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Pearl Valley Golf & Country Estate

R301 Wemmershoek Rd,

nr Paarl, Western Cape 7646

  • Office

    +27 (0)21 867 8000
  • Pro shop

    +27 (0)21 867 8000
  • Fax

    +27 (0)21 867 0767
  • Golf pro

    Yes
  • Academy

    SwingFit Performance Academy

About the course

  • The Course:

    18 holes. Open parkland. Gently undulating terrain - easy to walk (although some long green-to-tee walks).

  • Surroundings:

    Residential setting.

  • Designer:

    Jack Nicklaus
Back
tees
Club
tees
Front
tees
Metres
6801
5876
4685
Par
72
72
72
SSS or slope
74
71
71

Location

Latitude:

-33.821496

Longitude:

18.985791

How to get there:

58 km NE of Cape Town

From Cape Town take the N1 highway north, direction Worcester. Take exit 59 (Wellington / Jan van Riebeek Drive) and follow the R301 (Wemmershoek Road) south. After 7.3 km turn right at Golf Club sign. After 1.1 km golf is in front of you.

Pearl Valley Golf & Country Estate

4-PLUS: Must play course - excellent standard; worthy of 4½ stars.

Est. 2003

Pearl Valley Golf & Country Estate: Designed by Jack Nicklaus, Pearl Valley is one of the best recent additions to golf in South Africa. With the spectacular Drakenstein mountains (Groot and Klein) looking down on the valley from both sides, no expense has been spared to create a fabulous clubhouse and top-quality resort style layout. Substantive villas flank many of the holes, but thankfully, never too closely. The terrain on this classy layout is essentially flat, with pleasant though modest undulations woven into the individually sculpted holes. The bunkering is terrific and will catch many tee and approach shots, while extensive beds of flowers and shrubs may also account for anything hit too wide. Trees are not too much of a factor, with occasional tall pines and eucalyptus adding to the overall scene. From start to finish your golf will be probed and tested on a course that will host the South African Open from 2007 for three years. At over 7500 yards from the championship tees and a kinder 6000 yards from the men's front tees, you can determine the degree of difficulty you want to exact on your game. Occasional water hazards make some of the drives that bit more challenging, not least at the par-4 7th and 8th holes, which run either side of the same small lake. This classic Jack Nicklaus design is immaculately presented and worthy of its billing as one of South Africa's newest and best.
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Visitors

Who can play and when?

Visitors welcome on weekdays and weekends when a limited amount of outside visitor play is available.

Must book in advance. Maximum handicap: men 28; women 36. Proof of handicap may be requested.

Green fees

Visitor fee, 18-holes in high season: R1095 (all days). Golf cart included.
Credit cards accepted. Contact club for full details, SA affiliated and other discounts, Stay&Play packages, etc. [Last updated: 2018].

Other information

Non-metal spike facility.

Practice facilities

Excellent

Did you know?

Pearl Valley hosted the South African Airways Open championship from 2007-09 (see our Tournaments section >by Venue >Pearl Valley). | A second 18-hole course is planned for Pearl Valley.

Published ranking

2018 South Africa Golf Digest rating: 5th best course in South Africa.

Where2Stay

  • Pearl Golf Lodges

    304 Pearl Valley Golf Estates, R301, Franschhoek 7690, Western Cape.

    +27 (0)83 257 6353

    Visit website
    Located in this high-security estate, facing the Jack Nicklaus golf course, these stylish self-catering lodges each have 3 bedrooms - two double and one twin room. All bedrooms are en suite, two of them with Jacuzzi baths, and there is heating and air conditioning throughout the lodges.
    • Golf at this hotel:

      Pearl Valley

    • Golf within 10 km:

      Paarl

    • Golf within 30 km:

      Stellenbosch; De Zalze

  • Cascade Country Manor4-star

    Waterfall Road, off Swawelstrert Street, Paarl

    +27 (0)21 868 0227

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    Situated on 23 hectares of privately owned land, between olive orchards, buchuland and vineyards lies Cascade Country Manor, an idyllic retreat. Meandering through the farm, is a small river that cascades over a rock face in the heart of the estate. The Guest House is located close to the Nederburg Wine Estate.
    • Golf at this hotel:

      No

    • Golf within 10 km:

      Pearl Valley; Paarl

    • Golf within 30 km:

      Stellenbosch; De Zalze

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