Houghton Golf Club
A firm favourite amongst the Highveld golfing fraternity its original design dates from 1926. A.M. Copland, the club's first professional, was the course architect, laying out the course on a thickly treed tract of land featuring considerable undulation. Houghton's underlying qualities as a test of golf have not been radically altered with the passing of the years, though, to stay abreast of developments in the game the decision was taken to appoint the Jack Nicklaus design group as the course architects for the new layout.
The new design at Houghton is not brutally long, especially given the rarefied air of the Highveld. In order to defend the golf course from the longer hitters strategically positioned bunkers have been used extensively to catch the wayward drive, thus making club selection essential. The new greens have been contoured with rolling undulations and subtle slopes to protect the integrity of the course.
The parkland layout is dotted with ponds and dams, an abundance of flowering shrubs also provide great variety and colour. Situated adjacent to the greenbelt of The Wilds the site is a perfect extension to Johannesburg’s natural fauna and flora and is a proclaimed bird sanctuary with Egyptian geese, guinea fowl, dikkops, plovers and a variety of waterfowl in being present.
|Red (W)||72||5943 meters||72.2||141|
|Blue (W)||72||5181 meters||77.4||151|
|Yellow M: 74.9/145||364||506||544||465||545||436||177||408||178||3623||572||396||460||395||196||574||230||387||446||3656||7279|
|White M: 73.3/142||359||479||530||432||539||423||170||401||173||3506||551||392||423||385||163||563||200||382||437||3496||7002|
|Red M: 70.4/139 W: 77.4/151||329||409||483||401||510||372||153||384||144||3185||509||372||419||372||148||536||183||366||410||3315||6500|
|Blue M: 66.1/129 W: 72.2/141||306||389||462||312||432||318||120||366||113||2818||436||304||367||350||131||524||140||289||306||2847||5665|
Food & BeverageBar, Catering, Restaurant
Available FacilitiesClubhouse, Conference Facilities, Locker Rooms
Houghton - Urban golfer Paradise
Houghton GC is nestled 10 minutes north of the Johannesburg City bowl. With its recent Jack Nicklaus redesign and clubhouse overhaul, you will be welcomed by a modern bar and an adequately sized Pro Shop. Houghton golf course is a tree-lined parklands course with good bunkering and challenging green complexes. Best hole on the course is the stroke 1 Par 4 Twelfth hole. Plenty of carts when we played.