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Glendower Golf Club

Edenvale, South Africa
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18

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72

Architect

C. H. Alison

Built

1937

Type

Parkland

Glendowner Golf Club has for decades been one of the most exclusive golfing experiences in Johannesburg. In the 1940s and 1950s, the club was the pinnacle of society in the area, a real playground for the wealthy; among the membership was Max MacCready, famous for his victory in the 1949 Amateur Championship at Portmarnock. Charles Alison, a colleague of Harry S. Colt, created a layout in 1937 that has endured more or less intact to the present day, apart from the lengthening necessary to keep attracting South African Open Championships, and most recently the 2013 Ryder Cup. Major renovations in 1980 brought the greens up to contemporary standards. The surroundings are gorgeous, and in fact the site received protected status from the South African government in 1973, which shielded not only the native flora and fauna but also the course from the encroachment of development.

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Golf de Luxembourg - Belenhaff
14 Hcp 3 courses played
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Here you can try to play it like the Pro's. In January they keep the rough as it is on South Africa Open. Amazing. Friendly people, if you are lucky you get teamed up with some local members, if you are unlucky you get teamed up with Raoul :-) No, it's always a pleasure to come there. The restaurant is not that great, but the bar is open. Very close and easy access from the Airport
17 May 2017
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Aliante Golf Club
6 Hcp 6 courses played
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Glendower reminds on of the old parklands courses in the UK. The course is demanding and varied at the same time. Both the fairways and the greens were in a very good condition. The water hazards involved during the course makes the games a real thrill! Despite strong occupancy of the place it is no problem to get a tee time here.
24 November 2015
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Arabella Country Estate
11 Hcp 8 courses played
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Glendower is top course to play in Johannesburg. You quickly realise why is home of many tournaments as the BMW SA Open. I would stand out as a signature hole the number 10th, a 468 yards par 4, in which you have to cross a wide lake for arriving to the green, which has two strategic bunkers protecting it.
16 November 2015

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