How many River Golf Courses do you know of in Gauteng? Golf courses with true rivers (not just a stream) adjacent to them? It seems there are not many.
The Riviera on Vaal golf course is the proud holder of one of the most beautiful par three holes in South Africa. The 14th hole, which has two rivers in play, is known as the golf course’s signature hole, teeing off over a bend in the Klip River and if you over club the Vaal River will come into play. The course is a challenge for low handicap players without being too tough for the weekend golfer. With pictures of Bobby Locke playing a challenge match on this golf course, the Riviera on Vaal also proves to have a very rich golfing history.
Other golf courses with the privilege of having a river adjacent to them include:
- Maccauvlei Golf Course, which is next to the Riviera on Vaal Hotel and Country Club and the Vaal River; also the home course of professional golfer, Charl Schwartzel.
- The Dainfern Golf Club in Bryanston, designed by golfing legend Gary Player, has the Jukskei River incorporated into its design.
- Centurion Country Club is situated next to the Hennops River and lake.
Any other Gauteng golf courses adjacent to rivers that you know of? Leave us a comment and let’s compile a list.