Steenberg Golf Club
Steenberg Golf Club is a superb Matkovich creation, in the Constantia Valley just 25 minutes' drive from Cape Town. This unique estate - a wine-producing farm established in 1682 - boasts a championship golf course with four distinct features namely The Cape Flats, The Fynbos, The Wetlands and The Parklands. The huge waste bunkers contrast interestingly with the beautifully constructed mountain streams. The greens are Bent grass and have plenty of subtle slopes, making Steenberg a very challenging but enjoyable course. The driving range is available to members and their guests, as well as guests of the Steenberg Country Hotel - a national monument situated on the farm itself.
Corner of Spaanschemat River and Tokai Roads, Tokai, Cape Town
Westlake Golf Course
Against the amethyst slopes of Silvermine Mountain, just 20 minutes' drive from the centre of Cape Town, lies one of the Peninsular's premier golf courses - Westlake. Established in 1932, Westlake Golf Club welcomes visitors with its special blend of old world charm and modern amenities, in an atmosphere of conviviality and camaraderie. Rated by the South African Golf Union (SAGU), Westlake's golf course is comparable with the finest in the country. This 18- hole, 72 par course is covered with lush vegetation. With shrubbery framing the greens with colour, and towering trees lining the fairways, this is a true test of golfing prowess where accuracy off the tees is rewarded by a clear shot to the manicured greens. From the first tee to the 18th hole, every step affords panoramic views of the surrounding mountains. This is probably the course in South Africa on which the most rounds of golf are played every year.
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021 788 2530
Main RoadLakeside, Tokai, Cape Town
Clovelly Country Club
Tucked away in the lovely Clovelly Valley, surrounded by golden sand dunes, Clovelly Country Club is one of the Cape Peninsula's hidden treasures. Situated on the peninsula's narrow strip of land between Fish Hoek and the warm waters of False Bay to the east, and Chapman's Peak and the cold Atlantic Ocean to the west, it is a challenging, aesthetically-pleasing and immaculately kept course. Opened in 1924, the course has excellent fairways and POA Bent grass greens. Featuring a very rural atmosphere with plenty of trees and rich birdlife, the course is surrounded by towering mountain ranges and sand dunes. The clubhouse bar is named after the late Bobby Locke, the great South African golfer who won four British Opens.
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021 782 5853
Fish Hoek, Cape Town
Royal Cape Golf Club
The history of the Royal Cape Golf Club dates back to the turn of the century; however, the existing course was only finalised in the early 1930s. The course sprawls across the Cape Flats, with the holes well spaced-out and divided by trees, thick bush and scrub. A large dam comes into play on the third, fourth and fifth holes making this a somewhat watery corner of the course. All in all, it is a very demanding course with narrow fairways, strategically placed bunkers and fast greens. Several times host to the SA Open, Royal Cape Golf Club is certainly one of the best tests of golf in the country.