Clovelly Golf Club

177 Clovelly Rd, Clovelly,

Fish Hoek, Western Cape 7974

  • Office

    +27 (0)21 784 2111
  • Pro shop

    +27 (0)21 782 6410
  • Fax

    +27 (0)21 782 6853
  • Golf pro

    Michael and Alan Michell (PGA, Golf professionals).

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

Back
tees
Club
tees
Front
tees
Metres
5893
5534
5193
Par
72
72
73
SSS or slope
70
69
71

Location

Latitude:

-34.122032

Longitude:

18.427721

How to get 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.

Clovelly Golf Club

3-PLUS: Good course - several memorable features; worthy of 3½ stars.

Est. 1932

Clovelly Golf 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-3s. Water threatens on a few occasions, not least at the very good par-4 4th hole.

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). With the wind often playing its part, 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.

List of courses: Around Cape Town

Visitors

Who can play and when?

Visitors welcome on weekdays; more restricted on weekends.

Must book in advance. Handicap required

Green fees

International visitor fee, 18-holes in high season (Jan thru' March): R1,180 (all days); S Africa affiliated player R650. Golf cart fee R450.

Contact club for full details, discounts, packages, etc. [Last updated: 2023].

Other information

Walking permitted at all times. Golf carts available for hire. Caddies available.

Practice facilities

Limited

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.

Published ranking

South Africa's 47th best course (SA's Top 100 Courses, 2023).

Where2Stay

  • Dunvegan Lodge Guest House4-star

    106 Clovelly Rd, Clovelly, Cape Town.

    +27 (0)83 385 0385

    Visit website

    Dunvegan Lodge Guest House is a peaceful retreat situated high upon the fynbos covered slopes of Clovelly mountain. The guest house has spectacular views over the Fish Hoek valley and Clovelly golf course, which can be enjoyed from decks and patios situated all around the house. Each room has a private area where one could sit and enjoy the views.

    • Golf at this hotel:

      No

    • Golf within 10 km:

      Clovelly; Steenberg; Westlake

    • Golf within 30 km:

      Royal Cape; Mowbray; Rondebosch

  • Steenberg Hotel5-star

    Steenberg Estate, Tokai, Constantia Valley, Cape Town, Western Cape.

    +27 (0)21 713 2222

    Visit website

    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.

    • Golf at this hotel:

      Steenberg

    • Golf within 10 km:

      Royal Cape; Westlake; Clovelly

    • Golf within 30 km:

      Mowbray; Rondebosch; Milnerton

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