So, you’ve spent hours and hours at the driving range, perfecting your golf game to a tee (pun intended). You’ve finally reached that point where you’re ready to venture out into the world of golf courses. The question is, where should you take your skills? From the beautiful rolling valleys of the Winelands to scenic views of the Garden Route, we’ve rounded up the best golf courses in the Western Cape to show off your skills at, whether you’re a newbie or a seasoned veteran.
Where: George, Garden Route
Golfer’s digest standings: Nr 1
Characterised by its magnificent scenic setting, Fancourt is a challenging course that truly rewards those who dare to approach this weather tampered beast.
Its punishing roughs and rolling freeways really tests your skills as a golfer, but the breathtaking view on the par-three 2nd hole, showing off the bunker in the massive green!
Where: Between Kleinmond & Hermanus
Golfer’s digest standings: Nr 10
Overlooking the Kogelberg Nature Reserve, this pristine course en-captures the beauty of the Overberg district. The course has been favoured by Hollywood legends like Samuel L Jackson and attracted some of SA’s finest golfers, including Ernie Els and Gary Player.
The 8th hole has been described as the most beautiful par 5’s in South Africa, sporting breathtaking views of the Overberg and beyond. You can even spot some birdlife as you tackle this breathtaking course, as some holes run parallel to the largest natural lagoon in South Africa- the Bot River lagoon.
Where: Paarl, Cape Winelands
Golfer’s digest standings: Nr 17
Known as the most visually stimulating golf course created by golfing legend Jack Nicklaus, Pearl Valley should definitely be on everyone’s bucket list.
Surrounded by the breathtaking Vineyards of the Boland and the meandering Berg River, there’s no question as to why this course is one of the most sought after in the Cape Winelands.