Mossel Bay Golf Club

17th Avenue,

Mossel Bay, Western Cape 6500

  • Office

    +27 (0)44 691 2379
  • Pro shop

    +27 (0)44 691 2379
  • Fax

    +27 (0)44 691 3819
  • Golf pro

    Craig Lewthwaite (PGA Professional)

About the course

  • The Course:

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

  • Surroundings:

    Residential setting.

  • Designer:

    Robert (Bob) Grimsdell and upgraded in 1999 by Danie Obermeyer.
Back
tees
Club
tees
Front
tees
Metres
5940
4902
Par
72
72
SSS or slope
71
71

Location

Latitude:

-34.189405

Longitude:

22.131121

How to get there:

50 km SW of George

HEADING EAST (from Cape Town) : 7 km before Mossel Bay the N2 highway bears off to the left (direction George). At this split, continue straight on, direction Mossel Bay on the R328. On entering Mossel Bay take the Marsh Street off-ramp, direction town centre. Turn right at the traffic lights, and after 250 mtrs turn right direction Mossel Bay GC, and immediately right again into 17th Avenue. After o.8 km golf is in front of you. HEADING WEST (from George) : take the Mossel Bay exit from the N2 highway. Follow signs for Mossel Bay and then take the Marsh Street off-ramp. Turn right at top of ramp and after 70 mtrs right again and immediately right again into 17th Avenue (as above).

Mossel Bay Golf Club

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

Est. 1905

Mossel Bay Golf Club: This pleasantly, though never excessively undulating layout may lack the dramatic intensity of nearby Pinnacle Point, but if you are looking for an easier-going outing, then Mossel Bay is an excellent value course to play. A view of the Indian Ocean from every hole is the club's proud boast, and some of these views along the coast are quite stunning. However, recent years have seen the addition of large amounts of real estate around the course, ensuring the sea views are also accompanied by the sight of many beige and terracotta villas. Most of the time the demands of each hole are clear to see from the tee, although there are one or two gently dog-legging holes and a blind approach shot to make at the short par-4 18th. Just occasionally, some of the recently added real estate may also be in the firing line of anything hit too far offline. Don't be surprised to find tame Springbok grazing the good-width semi-rough alongside the equally good-width fairways. The generally open terrain and gentle elevation changes will encourage big-hitters and lead you towards often small but seriously undulating greens. The greens themselves are defended by an excellent array of bunkering, including deep revetted-style bunkers and grass bunkers. Perhaps the most abiding memories of Mossel Bay will be from those occasions when you gazed out to sea rather than down the fairway; the best panoramas (and views across the course) coming at the par-3 4th and par-4 10th holes.
List of courses: Garden Route, S Africa

Visitors

Who can play and when?

Visitors welcome on weekdays and weekends. Sat and Weds are competition days (outside visitors welcome to enter).

Must book in advance.

Green fees

Visitor fee, 18-holes (July thru' June): R420.
Credit cards accepted. Contact club for full details, SA affiliated and other discounts, packages, etc. [Last updated: 2018].

Other information

Non-metal spike facility.

Practice facilities

Good

Did you know?

Mossel Bay Golf Club was founded in 1905 with the original golf course positioned at the old aerodrome. The land on which the present course was built was made available to the Club by the Mossel Bay Municipality in 1924. The original course was designed by Bob Grimsdell and was built over a period of two years.

Published ranking

2018 South Africa Golf Digest rating: 74th best course in South Africa.

Where2Stay

  • The Point Hotel4-star

    The Point, Point Road, Mossel Bay

    +27 (0)44 691 3512

    Visit website
    The Point Hotel is superbly positioned on the rocks above a huge natural rock pool, overlooking the blue expanse of the Indian Ocean. From your balcony you can watch the Humpback and Southern Right whales, and the dolphins passing.
    • Golf at this hotel:

      No

    • Golf within 10 km:

      Mossel Bay; Pinnacle Point

    • Golf within 30 km:

      No

  • Mossel Bay Golf Lodge4-star Guest House

    153 Pardew Drive, Mossel Bay

    +27 (0)44 691 3498

    Visit website
    The Mossel Bay Golf Lodge is situated next to the 9th fairway on the Mossel Bay Golf Estate. It is ideally suited for the golfer, businessman, holiday maker or overseas visitor alike. The seven luxury bedrooms, all with en
    • Golf at this hotel:

      No

    • Golf within 10 km:

      Mossel Bay; Pinnacle Point

    • Golf within 30 km:

      No

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