Observatory Driving Range & Pro Shop was founded by William “Bobby” Jones in 1999. It is now owned, operated and managed by his daughter’s, Genevieve Jones- Jackson and Janice Jones making it the first and only black female owned Driving Range in Southern Africa.
Observatory Driving Range is a top class golf practicing facility that was officially opened by Former Golf Professional Gary Player, a friend and colleague of Mr Jones. Located in Observatory, Johannesburg; 21 minutes from OR Tambo, 15 minutes from central Johannesburg & 26 minutes from Sandton CBD makes it easily accessible and perfectly situated.
The Driving Range has also been designed to ensure that you, the golfer, have the optimal conditions and facilities in which to perfect your game of golf, with manicured putting greens, chipping greens, 80 grassed hitting bays and a highly qualified team of PGA Golf Professionals to assist you by offering private golf lessons and golf tuition if needed.
We are the only Driving Range that exclusively has grass tee boxes. This feature has made the range very popular particularly for the transition of teeing from the range to teeing on a golf course.
Driving Range & Pro shop Services
While the Driving Range is primarily a golf practicing facility, we also offer competitive Corporate Golf Packages to both small and large businesses for their Customer Networking Functions, Team Building Events and Traditional Corporate Golf Days.
Observatory Driving Range also offers the benefits and usage of the Observatory Golf Club through an established and long standing relationship. Observatory Golf Club is a fully serviced facility with an expanded service offering (e.g., golf carts, catering facilities and change rooms) and complete access to the Observatory Driving Range.
The Driving Range also boasts numerous other facilities:
• A fully equipped Pro shop
• 80 Grass Tee’s
• Golf professionals offering Girls Golf Programs and Ladies Golf Programs amongst others
• Kiddie's playground ideal for children's birthday parties and functions.
• 10 Golf Carts
• 2 Golf Training Centre’s
• Grip Replacement Centre
Observatory Driving Range have teamed up with the best in the industry, to offer a program that encourages corporations to take a fresh look at how their teams operate. Using golf as an unlikely vehicle, we take a unique and powerful approach to corporate teambuilding, allowing participants to perform at their best, no matter what the playing field. This is the foundation of the OBS Wellness philosophy.
Where the average employee spends 80% of their life at work; both mental and physical balance is essential.
OBSERVATORY DRIVING RANGE & PRO SHOP