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Benoni CC

Benoni - Gauteng

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CEO: Darren Millington
Greenkeeper: Darren Millington
Club captain: Tony Hood
Chairman: Cameron McCulloch

Course Summary

Four tees / Par 72

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

Visitor green fee

Weekdays R220,
weekends R300

Course designer

Unknown 1905,
Christian Robinson 1998

Contact

011 849 8821
www.benonicc.co.za

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.

Additional Course Facts

Course Record

63 by Tyrone Ryan, 2010 Ekurhuleni Open;
Zander Gous, 2013 SA Boys Strokeplay.

Feature Holes

Benoni CC has strong par 4s, and the best is the 439-metre 17th, through a narrow avenue of tall trees.

Practice Facility

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.

Club Champions

Ryan van Velzen & Sarah Bouch

Did You Know

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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