Glendower Golf Club – A Challenge in Johannesburg
Glendower Golf Club is a exquisitely designed golf course in Johannesburg, South Africa. Stunningly located with a tree-covered slope for a backdrop, Glendower boasts beautiful fairways and various hazards which finally lead to well-kept greens. A challenging golf course set amidst gorgeous surroundings, Glendower Golf Club is said to be a test for even the best golfers.
Glendower Golf Club was founded in March 1937. A brilliant course it hosted the renowned Transvaal Open Championship only 2 years after opening. The prestigious event was won by A.D. “Bobby” Locke who set a world record score with 265 shooting rounds broken up as 66, 69, 66 and 64. Glendower Golf Club once again set a record in 1946 when professional golfers from South Africa and Rhodesia (now Zimbabwe and Zambia) gathered for a tournament where the purse was 100 pounds, the biggest to date in South Africa. In the year 1973 Glendower was declared a Nature Reserve in order to preserve the natural vegetation and abundant bird-life. In the 1980’s Glendower’s golf course was given a face-lift. All of the greens were redesigned, water hazards were adjusted and extra tee positions were created. Today, Glendower is considered one of the most challenging courses in the country and is presently rated number one in Gauteng. In the past, on three occasions, Glendower has also hosted the South African Open. With such a history of experience and extensive foresight, Glendower is certain to remain a golfer’s dream for years to come.
Glendower Golf Club’s stunning course boasts lovely kikuyu fairways with 85 bunkers and water hazards on 11 of the 18 holes. Impressive is th outward loop on the ninth hole as well as the attractive 508m 2nd hole. Glendower truly offers a challenge and accuracy is the key. The golf course is a par 72. Glendower Golf Club also has brilliant practice facilities. The practice tee is located behind the clubhouse and the practice putting green is in front. Chipping Greens and bunkers can be found beside the 10th tee. Additionally, Glendower has a top proshop. Professional Alex Baillie along with his trained assistants can assist you in picking out the best golf wear and accessories at great prices. For an unforgettable golfing challenge, make your way to Glendower Golf Club.