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Dainfern Country Club
Designed ByGary Player, Phil Jacobs
SpikesSoft spikes only
Dainfern opened in 1991 on the site of the old Fourways golf course, Gary Player and Phil Jacobs took the Fourways layout and built the Dainfern golf course as we know it today. Gary Player said that the golf course contains many of the best features experienced at Sun City.
The course tests the skills of proficient golfers, with play crossing the Jukskei River six times. The course has some of the most scenic yet challenging holes in the country and is one of South Africa’s most exciting golf venues. It was the second golf estate to be launched in South Africa and the first in Gauteng.
The golfing challenge on the Par 72 course (Rating 71) was developed around the meandering Jukskei River with its undulating terrain and is a truly spectacular layout. The river is in play on 5 holes with the rolling terrain providing a challenge to both amateurs and professionals and affords breath-taking views of the surrounding landscape. Dams, water features, natural rocky outcrops, weeping willows as well as abundant bird life provide a tranquil country ambience.
Dainfern continually strives to maintain its championship profile by putting emphasis on the visual aspect of the course as well as the playability of the course. We have done this by the planting of trees, building new cart paths and new bunkering to toughen up certain holes.
The last four holes on the front nine are a treat with the par-4 7th a bruising 450 meters from the tips, played from a high tee to a fairway bordered by the Jukskei. The approach shot to a slightly hidden green is the big challenge of this stroke one hole. It’s followed by an equally attractive par-5, where the river has to be crossed twice.
The clubhouse is perfectly situated in the centre of the Estate giving both residents and members a wonderful place to unwind in the late afternoons with a magnificent view of the golf course or socializing in the bar.