The Western Cape offer visitors a selection of excellent golf courses in majestic settings and they are 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 following information will hopefully help you plan your golfing trip!
Atlantic Beach Golf Course
Situated on the West Coast Road this scenic seaside location offers sweeping views across Table Bay towards Table Mountain. The club offers an 18-hole Championship Links Golf Course, club house and sports centre and is set amongst indigenous flora and fauna.
Bellville Golf Club
The 18 hole golf course, situated in the affluent suburb of Welgemoed, is set in a sheltered valley of rolling hills and offering panoramic views of the Hottentots Holland Mountains in the distance.
Clovelly Country Club
Situated on the False Bay side of the Cape Peninsula this picturesque and challenging course is laid out in a narrow valley which is close to the sea and surrounded by indigenous flora and fauna. The course and the club house enjoy complete privacy, offering a quiet and relaxing round of golf.
Durbanville Golf Course
Set in a lovely landscape with rolling hills and mountains this well maintained course is quite protected from the wind and a pleasure to play! The Halfway House near hole 9 offers snacks and refreshments and visitors are always made very welcome.
Erinvale Golf Course
Situated in Somerset West this Gary Player-designed course is considered to be one of the best in the Western Cape. Situated at the foot of the Helderberg Mountains, the views are spectacular and the mountains protect the course from the wind. The course is complimented by a challenging first nine and a scenic hilly second 9.
King David Golf Course
Located near Cape Town International Airport, this course is set in a fairly sheltered position from Cape Town's strong winds and is renowned for staying dry and firm during the wet winters. The course is well laid out with plenty of trees and offers spectacular views of Table Mountain and Devils Peak.
Milnerton Golf Course
Situated alongside the sea in Milnerton, this is a fairly exposed course with little to protect it from the strong winds that blow in summer - this makes for a challenging game. The course offers scenic views out to sea and towards Table Mountain, and the nearby lagoon boasts an array of waterbirds.
Mowbray Golf Course
With lush green fairways and lined with indigenous trees and tall pines, this championship course is within 10 minutes of the city centre it has hosted a number of prestigious competitions and in 1994 the club house was rebuilt following a fire.
Pearl Valley Golf Club
Situated among orchards and vineyards on the outskirts of two of the Cape's most famous wineland towns, Franschhoek and Paarl. Pearl Valley is the latest addition to the Jack Nicklausís repertoire of signature-designed courses worldwide and it is surrounded by the Simonsberg and Drakenstein Mountains and bordered by vineyards with The Berg River water hazard running through it! The fairways are unique in that they have been sown with Ďall season cool grassí imported from the USA, a first in South Africa. With 17 hectors of running water, water hazards come into play on just about every hole. Typical of a Jack Nicklaus design there are many bunkers, 76 to be exact, which have been cleverly sculptured into the fairway and around the greens!
Rondebosch Golf Club
One of the oldest in South Africa, although the course was completely re-designed in 1994. The Black River runs through it and the course boasts an array of birdlife from herons and egrets to wild geese. Visitors are most welcome.
Royal Cape Golf Club
The Royal Cape Golf Club is the oldest in South Africa and has been home to numerous competitions. The course makes for a challenging round of golf as it can be windy, but it offers fantastic scenery and views.
Steenberg Golf Estate
Situated in an exclusive residential development and hotel, with a beautiful backdrop of vineyards and mountains, this championship golf course meanders leisurely through the Steenberg vineyards, pine forests and gentle waterways and is reserved exclusively for the use of hotel guests, members and their guests.
Westlake Golf Club
Set against the backdrop of the Silvermine Mountains, this is a very popular course.
It is an easy-to-walk course and characterized by its towering trees.