Somerset West, Western Cape 7130
18 holes. Open parkland. Undulating terrain - a few slopes to climb.
Residential and rural countryside.
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: deep in Cape wine country, the Erinvale estate contains a wonderfully scenic Gary Player designed layout. From the course, and especially its back-nine, you'll enjoy many majestic views of the surrounding Helderberg and Hottentots Holland mountain ranges.
There's plenty of housing arranged around the flattish front-nine loop, where water is your main danger. Small ponds menacingly sidle up alongside the greens, especially 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 attack the green in two.
The quality of the holes and elevation changes increase on the more interesting and scenic 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 housing 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 the excellent long par-4 17th. With a constantly threatening 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.
Stay&Play at Erinvale: luxury onsite accommodation available, see Where2Stay section below.
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.
Contact club for full details, discounts, packages, etc. [Last updated: 2024].
Non-metal spike facility. Golf carts available for hire (book in advance).
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).
Close to Erinvale is the 300-year old Vergelegen winery - producer of some world renowned and very popular wines.
South Africa's 25th best course (SA's Top 100 Courses, 2023).
Lourensford Road, PO Box 2941, Somerset West 7129, Cape Town.
+27 (0)21 847 1160Visit 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.
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