Greatest Places To Golf In Cape Town, South Africa

Cape Town, South Africa is home to some spectacular golf courses. Many of the area’s top courses offer up excellent playing conditions along with impressive views of the surrounding area, showcasing exactly what makes Cape Town such an amazing place. While traveling in Cape Town, I was able to play a number of beautiful courses, each offering up a unique and beautiful experience. Here is a list of my four favorite courses in Cape Town.

1) Rondebosch Golf Club

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This is one of the most challenging courses in Cape Town, especially when the prevailing South Easter is blowing. You will not find a single weak hole: even the par 3’s are very tough. The indigenous pa annua greens are consistently rated the best year round greens in the area; the greens are fairly small and contain subtle breaks, but always putt well.

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2) Westlake Golf Club

Westlake Golf Club

Located on the slopes of the Silvermine Mountains, Westlake Golf Club is a very easy to walk golf course. The fairways are lined with spectacular trees that also provided an extra challenge on the doglegs. The panoramic views of the surrounding mountains make this course a particularly interesting and beautiful place to golf.

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3) Royal Cape Golf Club

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Royal Cape Golf Club is South Africa’s oldest and most prestigious golf courses. Set in the backdrop of Cape Town’s Table Mountain Range, you will be able to enjoy some amazing views of Devil’s Peak and the long tail of the Table Mountain Range while you play a round of golf. The Club began back in 1885 and has continued to evolve and maintain its extraordinary heritage over the past 120 years. The parklands style course was built on relatively flat terrain, making it a very comfortable course to walk and it truly caters to all levels of golfer.

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4) Mowbray Golf Club

Mowbray Golf Club
If you are looking to play a course with a little history and tradition then Mowbray Golf Club is the perfect place: it has hosted seven South African Opens in its time. Mowbray is a beautiful parkland course with views of Table Mountain. The signature hole is the spectacular 15th, which is both attractive and challenging. This course is located in a very convenient place too, just 15 minutes away from Cape’s bustling city center.

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