Randpark Golf Club, Randburg
Randpark Club has become the ultimate urban golf destination on par with excellence!
With two of the best manicured courses in South Africa, Randpark’s uniquely different, Firethorn and Bushwillow courses, offer golfers of varying ability an unforgettable experience.
Complemented by modern clubhouse facilities to rival the best and a 5 Star Hotel and Spa, it’s no wonder Randpark is such a desired Club.
Bushwillow is the new name for Randpark’s Windsor Park course.
In celebration of the course’s 70th anniversary it received a well deserved birthday present in the form of a face-lift in April 2012 to the value of R2.5 million. The result is a stunning new 18-hole, Par 72 lay-out. Even though it was safe to say that the leafy, old “Windsor” course was a favoured haven of green away from the hustle and bustle of the city the Club felt there was room for improvement and during the last six months a splendid transformation has taken place.
The nines have been switched, re-routed and three completely new holes created. Several others were altered for the better with new greens and bunkers. A number of artificial ponds were also removed and the course given a general “spruce up” by Golf Data’s senior course designer, Sean Quinn.
In addition, it has been changed from a Par 70 with two Par 5s, to a Par 72 with four Par 5s. To sum it all up, Bushwillow is an exceptional, superbly manicured golf course and with the many trees lining the fairways it surely is one of Gauteng’s prettiest lay-outs too.
Last but not least Bushwillow presents an interesting feature; you have no doubt heard of “Amen Corner” and “The Bear Trap”, well, Bushwillow now presents a unique challenge known as “The Gauntlet”. This consists of three consecutive holes, the Par 3, 15th, the Par 4,16th and the Par 5,17th. To conquer “The Gauntlet” a score of 10 Individual Stableford points is required, a tough challenge indeed but one which can make or break a round and create a talking point at the ever popular 19th hole, Randpark Club’s Terrace Bar.
Randpark Club’s CEO, Doug Bain, explained that Bushwillow was chosen as the new name because of the many indigenous River Bushwillow trees endemic to the course.
The "second" course, the Firethorn course, designed by Sid Brews. The course has matured over the years and has undergone a number of improvements to maintain its contemporary appeal. In 1990, the greens complexes were completely redesigned by Golf Data and architect Mark Muller. A number of tees were re-aligned and extended, resulting in the championship tees now measuring a total of 7014 metres making it one of the longest par 72 golf courses in South Africa, challenging the best golfers to "tame it".
• Fairway Hotel & Spa Golf Resort
• Two highly regarded, distinctive 18-hole golf courses, Bushwillow and Firethorn
• Practice putting green
• Short game practice facility
• A well stocked Pro Shop
• Registered PGA professionals on site
• Floodlit Driving Range
• Golf Fit Gym with personal Trainer
• Two newly reconditioned tennis courts available to members and hotel guests
• A choice of venues catering from 20 to 350 people
• Two boardrooms
• Modern Terrace overlooking the golf course
• Kiddies play facilities
• Travel Office
The Fairway Hotel
The Fairway Hotel & Spa is situated on the Randpark Golf Course, 2km from Cresta Shopping Centre in Johannesburg, this brand new, slick city hotel provides the ultimate destination for golf tournaments, wedding, conference and leisure guest in a tranquil environment.
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Did you know?
With two of the best manicured courses in South Africa, Randpark's uniquely different, Firethorn and Bushwillow courses, offer golfers of varying ability an unforgettable experience.
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