 courses where the starting hole on each nine, Nos 1 and 10, with tee boxes closest to the clubhouse, is a par 5. Two of the others are also Gauteng courses – Modderfontein and Wanderers, while Umdoni Park on the KZN South Coast is the only coastal example. However, there are two other courses, Blair Atholl (Gauteng) and Olivewood (Eastern Cape) where Nos 1 and 10 are both par 5s, but the tenth hole is nowhere near the clubhouse and is not used as a starting hole.
Benoni is a successful and popular club which invested R7.5 million into improvements in 2021 and 2022, mainly renovations to the clubhouse which now has a restaurant in addition to the craft bar and club bar.
63 by Tyrone Ryan, 2010 Ekurhuleni Open;
Zander Gous, 2013 SA Boys Strokeplay.
Benoni CC has strong par 4s, and the best is the 439-metre 17th, through a narrow avenue of tall trees.
Full-size range open to the public. The Golf Performance and Development Academy with a fitment centre is run by Rob van Velzen, PGA Club Pro of the Year in 2007 when he was at Benoni Lake.
2022 Liam Vermaas & Sarah Bouch
2021 Liam Vermaas & Sarah Bouch
2020 Ryan van Velzen & Sarah Bouch
2019 Ryan van Velzen & Sarah Bouch
1/ The club celebrated its centenary in 2006, but it only became known as Benoni CC in the 1950s, having previously been a mine course, Van Ryn GC. The clubhouse was built in 1954.
2/ Benoni CC has hosted all the country’s top amateur events: Men’s SA Amateur in 1996; Men’s Premier IPT in 2005; Women’s SA Amateur in 2012; SA Junior Boys in 1990 and 2013; Men’s SA Strokeplay in 2014.
3/ It was four times a SA Open qualifying venue when fellow Ekurhuleni clubs Glendower and Serengeti hosted the SA Open between 2011 and 2017.
4/ Benoni CC offers a variety of other sports, including bowls, tennis, squash and mountain bike trails within the large property.
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