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Golfing in Cape Town

Some Golf Clubs and Courses

Cape Town is blessed not only with some of the most beautiful scenery in the world, but is also well served with a large number of world class golf courses. The city is a popular destination for golfing tours and golf centred vacations, Makapa Lodge in Fish Hoek is well situated for easy access to a number of excellent golfing venues. Why not make us a base for your own Cape Town golfing safari, below is our selection of recommended golf courses....

Clovelly Golf Club

Clovelly Golf Club Fish HoekClovelly has always been one of the most popular golf clubs in the Western Cape. A robust membership profile ensures that the club thrives from sporting, competitive, social and financial perspectives.

Apart from the 105 bowling section members and the 78 tennis section members, Clovelly has a very strong golf section consisting of some 885 men members and 290 lady members.

The golf course and facilities are consistently rated in the top fifty in the country by a leading panel of raters utilized in the annual South African "Compleat Golfer" survey of golf clubs. Some 58 000 rounds are played on the golf course each year so it is necessary to plan and book your rounds in advance. Even though this is a high number of rounds, the course is consistently in good condition with greens that are respected around the world!

Westlake Golf Club

Westlake Golf CourseTwenty minutes from the city center on the M3 freeway (Blue Route), Westlake Golf Club nestles up against the Silvermine Mountains, overlooking the southern reaches of the Peninsula and False Bay.

Westlake is recognised as being the best winter course in the Cape, as when Mother Nature hurls her worst, the gentle sloping topography allows rainwater to run away. Over the past ten years, there can only have been a handful of occasions that the course has been closed - and then it has been because of unceasing rain.

The layout may show few troubles, but when the "Cape Doctor" - the prevailing summer South-Easterly wind - blows, this benign course is transformed into one of the most challenging anyone could hope to encounter.

The course lies between the Silvermine Defence force base and the suburb of Lakeside. The spirit and friendliness that is immediately evident to any visitor has seen the club grow from its humble beginnings in 1932 to now stand proud as one of the foremost clubs in the Western Cape - and indeed, in South Africa.

Steenberg Golf Estate

Steenberg Golf EstateThis luxurious estate - the oldest wine farm in the Cape Peninsula - offers breathtaking scenery, a championship golf course, an exclusive restaurant, a producing wine cellar, and all the facilities of a top-class country hotel. Yours to enjoy at whatever pace you choose. The private Steenberg Golf Club is available to hotel guests, members and their guests only. The golf course has been designed to take full advantage of natural features and hazards.

The course features four distinct areas: Wetlands, Parklands, The Cape Flats and Fynbos. With five different tees, the course can be enjoyed by all, from championship to junior level. Many golfers envy the superb condition of this soft spike course and it is widely renowned for having the best greens in Cape Town. There are also a number of practice areas, including a driving range, chipping area with sand traps and a large putting green.

Other Courses

Royal Cape Golf ClubThere are a number of additional top class golf courses in other parts of the Cape Peninsula, including the 9 hole Simonstown Golf Course, The Royal Cape Golf Club, Rondebosch Golf Club, King Davids, Mowbray Golf Club, the Metropolitan in the city or the Milnerton Golf Club on the west coast. The Wine Route also has its share of quality golfing venues such as Devonvale in Stellenbosch and the Paarl Golf Club.