Bloemfontein Golf Course, Bloemfontein
Bloemfontein Golf Course, Maselspoort Road, Bloemfontein, Free State / The Bloemfontein Golf Club is situated about 6 kilometres from the city centre just off Maselspoort Road - more commonly known as the Airport Road.
Bloemfontein's last five holes - all water holes, rival the toughest in South Africa. The 14th, is a par-five of 478 metres. The river that flows though the course is a major threat here. The water must be crossed with the tee shot and also comes into play down the left-hand side of the fairway and right up to the green.
The 15th is a demanding par-four of 429 metres. The river again comes into play on the left, while the giant, three-tiered green is guarded by bunkers to the left and to the right. A big sand trap in the middle of the fairway 60 metres short of the green can cause immense problems with the approach, while a bunker to the left of the green and a grass bunker to the right add to the severity of the closing hole.
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Did you know?
Golf officially began in Bloemfontein when Dr CH Bidwell placed an advert in the local paper The Friend, that simply read "It is the purpose to form a golfing club in Bloemfontein for which purpose a meeting of those interested in the game and desirous of joining the club will be held in the council chambers at 6 o'clock on Saturday afternoon next, 3rd February 1894".
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