10 top places to play golf in Cape Town & surrounds

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If you are looking for the top places to play golf in Cape Town then look no further. Below are some of the Cape’s finest golf courses.

Ocean breezes, tree lined fairways and sheltered mountains are the ideal conditions for golfers so it’s little wonder that Cape Town and Surrounds are home to a collection of uniquely designed nine and 18 hole golf courses that are ranked as some of the best in South Africa. Championship status courses have played host to major events including the Sunshine Tour event, the SA Cup and the Bells Open. Get your golf clubs ready, as we’re about to tell you where they are.

1 – The River Clubwww.riverclub.co.za

River Club Golf

The River Club Golf and Conference Center is the perfect combination of leisure and business. Located just 10 minutes drive from Cape Town International Airport and CapeTown CBD. The River Club is conventiently located with easy access to all the major highways.

Liesbeek Parkway | Observatory | Cape Town | The River Club: +27 (0)21 448 6117 / Southern African Golf Institute: +27 (0)21 400 0140

2 – Erinvale Golf Club – www.erinvale.com


Erinvale Golf Club played host to the World Cup of Golf held in 1996 (only a year after it’s official opening) as well as the
SAA Open in both 2003 and 2004 and most recently hosted the South African Disabled Open.

The golfing experience at Erinvale Golf Course is divided into two distinctly different nines. The first nine takes you  through the flatter, residential part of the estate, while the back nine makes its way upwards on the slope  of the Helderberg Mountains, allowing the golfer to enjoy beautiful sea and mountain views.

If the challenge of a Gary Player designed golf course, coupled with breath-taking winelands, sea and mountains views is what you are looking for, then Erinvale Golf Course is the place to visit.

Somerset West | Cape Town | +27 (0)21 847 1144

3 – Royal Cape Golf Club – www.royalcapegolf.co.za


In the setting of the Table Mountain range, Royal Cape Golf Club in Wynberg offers an enjoyable golfing adventure for players of all skill levels. The club house displays a rich history and offers a relaxing ambience.

Royal Cape Golf Club is the current venue of the Lion of Africa Cape Town Open played in November, and is proud to play a leading role in the resurgence of Professional Golf tournament play in the Western Cape.

Visitors are most welcome and we encourage you to come and enjoy our magnificent course, quality facilities and our friendly hospitality.

The Royal Cape Golf Club | 174 Ottery Road | Ottery | Cape Town | +27 (0)21 761 6551

4 – Clovelly Country Club – www.clovelly.co.za

Clovelly Golf Course

Nestled in the pristine and tranquil Silvermine Valley close to Fish Hoek in Cape Town lies Clovelly Country Club. With one of the finest golf courses in South Africa, Clovelly offers its members and visitors a memorable experience.

Clovelly is one of the most frequently visited courses. Visitors from as far as Thailand and Ireland frequent our fairways, and tour groups from far flung corners of the world regularly repeat their visits because of the golfing experienced to be enjoyed in our pristine valley. Indeed, in some cases visitors from Europe spend up to six or eight months a year with us.

Get in touch with us and play a great course.

Clovelly Road | Clovelly | Cape Town | +27 (0)21 784 2111

5 – King David Golf Course – www.kdgc.co.za

king-david golf club

Founded in 1956 as a golf and country club the 18 hole championship course is, to this day, rated as one of the finest layouts in South Africa. The course is set amongst a meandering and rolling landscape that is sheltered from Cape Town’s strong winds and protected from wet winters.

80 Palotti Road | Motana | Cape Town | +27 (0)21 934 0365

6 – Atlantic Beach Golf Course – www.atlanticbeachgolfclub.co.za

atlantic-beach golf club

Atlantic Beach Golf Club is located in the Western Cape of South Africa close to the seaside village of Melkbosstrand and a mere 30km drive from the centre of Cape Town. The Clubhouse is set amidst our beautifully maintained golf course with sweeping views of fairways and greens merging effortlessly with the fynbos reserve. The breath-taking, Championship Links Style 18-hole golf course, designed by Mark Muller, offers golfers a complete golf experience on a unique course.

1 Fairview Drive | Melkbosstrand | Cape Town | +27 (0)21 553 2223

7 – Westlake Golf Club – www.westlakegolfclub.co.za

Westlake Golf Club

This easy to walk 18 hole par 72 golf course lined by towering trees welcomes visitors with old world charm and modern facilities. The club also hosts functions.

Westlake Avenue (off Boyes Drive) | Lakeside | Cape Town |  +27 (0)21 788 2020

8 – Rondebosch Golf Club – www.rondeboschgolfclub.co.za

Rondebosch Golf Club

Since its establishment in 1911, the Club has built a solid tradition, which is upheld by its strong membership. Continued development and beautification has ensured that the course maintains its excellent condition all year round. It remains a challenge to the serious golfer, but is user friendly for the less experienced.

Klipfontein Road | Mowbray | Cape Town | +27 (0)21 689 4176

9 – Mowbray Golf Club – www.mowbraygolfclub.co.za

Mowbray Golf Club

The club is recognized as being one of the best in the country with all major amateur championships having been played there. Mowbray has hosted the SA Open seven times and the Bells Cup three times.

Set at the foot of Table Mountain, Mowbray Golf Club is renowned for its breathtaking views, lush fairways and immaculate greens.

There are a variety and abundance of birdlife clusters around the water features. Experience the pleasure of teeing off down newly mown fairways, bordered by tall pines and indigenous trees.

Mowbray | Cape Town | +27 (0)21 683 3018

10 – Metropolitan Golf Course – www.metropolitangolfclub.co.za

Metropolitan Golf Club

Adjacent to the V&A Waterfront with magnificent views of Table Mountain and Signal Hill you’ll find a variety of greens and tees which result in a different challenge on the second round. Other facilities include a clubhouse, bar and golf clubs are available.

Fritz Sonnenberg Road | Mouille Point | Cape Town | +27 (0)21 430 6011