Clovelly Country Club

3+ (3 gold): one of our top-rated 3-star courses, worthy of 3½ stars.
   Clovelly Country Club Est. 1932

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Clovelly Country Club: Clovelly is known throughout the Cape as one of its "lesser known gems", an enjoyable and picturesque golf course, located within the Silvermine River valley. Flanked by the Kalk Bay Mountains on one side, and fynbos-covered sand dunes on the other, this natural, quiet and well laid out course is popular with local golfers and overseas visitors alike. Although a tad shorter than some courses, Clovelly presents a thoroughly absorbing challenge, with many excellent dog-legging holes and well-protected par-3's. Water threatens on a few occasions, not least at the very good par-4 4th hole, and there is a good chance that wind will be a factor in your game here. The course is exposed to prevailing winds from the Atlantic Ocean, which frequently blow up the valley from nearby Fish Hoek Bay (a small corner of the expansive False Bay). Your main focus will need to be on accurate driving from the tee, which can then set-up attacking approach opportunities to the large and well-maintained greens. As the course serenely meanders along its mainly tree-lined fairways, there is much to admire in terms of surrounding scenery, and the flora and fauna on the course itself. From the more elevated holes, which climb to and from the clubhouse perched above the course, there are occasional glimpses of the Ocean, while the towering ridge of the Kalk Bay hills provides an impressive backdrop to the north.

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Clovelly Country Club
177 Clovelly Rd, Clovelly,
Fish Hoek, Western Cape 7974
South Africa
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Office   +27 (0)21 784 2111
Pro Shop   +27 (0)21 782 6410

  +27 (0)21 782 6853

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Golf Pro
Damian Wrigley (Golf Director) / Dave Odendaal (Head Professional).
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About the course

The course: 18 holes. Tree-lined & open parkland.
Undulating terrain - a few slopes to climb.
Surroundings: Rural countryside and residential.
Designer: Dr. Charles Murray
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  Men Back Men Front Women Front
Metres 5893 5534 5193
Par 72 72 73
SSS or Slope 70 69 71
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How2Get There?

28 km S of Cape Town
From the centre of Cape Town, take the N2 and then M3 highways, and follow the M3 right to the end (approx 17 km). Turn left onto the M42, direction Muizenberg. After o.8 km at traffic lights turn right onto the M4 direction Muizenberg. After 8 km (and after passing through Kalk Baai) turn right into Clovelly Road. After 1.6 km golf is on your left.

Essential information

Green Fees:
2015 visitor fee, 18-holes in high season (Jan thru' March): R690 (all days). [Contact club for full details, discounts, packages, etc]. Credit cards accepted.
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Who can play and When?
Visitors welcome on weekdays; more restricted on weekends.  Must book in advance. Handicap required
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Other Information
Walking permitted at all times. Golf carts available for hire.
Caddies available.
Practice facilities
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Did you know?

The Clovelly Golf Links was originally a nine hole course, used by naval officers stationed at the nearby Simonstown base, and a number of enthusiastic golfers from the area. It was several years after the Great Depression of the late 1920's that Clovelly was rescued from closure by two entrepreneurs Gus Ackerman and Michael Pevsner who purchased the property, the farm "Klein Tuin", for the sum of £3,000. In 1932 they formed the Clovelly Country Club which was officially opened in 1934.

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Published Ranking
2016 South Africa Golf Digest rating: 53rd best course of the 450 courses in South Africa.
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Latitude: (-34.122033)
Longitude: (18.427720)
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Clovelly Lodge 4-star B&B
40 Montrose Avenue, Clovelly, Cape Town
+27 (0)21 782 3000

Clovelly Lodge Guest Apartments provide privacy and independence in a managed environment. The guest apartments offer affordable 4-star rated accommodation in a scenic setting bordering a wetland nature area just 5 minutes walk from the beach.

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Golf within 10 km Clovelly; Steenberg; Westlake
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Golf within 30 km Royal Cape; Mowbray; Rondebosch
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Steenberg Hotel 5-star
Steenberg Estate, Tokai, Constantia Valley, Cape Town, Western Cape.
+27 (0)21 713 2222

The luxurious Steenberg Hotel is situated on the Cape’s oldest farm, a twenty-minute drive from the heart of Cape Town. The hotel nestles in the tranquil Constantia Valley, against the slopes of the Steenberg Mountains, offering sweeping views over False Bay. Its buildings, dating back to 1682, were fully restored and have been declared a National Monument. Here the legendary elegance and traditions of the 17th century blend harmoniously with the most refined luxuries and conveniences of our modern age.

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Golf within 10 km Royal Cape; Westlake; Clovelly
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Golf within 30 km Mowbray; Rondebosch; Milnerton
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