Situated just off Corlett Drive in the beautiful northern Johannesburg suburb of Illovo, lies one of the finest parkland golf courses in the Southern Hemisphere. Established in 1937 and opened in 1939, it wasn’t until 1942 that the eighteen holes that make Wanderers Golf Club the fantastic test of golf it is today were finally completed. Yet another stunning Robert Grimsdell design, construction was assigned to one of the clubs’ early members, Felix Oliver, a fine golfer who at that time played his golf across town at Royal Johannesburg.
When immersed in the hustle and bustle of city life it seems hard to imagine that the ideal escape is situated less than an hour’s drive from Johannesburg and Pretoria. Pecanwood Estate and Pecanwood Golf and Country Club, situated on the banks of Hartbeespoort Dam and nestled in the rolling hills of the picturesque Magaliesberg Mountains, adds a new dimension to the concept of rest and relaxation. What’s more, this prestigious development is home to South Africa’s first Jack Nicklaus signature golf course. It offers a unique combination of superb climate, outdoor activities and residential excellence that result in a lifestyle experience which many aspire to. An abundance of colourful bird life, trees, shrubs and flowering gardens create kaleidoscopic backdrops making your walk around this great golf course an extremely relaxing and pleasant visual experience.
The clubhouse at this superb venue boasts excellent bar, restaurant and conference facilities and is serviced by a highly efficient, friendly staff who create the perfect atmosphere in which to enjoy a long, cold sundowner on the verandah that provides scenic views of this golfing paradise!