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Krugersdorp

Krugersdorp - Gauteng

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General manager : Jason Syme
Greenkeeper: Vacant
Golf director: Calvin Caldeira
Club captain: Greg White
President : Billy Pollock
CRITERIA SUMMARY: Total points 66.7 out of 100
Conditioning13.6 / 20
Playability14.0 / 20
Aesthetics10.9 / 15
Design Variety10.4 / 15
Shot Values8.8 / 15
Memorability9.0 / 15

Course Summary

Four tees / Par 72

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

Visitor green fee

R270 weekdays
R360 weekends

Course designer

Bob Grimsdell 1938

Contact

011 660 1405
www.krugersdorpgc.co.za

Previous Ranking

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.

Additional Course Facts

Course Record

64 by Ruan de Smidt in Big Easy Tour event 2020

Feature Holes

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.

Practice Facility

Full-size range, short-game facility and putting green

Club Champions

2021 Hannes Strooh
2020 Hannes Strooh (age 15) & Cindy Dalton
2019 Reinhardt Erasmus & Charmain Reyneke

Did You Know

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).

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Course Reviews
Krugerdorp is a cauldron of massive trees and if you are accurate and long you can ace this course. The club is an old one and the layout is simple. The greens are well looked after and receptive. They absorb all those approach shots even the flattish ones. The course is in great nick and the rough is tough! The bar area is down to earth and welcoming. Just beware of all those branches!
George Raubenheimer
16 February 2022
I was impressed with the course condition. Some thoughtful and interesting holes make for an excellent day out. The layout gets you thinking off the tee and well placed bunkers keep you on your toes throughout the round.
Graham Jones
28 January 2022
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This course is one of the toughest in Gauteng and a pleasure to play.
Gregg White
10 January 2022
This is an attractive and demandingly strong parkland layout, full of good looking tree-lined par 4s, although in terms of design it is repetitive in places, with similarly shaped holes, greenside bunkering, flattish putting surfaces and artificial-looking water hazards. The course does cry out for some fairway bunkering on wider fairways which would at least place a premium on accurate tee shots in these times of 300-metre drives. There are some interesting and tricky dogleg par 4s though, notably on the tenth, one of the better holes. Another is the 17th. The course is home to several magnificent pines of gigantic proportions, and the unique thatched rain shelters are superb constructions.
Stuart McLean
07 December 2021
I have been playing this Gauteng course as part of Harlequin Divots, the nomadic media golf group, for 20 years. Krugersdorp has been in top condition all those years, and it is the friendliest, most welcoming club. No stiff upper lip treatment like many other courses in the rankings.
Ettiene Snyman
13 February 2021
One of my favourite Gauteng courses. Great shot values and a real test. This gem was in magnificent condition despite heavy rains in the past week.
David Frost
27 December 2020

What an absolute beaut of a course. Comparable to some of the top courses in Gauteng and always in great condition.

Sandor Kovacs
18 April 2020
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