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Randpark Club - Bushwillow Course

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About

Holes 18
Type
Par 72
Length 6540 meters
Slope 0
Rating 0.0

In celebration of the course’s 70th anniversary Bushwillow Course at Randpark Club 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, Bushwillow Course 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.

Tee Par Length Rating Slope
Yellow 72 6540 meters
White 72 6330 meters
Gold 72 5930 meters
Gold (W) 72 5930 meters
Blue (W) 72 5477 meters
Scorecard for Bushwillow
Metrics:
Hole 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 Out 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 In Total
Yellow M: 76.0/130 525 418 527 429 339 177 409 190 424 3438 477 413 553 212 451 179 433 564 431 3713 7151
White M: 73.9/124 518 411 490 422 330 171 394 177 424 3337 466 400 542 199 433 168 413 542 420 3583 6920
Gold M: 71.7/119 W: 74.0/125 470 394 472 402 330 136 372 168 376 3120 402 385 518 175 416 149 398 518 402 3363 6483
Blue M: 68.2/115 W: 72.0/120 459 381 419 383 297 127 341 155 337 2899 398 324 486 131 363 142 398 455 394 3091 5990
Handicap 18 4 12 2 16 14 6 10 8 3 13 17 11 7 15 1 9 5
Par 5 4 5 4 4 3 4 3 4 36 4 4 5 3 4 3 4 5 4 36 72

Course Details

Year Built 1940
Fairways Kikuyu
Greens Bentgrass
Golf Season Year round
Architect Robert Grimsdell (1952) Sean Quinn (2012)

Rentals/Services

Carts Yes - R230
Clubs Yes - R200

Practice/Instruction

Driving Range Yes
Caddies Yes
Golf School Academy Yes
Teaching Pro Yes
Pitching/Chipping Area Yes
Putting Green Yes

Policies

Credit Cards Accepted Visa, Mastercard
Metal Spikes Allowed No
Walking Allowed Yes
Dress code Relaxed dress codes are the norm today. Accordingly it is difficult to apply dress rules; however extremes in “casualness” cannot be tolerated at the Golf Club. Golfers are required to wear golf attire on the golf courses and practice areas

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Bushwillow - A lovely parklands course!

Bushwillow is a lovely parklands par 70 course 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.

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
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