Centurion CC

Centurion Country Club was designed in 1995 by well-known South African designer Peter Matkovich. It is a true championship course which includes desert waste bunkers, parkland sections, and numerous holes where the Hennops River comes into play.

The fairways are planted with kikuyu grass while the greens feature bent grass, both of which suit the wet summer conditions as well as the dry winters.

At 6,700 metres off the championship tees, this course is a great challenge where players who value accuracy over distance will fare better.

Hole 1: Par 5, 504 metres
The opening hole is a short par 5, highlighted by the need for a straight drive. The Hennops River can be seen running on the left hand side of the fairway and a well-positioned fairway bunker on the right. There is every possibility for a birdie on this hole, with all hazards avoided.

Hole 2: Par 4, 470 metres
This is the only hole on the golf course without a bunker, but don’t let that build your confidence too much. A very accurate tee shot is required in order to approach a very narrow three tiered green, with a mid to long iron.

Hole 3: Par 3, 185 metres
This green is well bunkered needing a mid iron in order to hit the green. With a well-shaped green the pin can be found to be tucked away. Make sure not to short side yourself.

Hole 4: Par 4, 481 metres
This is a tricky par 4, with a blind tee shot. Make sure to avoid the out of bounds on your left hand side and the trees lining the fairway. You could leave yourself in good steam to make a birdie on this hole.

Hole 5: Par 4, 391 metres
This hole runs parallel with Nelmapius Street. Once again a very accurate drive is required off the tee, which will leave you with a very short iron and a great birdie opportunity.

Hole 6: Par 4, 372 metres
This is one of Centurion’s shortest holes, but certainly not the easiest! There are two ways to tackle this hole. For your more aggressive players you can take a driver off the hole, which will bring the Hennops River, on the left into play. Alternatively, a long iron can be hit off the tee, leaving a mid iron to enter a well-bunkered green.

Hole 7: Par 5, 537 metres
This is the second longest hole on the golf course, with the Hennops River meandering through it. This is definitely a birdie opportunity after a decent drive. The green is diagonal to the fairway, which increases the difficulty.

Hole 8: Par 3, 166 metres
This is the signature hole of Centurion Country Club. This hole can play anything from 100m to 175 m. The island green is surrounded by bunkers, and boasts a fairly large putting surface.

Hole 9: Par 4, 285 metres
This risk and reward plays two options. The first is a safe mid iron to the fairway, left of the tee box, then a safe short iron over the water onto the green. The second is to play a driver, directly towards the green over the water, which will leave you with a definite birdie.

Hole 10: Par 4, 378 metres
This hole is played uphill and is well guarded by three fairway bunkers, on both the left and right hand sides. You will be left with a short iron to a two-tiered green. This is once again a birdie opportunity.

Hole 11: Par 3, 215 metres
This is most definitely a tricky hole at Centurion Country Club. With a long iron off the tee box, be sure to avoid the large waste bunker on the right hand side. A par on this hole, is a well played hole.

Hole 12: Par 5, 518 metres
Hole 12 is a left to right dogleg, with out-of-bounds on the right hand side, and large shrubs on the left hand side. Make sure with this tee box, you take enough of the corner to leave yourself a decent opportunity to hit this green in two.

Hole 13: Par 4 403 metres
Once again this hole is a left to right dogleg with bunkers on the right hand side of the fairway, which should be avoided. The green in flanked by two bunkers.

Hole 14: Par 4, 344 metres
This is one of the shorter par 4s on the golf course. A decent drive will land you close to the green. This green has a false front and out-of-bounds over the back, so be sure to make your distance spot on with your approach shot.

Hole 15: Par 5, 554 metres
This is the longest hole on the golf course, with only the big hitters being able to reach the green for two. With out-of-bounds running on both sides of the fairway, an accurate tee shot is required. This green is guarded by the Hennops River, which makes it all that more important to leave yourself with a comfortable 3 shot.

Hole 16: Par 4, 330 metres
A mid iron is required off the tee box to avoid the Hennops River, which runs through this hole. You will be left with a short iron, to the trickiest green on the golf course. Be sure to leave yourself in the correct part of the green, in order to two-putt.

Hole 17: Par 3, 155 metres
This hole has the Centurion Estate Dam running on the left of the hole. Be sure to avoid the bunkers guarding both the left and right hand side of the green.

Hole 18: Par 4, 412 metres
Once again, the Centurion Estate Dam runs on the left hand side of the fairway, and two bunkers on the right of the fairway. Be sure to avoid both of these with a straight drive. Your approach shot sees the water once again on the left and a well placed bunker on the right, and thus needs to be accurate.

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