Boksburg - Gauteng

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General manager: Marinus Weiss
Greenkeeper: Dean van Staden
Head pro: Brett Liddle
Club captain: Divan Duvenhage
Chairman: Nick Alberts
President: Ronnie Wiggill

Course Summary

Four tees / Par 72

Yellow 6672 metres, CR73.9/139
White 6301 metres, CR72.0/137
Blue 5972 metres, CR70.3/133
Red 5401 metres, CR67.4/125
Women’s blue, CR77.2/145
Women’s red, CR73.6/136

Visitor Green Fee

Course closed Monday.
R230 Tuesday-Friday, Sunday
R370 Saturday

R1 000 for 4 plus carts Sunday PM
R600 for two plus cart, Tue-Fri
R70 after 3pm all days

Course designer

Original designer unknown 1906;
Golf Data 1993


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The parkland beauty of ERPM, with its tree-lined fairways, is best appreciated in the summer months, when the course greens up. Built on undulating terrain there is plenty of character in the design, which is deceptively tight in places. The fairways are often firm, and tee shots can run into trouble.

The modern double-storey clubhouse overlooks a large and attractive water feature which is an intimidating hazard for the tee shot on the right side of the long par-4 eighth, and again at the 367-metre ninth, where there’s a carry over water to the green. The tees are sometimes moved forward here to entice longer hitters to try and drive the green.

The course is split in two by the Old Pretoria Road. The front nine is on the clubhouse side of the road, and golfers then cross the road for seven holes of the back nine, before returning to play the par-5 17th and 419m 18th, which is one of the best finishing holes in the region.

The par-3 14th is one of the most picturesque short holes in Gauteng, framed by trees and fronted by a wide water hazard.

ERPM was the setting in 2002 for what was then the lowest 72-hole tournament score in South Africa. Albert Kruger, a 20-year-old amateur from Krugersdorp, posted a 30-under total of 258 in the Ekurhuleni Open, opening with a 62. He had 27 birdies and four eagles. The new 72-hole record is 34-under 254 set by Daniel Bennett at Pecanwood in the 2023 SA Junior Championships.

Former Sunshine Tour pro Brett Liddle is the club pro and teaching professional.

Additional Course Facts

Course Record

62 by Dean Lambert, 2000 Ekurhuleni Open;
Albert Kruger, 2002 EK Open

Club Champions

2024 Walter Green jnr
2023 A Vieira
2022 Khyle Vermeulen
2021 F Sakota
2020 Brian Peterson & Jennifer Haw
2019 Chrissie van Tonder & Jennifer Haw

Practice Facility

A 200 to 260-metre range with target greens adjoining the tenth tee; short-game facility.


ERPM has held SA Open Qualifying every year since 2020, and the winner on three occasions has shot 9-under 63. David Amm had three eagles at par 5s (2-4-13) in his 63 to win in 2023. Renato Paratore had a 10-birdie 63 to win in 2022, and Ryan van Velzen had a back nine of 29 in his 63 in 2021. Amateur Christian Maas, 17, shot 64 to win in 2020.

ERPM hosted some of the early Transvaal Opens, back in 1913, 1920, 1930 and 1936 (both won by Sid Brews) and 1952. It regularly had the Transvaal Amateur, the last one in 1977.

The first SA Mid-Amateur championship held in Gauteng was at ERPM in May 2010, won by Grant Wood with four-under 284. The SA Mid-Amateur began in 2008. One of the early SA Senior Amateurs was at ERPM in 1999, won by Manie Grobler on 211.

The Sunshine Tour visited in 2020, Danie van Tonder winning on 13-under 203.

Did You Know

1/ The club gets its name from East Rand Propriety Mines, the company which established golf on this Boksburg site in 1903, and ran the club for 90 years before handing over to the members in 1992. This coincided with the modernisation and redesign of the course by Golf Data. A new double-storey clubhouse was opened in 2002.

2/ For many years it was regarded as one of the premier clubs in Gauteng, with an excellent reputation for attracting and producing top golfers. International representatives included Jimmy Boyd, Denis Hutchinson, Neville Sundelson, Neville Clarke, Alma Truss, Jenny Bruce, Jill Kennedy and Dean van Staden. John Bland was the club pro for many years. Today there are just under 500 members.

3/ Jimmy Boyd was club champion 17 times between 1939 and 1963. He was SA Open champion in 1953 at Royal Cape. Another SA Open champion as an amateur, Denis Hutchinson, was club champion from 1954 to 1959, and Neville Sundelson won six times between 1967 and 1975.

4/ ERPM’s emblem is an owl perched on a golf club. The owl is a hooter. It’s for the sounding of the steam-driven hooter that signified the start and end of work shifts and breaks at the gold mine in earlier days.

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Course Reviews
The greens were great. Probably the best I have seen at ERPM. Sadly, the rest of the course needs attention. Because of the greens, though, I'd be happy to play there again.
Ignis van der Merwe
03 April 2024
ERPM has enjoyed better times as a club yet is still an exceedingly pleasant and attractive course to play, with excellent quality greens. Fairways parched and firm after a dry summer in Gauteng. Packed with interesting holes, several a strong test of driving ability. Missing fairways here can lead to a frustrating day of sideways golf. There are some claustrophobic tee shots to be faced, notably at the demandingly long par-4 eighth with its water hazard right of the fairway, and trees enclosing the left side. It is one of three tigerish 4s on the front nine which measure 441, 432 and 427 from the yellow back tees. ERPM is full of subtle dogleg par 4s and 5s, downhill, uphill, left, right, so being able to shape shots is essential. The 30-year-old greens are a feature, beautifully shaped and contoured, well bunkered. Whether you start the round at No 1 or 10, you open with tricky short 4s where the greens are hidden from view.
Stuart McLean
30 March 2024
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ERPM relies heavily on rainfall, being financially constrained and having no meaningful holding dams. MWG has taken over the course management and maintenance and the early indication is that problematic areas are being given urgent attention. ERPM in 2020 hosted both a Sunshine Tour event and pre-qualifying for the SA Open. The easy walk, cheap rates and festive 19th hole are features of the club. However, it is unlikely that ERPM will improve in any area without a major financial injection.

vaughan sammons
22 December 2020
A gem of a course, tricky when you miss the fairways but rewarding when you hit them. If you haven't visited ERPM lately you are missing out.
Divan Duvenhage
12 December 2020
A classic course with very good greens which is a pleasure to play. The bunkers need a bit of work though. I love the ninth hole where you need an accurate tee shot, leaving an approach over water to the green.
Philip Malan
10 December 2020
I was pleasantly surprised by this old classic parkland layout during the recent Sunshine Tour event. Needs a little TLC but great design and excellent greens. I would rate them among the top 10 greens in SA in terms of design complex, conditioning and true roll of 12-13 on stimp. Layout is well designed but a couple of back tee boxes have been neglected, making it play much shorter. Underrated gem in my book, and the inexpensive green fee makes it excellent value for money!
Jake Roos
01 October 2020
Extremely underrated course, very playable and generally well looked after. Memorable layout.
Sandor Kovacs
18 April 2020
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