A Golfer's Paradise
Cape Town and the greater Western Cape Province, with its sprawling and lush green lawns, is a golfer’s paradise.
It is here, in Africa’s sport capital that you will find some of the most majestic and scenic championship-status courses in South Africa.
Golfing enthusiasts will be pleased to know that Cape Town’s golf courses are highly rated in terms of setting, layout and quality, while the Western Cape’s wide variety of unique top-rated golf courses is guaranteed to meet the needs of any golfer, irrespective of your handicap.
Gather your golf clubs and meet us at the following extraordinary courses in Cape Town and the Western Cape for some quality tee-off time, as reviewed by South African golf expert, Larry Gould.
Cape Town Golf Courses
Within driving distance of the bustling City Centre, these Mother City golfing ranges ensure you get the best out of your leisure time:
Mowbray Golf Club
Tree-lined fairways have the beautiful Mowbray Golf Club playing host to the South African Open seven times. A favourite of South African legends Bobby Locke, Gary Player and Ernie Els, the Mowbray Golf Club is renowned for its true classic parkland layout.
Royal Cape Gold Club
The grand dame of South Africa’s golf courses, the Royal Cape Golf Club in Wynberg is also the country’s oldest putting ground. South African Championship was first held here in 1910 and today the club sports well grassed fairways, smooth greens and challenging bunkers. Download Course Info
Steenberg Golf Estate
Nestled within the luscious Constantia Valley, boasting many glorious views of vines, pines, bush and mountain flora, the Steenberg Golf Estate with its well-manicured fairways and greens is often described as a Green Haven.
Westlake Golf Course
In close proximity to Muizenberg, the surfers’ paradise, and under the watchful gaze of the Silvermine Mountain; Westlake Golf Club offers players an excellent social atmosphere at its modern clubhouse as well as optimum conditions for speedy games with regularly freshly cut lawns. Download Course Info
Atlantic Beach Golf Club
Unparalleled views of Table Mountain, the Atlantic Ocean and endless white beaches are just three of the reasons that you cannot miss a game or two at this picturesque course.
Clovelly Country Club
Between the quaint fishing villages of Fish Hoek and Kalk Bay, lies the Clovelly Country Club. Renowned for its year-round lush appearance and excellent clubhouse facilities, the Clovelly Country Club is popular with locals and visitors alike.
King David Golf Club
For more than 50 years, the impressive King David Gold Club on the outskirts of the Cape Town International Airport has been home to golf for generations of game lovers.
Metropolitan Golf Course
Founded in 1895, this Mouille Point gem is one of South Africa’s oldest golf clubs and was completely revamped to accommodate the building of the Cape Town Stadium for the 2010 FIFA World Cup. The restructured course boasts incredible views of the stadium and Table Mountain.
Milnerton Golf Club
Its spectacular sea views, proximity to the city and lagoon-like appearance makes putting around at the Milnerton Golf Club a sensual experience. Built on sea sand, this popular course also boasts a five star lounge, perfect for sipping a well-deserved drink and admiring the view after a game.
Rondebosch Golf Course
With its magnificent views of Devil’s Peak and Table Mountain and a mere 10 minute drive away from the City Centre, this Southern Suburbs gem is extremely ladies-friendly, having hosted two professional ladies European Tour events and the South African Ladies Amateur Open.
Contact Cape Town Tourism if you would like a list of golf tour operators in Cape Town, or if there are any other enquiries you'd like to make.
- Phone: +27 (0)21 487 6800
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