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Should you wish to tour with one of South Africa’s Professional Players, currently playing on the Sunshine Tour, our own Steve Basson, we can arrange this at any course of your choice. Steve is available to play any course from 1 day to as many as you wish. Please see our Golf Tours Home Page for more details on this South African Star!!!
Please note that itinerary’s can be tailor-made to your course preference. See below the Golf Courses available in the Western Cape.
Stats: Par: 72 l Distance: 6,082m l Year Opened: 1999 l Designer: Peter Matkovich
Arabella Golf Club is a Peter Matkovich design and set between Hermanus and Kleinmond; carefully laid out, making use of the beauty of the Bot River Lagoon and the majestic surrounds. Arabella is a rare gem of a golf course and the theme is balance. Challenging enough to bring you back for more, enjoyable enough to make you not want to leave.
THE COURSE: The Arabella golf course has a demanding and exceptional design that offers a challenging experience to all levels of golfers. A parkland design, with wide kikuyu fairways and bent-grass greens and both fairways and greens are in an exceptional condition often rating this course as the best in the Western Cape and amongst the country's top five courses by both leading South African golf publications. Choosing a signature hole proves to be an extremely difficult task as all of the holes are well designed with spectacular views. One option could be the par-five 8th hole; that swoops downhill towards the lagoon with an out-of-bounds on the left and the green guarded with bunkers and river bamboo. Another option might be the par-three 17th requiring a precise tee shot. If you miss the green to the right, you might find yourself on the beach!
Stats: Par: 72 | Distance: 5,861m | Year Opened: 2000| Designer: Mark Muller
Situated amid undulating, fynbos-covered dunes and set against the world-renowned backdrop of Table Mountain, Atlantic Beach Golf Club has been built with a serious commitment to the preservation of the indigenous fauna and flora. Here golfers are often requested to respect this effort by helping to protect the native plants, birds and animals. The combination of good golf in unsurpassed natural surroundings makes Atlantic Beach Golf Links a unique golfing experience.
THE COURSE Enjoy this Championship Links Golf Course with its traditional style and breeze off the ocean where on calm days one can play a normal loft shot, and on windy days one can use firm turf to play low running shots beneath the wind. Either way it is a challenge we are sure any golfer will enjoy. Although the fairways at Atlantic Beach Golf Club have been widened somewhat, this course is pretty tough. Just off the fairways you’ll find thick fynbos and shrubbery and after losing a couple of balls you might want to put your driver away. A decent round at the Atlantic Beach Golf Club requires a good deal of finesse where a bit of safety play with a lay-up is sometimes a better option. The short par-four 11th, with a view towards the ocean and mountain, would be a perfect example of when to lay-up!
The climate in Ceres and environs supplemented with the scenic beauty of nature offers outstanding golfing conditions. The indigenous flora and fauna are protected – with provision made for the movement of small animals and reptiles beneath the perimeter boundary. It is ideal for the nature lover and is a south-easterly wind free golfer’s haven. Ceres, named after the Roman goddess of fruitfulness is situated in a fertile valley, surrounded by magnificent mountains. The 18-hole Ceres Golf Course at Ceres Golf & Eco Estate was designed by Danie Obermeyer. Nine of the holes are from the existing course and being upgraded. Obermeyer’s design uses the many rocks on the site as well as including a number of water features. “We will make the additional holes more modern, but will stay in tune with what current players enjoy about the course” says Obermeyer. Ceres Golf & Eco Estate has a strict Environment Management Plan in place to preserve and protect nature’s bounty. Indigenous vegetation will be preserved as a part of the detailed landscape design, and only indigenous plants from an approved species list may be used in private gardens. A Water Management Plan is also in place to restore and rehabilitate the river that courses through the site.
Stats: Par: 73 | Distance: 5908 | Year Opened: 1934| Designer: Charles Molteno Murray
Clovelly Country Club carries a reputation founded on the warmth of its character, its outstanding facilities, and steps taken to ensure a true reflection of its motto: “Fraternitas Ludorum” (Brotherhood in the Game). Ranking as one of the finest most picturesque and challenging courses in the Cape Peninsula; it’s a fine blend of testing holes with the Silvermine River and adjacent pools adding to the ambience.
THE COURSE Set in the tranquil Clovelly valley, this relatively short layout, built among sand dunes, rewards accuracy off the tee and provides players with scenic views of the False Bay coastline. Famous for its rolling, computer-irrigated fairways and undulating holes, Clovelly complements its rich coastal environment. Natural sand dunes are all over the course, which is blessed with water features and a wide variety of indigenous fauna and flora. There is no noise intrusion from roads or railways, and both course and club house enjoy privacy and security. This challenging, aesthetically pleasing and immaculately kept golf course is a tight game by South African standards. There are quite a few challenging holes, but one of the best is the par-4 fourth, with out-of-bounds and a stream on the left, and a green guarded by a water hazard.
Stats Par: 72 | Distance: 6082 | Year Opened: 1999| Designer: Peter Matkovitch
The second nine is particularly interesting. You can tee off from an island which will probably make this par-four the signature hole. The par five with two fairways is another interesting hole set amongst the citrus trees. The 300 hectares claims among its many accolades being the host of the 2006 World Amateur Team Championships. De Zalze Golf Club welcomes visiting golfers from around the globe and is geared to provide an exceptional experience from the moment you arrive. De Zalze Golf Course is equally enjoyable and challenging – a big must for holiday golfers of all skill levels. De Zalze Golf Course offers a fine mix of parkland holes, its main defences being the water features on several of the holes. The oak-lined Blaauwklippen River winds its way through the golf estate and comes into play at various intervals.
Renowned golf course architect, Peter Matkovich, designer of the De Zalze Golf Course, made the most of the stunning setting while placing a premium on accuracy. With magnificent mountain backdrops and stunning water features; this exquisite setting presents an exciting and interesting challenge to golfers of all standards.
Stats Par: 72 | Distance: 6,202m | Year Opened: 1995| Designer: Gary Player
Erinvale Golf Club, nestled at the foothills of the Helderberg and Hottentot Holland mountains in Somerset West near Cape Town is one of South Africa’s great golfing challenges. Situated in a beautiful Western Cape wine region the breathtaking mountain and sea views are an integral part of this unforgettable golfing experience. THE COURSE The Gary Player-designed golf course was host to the 1996 World Cup of Golf and has fast become renowned both locally and abroad. Erinvale Golf Club’s beautifully manicured par 72 championship course boasts some of the country’s most challenging and spectacular holes. This is a course with two distinctly different nines. The demanding front nine meanders through park-like terrain and the back nine provides a contrasting challenge winding its way through the foothills of the mountains with panoramic views of False Bay. The signature hole is the par-four 17th hole, a great finishing hole that swoops downhill and is an extreme test of nerves playing from an elevated tee towards a long and narrow green.
Stats Par: 72 | Distance: 5,741 | Year Opened: 1907| Designer: Bob Grimsdell/Peter Matkovich
Hermanus Golf Club lies along the stunning stretch of coast, referred to as the Whale Coast, 100 kilometres from Cape Town centre. Hermanus has become one of the most popular golf courses in the country - a definite 'must play' course. It is a private course, offering exclusivity to the members, yet accessibility to the public.
Hermanus golf course ranks amongst the top "municipal" golf courses in the country and is extremely well maintained. This Parklands course with bent grass greens underwent redesign and gained an additional 9 with a links feel to it in 2006. The Hermanus course is set in magnificent scenery with views of the sea and a backdrop of the mountains. Wild life and natural Cape flora are attractive features and the many trees provide the beauty for ideal golfing terrain. This course presents a good test of ones golfing skills.
The sixth hole is one of the toughest holes in the Cape. It has a suit and out-of-bounds on the right and trees to the left of this narrow fairway, demanding accuracy into the wind. The green slopes uphill from front to back with a water hazard looming close by on the right.
Stats Par: 72 | Distance: 5761 | Year Opened: 1991| Designer: Kleinmond Home Owners Elected Committee
Kleinmond Golf Club is visitor friendly and the philosophy of the Club is to provide a memorable and affordable experience to both members and visitors alike. This attitude is non-negotiable and one the Club will continue to focus on. Wild life and natural Cape flora provide the beauty for ideal golfing terrain at the Kleinmond Golf Course (10 holes). Whales can often be seen playing in the bay whilst walking the fairways during the months of July to October. Different tees are used and the course provides for a challenging golfing experience all year round and climatic conditions are excellent for most part of the year.
Stats Par: 72 | Distance: 6,185m | Year Opened: 1990| Designer: William Kerr
The West Coast of South Africa is regarded as one of the most beautiful parts of the country – and rightly so. Unspoiled beaches, wild flowers, holiday resorts and a unique laid-back atmosphere combine to make the area a perfect getaway destination. The 18-hole golf course was recently revamped by Gary Player and is user friendly for the low to mid handicapped players and those who are only starting off.
The winding fairways which make their way through the Estate layout, offer views of the Langebaan Lagoon, Saldanha Bay harbour, surrounding hills and granite outcrops. The large and well-designed greens complexes, in particular, feature strongly in the design of the course. At over 6 000m, one is unlikely to be fooled into thinking that it is a short course and when the wind gets up it will put paid to any misconceived notion that this might be a holiday knock-about design.
A man-made lake constitutes a water hazard at the par-five 18th, and doubles as a freshwater bathing spot for a selection of Sea Birds. The carry over the water at the closing hole is 92m, making for a potentially dramatic finish to the round. Having a bad day on course will be forgotten after experiencing the friendly and welcoming West Coast hospitality in and around the Clubhouse of Langebaan Country Estate.
Stats Par: 72 | Distance: 6119 | Year Opened: 1925| Designer: Archie Tosh (1925), Golf Data (1997)
This lush links-type course is relatively flat with few trees protecting it from the prevailing “Cape Doctor” – South Easterly Winds. These gushing winds is at the order of many summer days, but with the sound of the waves breaking on the shore just metres away, this experience will remain long after your game is over.
Most holes of this “9 out, 9 in” course is bordered by the Atlantic ocean on the west and a lagoon on the east. Housing fast greens and at least seven beautiful water holes waiting to claim the wayward shot, the Milnerton Golf Course is a unique South African experience. With a tee built close to the beach, the long par-4 12th is probably the most challenging. Table Mountain has breathtaking views from almost every hole, while the nature lovers will be thrilled at the abundance of water birds on the bordering river.
Stats Par: 72 | Distance: | Year Opened: 1955| Designer: David Frost & Danie Obermeyer
Paarl Golf Club is positioned on the outskirts of the heritage town of Paarl in the Western Cape and nestled amongst the foothills of Paarl Rock on the southern bank of the Berg River. With a beautiful views of the surrounding vineyards and the imposing Boland Mountains Paarl Golf course combines natural beauty with playability in a way that will delight all levels of golfer.
THE COURSE Co-designer David Frost has created a golf course of true championship standard, turning Paarl Golf Club into the Western Cape’s first 27-hole facility by adding an additional nine holes to the existing eighteen. The combination of the “Berg River Nine” (1-9), the “Paarl Nine” (10-18), and the new “Boschenmeer Nine” (19-27) lays the groundwork for serious tournament play, seeing as more simultaneous rounds are possible. The Paarl Golf Club’s signature hole is the impressive fourth hole of the Boschenmeer Nine. No less than six par five's will challenge the low handicap and scratch golfer, yet not be too intimidating for the less experienced amateur or 'weekender.' Paarl Golf Club is one of the most popular courses in the Cape due to the fact that it is almost completely protected from wind by mature trees which line the fairways. It can get hot in summer but is an easy course to walk as it is relatively flat with large well-kept greens and soft rolling bent grass fairways. Cleverly positioned bunkers, numerous dams and a variety of water hazards add stimulation and challenge.
Stats Par: 72 | Distance: 6,090m | Year Opened: 2003| Designer: Jack Nicklaus
Pearl Valley Golf Course is one of South Africa’s premier developments on the outskirts of two of the Cape's most famous wine-lands towns, Franschhoek and Paarl. Designed on 212 hectares of tranquillity; surrounded by the Simonsberg and Drakenstein Mountains and bordered by vineyards Jack Nicklaus has stayed true to his design principles and has provided a golf course that fits in with the environment.
THE COURSE This fairly flat and largely uninterrupted terrain enabled Nicklaus the freedom to develop hole strategies making this a golf course the golfer has to think his/her way around. In its engineering and planning detail, the course is very rare. It is crossed by roads in only three places, and the drainage system allows play to continue just minutes after a severe cloudburst. Every hole is played against the spectacular backdrop of the mountains surrounding the estate and all are challenging due to the strategically set bunkers and fast greens. The 13th hole, par 3, is the ‘Signature’ hole of the course and perhaps the most scenic. The water cuts from the right and a greenside bunker awaits the cautious tee shot. Hole 4 – equally challenging; leaves no room for error crossing the creek three times on route to the green. This par 5 is listed as one of the in South Africa, a real ‘risk and reward’ classic!
The tenth (a par 4)and 12th (par 5) are expected to be the toughest holes, especially when the wind is pumping whilst the 18th (a par 5) is a great finishing hole. A unique feature of the course is the cart path on the 18th hole which crosses an old aquaduct that used to accommodate the irrigation water for the farms all the way down to Swellendam.
Surrounded by the rolling Langeberg mountains in the Breede River Valley; bordered by vineyards and orchards lies the redesigned Robertson Golf Course. The course, situated on the new Silwerstrand Golf and River Estate, opened for play in 2004. It is the only 18-hole golf course in the beautiful ‘Valley of Wine and Roses’. Described as a fun, leisurely course it is extremely golfer friendly, with comfortable walks from tee to green. It has a great mix of long and short holes with course designer Danie Obermeyer’s signature “rivet faced” bunkers providing punishment for the wayward shot!
Stats Par: not available | Distance: not available | Year Opened: 2006| Designer: Steve Johnson
The Shelley Point (9-hole) Golf Course has recently received an extensive upgrade to the irrigation and drainage systems. With its unique, desalinated water feeding the nine holes course it features 18 tees. Each tee changes the perspective of the hole significantly offering golfers the experience of a full 18 holes game. The newly revamped course re-opened for play in the third quarter of 2006.
Stats Par: 72 | Distance: 6115m | Year Opened: | Designer: Peter Matkovich
Steenberg Golf course has a flat layout and the fairways are divided into four distinctive regions, namely Wetlands, Parklands, Cape Flats and Fynbos. These regions take advantage of all natural features and hazards that golfers have to navigate. Some of the features of Steenberg course; is its large waste bunkers, running creeks, water hazards and excellent greens. The first six holes of the course meander through gentle, manicured parkland where, in some instances, tee shots will be played off raised tee boxes amongst the vines. The course then moves into the wetlands, which include the testing par-three 7th hole (signature hole), played to a green surrounded by water. It then enters the Heathland section where white sands "islanding" the fairways are a natural hazard. The par-three, not-so-short 14th hole, features the largest green in Africa at 76 meters in length; indigenous shrubs guard the green and the mound has been shaped to echo the distinctive mountain range behind.
Steenberg Golf Course nestles under the Constantia mountains in the Constantia valley and meanders through the vineyards of South Africa's oldest wine farm dating back to the days of Simon van der Stel. The course has a deserved reputation for having the best greens in Cape Town and plays off no less than five different tees; ensuring that the course can be enjoyed by all level of players. The setting adds to the attractiveness of the course; providing glorious views of vineyards, bush and mountain flora.
Stats Par: 72 | Distance: 5860m | Year Opened: 1953| Designer: K. Elken
The Stellenbosch Golf Course lies in the centre of the fertile and very scenic wine growing area of the Cape and is nestled at the foot of the Helderberg Mountains in the heart of the famous historic town of Stellenbosch; less than an hour's drive from Cape Town.
THE COURSE Scenic and in excellent condition, Stellenbosch Golf Course presents a fair challenge with some memorable holes and is rated as one of the best parklands golf courses in South Africa. This course has a championship layout which hosted, among other tournaments, the South African Masters and South African Open in the past. The course is, compared to those in Cape Town and on the Cape Peninsula, well protected from the wind as the relatively narrow fairways are lined with trees. Hole 8 (par 5) requires for instance an absolutely straight stroke in order for the ball not to land in vines or bushes. Holes also don't come much tighter than the uphill par-five 14th with its green hidden among the trees around the corner of a dogleg. Par three 7th is the signature hole.
Stats Par: 72 | Distance: 5851m | Year Opened: 1988| Designer: Peter Matkovich in partnership with Gary Player
Worcester Golf Course has been described by Gary Player as one of the finest sites in the world. The rugged natural beauty of the Karoo has been enhanced by indigenous trees, dams and watercourses making this course as much a beauty as it is sometimes beastly. With a combination of biosphere, parklands and links, Worcester Golf Course rewards daring shots but can severely punish bad ones. The large bent grass greens were built, -and are maintained to the highest standards and accurately placed aloes and boulders act as markers measuring the distances to the greens.