Randpark Golf Club (Bushwillow course)


3+ (3 gold): one of our top-rated 3-star courses, worthy of 3½ stars.
   Randpark Golf Club (Bushwillow course) Est. 1941

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Randpark Golf Club (Bushwillow 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).

With some important recent changes to its design (and a new name into the bargain), the Bushwillow layout at Randpark provides an excellent golf outing in a classical parkland setting. This is a course that keeps good company with many other tree-lined, undulating parkland courses found in the leafy suburbs of Johannesburg. Played on the southside of the clubhouse (the Firethorn heads north), the tree-lined fairways are not overly tight, although the tree-line could block an approach to the green following any errant tee-shots.

Water doesn't play too much of a role on the opening holes, but comes dangerously into play at the tricky short par-3 8th. Water hazards also make a few telling greenside appearances on the back-nine, especially from the par-3 15th through to the par-5 17th, a stretch of holes known locally as "The Gauntlet."

Beautiful weeping willows and many other tree varieties grace this testing but not overly complicated layout. The qualities of the older Bushwillow course exemplify the charm of parkland golf in bygone days, perfectly complementing the more upfront challenges and bigger "muscles" of its younger sibling.

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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.
Gently undulating terrain - easy to walk.
 
Surroundings: Residential and woodland.
 
Designer: Original 12-hole course designed by Arthur Tomsett (early 1940s). Current layout designed by Robert "Bob" Grimsdell (1954).
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  Men Back Men Front Women Front
Metres 6540 5930 5477
Par 72 72 72
SSS or Slope 72 70 71
 
At the Same Location:
Above distances are for the Bushwillow course. Also at Randpark GC is the 18-hole Firethorn course (par-72; 7,010 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?

Running through the Randpark Golf Club, is one of the major streams to flow through northern Johannesburg - the Klein Jukskei. Like the other streams in the north of the city, it joins into the Jukskei River, which then joins the Crocodile River north-west of Johannesburg, which in turn flows into the Hartbeespoort Dam.

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: 60th best course of the 450 courses in South Africa.
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Location

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Latitude: (-26.116047)
Longitude: (27.965828)
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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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The Westcliff Hotel 5-star
67 Jan Smuts Avenue, Westcliff 2193, Johannesburg.
+27 (0)11 481 6000
www.westcliff.co.za

Situated in Johannesburg's most exclusive residential suburb, The Westcliff's hillside setting with cascading, sculpted gardens and elegantly opulent accommodation evoke a bygone era of leisure and refinement in one of the world's most vibrant and cosmopolitan cities. The Westcliff is a member of the Orient Express Hotels, Trains and Cruises group.

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