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Benoni Lake Club

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Specifications
Designed ByGolf Data
Holes18
Year Opened1952
Par 72
Typen/a
FairwaysKikuyu Grass
GreensBent Grass
SpikesSoft spikes only
Description

Centrally located to both Benoni and Boksburg and just a ten minute drive from the airport, The Lake Club Benoni is a well established club with plenty to offer members and visitors alike. Well known for our relaxed, friendly family atmosphere, the club enjoys the loyalty of a thriving membership who regularly enjoy our sporting and hospitality facilities.

Our 18 hole parkland styled golf course, renowned for its tremendous greens, poses its own unique challenges to golfers of all skill levels who often return for revenge. Many a good round has crumbled through the closing 4 holes, affectionately known as Amen Corner. The club also boasts a well-merchandised pro shop, state of the art undercover golf driving range, 2 well conditioned bowling greens and four squash courts. For those wanting to kick their shoes off, our clubhouse has 3 bars, 3 function rooms and catering and hospitality services to meet your every requirement. Standing testament to our wonderful facilities, The Lake Club Benoni proudly hosts the largest golf membership , in both ladies and men’s categories, within the Ekurhuleni Golf Union region.

The golf pro shop and booking facilities are managed by our Head Professional, Rob van Velzen. After checking in and browsing through our well stocked Pro Shop you will find yourself heading towards the first tee and an accurate prelude to the rest of the course. The first like many other holes, is tightly-lined by medium sized oak trees with interspersed conifers and bluegums to challenge your wayward drive. The course is extremely fair and highly rewarding to those golfers who can keep it straight and judge the pace and line of superbly contoured and well conditioned greens.

All holes are well protected by both fairway and green side bunkers and every par 5 is accessible to the long hitter. If you find yourself successfully maneuvering your way past strokes 1 and 3, stay focused because the long par three 9th will expect a solidly struck low iron or wood with no room for error. A par is a great result on the 9th.

The 10th and 11th are a warm welcome to the back 9 but use this opportunity to hone your skills as you make your way through holes 12 to 18. These holes demand great accuracy to avoid beach sized bunkers and undulations that threaten to pull your ball towards the lapping waters of the adjacent lake. Good planning and great execution are the weapons required for the next 6 holes.

The 12th, 13th and 14th can easily blemish the most perfect of scorecards. Amen Corner begins at the 15th and once you have negotiated the risks and rewards of this long, yet luring par 5, you will probably walk off with a prize birdie, solid par or clutch bogey.

The par three 16th is the signature hole at The Lake Club and demands a precision shot to fly the water and ensure a gentle landing on a green surrounded by water and severe slopes. There simply isn’t room for error on this par 3. The stroke 2, 17th to follow has also broken many a good round. The 17th requires a solid drive and commanding second shot, but a missed drive will destroy even the most accomplished of golfers.

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5 Reviews

4.2
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Benoni Lake Club
4
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Great value, excellent halfway, greens are true and responsive, caddies are a lottery4
5:02 pm January 16, 2014
Benoni Lake Club
4
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Average golf course...4
5:00 pm January 8, 2017
Benoni Lake Club
5
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Nice golf course best halfway house long and wide fairways5
4:55 pm December 11, 2016
Benoni Lake Club
4
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Nice golf course and the pub serves an amazing burger4
4:45 pm January 11, 2017
Benoni Lake Club
4
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One of the best golf clubs in the east! Course is in good condition all year round!!4
4:41 pm January 16, 2017

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