The beginnings of this club coincided with the construction of the copper nickel mine, BCL in 1971/2.
The golf club was formed by some bored mine workers as a pastime. At the start the golf course consisted of a few holes before they grew to 9 holes, and eventually 18 in 1974.
PHIKWE GOLF CLUB
With time the facility grew to become a registered club with a licensed bar, and obtained a lease from the Town Council.
The Clubhouse shapes Phikwe lifestyle .The major development that turned Phikwe Golf Club into a venue that host Botswana Golf Union events was the building of the present clubhouse.
It was made possible largely through the generosity of certain pair of Irish building contractors known as Tony and Mike.
A building left behind by the contractors who built the Selebi-Phikwe power station (Gibbs camp) was taken over and was turned into a makeshift clubhouse.
The facilities may have been basic but there was joy among the town’s golfers who no longer had to meet under the trees.
LOBATSE GOLF CLUB
Lobatse Golf Club was established in the early 1950s, the original course being beside the airstrip from where Hercules aircraft transported BMC meat to European markets.
On March 12th, 1994, the new course and clubhouse were officially opened, at their current location by Mr L.D. Lekalake, then Group General Manager of Kgalagadi Management Services.
The clubhouse is named after Henry Veldman who was the driving force behind building and financing the new golf course and facilities.
Lobatse Golf Course has one or two holes, in particular “Henry’s Folly at #4 that are respected feared or loathed by the golfing fraternity in Botswana.
The course has nine holes with eighteen tee boxes and is the most picturesque and challenging venue in Botswana, nestled against the hills that characterise Lobatse.
ORAPA GOLF CLUB
The Jwaneng golf course is famous for its demanding terrain.
Perhaps the most challenging golf course in the whole of Botswana with its clustered giant trees
that have become natural barriers.
It is a sandy course and this is not surprising since Jwaneng is in the Khalahari desert. The terrain also has a stream running through it which has also become a nightmare to golfers coming here as they must manuevre around the stream.
The club was named after the mining town Jwaneng and was built on the diamonds mining company’s land and is also maintained by the mine, Debswana. It was built by the mine as a recreational facility.