Johannesburg is a diverse city with more than 3 million in the metropolitan area. The major commercial center on the African continent, South Africa's third-largest city offers a multitude of things to see and do, including excellent restaurants featuring international cuisine, unique museums and monuments and amazing galleries. Whether you are on business or have come in search of a cultural encounter, an adrenaline rush or just a place to relax and unwind for a few days, Johannesburg has everything you might imagine and much more! If you are looking for culture, try checking out some of the more than 40 art galleries and host of cultural institutes and studios in the city. For those with a taste for great nightlife, there is a great variety of pubs, nightclubs and shebeens.
And if you happen to bring your golf clubs to Johannesburg, the number and variety of courses will not disappoint. Year-round sunshine and excellent value for the money have made the city an excellent location for golf lovers from around the world. The Royal Johannesburg and Kensington Golf Club has hosted the Joburg Open, an event on the European Tour, since 2007; this tournament has already been won by two of the best South African players of the moment, Charl Schwartzel and Branden Grace. The Club features two outstanding 18-hole championship courses, with the European Tour event being played on the East Course. Another course that deserves mention in any discussion of Johannesburg golf is Blair Atholl, which was designed by South Africa’s golfing legend Gary Player. And speaking of famous player-architects, let's not forget The Els Club at Copperleaf, located around 45 minutes north of Johannesburg, where the layout tests every aspect of the game and provides even the longest hitters with a challenge. Johannesburg is a must-visit city for every golfer who finds him or herself even remotely close to South Africa.
Other courses worth mentioning are: Bryanston Country Club, Crown Mines Golf Club, Glendower Golf Club, Glenvista Country Club, Houghton Golf Club, Killarney Country Club, Modderfontein Golf Club, Randpark Golf Club, The Country Club Johannesburg, The River Club and Wanderers Golf Club.