Arabella Golf Club


5-star : simply the best - golf courses don’t get much better than this.
   Arabella Golf Club Est. 1999

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Arabella Golf Club at the Arabella Hotel & Spa has quickly matured into one of the best and most popular golf courses within easy reach of Cape Town. Its Bot River estuary location guarantees some immensely scenic golf holes, which predominantly occur on the closing stretch of both nines. Added to this wonderful scenery is Peter Matkovich's thoroughly absorbing and skilfully designed layout; little wonder that Arabella is developing a formidable, world-class reputation for itself. The early sections of both the front and back-nines reveal many splendid golf holes, while taking you past some of Arabella's real estate development, which is never too obtrusive. As you journey round each of the nine-hole loops, the amount of elevation change increases, opening up some terrific views onto the estuary, neighbouring countryside and more distant mountains. Although water is not too dominant a feature, the best of the water-protected holes is surely the exquisite short par-4 9th, although the downhill par-5 8th also demands an unerring approach shot, with water flanking the green to left and right. The finish of the front-nine is equalled by the spectacular back-nine finish, with the fabulous par-3 17th and snaking par-5 18th both hugging the estuary's shoreline. With excellent maintenance standards, not least on the fast and sloping greens, and plenty of round crater-like bunkering, Arabella is always capable of providing one of your most memorable rounds on the Cape.

At this Stay & Play venue, the on-site accommodation is located close to the golf facilities.

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Making Contact

Arabella Hotel & Spa
Arabella Country Estate, R44,
Kleinmond, Western Cape 7195
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Office   +27 (0)28 284 0105
Pro Shop   +27 (0)28 284 9383
Fax

  +27 (0)28 284 0011

Email   golf@arabellahotelandspa.com
Website   www.arabellahotelandspa.com
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Golf Pro
 
Alison Sheard (formerly a top Tournament professional - see out Tournaments section >by Winner >Sheard, Alison).
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Academy
 
Arabella Golf School
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About the course

The course: 18 holes. Tree-lined & open parkland.
Undulating terrain - a few slopes to climb.
 
Surroundings: River estuary, rural countryside and residential
 
Designer: Peter Matkovich
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  Men Back Men Front Women Front
Metres 6381 5403 5107
Par 72 72 72
SSS or Slope 73 72 72
 
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How2Get There?

90 km SE of Cape Town
From the N2 highway (Cape Town - George road) take the Bot River / Hermanus exit and follow the R43, then R44 direction Kleinmond. After approx 9km turn right, which is still the R44 direction Kleinmond. After 1.7 km entrance to Arabella is on your left.

Essential information

Green Fees:
2014/15 visitor fee, 18-holes in high season (late-Oct thru' March): R830 (all days). Reduced rates for 9-hole rounds, and for hotel guests, SAGA-affiliated golfers, juniors and students. [Contact club for full details, discounts, packages, etc]. Credit cards accepted.
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Who can play and When?
Visitors welcome on weekdays and weekends.  Must book in advance. Proof of handicap required
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Other Information
Non-metal spike facility. Golf carts available for hire.
Caddies available.
Practice facilities
Limited
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Did you know?

Originally known as "Laughing Waters", the land that is now home to the Arabella Country Estate was originally cultivated as a barley farm. Over the years constant over-farming and excessive clearing of the area resulted in an environmental threat to the Bot River lagoon. It was the vision of the last farming owner, Barry Wasdale, who had farmed sheep and tomatoes, that the land could be better used as a natural protection for the eco-sensitive lagoon, and so a green belt area was created by developing a golf course. Maintaining a balance between man and nature was foremost in the development of the Arabella Estate. Arabella translates as "beautiful land".

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Published Ranking
2016 South Africa Golf Digest rating: 9th best course of the 450 courses in South Africa.
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Location

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Latitude: (-34.317353)
Longitude: (19.134107)
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Arabella Hotel & Spa 5-star
R44 Kleinmond, Overberg, Western Cape 7195
+27 (0)28 284 0000
www.africanpridehotels.com

Located just a twenty minute drive from whale watchers haven of Hermanus, The Arabella Hotel & Spa is now part of the African Pride Hotels group. It boasts the internationally acclaimed spa, a variety of dining and entertainment options, a comprehensive childrens program and the award winning 18-hole championship golf course.

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