King David Mowbray Golf Club

3-star: a good golf course with many fine features.
   King David Mowbray Golf Club Est. 1910

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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 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.

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Making Contact

King David Mowbray Golf Club
1 Raapenberg Rd,
Mowbray, Cape Town, Western Cape 7450
South Africa
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Office   +27 (0)21 685 3018
Pro Shop   +27 (0)21 685 3018

  +27 (0)21 686 6008

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Golf Pro
Greg McDonald (Head Professional)
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About the course

The course: 18 holes. Tree-lined & open parkland.
Gently undulating terrain - easy to walk.
Surroundings: Residential and urban environment.
Designer: Colonel S.V. Hotchkin
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  Men Back Men Front Women Front
Metres 6054 5770 5049
Par 72 72 72
SSS or Slope 71 70 71
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How2Get 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.

Essential information

Green Fees:
2016 visitor fee, 18-holes: R420 (all days for non-SAGA affiliated visitors). [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; more restricted on Saturdays.  Must book in advance. Proof of handicap required for competitions
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Other Information
Walking permitted at all times. Predominantly white socks must be worn to accompany shorts.

Practice facilities
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Did you know?

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 its long history; dating from 1993 it was built to replace 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).

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Published Ranking
2016 South Africa Golf Digest rating: 92nd best course of the 450 courses in South Africa.
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Latitude: (-33.946907)
Longitude: (18.491862)
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City Lodge Pinelands 3-star
At Mowbray Golf Park, off Raapenberg Road, Pinelands, Cape Town
+27 (0)21 685 7944

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.

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Golf within 10 km Mowbray; Rondebosch, Milnerton; Royal Cape
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Golf within 30 km Steenberg; Westlake; Clovelly; Atlantic Beach.
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Cape Town Lodge 4-star
101 Buitengracht Street, Cape Town 8001
+27 (0)21 422 0030

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.

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Golf within 10 km Milnerton; Mowbray; Rondebosch
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Golf within 30 km Royal Cape; Steenberg; Westlake; Clovelly; Atlantic Beach
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