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Where to Play Golf in Cape Town

While popular sports like tennis, cricket or rugby are played on standardised playing fields—golf is a unique sport in that it can be played on a variety of different courses that offer very different challenges.

Cape Town is home to a wide array of courses that’ll test any golfer’s skills with driver, iron or putter. If you’ve come to the city to explore then make sure you get in a round at one of these incredible courses.

Royal Cape

Royal Cape Golf Club has a history dating back to 1885 and has undergone many transformations to now stand as one of the top clubs in the Cape. The ‘Royal’ was conferred by King George V in 1910, but these days it offers a well-maintained parkland course that will suit all levels.

Website: www.royalcapegolf.co.za

Westlake

Westlake Golf Club is a fantastic club that sits against the backdrop of the Silvermine Mountains. It offers an 18-hole parkland course that has great fairways, challenging rough and Poa Annua greens. The clubhouse is also a great place to grab a meal—with a fabulous buffet lunch on Sundays.

Website: www.westlakegolfclub.co.za

Clovelly

Clovelly was originally started to that naval officers could get in a round while they were passing through. Now, it’s a nice inclusive course that offers a more varied terrain than most of Cape Town’s other courses.

Website: www.clovelly.co.za

Rondebosch

Rondebosch Golf Club offers a conveniently situated and picturesque 18-hole course to play. Close to the city center, it is well-maintained and is great for experts and beginners alike.

Website: www.rondeboschgolfclub.com

Steenberg

Steenberg Golf Estate is a luxury golf estate in Cape Town’s leafy Southern Suburbs. Along with a pristine course, it also has a winery and two gourmet restaurants, Bistro 1682 and Catharina’s.

Website: www.steenberggolfclub.co.za

King David Mowbray

King David Mowbray is the result of a merger between two golf clubs, Mowbray and King David, and offers a solid round of golf with a course that designed to minimise the impact of Cape Town’s notorious wind.

Website: www.kingdavidmowbraygolfclub.co.za

Parow

This accessible and eminently playable course was created with the average golfer in mind and provides excellent mountain views, an abundance of birdlife and a welcoming staff. A real gem that’s just a short drive outside of Cape Town.

Website: www.parowgolfclub.co.za

Strand

A little way out of Cape Town, Strand is the perfect place to stop off for a round on the way back from a trip up the Western Cape’s east coast. With a friendly layout and great views, it’ll be a favourite with players of all levels.

Website: www.strandgolfclub.co.za

Arabella

Although Arabella is also outside of Cape Town, die-hard golfers won’t mind the hour-and-a-half drive out to the Kleinmond area. Follow the lead of the locals and book a weekend away at the Hotel & Spa and then enjoy a couple of rounds on the course designed by Peter Matkovich.

Website: www.arabellacountryestate.co.za

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