Royal Johannesburg & Kensington Golf Club - West Course

4.0000000000 4.0 stars from 5 (1)
  • Holes: 18
  • Par: 72
  • Length: 6563 meters
  • Layout

  • Fairway Ave, Linksfield North, Johannesburg, 2192
  • +27 (0) 11 640-3021
  • +27 (0) 11 640-1489

Year built: 1909
Type: Resort
Style: Parkland
Greens: Bent Grass
Fairways: Kikuyu


Carts: Yes - R270
Pull-carts: Yes - R50
Clubs: Yes - R350
Caddies: Yes


Driving range: Yes
Putting green: Yes
Teaching pro: Yes


Walking allowed: Yes
Dress code: Members, visitors and their guests are required to wear appropriate elegant casual dress while playing golf or in the Clubhouse.

Tees | Layout | Full Scorecard

Tee Par Length Rating Slope
Blue 72 6563 meters N/A N/A
Yellow 72 6186 meters N/A N/A
White 72 5717 meters N/A N/A
Red (W) 72 5287 meters N/A N/A

The two 18 hole layouts at"Royal" are among the best courses in Johannesburg. Royal was built in 1933 and the championship East layout has been frequent host to the South African Open. They are both long courses and at first glance an intimidating prospect for most visitors until you remember that at Johannesburg's high altitude the ball travels 10% further. The courses have a tree lined parkland layout with gentle undulations rather than abrupt slopes.

Location: Fairway Avenue, Linksfield North. Getting there: Turn off the N3 at the Linksfield turn-off and then turn right. Proceed past the major set of traffic lights. You have to pass the Engen garage on the right. After 60 metres, turn right and then follow the signboards off Louis Botha Avenue into 10th Street. At the end of 10th Street you turn right into Council Street. At the traffic lights you turn left. After 1.5 kilometres you turn left again and follow the signboards.

Unique selling points:

- Easy access

- Granted its Royal prefix by King George V in 1931

- Hotel and Airport shuttle service available

- Motorised golf cart

- The East course is a true championship course having hosted 7 South African Opens as well as the second British Commonweath Tournament

Rating Snapshot

GA Rating Index 4.0 stars from 5
Off-Course Amenities: 5.0 stars from 5
Value: 4.0 stars from 5
Pace of Play: 4.0 stars from 5
Staff Friendliness: 4.0 stars from 5
Course Layout: 4.0 stars from 5
Course Conditions: 5.0 stars from 5
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Overall Rating
Type of Golfer

"Nice course with some challenges"

G1Joe's avatar
Age:  35-44
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a week
Handicap:  15-19

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 02/18/2017
First time playing Walked Perfect weather

Reviewed on

All good experience... if you in the rough...can get difficult. two courses to choose from . Green speeds was good and the course in good nick.

Pace of Play: Good

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Good

Value for the Money: Good

Off-Course Amenities: Excellent

Course Difficulty:  Somewhat Challenging

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