R301 Wemmershoek Rd,
nr Paarl, Western Cape 7646
18 holes. Open parkland. Gently undulating terrain - easy to walk (although some long green-to-tee walks).
A Jack Nicklaus Signature course.
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: 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.
From start to finish your golf will be probed and tested on a course that has hosted several South African Opens. At over 7,500 yards from the championship tees and a kinder 6,000 yards from the men's front tees, you can determine the degree of difficulty you want to exact on your game. This classic Jack Nicklaus design is immaculately presented and worthy of its billing as one of South Africa's best.
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. Substantive villas flank many of the holes, but thankfully, never too closely.
Pick of the holes: 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.
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.
Credit cards accepted. Contact club for full details, discounts, Stay&Play packages, etc. [Last updated: 2022].
Non-metal spike facility.
Pearl Valley hosted the South African Open championship from 2007-09 (see our Tournaments section >by Venue >Pearl Valley).
The Pearl Valley golf course is located on the greater Val de Vie Estate, which spans 917 hectares, and includes polo fields, state of the art lifestyle centres, the L’Huguenot wine cellar, Fleet coffee roastery, Deli, equestrian centres, tennis courts, cricket nets, soccer fields, play parks, a boma on the banks of the Berg River and 42 km of hiking, running and cycling trails.
3rd best course in South Africa (SA Top 100 website, 2022).
304 Pearl Valley Golf Estates, R301, Franschhoek 7690, Western Cape.
+27 (0)83 257 6353Visit website
Located in this high-security estate, facing the Jack Nicklaus golf course, the stylish Pearl Valley Hotel and self-catering lodges provides excellent accommodation, dining facilities and a luxury Spa. The 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.
Stellenbosch; De Zalze
Waterfall Road, off Swawelstrert Street, Paarl
+27 (0)21 868 0227Visit website
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.
Pearl Valley; Paarl
Stellenbosch; De Zalze
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