Gaborone Golf Club

Date TBC

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.

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2014 Chomba Kapambwe & Meempat Shankar

2015 Meempat Narayan & Greg Duddy

2016 Tommy Moskovic & Dikgang Lemogang

2017 Greg Duddy & Dikgang Lemogang

2018 Steve Williams & Jorgen Hasseriis

Registration information for Botswana 2020 will be added soon. In the meantime please contact John Casserley, Consultant Director of Operations here.