Top Golf Courses in Cape Town & Garden Route
Steenberg Golf Estate, Cape Town
Steenberg is the first real golf course within the city limits of Cape Town in the rankings. Steenberg's parkland course lies in the verdant Constantia valley, with extensive mountain and forest views. Steenberg offers some testing and varied golf with tee boxes amongst the vineyards, and natural sandbanks in the heathland. The course features four distinct areas: wetlands, parkland, the Cape flats, and fynbos. Visually spectacular and technically challenging, these are the sort of holes that make golfing a true pleasure.
Constantia - Parkland 6 296m - Carts
The Links at Fancourt Golf Estate, Garden Route
A truly unique and challenging course, especially if the wind blows, with rolling fairways alongside punishing roughs. Fancourt is considered to be the most impressively designed course in South Africa. Unique to South Africa, the course presents undulating windswept terrain and dune-style landscape. As a result, the Links presents a stern test in all weather conditions. Perhaps the most eye-catching hole is the par-three 2nd hole, with a bunker in the heart of the massive green!
George, Garden Route - Links - 6 930m - Golf Carts
Pearl Valley Country Club, Winelands
Pearl Valley has risen dramatically in the rankings in the last 2 years, up from Number 17 to Number 2. The 500-acre visually pleasing, Pearl Valley Golf Estate is surrounded by the Simonsberg and Drakenstein Mountains. And bordered by vineyards with the Berg River acting as a water hazard through the course. Pearl Valley is one of the most spectacular golf courses in South Africa. It's the combination of the intense colours of the greens and fairways, together with the brilliant white river sand lining the bunkers.
Paarl, Cape Winelands - Parkland 6 719m - Carts available
Pinnacle Point, Mossel Bay, Garden Route
This Clifftop course surrounded by fynbos vegetation offers a challenging layout, dramatic views, and breath-taking terrain. The 72 par layout has 7 majestic holes that line the Indian Ocean rock cliffs. Four of which are played over ocean and cliff. All holes have been designed to fit the contours of the land.
It's also won the Complete Golfer 5 star Experience Award and offers 180 degree ocean views.
Garden Route - Parkland 6 465m - Caddies
Arabella Country Club, Hermanus
The Arabella Country Club & Hotel overlooks the Kogelberg Nature Reserve. The sweeping grandeur of the mountains and lagoon backdrop complements this 18-hole championship course.
Arabella Country Club provides both a wonderful golf challenge and an eye-catching landscape. It borders the largest natural lagoon in South Africa, the Bot River Lagoon. The 9th, 17th, and 18th holes all run parallel to the water. Whilst the wetland is home to thousands of waterbirds so keep your eyes peeled for the flamingos.
Near Hermanus - Parkland 6 381m - Golf Carts
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Author Kendyll Petzer