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Houghton Golf Club
 
4.7 (11 Reviews)
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Houghton Golf Club in Johannesburg
The Houghton Golf Club is located in Johannesburg and is renown for hosting some of the biggest golf championships in the world. Now a Jack Nicklaus signature course. A beautiful course in the heart of the city, Houghton Golf Club delivers olde world charm with all the modern amenities you'd expect from a top class establishment.
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Reviews for Houghton Golf Club

Average user rating from: 11 user(s)

Overall Rating 
 
4.7
Course Condition & Layout 
 
4.6  (11)
Pro Shop 
 
5.0  (11)
Club House 
 
4.8  (11)
Hospitality 
 
4.3  (11)
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The course is in fantastic condition. It's holding up very well considering the dry winter weather. The greens are so slippery, it's almost like putting on glass.
Overall Rating 
 
5.0
Course Condition & Layout 
 
5.0
Pro Shop 
 
5.0
Club House 
 
5.0
Hospitality 
 
5.0
Pramod Mohanlal Reviewed by Pramod Mohanlal June 26, 2016
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amazing condition.

The course is in fantastic condition. It's holding up very well considering the dry winter weather. The greens are so slippery, it's almost like putting on glass.

decent service
Overall Rating 
 
4.3
Course Condition & Layout 
 
4.0
Pro Shop 
 
4.5
Club House 
 
4.0
Hospitality 
 
4.5
Pramod Mohanlal Reviewed by Pramod Mohanlal February 08, 2015
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Good

decent service

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I recently played the course and I must confess, the fairways are the worst that I've seen in many years. While many of the other course are starting to green, Houghton's is looking bad. Not sure what's the problem but it needs to be fixed. The Greens and Bunkers are looking better. P.S. I still prefer the Old Course.
Overall Rating 
 
4.3
Course Condition & Layout 
 
3.0
Pro Shop 
 
5.0
Club House 
 
5.0
Hospitality 
 
4.0
Pramod Reviewed by Pramod September 02, 2014
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Fairways are bad

I recently played the course and I must confess, the fairways are the worst that I've seen in many years. While many of the other course are starting to green, Houghton's is looking bad. Not sure what's the problem but it needs to be fixed. The Greens and Bunkers are looking better. P.S. I still prefer the Old Course.

After the changes made by Jack the course has taken on a new aspect and originally the greens were a real challenge. However 10 greens were rebuilt in August 2012 and the finished product sees a course that is generally in exceptional condition and is a good test of golf for all players. The club house is a stunner and has magnificent views from any seat in the house & service is always great!
Overall Rating 
 
5.0
Course Condition & Layout 
 
5.0
Pro Shop 
 
5.0
Club House 
 
5.0
Hospitality 
 
5.0
Robby Reviewed by Robby June 01, 2013
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Houghton Golf Club

After the changes made by Jack the course has taken on a new aspect and originally the greens were a real challenge. However 10 greens were rebuilt in August 2012 and the finished product sees a course that is generally in exceptional condition and is a good test of golf for all players. The club house is a stunner and has magnificent views from any seat in the house & service is always great!

Attended a golf day here recently, was really impressed with the services.
Overall Rating 
 
4.5
Course Condition & Layout 
 
5.0
Pro Shop 
 
5.0
Club House 
 
4.0
Hospitality 
 
4.0
Dale Goodwin Reviewed by Dale Goodwin May 15, 2013
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Great Course

Attended a golf day here recently, was really impressed with the services.

Played this course twice in December and it's in amazing condition. The greens are much more playable and enjoyable. The fairways are holding-up well after heavy storms. Finally, this is becoming a fun but challenging golfing experience.
Overall Rating 
 
4.8
Course Condition & Layout 
 
5.0
Pro Shop 
 
5.0
Club House 
 
5.0
Hospitality 
 
4.0
PramodMohanlal Reviewed by PramodMohanlal January 02, 2013
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More playable and enjoyable

Played this course twice in December and it's in amazing condition. The greens are much more playable and enjoyable. The fairways are holding-up well after heavy storms. Finally, this is becoming a fun but challenging golfing experience.

Played here with a group of mates a couple of days ago and the course is in great nick. Greens are not too bad and I love the pace. Fairways are like a carpet and surprisingly not water-logged after the heavy rains.
Overall Rating 
 
5.0
Course Condition & Layout 
 
5.0
Pro Shop 
 
5.0
Club House 
 
5.0
Hospitality 
 
5.0
Star Reviewed by Star December 28, 2012
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Carpet like fairways

Played here with a group of mates a couple of days ago and the course is in great nick. Greens are not too bad and I love the pace. Fairways are like a carpet and surprisingly not water-logged after the heavy rains.

I'm new to golf and a member at this club. So, I will not know much about the course but the facilities are amazing. The club house is incredibly beautiful and overlooks at least 4 holes. We need to try sundowners some time soon.
Overall Rating 
 
5.0
Course Condition & Layout 
 
5.0
Pro Shop 
 
5.0
Club House 
 
5.0
Hospitality 
 
5.0
ZeeZee Reviewed by ZeeZee September 15, 2011
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Amazing club house

I'm new to golf and a member at this club. So, I will not know much about the course but the facilities are amazing. The club house is incredibly beautiful and overlooks at least 4 holes. We need to try sundowners some time soon.

While this rates as a premier golf club, the speed of the greens makes golf un-plesant. Good shots should normally be rewarded with a birdie or a par but you are guaranteed a 3 putt. Other than this, we had an shocking experience with one of the members. Finally resolved by the CEO. Hopefully this never happens again.
Overall Rating 
 
4.3
Course Condition & Layout 
 
4.0
Pro Shop 
 
5.0
Club House 
 
5.0
Hospitality 
 
3.0
PramodMohanlal Reviewed by PramodMohanlal June 13, 2011
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Adventure Golf

While this rates as a premier golf club, the speed of the greens makes golf un-plesant. Good shots should normally be rewarded with a birdie or a par but you are guaranteed a 3 putt. Other than this, we had an shocking experience with one of the members. Finally resolved by the CEO. Hopefully this never happens again.

Step through the clubhouse doors at Houghton Golf Club in Lower Houghton and you find yourself walking into a tropical-themed oasis where the golf course is immaculate, the ambiance exceptional and the surroundings stunning.
Overall Rating 
 
4.8
Course Condition & Layout 
 
5.0
Pro Shop 
 
5.0
Club House 
 
5.0
Hospitality 
 
4.0
karthikeyan Reviewed by karthikeyan June 09, 2011
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Houghton Golf Club

Step through the clubhouse doors at Houghton Golf Club in Lower Houghton and you find yourself walking into a tropical-themed oasis where the golf course is immaculate, the ambiance exceptional and the surroundings stunning.

Has to be rated amongst the best in Johannesburg with fantastic views from the Club House. The course design is interesting. It has a mixed bag of very long par 4's and very short Par 4's. The Par 5's offer interesting risk/reward shots and can be reached in 2 but you've got to be accurate. The Par 3's are challenging with 3 of the 4 holes having large dams in front of the greens. The game really begins on the greens, which are undulating and big. You are not guaranteed a 2 putt, so try to attack the flags
Overall Rating 
 
4.5
Course Condition & Layout 
 
4.0
Pro Shop 
 
5.0
Club House 
 
5.0
Hospitality 
 
4.0
PramodMohanlal Reviewed by PramodMohanlal April 07, 2011
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An absolute treat

Has to be rated amongst the best in Johannesburg with fantastic views from the Club House. The course design is interesting. It has a mixed bag of very long par 4's and very short Par 4's. The Par 5's offer interesting risk/reward shots and can be reached in 2 but you've got to be accurate. The Par 3's are challenging with 3 of the 4 holes having large dams in front of the greens. The game really begins on the greens, which are undulating and big. You are not guaranteed a 2 putt, so try to attack the flags