Bushwillow is a test of accuracy off the tee. The par-5 opener provides an early indication of the challenges ahead. You play to a hidden green set well below the fairway. The greens are in excellent shape and running true. The finishing stretch on the front nine consists of a good set of holes. The uphill par-3 8th is demanding with the prevailing breeze in play. The par-4 9th is narrow with a well-protected green. The Randpark “Gauntlet” (holes 15-17) is a fun section (short 3, demanding 4 and reachable 5). The challenge to members is to play this in 10 shots or less. You then get your name on the honours board at the Gauntlet sign. Bushwillow has a number of Grimsdell design characteristics, with risk and reward often a feature. A welcome change from Gauteng “bomb-and-wedge” courses. Good service and a relaxed 19th.