Golf is expensive! From excessive green fees to over exorbitant golf equipment as you upgrade your skills- there’s no way to get around the financial burden golf can have on one’s wallet. Although golf is a genuine fun and exciting sport, many people simply can’t afford golf anymore.
Luckily, there are options out there for those who don’t want to spend a small fortune on their next golfing trip, and we have the break down for you.
We are adding a driving range in the mix as you have to practice somewhere! The Golf Village Driving ranges offer you a standard monthly fee, which includes an array of benefits, including access to world class golfing facilities. Membership gets you 23 free masterclasses, which range from call to help classes, to coaching master classes by PGA professionals. You also receive unlimited golf balls, and all three facilities are uniquely laid out to provide the perfect practice ground for your future golf endeavours.
Location: The Golf Village Wynberg
19th hole: Each location has their own restaurant (but would highly recommend the Pitch and Putter at The Tygervalley Golf Village)
Value for money: Unlimited golf balls and access to Masterclasses
Cost: membership fee on request
One of the finest and most impeccably manicured courses in South Africa, this golf course is surprisingly affordable. It was designed by Peter Matkovich,famed for his award winning golf courses, including the stunning Arabella and De Zalze golf courses. The course sports magnificent natural water features, and its undulating fairways will easily make you feel like you’re part of golf royalty. The course is especially known for the odd long par 5, which will test even the best of golfers.
Location: Hillcrest, South Africa
19th Hole: The Club House, known for their delicious cocktails
Value for money: You receive a free bottle of water, shared Golf cart and GPS with each T-Time booked
Cost: 9-hole: R280
18-hole: starting at R360
The Langebaan Golf Course is a beautifully maintained course that celebrates the legendary design philosophy of legendary South African golfer, Gary Player. The course features amazing natural rock formations as well as a large water feature which divides the fairways. The breathtaking carpets of fynbos, and a variety of wildlife will leave you astonished, no matter your score on the course. Although they have a delectable bar which stocks all the favourite cold one’s, the designers of the golf course have actually added a 19th hole to the course. This is one that will truly challenge any golfer’s skills. This hole was added in order to raise funds for several social upliftment programs.
Location: Langebaan, Western Cape
19th hole: an actual 19th hole, situated on the centre island
Value for money: They have various promotions running throughout the year.
Cost: 9-hole: R190
Often overshadowed by the beautiful (and very expensive) Pearl valley Golf Estate, Boschenmeer Golf estate offers you similar beautiful views and amazing greens, at a much lower cost. The golf course is set against the beautiful rolling hills of the Winelands, with some holes meandering along the Berg River, while others are lined with lush green channels. The course offers a smooth mix of risk and reward, and the dams and water features at the various holes adds an extra degree of difficulty. The estate also offers an extra 9 holes, called the Boschenmeer Nine, which resulted in the first 27-hole golf Club in the Western Cape. The 27-hole course is as follows: the River Nine (1-9), The Paarl Nine (19-27) and the Boschenmeer Nine (19-27). Each has their own challenges, risks, and rewards. They are the most expensive on the list, but offer a variety of discounted pricing based on age, affiliates, and membership.
Location: Paarl Golf Club, Western Cape
19th hole: The Golfing Goat
Value for money: The added nine holes
Cost: Starting at R310