ABOUT seven years ago, one very hot Friday afternoon, I stood on the green of the Par 4 Number 18 at the Randpark Club Bushwillow course after posting one of my best scores ever in golf.
I have not matched that score on this course ever since. You know why? Because contrary to popular belief, Bushwillow is not necessarily or even relatively easier than its sister course, Firethorn.
Yes it is much shorter, but no less challenging. In fact, I call it a thinking golfer’s course. If you are a kind of boom, boom, bang, bang player, a ‘’slaan en soek’’ golfer, you will be in trouble.
Whereas Firethorn plays long and mostly straight, Bushwillow prides itself with dog legs and a few blind locations.
Take the “easy” Par 5 Number 1 for instance. You could split the fairway in half and carry 280m with a bonus roll, leaving yourself less than 200m in and still miss the green, hidden somewhere downhill on the right. An eagle hole than gives as many pars as it dishes bogeys.
#15thClub #amateurtour made a stop at this track after not playing it for nearly a year. Still in a nick condition, beautiful fairways, tricky greens and stubborn roughs.
For the next few months, as we will be reviewing both the courses at the club, sometimes comparing them but always appraising and enjoying what they both and individually offer: the challenges, the features, the rewards and of course the experiences.
We hope that these reviews will help your resolve to join on this #amateurtour to enjoy these courses among others that we visit.
Credit : 15th Club