No other game combines the wonder of nature with the discipline of sport in such carefully planned ways. A great golf course both frees and challenges a golfer’s mind.
Before independence in September 1966, golf in Gaborone was played on a nine hole course with eighteen tees that ran around and
across the airstrip. The golf section of the Gaborone Sports Club in the village controlled the golf course. For security reasons the club
was requested to move and with the help of the Botswana National Sports Council it was granted a lease by the Gaborone Town
Council for the land the Club now occupies. Jimmy Russell, a government roads engineer, did the original layout of the course. Gordon
Hampton, the then Director of Agriculture, decided that the clearing of the fairways would be the ideal training ground for bulldozer
drivers under the supervision of the late Syd Youthed. Initially the greens were oiled sand that required smoothing down with a scraper
before putting and the tees were built of concrete blocks with rubber mating supplied by the Prison’s Department. In 1967 the original
clubhouse was designed by Peter Harrison and built by Derek Beesley. The old bar is the central part of the present bar area and was
open towards the course.
The course has been developed and refined over the last 40 years and is now a fine test of golf in tranquil surrounds with over 80
species of birdlife and a variety of animals that makes every round a pleasure. The lush kikuyu fairways give way to generous 8cm semi
rough before the natural Botswana bush makes any wayward shot an adventure all of its own. The greens have been rebuilt and will
continue to improve every season. A new variety of cynoden (Greg Norman) has been planted on all 18 greens.
They have also been subtly re-contoured to add more interest to the putting surfaces. The club enjoys an active and healthy social
attendance and has a wonderfully relaxed atmosphere. It has hosted the BGU Independence Trophy for 44 years and has hosted the
Zone 6 internationals three times, the Botswana Open over 20 times and the Sunshine Tour FNB events many times in the past. It has
also hosted 7 of the last 12 Botswana Nomads National Tournaments.
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18 Hole Golf Course
Golf Carts are also available for rent for 18 holes and 9 holes.
Halfway House –Enjoy breakfast or the meals of the day at our beautiful halfway house overlooking the 10th hole (exclusive to our golfers). Contact the Halfway House on +267 76609411.
Restaurant –The restaurant creates an idyllic dining experience for parents sitting in the under the shade of the trees and being able to keep an eye on their children The Restaurant is an independent caterer and is operational on the same days as the course (closed on Mondays, Good Friday and Christmas Day) and can be contacted Badiri Catering on +267 74479555 for bookings.
Club House Bar – The members bar is a cosy area where golfers can relax and enjoy a drink after a round of golf. The outside open deck is the perfect place to relax after your round of golf and to have something to eat and drink while enjoying the spectacular view. The bar is fully stocked with local and International brands and caters for all tastes.
The operating times of the bar are as follows:
•Tuesday to Thursday 11h00 – 22h00
•Friday 11h00 – 00h00
•Saturday 11h00 – 23h00
•Sunday 11h00 – 19h00
Beer Garden –Sandwiched between the Bar and Restaurant, the beer garden provides a relaxed outdoor area to relax and have a bite and something to drink. Its also ideal for small parties.
Facilities are available for the following events:
•Other informal and social events
Committee Room –This meeting room is ideal for meetings for smaller groups of up to 10/15.
Bar – The bar offers all seating styles for up to 100 pax.
Patio – The patio is the perfect place to hold informal and interactive meetings in the outdoors.
Mr. Verily Tebele
Dr Anthony Sibiya
Mr Robert Mpabanga
Mrs Dinkie Sentle
Mr Chris Mokgware
Mr Tebogo Ramsden
Mr. John Stoneham
Mr. B.K Ramahobo
Mr. Joseph Marudu
Mr Boipuso Basutli
Mr. Stephen Volker
Mr. Butler Phirie
Mr. Dipan Patel
Mr. Newman Motsepe