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Ruimsig Golf Course, Gauteng

Ruimsig Country Club Golf CourseThe Ruimsig Country Club championship golf course, found in the rural area of Roodepoort, is one of South Africa’s most challenging.

Gary Player, the designer together with Ron Kirby, is quoted as saying “It is well known and recognised among the top 5 in Gauteng for consistently having the best conditions. The rolling bent grass greens are spectacular and similar to those that the world’s top professionals encounter on the United States Tour. There are 72 bunkers to contend with and seven water hazards offering all handicap golfers a challenge, yet the good golf shot will always be rewarded “

Graced with undulating open grounds and teeming with a wide variety of birdlife, the course’s immaculate grooming almost diverts one’s attention from the challenges of the 18-hole course.

The course was designed as an ‘inland links’ and features strongly rolling terrain, large undulating big greens, and a relative scarcity of trees associated with links land. There are several strategically used dams on the course, but the overall feel of the layout remains wild and free. It is a big course, exhilarating to play, not least because of the strong winds which typically blow over the open fairways, putting a premium on shot making and strategy.

In any round at Ruimsig, putting becomes an adventure all on its own, particularly since the design of the slick surfaces affords pin-positions that can be difficult to get at – which often translates into some interesting approach putts. Visit the Ruimsig Country Club Website.

Hole In One Avenue, Ruimsig, Roodepoort, Gauteng. Tel: +27(11)958–1905.

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