Killarney – Jon James

Published by : Stuart McLean - 04 April 2022

The range of courses in the north of Johannesburg is significant and Killarney is one of the solid options available. The putting surfaces are frequently in the Top 10 in the rankings – and it is clear to see why when you play the course in late summer. Killarney is a demanding layout which places a premium on placement of each tee shot. The par-4 seventh is stroke 1 and demands a solid drive into a small landing area. The greens complex is exacting and requires accuracy and good control of the approach shot. The two par 5s provide scoring opportunities but are no pushover with penalty areas guarding the left side of both the fifth and 15th holes. The par-70 course has well designed par 3s, the fourth being a favourite of many Killarney regulars. This is a good course to walk, and the fairways are in great condition. The only areas that need attention are the fairway bunkers and some of the greenside landing areas, which are not consistently maintained. The second hole has been plagued by ongoing flooding issues along the water course, so golfers need to navigate the construction works. Killarney represents good value for money on most weekdays and will test your game, especially on and around the greens.

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