Houghton Golf Club

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About

Holes 18
Type Private
Style Parkland
Par 72
Length 6578 meters
Slope 0
Rating 0.0

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.

Tee Par Length Rating Slope
Yellow 72 6578 meters
White 72 6351 meters
White (W) 72 6135 meters
Red 72 5839 meters
Yellow (W) 72 5835 meters
Blue 72 5320 meters
Red (W) 72 5302 meters
Scorecard for Houghton Golf Club
Metrics:
Hole 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 Out 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 In Total
Black M: 76.0/130 371 459 556 467 571 408 188 425 179 3624 580 407 519 395 168 571 236 400 422 3698 7322
Blue M: 72.9/122 343 411 503 431 557 362 164 390 154 3315 525 392 436 371 145 546 190 362 398 3365 6680
White M: 70.5/119 324 395 480 417 539 343 145 374 141 3158 506 372 422 353 130 526 171 343 377 3200 6358
Red W: 69.1/119 246 326 412 328 455 290 121 339 107 2624 424 308 311 279 110 421 140 282 291 2566 5190
Handicap 10 2 18 4 16 8 14 6 12 15 5 1 13 17 9 7 11 3
Par 4 4 5 4 5 4 3 4 3 36 5 4 4 4 3 5 3 4 4 36 72

Course Details

Year Built 1926
Fairways Kikuyu Grass
Greens Bent Grass
Golf Season Year round
Architect Jack Nicklaus (2009) Peter Matkovich (1993) Brad Bartell

Rentals/Services

Carts Yes

Practice/Instruction

Driving Range Yes
Caddies Yes
Teaching Pro Yes
Pitching/Chipping Area Yes
Putting Green Yes

Policies

Metal Spikes Allowed No
Dress code Smart Casual.

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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.

Conditions Excellent
Value Average
Layout Good
Friendliness Good
Pace Good
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Skill Advanced
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Previously Played

Fun golf course

Good parkland golf course. The Pro was very helpfull. Thanks to the club

Conditions Excellent
Value Good
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Good
Amenities Good
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Valid dates: Apr 13, 2019 - Apr 16, 2019
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