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Sandton City, adjacent to Johannesburg, is home-away-from-home to many of Jo-burg's business travelers. They may not realize how many good courses are close to their hotels and to the airport.

You can't walk onto every great course in the area: If someone invites you to The River Club, think Cypress Point on the Monterey Peninsula. Accept even if it means changing your return flight home.

Failing that, send postcards home after you've played a few South African Open sites--including Parkview Golf Club, where Bobby Locke won the event in 1935 and, before that (as a 17-year-old), the South African Amateur.

Enjoy the benign weather you won't get to experience in a conference room. In fact, a two-hour drive to Sun City, home of the Million Dollar Challenge, would be well worth the effort. But don't tell any golfers at the office. They may want to make those trips for you.

BRYANSTON COUNTRY CLUB

Bryanston Drive and Grosvenor, Bryanston. Ten-fifteen minutes from Sandton City; 20-30 minutes from airport

Call: 011-27-11-706-1361.

Holes: 18.

Yardage: 7,337/6,005.

Par: 72/73.

Rating: 71/73.

Green Fee: R180.

Cart: R95.

Caddie*: R78. Book a week in advance. Saturdays are reserved for members.

COUNTRY CLUB JOHANNESBURG

Lincoln and Woodlands Drive, Johannesburg. About 20 minutes from Sandton City; 20-30 minutes from airport.

Call: 011-27-11-803-3018.

Holes: 36.

Green Fee: R200/ R235.

Cart: R130.

Caddie*: R60. Book week in advance.

Woodmead Course-Yardage: 7,388/5,912. Par: 72/72. Rating: 71/71.

Woodlands Course-Yardage: 7,328/5,992. Par: 72/72. Rating: 71/70.

GLENDOWER GOLF CLUB

Marais Rd., Johannesburg. About 30 minutes from Sandton City; 15-20 minutes from airport.

Call: 011-27-11-453-1013.

Holes: 18.

Yardage: 7,379.

Par: 72.

Rating: 72.

Green Fee: R160/R185.

Cart: R120.

Caddie*: R77 (mandatory). Book a month in advance; Saturdays and Sunday mornings reserved for members.

HOUGHTON GOLF CLUB

Second Avenue, Lower Houghton.

Call: 011-27-11-483-3216. About 15 minutes from Sandton City; 30 minutes from airport.

Holes: 18.

Yardage: 7,170/5,708.

Par: 72/72.

Rating: 71/70.

Green Fee: R200.

Cart: R120.

Caddie*: R88. Book two weeks in advance. Thursday afternoons and Saturdays reserved for members.

KILLARNEY GOLF CLUB

60 Fifth St., Lower Houghton.

Call: 011-27-11-442 7411. Ten to 30 minutes from Sandton City; about 30 from airport.

Holes: 18.

Yardage: 6,980/5,770.

Par: 70/72.

Rating: 70/72.

Green Fee: R200.

Cart: R120.

Caddie*: R78. Book 7-10 days in advance; Saturdays reserved for members.

MODDERFONTEIN GOLF CLUB

Golf Drive, Modderfontein. About 30 minutes from Sandton City; 15-20 minutes from airport.

Call: 011-27-11-608-2033.

Holes: 18.

Yardage: 7,007/5,689.

Par: 72/72.

Rating: 71/70.

Green Fee: R156/R196.

Cart: R100.

Caddie*: R80. Book a week in advance; mornings best. Saturdays reserved for members. Wednesday tournaments (R85) open to visitors.

OBSERVATORY GOLF CLUB

5 Steyn St., Observatory. About 25 minutes from Sandton City; 15 minutes from airport.

Call: 011-27-11-648-9579.

Holes: 18.

Yardage: 7,006/5,890.

Par: 72/72.

Rating: 71/72.

Green Fee: R120/R180.

Cart: R100.

Caddie*: R60. Book in advance.

PARKVIEW GOLF CLUB

Corner Wicklow & Emmerentia, Parkview. Fifteen-20 minutes from Sandton City; 30-35 minutes from airport.

Call: 011-27-11-646-5400.

Holes: 18.

Yardage: 7,162/5,994.

Par: 73/72.

Rating: 71/72.

Green Fee: R200.

Cart Fee: R100.

Caddie*: R100. Saturday and Sunday mornings reserved for members.

RANDPARK CLUB

Republic Rd., Randpark. About 20 minutes from Sandton City; 45 minutes from airport.

Call: 011-27-11-476-1682.

Holes: 36.

Green Fee: R130.

Cart: R100.

Caddie*: R70.

Randpark (18)-Yardage: 7,506/5,898. Par: 72/72. Rating: 72/72.

Windsor Park (18)-Yardage: 6,738/4,873. Par: 72/72. Rating: 70/70. Book 10 days in advance. Saturday mornings reserved for members only.

ROYAL JOHANNESBURG & KENSINGTON GOLF CLUB

1 Fairway Ave., Linksfield No., Gauteng. About 20 minutes from Sandton City; 15-20 minutes from airport.

Call: 011-27-11-640-3021/2/3.

Holes: 36.

Green Fee: R180/R300.

Cart: R140.

Caddie*: R91. Saturdays and Sunday mornings reserved for members. Lower rates for early morning times.

East Course (18)-Yardage: 7,462/5930. Par: 72/71. Rating: 71/71.

West Course (18)-Yardage: 6,993/5,762. Par: 72/70. Rating: 70/70.

WANDERERS GOLF CLUB

Corner Corlett & Rudd Rd., Illovo. About 10 minutes from Sandton City; 35 minutes from airport.

Call: 011-27-11-447 3311/2/3.

Holes: 18.

Yardage: 7,137/5,869.

Par: 71/72.

Rating: 71/71.

Green Fee: R250.

Cart: R100.

Caddie*: R88. Foreigners may book a week in advance, weekdays only.

*Includes fee, halfway house and/or donation to Caddie Foundation.

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