The Joburg Open will celebrate its 15th anniversary with a new host course: Houghton Golf Club.
- The Joburg Open will be played from November 24 – 27 at the Houghton Golf Club.
- Houghton Golf Club has hosted the prestigious South African Open eight times as well as a multiple of other professional tournaments.
- Houghton Golf Club’s hosting of the Joburg Open adds to this golf course’s proud history as a home to major DP World Tour and Sunshine Tour events.
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Men’s professional golfers will compete in the Joburg Open, a Sunshine Tour competition to be held at the Houghton Golf Club, that is also jointly sanctioned by the European Tour, which draws more competitive fields and events with bigger prize pools.
We are delighted to welcome the Joburg Open as well as the DP World Tour and Sunshine Tour to our historic club. Houghton is a proud member of the Johannesburg golf community and we are honoured to reflect this by hosting one of the City’s premier sports events and a major international golf tournament.
// President of Houghton Golf Club, Rodney Rottanburg
Thriston Lawrence claimed his maiden DP World Tour victory in the 2021 Joburg Open, which was also the first tournament of the new DP World Tour era and which had the eyes of world golf on South Africa for this historic moment. Lawrence took the confidence from this victory and won his second DP World Tour title in the Omega European Masters this year while also playing in his first Major in The Open Championship in St Andrews.
We are extremely proud of the Joburg Open’s status as a tournament of opportunity. Whether it was Thriston Lawrence with his latest achievement, the many development golfers who’ve received invitations to play in our field and be exposed to competitive golf at the highest level, the golf clinics we host at every tournament for aspiring young golfers, or the fact that in 2021 we also launched the Joburg Ladies Open as a co-sanctioned tournament between the Sunshine Ladies Tour and Ladies European Tour – all of this represents the opportunities this tournament provides.
// Director of Events: City of Joburg, Bongi Mokaba
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