Yellow, 6540 metres, CR73.2/141
White, 6178 metres, CR71.3/137
Blue, 5554 metres, CR68.3/122
Red, 5051 metres, CR65.7/113
Women’s blue, CR73.8/137
Women’s red, CR70.8/131
R290 weekday affiliated
R430 weekend affiliated
R350 & R490 non-affiliated
Golf cart R430
DDV Design Group, 2010
Ashley Roestoff Golf, 2017
Jackal Creek is one of Gauteng’s newer courses, opened for play in March 2010 as part of the unique Jackal Creek golf estate in Honeydew which combines modern apartment lockup-and-go living with 164 hectares of open space provided by an 18-hole golf course designed by Douw van der Merwe.
The name of the estate originates from the packs of black-backed jackals to be seen on the property, living at various dens, including one on the 18th. They have always been in the area and come and go as they please. Wits University have studied the jackals and keep regular checks on them.
The course, with bent grass greens and kikuyu fairways, has a unique bushveld feel to it, notably on the back nine. There are numerous elevation changes, rolling fairways, strategic bunkering, water hazards and large greens. Most golfers use carts as it is a difficult walk.
There is quite a discrepancy in length and strength between the two nines. Jackal Creek opens with two long holes, a 558-metre par 5 and 453-metre par 4. With two more par 5s on the front nine, this is a lengthy nine at 3462 metres from the yellow tees (par 37), almost 400 metres longer than a relatively shortish back nine.
The second nine has one par 5, the 537-metre 18th, although this is one of the most challenging holes on the course, a tight drive to a fairway curving right steeply uphill alongside a stream to an elevated green fronted by a water hazard.
From the club white tees, the back nine is only 2846 metres, with five shortish par 4s. There is a 128-metre par 3 (No 7), attractively set in a small quarry, and downhill 203-metre par 3 (No 15).
Upgrades were done by Ashley Roestoff Golf in 2017. Former Sunshine Tour professional Roestoff is the general manager and golf director.
The course was re-routed to provide a better balance of holes. The first six holes remained unchanged, thereafter the sequence was changed to get the ninth hole close to the clubhouse, so that the halfway house could operate out of the clubhouse. Some holes were lengthened, others shortened. There were 21 bunkers removed, leaving 76 in play.
The clubhouse is a contemporary design, unique to South African golf clubs. A restaurant and bar extends on to a balcony overlooking the 18th green with views of the distant Magaliesberg range. There are running trails on the estate, a gym, and squash and tennis courts. The membership has remained steady at 420 for the past five years.
69 by Gareth Willing in March 2023 club championships.
No range, only a short-game area and hitting nets. There is an indoor teaching academy with Flight Scope, including a fitment and repair centre. Junior clinics and group lessons are available.
Blueberry Hill is a boutique business hotel five kilometres drive (adjoining Eagle Canyon golf estate). It offers 65 rooms, conferencing and luxury apartments, with sweeping 360-degree views of the Magaliesberg and Johannesburg skyline.
2023 Gareth Willing & Soraya Pandor
2022 Henri Kruger & R Mokgatle
2021 Pieter Nel & S Rice
2020 Stefano Marchetti & R Hodgkin
2019 Stefano Marchetti & Retha Poorter
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