Vodacom World of Golf is a ‘golfing theme park’ located in the suburb of Woodmead in northern Johannesburg. Vodacom World of Golf provides professional and amateur golf lovers with a variety of facilities to improve their game.
Built according to PGA specifications the World of Golf has a driving range with 180 hitting bays. Of these, 138 are AstroTurf mats and the rest are grass tees, reserved for grass members only. There are three practice putting greens for various speeds – slow, medium and fast – that enable you to test your shots on pot bunkers, downhill lies, fluffy and wet sand. At the World of Chipping, players can work on sharpening their skills on three chipping greens tailored for various chip shots. You can practise chip shots from downhill lies to uphill lies, tight lies and long rough to improve your short game.
The World of Golf’s greenside bunkers, island green and fairways offer a practice area that feels like the real course and, after completing a morning of putting, chipping, bunker shots and distance control shots, you can round off your day’s unique experience by testing your newly acquired skill on the wedge and putt course. This is a nine-hole course with water features, hazards and bunkers that puts your short game to the definitive test.
Free daily classes are available for those who find it difficult to read greens, and master distance control and the art of putting.
Entrance for non-members cost R159 for adults per day.
Summer (September – April)
Open Mon–Thu 06:00–21:00, Fri 12:00–21:00, weekends and public holidays 06:00–20:00
Winter (May – August)
Open Mon–Thu 07:00–20:00, Fri 12:00–20:00, weekends and public holidays 07:00–19:00
From the M1 highway (north)
Take the Woodmead Drive off ramp and keep left. Drive toward Kyalami, passing Makro and The Pro Shop. Keep straight until the third traffic lights, and turn right into the R564. Keep straight for about 700m and turn left into the Vodacom World of Golf.
From the Western Bypass
Take the Rivonia Road off ramp and turn left. At the next traffic light, turn right and travel straight along Witkoppen Road until you get to Megawatt Park. Turn right at Megawatt Park and straight through the next set of traffic lights. About 700m from the traffic lights turn left into the Vodacom World of Golf.