Royal Johannesburg & Kensington Golf Club – East Course

1 Fairway Ave, Linksfield North, Johannesburg, 2192, South Africa

The East at Royal Johannesburg & Kensington Golf Club is a paragon of African golfing excellence. Originally designed by Robert Grimsdell in 1939, it stands tall in the top echelon of courses on the continent. Following a comprehensive revamp in 2017, it emerged as a modern parkland course, offering a heightened challenge for the serious golfer while ensuring an enjoyable experience for the club golfer. This transformation has been achieved with a focus on cost-effective maintenance and a harmonious blend of environmental sensitivity and aesthetic appeal.

Spanning a length of 7001 meters, the course features Kikuyu fairways, tees, and bent grass greens, each element meticulously maintained to offer the best playing conditions. The course’s redesign has been met with numerous international accolades in 2018, including being named South Africa’s Best Course and Africa’s Best Course at the World Golf Awards, ranking 25th in Golf Scapes Top 100 Courses in the world, and receiving the Luxury Travel Guide’s Course of the Year award.

The East at Royal Johannesburg & Kensington Golf Club is a testament to exceptional golf course design and maintenance, offering an unparalleled golfing experience that challenges and delights golfers of all skill levels.

Course Details

18 Holes Par: 72 Length: 7001 meters Slope: 142 Rating: 76.8

Course Informations

  • Year built: 1939
  • Architect(s): Robert Grimsdell, Mark Muller
  • Greens: Bent Grass
  • Fairways: Kikuyu Grass
  • Season: Year round


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


  • Carts: Yes
  • Pull-carts: Yes
  • Clubs: Yes
  • Caddies available: Yes


  • Driving range: Yes
  • Pitching/chipping area:
  • Putting green: Yes
  • Teaching pro: Yes


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