Glendower Golf Club is an exquisitely designed, highly ranked parkland golf course in Gauteng, South Africa. Currently ranked 2 in South African and 1 in Gauteng.
A challenging golf course set amidst gorgeous surroundings, Glendower Golf Club is said to be a test for the world’s best golfers, hence the welcome return in 2013 where Morten Orum Madsen was victorious in lifting the trophy. Then in January 2015, Glendower hosted the prestigious 104th South African Open Championship, where Andy Sullivan won in a dramatic play-off against Charl Schwartzel to claim victory. The 104th SA Open formed part of the 2014 Sunshine Tour Order of Merit with Ernie Els as Ambassador of this prestigious Championship. The 105th edition, was won by South African Brandon Stone by 2 shots, finishing on -14. The BMW SA Open would then be dominated by British players. The 106th was won by Graeme Storm in a thrilling player-off against crowd favourite Rory McIlroy. In 2018 the, 107th edition was won by another Englishman Chris Paisley. He would also beat another crowd favourite in Branden Grace by a 3 shot margin.
One of the country’s true classics, Glendower Golf Club's association with the world’s second oldest Open dates back to 1989 when American Fred Wadsworth captured the coveted title. The club also hosted the 1993 championship, won by South African Clinton Whitelaw, and the 1997 championship that saw Fijian Vijay Singh defeat Zimbabwe’s Nick Price for victory. This was also the first time that the Open was hosted as a European Tour event.
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