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Roodepoort Country Club

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Specifications
Designed ByGary Player, Ron Kirby
Holes18
Year Opened1986
Par 72
TypeLinks/Inland
FairwaysKikuyu Grass
GreensBent Grass
SpikesSoft spikes only
Description

Golf House runs the well supported golf shop headed by Gavin Drummond having taken over from well-known professional Craig Ross, who served the club loyally for ten years and is now resident at Royal Cape Golf Club. Charles Jerrard the Golf Director is assisted by Theodore Tanski. Ruimsig Country Club green keepers ‘history’ is poignant. Phil Jacobs (now a designer on his own) and Danie Obermeyer (who also became a design consultant) have served as green keepers at the club. Mike Wallington also started his green keeping career at this club. For a period of 7 years the club out sourced the maintenance of the course to Topturf. In 2013 Matthew Ngoza, a greens staff member that has been with the Club for the last 16 years was appointed as the green keeper. Some of the major tournaments, the club has hosted has been the ‘Skins’ events (sponsored initially by Sharp, then by Nissan and then ABSA), which were played from 1989 through to 1993. In 1986 the club hosted the non-white PGA championship and in 1998 a winter tour event sponsored by ABSA was held at the club.

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