South Africa has long been a popular destination for its wine and safaris, but it is rapidly gaining recognition as a real golf destination. South Africa has some of the world's finest golf resorts and golf courses. South-African golf hero Gary Player has designed many famous golf courses like The Links at Fancourt. Golf and Wine and Golf and Safari holidays are very popular with golfers nowadays.Read more
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I played there yesterday with 8 friends and paid the highest price for golf ever - I am a regular player in Western Cape for 20 years. I expected the best, but was disappointed and will not return or recommend. The carts had no GPS/screen, no hole lay-out on T-box, no distance markers on sprayers, coloured posts for 50/100/200 only one side of fairway and no stroke saver booklets (like I got when they opened). If you enjoy walking in a manicured garden - go to Simola, but not for top class golf course!
The Rondebosch GC played again after some time and the course still in good condition. Of course it is a bit noisy but that you know before deciding to play. Maintenance of the course is good and practice facilities are limited. The course itself good to walk some undulation but also that makes it interesting. Green of hole 2,3 and 4 on the other side of the canal so be careful. The other holes some a bit straight forward but overall a fine round just before leaving as it is close to the airport.
It has been some time ago that we played he Milnerton course. A nice links course adjacent to the Atlantic ocean. Also with nice views on the Table Mountains. Practice facilities available and check the greens on the speed. The nearly 5800 m from the yellow tees is a demanding course especial when the wind blow from the south west. Therefore the 1st 9 is mostly wind in the back but take care of the 2nd 9 playing into the wind and with the many water obstacles not easy. But enjoy a nice round of golf and if lost some balls you always have the clubhouse with friendly staff to serve you a drink and the views n the surrounding ensures you are coming back.
Another nice course close to the cape Town city is Westlake GC. The course is easy to play because it is flat but the mountain views around the course are very nice. Again fine practice facilities. The par 72 of around 5860 m is despite that is is flat very interesting to play, hole 6,8,11 and 18 water is in play around the greens. But a special enemy is the wind with circles around the old silver mines. Maintenance is good and the greens are all the same speed and well maintained. Nice clubhouse and terrace to finish your round with good feeling.
The Clovelly Country club is still one of the best courses in the cape Town region. On the south side and could be combined with visits to the most southern point of the Cape. The course is not that hilly and easily to walk. There are some undulated parts of the course but that makes it interesting. Further close to the sea and therefore wind an important factor. The parkland course lies in the middle of a lagoon. Also notice some huge sand-drift dunes situated against the mountain slopes. Good practice facilities and always fine to check the speed of the greens. The course is maintained very well and the nearly 5800m course has many water hazards and bunkers to keep you focus and concentration for a decent score. Nice clubhouse with views on the course and the surroundings is inviting to have some drinks or food after the round. The staff will make sure you are well served.
Uitdagende golfbaan, vooral met een portie wind die hier altijd voorhanden is. Dicht bij het water maar geen links course. Veel bomen ook, spectaculaire omgeving met bergen vlakbij. De moeite om eens te combineren met een uitstap in Kalkbaai!
Of course when in the neighbourhood of Hermanus even when there are no whales with kids in the bay there is always the very nice 27 holes golf course. The clubhouse and staff is nice and you have all attention to assist you and answer your questions. The practice facilities are nice and advise to use them. The maintenance is also good even in times of lack of rain they make sure you can enjoy your round. There are nice views on the Valley of the Heldelberg mountains. The course is to walk with trolley a bit undulated but not a problem. The greefee have increased during the years also due to the fact it is always busy and not only with visitors from other countries. The course is also liked by south africans and in a quiet period you can join the competition on saturday and wednesday. There are also deer and springbokkies around to watch you while playing. Further the wind from the ocean can also be a big factor especially when playing in the afternoon. The terrace is very nice and good service also a pleasure to play.
The Arabella resort and Golf facilities is located between Hermanus and Cape town. It is a beautiful area very close to the Indian/Atlantic Ocean. With views on the nature reserve of the Mount hebron and the Botriver lagoon. It is a for South Africa an expensive course but the design of the course is very good. Depending on your feel of playing for the same price you can play 3 or 4 rounds on also nice courses in the neighborhood. The facilities are good and because the greens are large and fast it is advisable to have some practice on the putting/chipping green. The design is challenging and with the rough and sloping fairways be careful hitting your driver to far to the right or left. After 9 holes a mandatory halfway house stop. Depending on the period the course can be dry so find out before you pay the greenfee. It is possible to have slow flights in front of you as playing handicap is not required. A fine course and when price is not an issue go ahead and enjoy.
Worcester GC is a bit out of the normal garden route were most of South African visitors drive to. But for golfers the Worcester GC is really a very nice course to make a little d-tour away from the standard route. During your round there are nice views on Nature Reserve areas as matroos Mountains and Fonteintjesberg. The course is therefore a bit hilly/undulated but walking with a trolley no problem. Maintenance of the course is good. The course design is very interesting with blind holes, a river crossing the course and fynbos to ensure you try to keep straight. The rough is not easy when you end up in it. The greens are very good and hole 9 and 18 share a huge one. It is a members club and therefore easy to talk to and they will give some advise for difficult holes to use some course management. Clubhouse also fine and to share a drink after the game.
The kleinmond GC located between Strand and Hermanus and very close to the Atlantic Ocean where you can see big whales in the right season is a surprised 11 holes golf course. The par 72 of nearly 5700 meters is therefore an interesting golfround. The member course is very well maintained and friendly and helpful staff will assist. The course is easy to walk and when playing 18 holes you will have the 1st 9 a single hole 1 and the 2nd 9 a single hole 12. The other holes large difference in the tee-box which makes it very nice to play 18 holes. The par 3 hole 1 is tricky due to OOB or penalty area. Further some doglegs and a river crossing the entire course. Greens are good so it a pleasure to play and the greenfee is not expensive. The clubhouse is nice and you have views on nature reserves and Kogelberg mountains.