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Erinvale Golf Club

Lourensford Rd,

Somerset West, Western Cape 7130

  • Office

    +27 (0)21 847 1144
  • Pro shop

    +27 (0)21 847 1906
  • Fax

    +27 (0)21 847 1901

About the course

  • The Course:

    18 holes. Open parkland. Undulating terrain - a few slopes to climb.

  • Surroundings:

    Residential and rural countryside.

  • Designer:

    Gary Player
Back
tees
Club
tees
Front
tees
Metres
6506
5892
5126
Par
72
72
72
SSS or slope
72
70
71

Location

Latitude:

-34.065594

Longitude:

18.883765

How to get there:

35 km SE of Cape Town

From the N2 highway (Cape Town - George road) take the Stellenbosch / Broadway exit, and follow the R44 north, direction Stellenbosch. At the first set of lights turn right into Main Road. Continue through Somerset West, and turn left at the 4th set of lights into Lourensford Road. After 5 km the Estate and Golf are on your left.

Erinvale Golf Club

4-PLUS: Must play course - excellent standard; worthy of 4½ stars.

Est. 1995

Erinvale Golf Club: Deep in Cape wine country, the Erinvale estate contains a wonderfully scenic Gary Player designed layout, with majestic views of the surrounding Helderberg and Hottentots Holland mountains. There is plenty of real estate on the flattish front-nine where water is your main danger, especially close to the greens at the testing par-4 4th, 5th and 6th holes. The par-5 7th is an excellent risk-reward hole, demanding a final carry over a small stream for anyone bold enough to go for the green in two. The quality of the holes and elevation changes increase on the more interesting back-nine. From the 10th hole you start a steady climb that will take you to the layout's highest elevation and some superb mountain and Indian Ocean views. The real estate also climbs to these higher elevations, but seems less noticeable as the fabulous views take over. The tough closing stretch contains an unforgettable downhill par-5 at the 16th, and a very good, long par-4 17th. With an excellent and varied mix of bunkering throughout - Scottish-style pot bunkers, railway sleepered bunkers and some deep revetted bunkers all feature - Erinvale is one of the Cape's most memorable inland courses.
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Visitors

Who can play and when?

Visitors welcome on Mon, Wed, Fri & Sun.

Outside visitors should contact the club for playing possibilities. Maximum handicap: men 28; women 36. Proof of handicap required.

Green fees

Visitor fee, 18-holes in high season (Nov thru' April): R775 (Mon, Wed, Fri & Sun).
Credit cards accepted. Contact club for full details, SA affiliated and other discounts, packages, etc. [Last updated: 2018].

Other information

Non-metal spike facility. Golf carts available for hire (book in advance).

Practice facilities

Good

Did you know?

Erinvale has hosted many prestigious tournaments including the 1996 World Cup of Golf, which was won by the South African team of Ernie Els and Wayne Westner. The course has also been the venue for South African Open championships (see our Tournaments section >by Venue >Erinvale). | Very close to Erinvale is the 300-year old Vergelegen winery - producer of some world renowned and very popular wines.

Published ranking

2018 South Africa Golf Digest rating: 19th best course in South Africa.

Where2Stay

  • Erinvale Estate Hotel & Spa4-star

    Lourensford Road, PO Box 2941, Somerset West 7129, Cape Town.

    +27 (0)21 847 1160

    Visit website
    The Erinvale Estate Hotel & Spa is wonderfully located in the scenic Helderberg Valley, set against a stunning backdrop of the Helderberg and Hottentots Holland mountains.
    • Golf at this hotel:

      Erinvale

    • Golf within 10 km:

      No

    • Golf within 30 km:

      De Zalze; Stellenbosch

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