About the Soweto Golf Course

The historic course was re-designed by the country’s much loved golfer, Gary Player. The World Golf Hall of Famer announced at his 80th birthday celebration, held at Soweto Country Club, that he would gladly undertake the golf course redesign at no cost.

There is a new clubhouse, as well as a new practice facility including putting green and bunker practice area, a conference centre to ensure greater financial sustainability for the club beyond its golf course, a new halfway house, and a fence along two boundaries of the golf course for security purposes.
A wall has been built along the south boundary of the golf course, and a fully operational pro shop has been constructed.

Having been established in 1974, it was the only course that accommodated black golf players. In its early years, it only had hardened sand greens and no real fairways to speak of. Still, it was in high demand for its inclusion of players from different ethnic backgrounds. Then, in 1980, it underwent a makeover. The sandy greens were covered in grass and it fell under the formal management of a greens keeper.

Today, this 18-hole golf course remains a great one to play for enthusiasts and weekend golfers alike. It is 6 560 meters long, has a 72 par rating and hosted the Jo’burg Ladies Open and final game of the Sunshine tour 2019.

The course itself was re-designed by acclaimed golfing legend, Gary Player. The facilities here include a bar and halfway house, where golfers can prepare for a day on the greens or can recap on their day’s game with some welcome refreshments.

For accommodation options see Soweto.co.za

 

Soweto Golf Day - Social or Corporate

Based on a group size of 16 people (smaller or larger groups can be re-quoted. Please ask us for details)

Pricing from: R 1 390 per person sharing
Valid to: 30 November 2019

Golf Package Includes:

 

  • Return transport and transfers from your preferred pickup venue in Johannesburg or Pretoria and around Soweto in air conditioned mini-bus with full tour licensing and liability insurance in place.
  • Services of a driver and a licensed expert tour guide / trip co-ordinator
  • 18 holes of golf at the NEWLY upgraded (Gary Player designed) Soweto Country Club in Pimville, Soweto
  • Caddy hire (Compulsory , this is a walking course so no cart option available and by incorporating Caddies you are providing much needed local employment)
  • Light Halfway House meal and drink
  • Delicious post golf buffet meal at Robby’s Place located opposite the Soweto Country Club, see menu
  • 2 drinks (selected beer, cider, soft or glass of wine) at Robby’s Place
  • Orientation tour of Soweto’s famous sites (your guide will provide interesting commentary on Soweto’s history and way of life), NO museums included
  • Visit to the Soweto Beer Co. Brewery in Orlando West with beer tasting tray included
  • A drink at a local shebeen before transporting back to the drop off venue
  • Vat on applicable items

Rates above exclude: drinks not mention, entry fee's to museums ( should you choose to visit them ), gratuities and any personal items.

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