Hermanus Golf Club

3+ (3 gold): one of our top-rated 3-star courses, worthy of 3½ stars.
   Hermanus Golf Club Est. 1907

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Hermanus Golf Club: Although often overshadowed by nearby Arabella on the visiting golfers' roster, Hermanus has undergone significant recent changes that have greatly improved its standing and degree of challenge, while also adding an additional loop of nine-holes. With the introduction in 2007 of new fairways, greens, earth-mounding and tee boxes, there is inevitably a bedding-in process to go through, but all the signs are good.

Now with three out-and-back nine-hole loops, the course takes you close to mountains, through several tree-lined stretches and almost down to the sea's edge (although two rows of houses prevent you getting right alongside the beach). Variety seems to be a recurring theme throughout. Mixed in with the usually good-width and nicely undulating fairways, there are some tightish drives to make, not least at the pine tree-lined, short par-5 11th. The greens can vary from small and subtly sloping, to large and multi-tiered.

On many occasions the feel here is that of a classic parkland course, at other times things get a bit more open. The contrasting mountain and sea views are occasionally complemented by some real estate, although this is confined to a few sections of the course perimeter.

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Making Contact

Hermanus Golf Club
Golf Rd, off Main Rd,
Hermanus, Western Cape 7200
South Africa
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Office   +27 (0)28 312 1954
Pro Shop   +27 (0)28 312 2271

  +27 (0)28 312 2333

Email   bookings@hgc.co.za
Website   www.hgc.co.za
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Golf Pro
Julian Shaw (PGA, Head Professional)
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About the course

The course: 27 holes. Tree-lined & open parkland.
Undulating terrain - a few slopes to climb.
Surroundings: Rural countryside and residential.
Designer: Robert (Bob) Grimsdell designed the original 18-holes. Upgraded and 9 new holes added by Peter Matkovich in 2006/7.
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  Men Back Men Front Women Front
Metres 6086 5767 4869
Par 72 72 72
SSS or Slope 72 70 70
At the Same Location:
Above distances are for the East-South combination (holes 1-18).
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How2Get There?

120 km SE of Cape Town
From Cape Town take the N2 highway, direction Cape Town International Airport / George. After approx 80 km (which includes going over the immensely scenic Sir Lowry's Pass) take the Bot River / Hermanus exit and follow the R43, direction Hermanus. After 3 km turn left direction Hermanus (still the R43). Stay on the R43 to Hermanus (approx 30 km). Pass through the centre of Hermanus on the R43, and golf entrance will be on your left.

Essential information

Green Fees:
2014/15 visitor fee, 18-holes (Aug thru' July): R470 (all days). Reduced rates for 9-hole rounds, and for golfers with a South African handicap. [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 Sundays; no visitors on Saturdays.  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?

Mention Hermanus to most South Africans and they will tell you it is the whale-watching capital of the Cape. This charming fishing (and whale-watching) village is popular with Capetonians as a weekend getaway. During the Christmas and Easter holidays the resident population of 8000 often swells to over 40000. Due to this influx, the Hermanus Golf Club has always experienced heavy traffic at these times of the year.

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Published Ranking
2016 South Africa Golf Digest rating: 41st best course of the 450 courses in South Africa.
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Latitude: (-34.410570)
Longitude: (19.255026)
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Whale View Guest House 4-star
P O Box 5031, Hermanus 7200
+27 (0)82 300 9042

Whale View has 5 en-suite luxury rooms right alongside the Indian Ocean. In this idyllic setting, you can watch the whales play whilst your chilled local wine or sundowner reflects the changing hues of the sun, waves and surrounding mountains.

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Windsor Hotel 3-star
49 Marine Drive, Hermanus 7200
+27 (0)28 312 3727

Perched on the cliffs above the sea, at the Windsor Hotel just over half the 60 rooms are sea-facing, allowing guests to partake in a bit of whale watching from their hotel rooms.

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