Royal Cape Golf Club

4-star: generally an excellent standard golf course, well worth visiting.
   Royal Cape Golf Club Est. 1885

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Royal Cape Golf Club: There should be no surprise that Royal Cape, the oldest golf course in South Africa, oozes with plenty of history and a colonial past. However, keeping up with the times is also important to such a prestigious Club, and this it has successfully done. Although the terrain is flat, the layout here is laced with numerous water hazards, plenty of strategic bunkering and fairly tight, tree-lined fairways. At over 6700 yards from the tips, and with the wind blowing (as is often the case) Royal Cape remains well-equipped to challenge the best of golfers. There is a maturity and degree of difficulty here at Royal Cape that marks it out from many of the more contemporary courses on the Cape. The tree-lined perimeter and adjacent railway line and roads, ensure that real estate is not much in evidence, and a natural environment is preserved throughout most of the course. While walking the pleasantly tree-lined fairways you can enjoy many fine views onto Table Mountain, away to the west.

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Making Contact

Royal Cape Golf Club
174 Ottery Road,
Wynberg, Cape Town, Western Cape 7800
South Africa
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Office   +27 (0)21 761 6551
Pro Shop   +27 (0)21 761 6551

  +27 (0)21 797 5246

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Golf Pro
Wayne Bradley (PGA, Teaching Professional)
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About the course

The course: 18 holes. Tree-lined & open parkland.
Relatively flat terrain.
Surroundings: Residential and urban environment.
Designer: In 1929 Dr Charles Murray designed the course on which today's layout is largely based.
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  Men Back Men Front Women Front
Metres 6131 5511 5392
Par 72 72 74
SSS or Slope 72 68 73
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How2Get There?

15 km SE of Cape Town
From the centre of Cape Town, follow the N2 highway, direction Cape Town International Airport. Exit onto the M5 direction Muizenberg. Leave the M5 at Ottery / Wynberg exit (Jtn 19) and turn left at traffic lights into Ottery Road (M68). After o.2 km take first right into Ulster Road and immediately right again into golf club.

Essential information

Green Fees:
2014/15 visitor fee, 18-holes in high season (Oct thru' April): R595. Reduced rates for 9-hole rounds, and for SAGA-affiliated golfers. [Contact club for full details, discounts, packages, etc]. Credit cards accepted.
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Who can play and When?
Visitor tee-times available weekdays and weekends from 7:44 to 9:08 based on a two-tee start. Also on Mon, Fri & Sun afternoons from 11:53 to 13:03, also based on a two-tee start.  Must book in advance. Proof of handicap / club membership required.
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Other Information
Non-metal spike facility. White socks must be worn to accompany shorts. Golf carts available for hire (if booked in advance).
Caddies available at all times.
Practice facilities
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Did you know?

Royal Cape dates back to 1885, when it was founded by the then Governor of the Cape Colony, Lt Gen. Sir Henry Torrens. Three years later, Torrens became the Governor of Malta, where he promptly founded the Royal Malta Golf Club. | Waterloo Green at the Wynberg Military Camp was Royal Cape's first real home, where a rather basic course was established. As increasing numbers of civilians took up the game, it was decided to leave the Wynberg course to the military in 1891, the Club moving to its second home on Rondebosch Common. However, the Common was glebe land, open to the public for recreation, and so a third move was made in 1905 to the site currently occupied today. | Royal Cape is one of four golf clubs in South Africa honoured by exercise of the Sovereign's royal prerogative. The Royal titles were conferred on Royal Cape (1910), Royal Port Alfred (1924), Royal Johannesburg (1931) and Royal Durban (1932) by King George V. | Since its earliest days, Royal Cape has hosted many top level tournaments, including ten South African Opens. For more details see Top Golf Tournaments at Royal Cape Golf Club.

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Published Ranking
2016 South Africa Golf Digest rating: 48th best course of the 450 courses in South Africa.
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Latitude: (-34.013627)
Longitude: (18.485146)
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Where2Stay including nearby courses also detailed in

Victoria & Albert Hotel 4-star
West Quay, Waterfront 8002, Cape Town
+27 (0)21 419 6677

Built in 1904 as the North Quay Warehouse and converted in 1990 to a luxury hotel, it is named in honour of the Queen of England and her son who visited the Cape in 1870, when Prince Alfred officially opened the Breakwater basin, today’s Victoria & Alfred Waterfront.

Golf at this hotel No
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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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The Alphen Country House Hotel 
Alphen Drive, Constantia, Cape Town 7848
+27 (0)21 794 5011

The Alphen Hotel is a National Monument, a historic Country Manor House offering more than just accommodation. It is in the heart of a former wine estate, centrally situated in the Peninsula and at the gateway of the Constantia Valley and Wine Route. Constantia has a country atmosphere with a distinctive historic and scenic environment and has an image of quality as Cape Town's most exclusive suburb.

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