Randpark Golf Club (Firethorn course)


4-star: generally an excellent standard golf course, well worth visiting.
   Randpark Golf Club (Firethorn course) Est. 1971

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Randpark Golf Club (Firethorn course): Since 1971, Randpark Golf Club has been home to two championship golf courses, the longer and tougher Firethorn (formerly the Randpark course), and some would say the more elegant and charming Bushwillow (formerly known as the Windsor Park course).

The Firethorn, which is played on the north side of the clubhouse (the Bushwillow heads south), has a more open feel than its sibling. However, extra length, prodigious bunkering and a plentiful array of dangerous water hazards, gives the Firethorn a distinct edge in terms of overall golfing challenge. The tough closing stretch brings two good-sized ponds into play, which threaten at the dog-legging par-4 16th and par-3 17th. The par-5 18th requires one last carry over the Klein Jukskei river, before the relative safety of the heavily-bunkered final green is reached.

The more upfront challenges and bigger "muscles" of the Firethorn course, perfectly complement the older world charms of its Bushwillow companion, making for 36 excellent holes of golf here at the Randpark Golf Club.

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Making Contact

Randpark Golf Club
Setperk St, Randpark,
Randburg, nr Johannesburg, Gauteng 2194
South Africa
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Office   +27 (0)11 215 8600
Pro Shop   +27 (0)11 476 6172
Fax

  +27 (0)11 678 5619

Email   admin@randpark.co.za
Website   www.randpark.co.za
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Golf Pro
 
Martin Whitcher (Senior Professional)
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About the course

The course: 18 holes. Tree-lined parkland.
Undulating terrain - a few slopes to climb.
 
Surroundings: Residential and woodland.
 
Designer: Sid Brews
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  Men Back Men Front Women Front
Metres 7014 5928 5158
Par 72 72 72
SSS or Slope 74 69 70
 
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At the Same Location:
Above distances are for the Firethorn course. Also at Randpark GC is the 18-hole Bushwillow course (par-72; 6,540 m from back tees).
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How2Get There?

10 km SW of Sandton Centre (in northern Johannesburg).
From Johannesburg's Western Bypass (N1) take the Beyers Naude (M5) exit, and follow Beyers Naude Drive (M5S) south. After 2.2 km turn left into Pendoring Rd (M8) direction Randburg, next to the Cresta Shopping Center. After o.6 km turn left into Republic Rd (M20W). After o.9 km take second left into Vosloo Rd (by Windsor Glen Shopping Center). Take first right into Burgers Rd, then second left into Klub Rd. At end of Klub Rd turn right into Fairway Drive, then first left into Setperk St. Follow road into golf.

Essential information

Green Fees:
Visitor fee, 18-holes on Firethorn or Bushwillow courses (international visitors): weekdays (am) R400; weekdays (pm) & Sundays (pm) R600; Saturdays R750. Equivalent South Africa resident fees: R285/R375/R520. Credit cards accepted. Contact club for full details, discounts, Stay&Play packages, etc. [Last updated: 2018].
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Who can play and When?
Visitors welcome on weekdays and weekends.  Must book in advance. Handicap required
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Other Information
Non-metal spike facility. White socks must be worn to accompany shorts. Golf carts available for hire. Caddies available at all times.

Practice facilities
Good
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Did you know?

Windsor Park Golf Club opened here in 1941, and boasted the 12-hole "Windsor" course, which was later extended to 18-holes and became known as the Windsor Park course. In 2012 the course enjoyed a facelift, and a name change to become the Bushwillow course. The club's Randpark (now Firethorn) course, and a new clubhouse, arrived in 1971, 30 years after the original opening.

Randpark's 18-hole courses have hosted many top-level tournaments, including the South African Open - the world's third oldest open national championship. For the 2018 playing of the SA Open, the shorter Bushwillow hosted one round of the championship, while the other three rounds, including the final round, were played on the longer Firethorn course (see our Tournaments section >by Venue >Randpark).

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Published Ranking
2018 South Africa Golf Digest rating: 24th best course of the 450 courses in South Africa.
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Location

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Latitude: (-26.112798)
Longitude: (27.964168)
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Where2Stay including nearby courses also detailed in where2golf.com

The Fairway Hotel & Golf Resort 
Randpark Golf Club, Setperk St, Randburg, Johannesburg 2125.
+27 (0)11 478 8000
www.thefairway.co.za

The Fairway Hotel & Golf Resort is located on the Randpark Golf Course, 2km from Cresta Shopping Centre. This new hotel provides an ideal destination for golf travellers and tournaments organisers, in a safe and tranquil environment. The luxury development overlooks the Randpark Golf Course and is situated alongside the 1st hole. The Fairway has 62 guest rooms and 14 golf villas. Gym, tennis court and spa facilities further add to the enjoyment and comfort of guests during their stay.

Golf at this hotel Randpark (Firethorn & Bushwillow courses)
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Golf within 10 km River Club; Bryanston; Killarney; Parkview; Wanderers.
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Golf within 30 km Roodepoort; Houghton; Royal Johannesburg & Kensington; Glendower; Modderfontein; Country Club Johannesburg; Dainfern; Kyalami; Blair Atholl; Gardener Ross.
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Idwala Guest House 5-star Guest House
13 Garrick Rd, Darrenwood, 2194 Johannesburg
+27 (0)11 888 1437
www.idwala.com

The name Idwala comes from the Zulu word meaning rock or stone. The Idwala Guest House is an original farmhouse, which was built using natural rock over 100 years ago. The rooms are all thatched and tastefully renovated to create a luxurious and comfortable haven set in tranquil indigenous gardens, with picturesque views over the northern suburbs.

Golf at this hotel No
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Golf within 10 km Randpark; River Club; Bryanston; Killarney; Parkview; Wanderers.
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Golf within 30 km Roodepoort; Houghton; Royal Johannesburg & Kensington; Glendower; Modderfontein; Country Club Johannesburg; Dainfern; Kyalami; Blair Atholl; Gardener Ross.
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