Northern Cape Golf CoursesKimberley Golf Club
Designed by Bob Grimsdell
Type Parklands golf course
Fairway Grass Kikuyu
Greens Grass Kikuyu
Telephone+27 (0)53 841-0179
Located on the outskirts of South Africa’s Kimberley, the diamond miner’s sensation of old, the Kimberley golf club has enjoyed well over a hundred and twenty years of history – fitting for a town so significant in South Africa’s history. If you didn’t know, Kimberley is the location of South Africa’s most famous diamond deposits and many years ago, when this was discovered, the international diamond scene was set alight and prospectors from all the world flocked to lay claims and seized their opportunity to get rich.
The course was established during the reign of Cecil John Rhodes, a benefactor of the club, and carries on that legacy still today. An enthusiastic and thriving membership has seen Kimberley go from strength to strength.
The eighteen-hole parklands course is a design of the late Bob Grimsdell (1960 design) and plays to a length of 6294m. The course has seen numerous big names playing here in the past and was in fact the location of Ernie Els’ maiden pro victory back in 1990.
Overall the course is flat but challenging and is extremely well-kept. Visitors are always welcome and the 19th hole is renowned for its good humour.
Facilities include: a clubhouse, bar, restaurant, halfway house and banquet facilities.