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Courses in Winelands


Winelands, South Africa

Under and hours drive from Cape Town and you're in the mountains and valleys of the picturesque Winelands where you will find Cape Dutch style gabled homesteads, wineries with excellent wines and quaint towns like Stellenbosch, Franschoek and Paarl which are lined with ancient oaks and exquisite restaurants. With superb courses including Erinvale and Pearl Valley set is such stunning scenery this is a golfer's paradise.

The Cape region is best visited in the spring and summer months from October to April, as this is the high season green-fees are generally higher than in the winter months. The Cape region can pretty much be considered an all year round golf destination and excellent value in the low season months of May through September.

Our favourite Cape Winelands golf courses are shown below.

Pearl Valley Golf Course

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Pearl Valley Golf Course in Cape Winelands

Green fees approx : May-Oct £63 Nov-Apr £63
Cape Winelands golf course, Par 72 - 6090m

Situated between the Cape Winelands the Jack Nicklaus designed Pearl Valley Golf Course is surrounded by the picturesque mountains. The open parkland course, fairly flat with numerous bunkers and with water coming into play on most holes is bordered by vineyards and a river runs through it. Golfers need to think their way around this intriguing course and for a golf holiday in South Africa that includes golf in the Cape Winelands we highly recommend it.

De Zalze Golf Course

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De Zalze Golf Course in Cape Winelands

Green fees approx : May-Oct £36 Nov-Apr £36
Cape Winelands golf course, Par 70 - 6385m

Well located near Stellenbosch De Zalze golf course is ideal for your Cape Winelands golfing holiday. This course has an excellent mix of parkland and links holes with its main defences coming from the water features on several of the holes as well as the oak lined Blaauwklippen River which winds its way through the golf estate and comes into play at various stages. This Peter Matkovich designed course places a premium on accuracy.

Stellenbosch Golf Course

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Stellenbosch Golf Course at Cape Winelands

Green fees approx : May-Oct £33 Nov-Apr £33
Cape Winelands golf course, Par 74 - 6535m

Situated in the centre of the fertile and scenic Cape Winelands is this is a championship course in a parkland setting surrounded by mountains and vineyards. Scenic and generally in excellent condition, Stellenbosch golf course presents a fair challenge with some memorable holes. Host to the South African Open on numerous occasions a South Africa golf holiday should include this superb course. It easily reached from Cape Town if you want a day trip to the Winelands.

Erinvale Golf Course

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Erinvale Golf Course in Cape Winelands

Green fees approx : May-Oct £46 Nov-Apr £46
Cape Winelands golf course, Par 72 – 6506m

Designed by Gary Player, this beautifully manicured championship course boasts some of the country’s most challenging and spectacular holes. Erinvale’s demanding front nine meanders through parkland terrain, whilst the back nine provide a contrasting challenge winding its way through the foothills of the mountains with panoramic views of False Bay. We would recommend going out to Erinvale even if your South African golf holiday does not include staying in the Cape Winelands.

Arabella Golf Course

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Arabella Golf Course in Cape Winelands

Green fees approx : May-Oct £58 Nov-Apr £58
Western Cape golf course, Par 72 – 6300m

The theme is balance; challenging enough to bring you back for more, enjoyable enough to make you not want to leave. Designed by Peter Matkovitch, this 18-hole course encompasses the mountain backdrops, lagoon frontage and forests to provide a links, parkland and coastal aspect, while the individual fairways provide corridors from which to savour nature’s true beauty. If you want to stay and play at a great resort during your South African golf holiday this is the perfect place.

Boschenmeer Paarl Golf Course

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Boschenmeer Paarl Golf Course

Green fees approx : May-Oct £33 Nov-Apr £33
Cape Winelands golf course, Par 71 – 6260m

Boschenmeer Golf estate is set within the Paarl Golf Club which was founded in 1908. Nestled in the heart of the winelands of the Paarl/Franschhoek Valley, Boschenmeer Golf and Country Estate is only a 30-minute drive from Cape Town and is sandwiched between the Berg River and the mountains. An abundance of water hazards and bunkers make for challenging days golf. It is most noticed for its magnificent old trees and picturesque water holes in breathtaking mountain surroundings.

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Winelands Tips

Steenberg is my pick of the wineland courses surrounding Cape Town, a great layout that is superbly manicured set within a wine estate.

- Chris