Randpark Golf Club
Setperk Street, Randpark, 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. The original Windsor Park course was commissioned during wartime, in the late 1940’s. 12 Holes were in play by 1946. A complete redesign of the course was undertaken in 1952 – the architect being none other than Robert Grimsdell. 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. 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, a splendid transformation has taken place and feedback from both Members and Visitors has been excellent
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”.
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