King David Mowbray Golf Club

1 Raapenberg Rd,

Mowbray, Cape Town, Western Cape 7450

  • Office

    +27 (0)21 685 3018
  • Pro shop

    +27 (0)21 685 3018
  • Fax

    +27 (0)21 686 6003
  • Golf pro

    John Sangqu (Head Golf Coach).

About the course

  • The Course:

    18 holes. Tree-lined & open parkland. Gently undulating terrain - easy to walk.

  • Surroundings:

    Residential and urban environment.

  • Designer:

    Major modifications Colonel S.V. Hotchkin (1927).

Back
tees
Club
tees
Front
tees
Metres
6054
5770
5049
Par
72
72
72
SSS or slope
71
70
71

Location

Latitude:

-33.946906

Longitude:

18.491862

How to get there:

10 km E of Cape Town (centre)

From the centre of Cape Town, follow the N2 highway, direction Cape Town International Airport. Take the Pinelands exit from the N2 and turn left onto Raapenberg Rd. At first traffic lights turn right and golf is on your left.

King David Mowbray Golf Club

3-star: Good course – an enjoyable test for your game.

Est. 1910

King David Mowbray Golf Club: Located less than 10km from Cape Town's famous Waterfront district, Mowbray is another in the Cape's attractive array of classical parkland courses. Over its long history the course has continually evolved, as the demands of golf have constantly changed. Responding to the falling membership at Cape Town's King David Golf Club, the two clubs (Mowbray and King David) merged in 2015.

With the relatively recent introduction of new greens, improved bunkering, better drainage and additional water hazards, the original Mowbray course continues to present an enjoyable challenge to golfers of all abilities.

Laid out over flattish terrain, the tree-lined fairways of tall pines and many indigenous species, give a tighter feel than on many of the Cape's more recently designed open parkland courses. It seems inconsequential that a well-screened railway line bisects the course in two, while in similar fashion, a small amount of real estate is discreetly tucked away behind some parts of the course perimeter.

With its proximity to the centre of Cape Town and offering many fine views onto Table Mountain, King David Mowbray is a popular golf course with both local and visiting golfers. It also boasts a variety and abundance of flora and fauna, including much chattering birdlife, especially around the many attractive water features.

List of courses: Around Cape Town

Visitors

Who can play and when?

Visitors welcome on weekdays and Sundays; members only on Saturdays.

Must book in advance. Proof of handicap required for competitions

Green fees

International visitor fee, 18-holes: R650; S Africa affiliated player R450.

Contact club for full details, discounts, packages, etc. [Last updated: 2024].

Other information

Walking permitted at all times. Predominantly white socks must be worn to accompany shorts.

Practice facilities

Good

Did you know?

King David Mowbray Golf Club is the product of the merger of the Mowbray and King David Golf Clubs in 2016. At that time King David GC (Cape Town's only "Jewish" golf club, which was suffering a declining membership of active golfers) closed its course near Cape Town Airport. A key activitiy within the newly merged King David Mowbray GC, is its young golfer development programme.

The original Mowbray Golf Club was in large part a product of the Cape Golf Club's move in 1910 to a new location in Ottery. Many members of the Cape GC (later Royal Cape) were not keen to travel the extra 10km south to the new location. The Mowbray GC was therefore established, close to the former Rondebosch Common home of the original Cape GC.

The current clubhouse at Mowbray is not however part of the club's long history. It dates from 1993, replacing the original wood and iron building that burnt to the ground in that year. Mowbray GC (now King David Mowbray GC) has hosted many top-quality tournaments including the South African Open on seven occasions (see our Tournaments section >by Venue >Mowbray).

Published ranking

South Africa's 78th best course (SA's Top 100 Courses, 2023).

Where2Stay

  • City Lodge Pinelands3-star

    At Mowbray Golf Park, off Raapenberg Road, Pinelands, Cape Town

    +27 (0)21 685 7944

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    The City Lodge Pinelands, part of Cape Town's City Lodge hotels family, is situated on the edge of the old English-style suburb of Pinelands, with rooms overlooking the first green of Mowbray Golf Club. Close to most major attractions in the Cape Town area. The CBD is only 8 minutes away and Cape Town International Airport 10 minutes away.

    • Golf at this hotel:

      No

    • Golf within 10 km:

      Mowbray; Rondebosch, Milnerton; Royal Cape

    • Golf within 30 km:

      Steenberg; Westlake; Clovelly; Atlantic Beach.

  • Cape Town Lodge4-star

    101 Buitengracht Street, Cape Town 8001

    +27 (0)21 422 0030

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    A comfortable, quiet and good-value 4-star hotel located close to the centre of Cape Town and only a short hotel shuttle ride from the famous Waterfront district.

    • Golf at this hotel:

      No

    • Golf within 10 km:

      Milnerton; Mowbray; Rondebosch

    • Golf within 30 km:

      Royal Cape; Steenberg; Westlake; Clovelly; Atlantic Beach

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