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Wedgewood Golf & Country estate
Members of the Port Elizabeth Jewish community established Wedgewood Park Country Club in 1949 and it was named in honour of British politician Josiah Clement Wedgwood, a strong campaigner for social justice who was also instrumental in saving the lives of many Jewish refugees fleeing Nazi Europe in the 1930s.
The last game of golf on the old Wedgewood Park Country Club course was played in April 2007. The re-design and re-construction of the layout began shortly thereafter.
Sean Quinn of Golf Data designed the course, the sporting focal point of a residential development. Several new lakes have been installed on the front nine to enhance the scenery and raise the strategic challenge. Many of the original playing corridors have been altered on the more undulating back nine, with only the new 12th and 13th (the old 15th and 16th) remaining largely intact.