Southern African Golf Hall of Fame Museum

The Museum


The Museum is 507 sq. metres plus a miniature putting green and consists of memorabilia, the Hall of Famers, Major winners, various subsets, research Library, and a retail merchandise shop, and is unique insofar as it is entertaining, interactive, and informative.

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The building entrance is the main focus of the whole building with an outside foyer area where all founders are honoured and exhibitions staged.

The building entrance automatically leads to a central reception/information area & retail shop.

The entry fee is
  • R50.00 for adults
  • R25.00 for children
  • FREE for children under 12
The museum covers the rich history of South African golf featured on wallpaper around the museum, in the form of photographs, articles, copy, and all aspects of golf



Museum Galleries
  • Origins of Golf
  • Museum Founding
  • The Majors, Southern Africa winners, Senior Major winners, and those who came close – including banner of the 11 major winners
  • History of South African golf
  • Women’s golf
  • South African Amateur & Open winners
  • Golfing trivia and point of interest
  • International victories
  • Golfers through the ages
  • The story of Pre-Democracy golf 1960-1992
  • Golf Hall of Fame Inductions to-date
  • Extinct golf courses & Golf course design
  • Hall of Fame
  • Retail store
  • Social Responsibility
  • Junior Golf
Memorabilia includes
  • Louis Oosthuizen's 4-iron with which he holed for an albatross at the 2012 Masters
  • Display of golf clubs and balls 1850-1960
  • Display of illegal, adjustable, locally hand-forged, locally stamped clubs, putters
  • Golf balls including the feathery and guttie balls dating from 1850
  • Making of golf balls
  • Desmond North collection
  • Various displays including from the office, bar, silver, smoking, porcelain, …
  • Numerous trophies including the Canada Cup and Freddie Tait trophies
  • Various display cabinets
  • Many other displays in additional cabinets and on the walls
  • Enclosed exhibition area comprising early golf bags and related items
  • Enclosed glass storeroom with early golf bags and clubs
  • Bobby Locke putter
  • Sid Brews golf clubs and letter to him from the Duke of Windsor
  • Sally Little golf clubs
  • Memorabilia from inductees such as Bobby Locke, Sid Brews, Reg Taylor, Sally Little, John Bland, Vincent Tshabalala, Mark McNulty, David Suddards, Phil Ritson, Harold Henning, Cobie Legrange
Library
  • Largest golf research library in Southern Africa
Interactive
  • Putting green
  • Televisions (5)
  • Playstation
Interactive
  • Wall set-aside for “Bricks” with the name and message of Friends of the Museum engraved thereon
  • Wall for “Hole-in-One” achievement by registered golfers
We also welcome any memorabilia loaned or donated which we will display with your name, as well as any other assistance.

Museum at Night