Cape Town Golfing
Cape Town Golf Courses / Western Cape Golf Courses – Cape Town and the Western Cape offer visitors a selection of excellent golf courses in majestic settings and rated as some of the best Golf Courses in South Africa. The golf courses in Cape Town are pristine in setting, layout and quality, and are of championship status. The Western Cape’s wide variety of top rated golf courses, each in their own unique setting will meet the needs of any golfer visiting Cape Town and the Western Cape.
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Westlake Golf Club
Against the amethyst slopes of the Silvermine mountains lies one of Cape Town`s Premier Courses – Westlake. This easy to walk, 18 hole Par 72 golf course is characterised by the towering trees, which line many of its fairways.
Westlake has a very interesting, yet user-friendly design and quite a few doglegs. If you manage to stay out of the trees, you will achieve a good score.
From the first to the eighteenth hole, every step affords panoramic views of the surrounding mountains.
Steenberg Golf Estate
The Steenberg golf course is rated as one of the top three courses to visit in South Africa, while the Estate itself has earned global recognition as a flagship residential address. Situated mere minutes from the Cape Town city centre, Steenberg is a first-class destination for fine dining, wines of origin and luxury hotel accommodation.
Clovelly Country Club
Nestled in the pristine and tranquil Silvermine Valley close to Fish Hoek in Cape Town lies Clovelly Country Club. With one of the finest golf courses in South Africa, Clovelly offers its members and visitors a memorable experience.
Clovelly has always been one of the most popular clubs in the Western Cape. A robust membership profile ensures that the club thrives from sporting, competitive, social and financial perspectives. Clovelly is one of the most frequently visited courses. Visitors from as far as Thailand and Ireland frequent our fairways, and tour groups from far flung corners of the world regularly repeat their visits because of the golfing experienced to be enjoyed in our pristine valley
Over more than 100 years the golf course at Royal Cape has evolved into what it is today, a classic parkland course that provides a fine test of golf as well as a wonderful playing experience. The course is in superb year round condition with well grassed fairways, smooth greens and challenging bunkers.
Royal Cape is without doubt one of the best and most challenging courses to play both in the Western Cape and the country. It is a course of championship stature, playing to a par of 72, which has hosted the SA Open ten times as well as many other professional and top amateur events. Winners at Royal Cape include Gary Player, Ernie Els, Mark McNulty and Trevor Immelman.
Mowbray Golf Club
The club is recognized as being one of the best in the country with all major amateur championships having been played there. Mowbray has hosted the SA Open seven times and the Bells Cup three times.
Set at the foot of Table Mountain, Mowbray Golf Club is renowned for its breathtaking views, lush fairways and immaculate greens.
There are a variety and abundance of birdlife clusters around the water features. Experience the pleasure of teeing off down newly mown fairways, bordered by tall pines and indigenous trees.
Rondebosch Golf Club
Rondebosch Golf Club’s 18-hole course is rated as a ‘must-play’ amongst golfers. Situated only ten minutes from Cape Town’s city centre, with magnificent views of Devil’s Peak and Table Mountain, the course is a popular choice for local and foreign visitors.
Milnerton Golf Club
Milnerton Golf Club (MGC) has evolved from a six-hole course at its inception in 1913 into the world-class 18-hole championship course that it is today. The “9 out, 9 in” course is bordered by the Atlantic ocean on the west and a lagoon on the east, and provides a golfing experience unique to South Africa: Built on sea sand, we believe we are the only true links course in Africa. In 1995, MGC underwent a major facelift as a result of the development of the Milnerton Links housing estate on part of the course. Some of the original holes were retained, while others were completely rebuilt. The new layout, together with all its features, has proved to be a huge success.
Erinvale (Somerset West)
From a playing perspective, this 18-hole championship course designed by Gary Player, is the finest in the area and is set in a beautiful landscape. The back nine lead up to the hills with fantastic views to False Bay. Sloping positions and narrow fairways bring an exciting challenge to the game.
Erinvale hosted the 1996 World Cup of Golf and currently hosts the annual SAA Open.
Stellenbosch Golf Club
Stellenbosch Golf Club has already celebrated its centenary, but it was only in 1953 that it grew from a 9-hole course into 18 holes. It has a championship layout that has hosted many prestigious tournaments in the past. Amongst others, the South African Open and South African Masters were hosted at this picturesque 18-hole layout. The 1999 SA Open at Stellenbosch Golf Club proved to be one of the toughest Opens in the last decade.