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8 Best Golf Courses In Cape Town: Tee Off In Paradise!

In the enchanting city of Cape Town, South Africa, the allure extends far beyond its stunning beaches, iconic Table Mountain, and vibrant city life. For golf enthusiasts, the Mother City and its surrounding areas offer an exceptional blend of world-class golf courses that are as visually stunning as they are challenging.

Nestled in the heart of Somerset West, Cape Vermeer guesthouse is in an enviable location, surrounded by some of the most prestigious golf courses in the region. It provides an excellent base for golf lovers planning a tour of the region's best greens.

The strategic location means that golf enthusiasts can enjoy their day on the course and easily return to the luxury and comfort of the guesthouse, with most golf courses within an hour's drive away.

From Erinvale Golf Club's picturesque fairways that lay in the shadow of the Helderberg and Hottentots Holland Mountains to the history-steeped Royal Cape Golf Club in Ottery, this guide to the top 8 golf courses in Cape Town ensures an unforgettable golfing adventure.

Erinvale Golf Club

8 Best Golf Courses In Cape Town

Erinvale Golf Club

Erinvale Golf Club in Somerset West is renowned for its meticulously maintained greens and fairways that are nestled against the slopes of the Helderberg and Hottentots Holland Mountains.

The course, designed by golfing legend Gary Player, boasts challenging holes, beautiful scenery, and a rich history. The club also offers high-quality amenities, such as a well-equipped pro shop, an inviting clubhouse with a restaurant and bar, and a state-of-the-art driving range.

Stellenbosch Golf Club

One of the oldest golf clubs in South Africa, combines challenging play with breathtaking natural beauty. The course's unique layout takes full advantage of the stunning mountainous backdrop.

Golfers will likely spot local wildlife as they navigate the lush fairways and manicured greens. After a round, players can relax in the welcoming clubhouse with excellent catering facilities.

Arabella Golf Estate

Arabella Golf Estate in Kleinmond is a luxury golf destination that boasts two magnificent 18-hole courses.

Designed by renowned South African golf course architect Peter Matkovich, these courses offer a thrilling mix of challenging holes, strategic bunkering, and stunning views of the Bot River Lagoon and Kogelberg Mountains.

De Zalze Golf Estate

Set amidst rolling vineyards and olive groves, offers a remarkable fusion of leisure and golf.

The 18-hole course, with its variety of holes and excellent conditioning, tests both professionals and amateurs alike.

Royal Cape Golf Club

Royal Cape Golf Club is a piece of South African golfing history. Founded in 1885, it's the country's oldest golf club. Its challenging 18-hole course, with narrow fairways and fast greens, requires strategic play.

With a backdrop of Table Mountain and the Indian Ocean, it offers a classic parkland layout and excellent club facilities.

Metropolitan Golf Club

Located in the heart of Cape Town, boasts spectacular views of Table Mountain and the Atlantic Ocean. The course, having undergone a recent redesign, now features world-class facilities.

The course is popular among locals and tourists alike for its accessibility and its clubhouse's friendly atmosphere.

Pearl Valley Golf Estates

This Jack Nicklaus signature golf course is located in the tranquil Franschhoek Valley, known for its thoughtful design, pristine condition, and panoramic mountain views.

In South Africa’s Top 100 Golf Courses, Pearl Valley ranked 3rd best in the country for 2023.

Westlake Golf Club

Located in the Southern Suburbs of Cape Town, Westlake Golf Club offers a course designed to test golfers of all skill levels. The course, known for its tree-lined fairways, well-placed bunkers, and pristine greens, sits against the striking Silvermine Mountains. The club is also known for its warm hospitality and vibrant social atmosphere.

These golf courses in Cape Town provide excellent golfing experiences and a blend of beautiful scenery, wildlife, and fine dining, creating a truly unique South African golfing experience.

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