Three coursesThe only 3-course club in Joburg
Randpark Golf Club is the only club in Johannesburg that has 3 courses.
Two distinctive 18-hole golf courses located at Randpark are known as Bushwillow and Firethorn. The 3rd course, a 9-hole mashie course we refer to as Creek 9, is situated next to Roosevelt Park recreation centre.
Previously known as the Randpark Course, a true test of championship golf, capable of stretching over 7000m of its back tees. It was established in the mid-60s when Randpark Golf Club bought land adjacent to the existing Windsor Park course and turned it into a remarkable layout designed by a local professional golfer and course architect, Sid Brews.
In the early 90’s as the course matured, a need came about for some enhancements, green modifications and aesthetical features to keep with the trends of the times. So came along an unheralded course architect Mark Muller, who probably had a very big impact on the future of this championship course. The greens being the predominant game changer, saw Randpark Club host the SA Open on two occasions, 1995 & 2000.
As the millennium struck, South Africa witnessed a massive movement towards estate courses. Every course popping up with the latest and greatest, really offering the golfing market with endless choices. Needless to say, Firethorn needed a facelift. Experienced designer Sean Quinn (Golf Data) transformed the Firethorn course into its original offering, a true test to the Professional golfer, yet friendly and forgiving enough to the everyday member.
Formerly known as Windsor Park, founded in the 1940’s during the 2nd world war, originally a 12-hole layout. In 1948, the course was extended to a full 18-hole course, and shortly after (1952), a complete redesign by famous course designer Robert Grimsdell. Currently an outstanding 18-hole design requiring all the different shots in the book. Although beautifully maintained and fairly short from tee to green, this course is very well protected by rows of large trees alongside all fairways, posing a good challenge to all different skill levels.
In April 2012, in celebration of its 60th birthday party, Bushwillow had undergone a small renovation, changing the layout somewhat and adding a couple of new green complexes.
Creek 9, a 9-hole Par 3 mashie course, fantastic for practising your short game, on is located in Roosevelt park and managed by Randpark Club. It is a public use facility, frequented by players of all ages with varying ability and skills.
The course runs on a pitch & play basis, and thus no bookings are taken. It is perfect for a family outing and ideal for those new to the game of golf. Consisting of a short, enjoyable and picturesque 9 holes with proper par 3 features and varied tee positions. Creek 9 is found on the corner of Anton Van Wouw Street & Preller Drive in Roosevelt Park, Randburg and is open from 06h00 – 17h00, 7days a week.