Yellow 6761 metres, CR74.5/137
White 6477 metres, CR73.1/133
Blue 5768 metres, CR69.0/126
Red 5435 metres, CR67.2/122
Women’s blue, CR75.8/142
Women’s red, CR73.6/138
Bob Grimsdell 1938
011 660 1405
71 (2021) & 66 (2020)
Krugersdorp is an attractive and challenging parkland course on the western outskirts of Gauteng, which enjoys a lower profile due to its relative isolation outside the “golfing belt.” It offers attractive views of the Magaliesberg range to the north.
The challenge of the course comes in its many dogleg holes, the tree-lined fairways – it’s a softly undulating property – and well-protected greens, either with bunkers or water hazards. There are three par-5s in the first seven holes, and the front nine par is 37 to the back’s 35. There are five strong par 4s in the last six holes, the downhill 18th being the shortest of them.
The club has always had a strong and loyal membership, and among those who played for South Africa was Arthur Stewart, who won the 1958 SA Open in Bloemfontein as an amateur, and the 1957 SA Amateur at Humewood. More recent stars have been the De Smidt brothers, Ruan and Darin, sons of the previous club GM Derek de Smidt, who sadly passed away in 2021.
The clubhouse has an attractive 19th hole in the form of a large lapa sheltering the central courtyard.
64 by Ruan de Smidt in Big Easy Tour event 2020
The tree-lined course opens with two par 5s. The first is a distinctive 514-metre par 5 which doglegs hard right and calls for accurate position off the tee and with the second shot, while No 2 heads in the opposite direction with water guarding the green. The sixth is a feature par-3, 185 metres from the elevated back tees to a green on the left edge of a large water hazard. The 15th, once a par 5, and 16th are testing long par 4s.
Full-size range, short-game facility and putting green
2021 Hannes Strooh
2020 Hannes Strooh (age 15) & Cindy Dalton
2019 Reinhardt Erasmus & Charmain Reyneke
1/ The club was founded in 1900. Golf has been played on this site since 1933, firstly with a 9-hole course. Five years later it had grown to 18 holes. In 1983 the course routing changed after part of the property was lost to the R28 highway which now borders the course, and connects to the N14.
2/ Krugersdorp became one of the region’s mining cities after the discovery of gold on the farm Paardekraal in the 1880s, and the industry played an important role in its development.
3/ A club legend is octogenarian Stan Johnson, a member since 1954, who has played in 60 club championships, winning three of them. He represented Western Transvaal at more than 20 Premier Interprovincials, before the club were incorporated by the Central Gauteng Golf Union 20 years ago.
4/ The club hosted the 2007 SA Junior boys championship, where the titles went to Gauteng North golfers Johan de Beer (strokeplay) and MJ Daffue (matchplay).
What an absolute beaut of a course. Comparable to some of the top courses in Gauteng and always in great condition.
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