Stellenbosch Golf Club

Strand Road (R44),

Stellenbosch, Western Cape 7599

  • Office

    +27 (0)21 880 0244
  • Pro shop

    +27 (0)21 880 0244
  • Fax

    +27 (0)21 880 0260
  • Golf pro

    Louis Destroo (Director of Golf).

About the course

  • The Course:

    18 holes. Tree-lined & open parkland. Undulating terrain - a few slopes to climb.

  • Surroundings:

    Rural countryside and vineyards

  • Designer:

    Ken Elkin
Back
tees
Club
tees
Front
tees
Metres
6284
5438
4908
Par
72
72
72
SSS or slope
72
70
70

Location

Latitude:

-33.958554

Longitude:

18.850739

How to get there:

45 km E of Cape Town

From Cape Town take the N2 direction International Airport / Somerset West. After approx 45 km, take the Somerset West / Stellenbosch turn-off onto the R44. After approx 16 km golf course is on your left as you approach Stellenbosch, just past De Zalze Country Club.

Stellenbosch Golf Club

3-PLUS: Good course - several memorable features; worthy of 3½ stars.

Est. 1904

Stellenbosch Golf Club: This very enjoyable and classical parkland golf course is located in the very heart of the Stellenbosch wine growing region, just south of the town of the same name. Beautiful mountain and vineyard views abound from many parts of the layout, which occupies relatively flat terrain. Several tightish and pleasantly tree-lined fairways combine with good quality bunkering and occasional (but gentle) elevation changes, to ensure your game will be suitably probed and tested. Water hazards are not too numerous, although some small ponds strengthen the defences around a few of the greens, notably alongside the not overly large 18th green. Although located alongside the R44 Somerset West - Stellenbosch road, traffic noise is not an issue - most of the course is set well away from the road. Vineyards rather than real estate lie beyond the course boundary, allowing you to enjoy this very natural and picturesque layout without fear of breaking any windows ! With its companion World Amateur Team Trophy course (De Zalze) just a few hundred metres to the south (see Did You Know section below), this is an area well served by two very enjoyable and testing courses, and as many wineries as you could possibly visit anywhere in the world.
List of courses: Around Cape Town

Visitors

Who can play and when?

Visitors welcome on weekdays and Sundays; no visitors on Saturdays.

Must book in advance. Handicap required

Green fees

Visitor fee, 18-holes: R595 (all days).
Credit cards accepted. Contact club for full details, SA affiliated and other discounts, packages, etc. [Last updated: 2018].

Other information

Non-metal spike facility. Golf carts available for hire. Caddies available.

Practice facilities

Good

Did you know?

Stellenbosch has hosted a number of top golf events including the South African Open (in 1999) and the South African Masters on many occasions. In 2006 Stellenbosch (together with neighbouring De Zalze) hosted the prestigious World Amateur Team Championships (WATC). The biennial WATC, involves 3-person teams competing for the Eisenhower Trophy (men) and Espirito Santo Trophy (women). In 2006 at De Zalze, there was a nail-biting home win for the South African women's team, while the Eisenhower Trophy was won by the Netherlands (perhaps appropriate in a wine growing region that was originally established by Dutch settlers!). For more information on the WATC see our entry in the Golf Dictionary section.

Published ranking

2018 South Africa Golf Digest rating: 65th best course in South Africa.

Where2Stay

  • Stellenbosch Hotel3-star

    Corner of Dorp & Andringa Streets, Stellenbosch7599, Western Cape.

    +27 (0)21 887 3644

    Visit website
    Located in the centre of Stellenbosch, this 27-room boutique style hotel combines old world charm with air conditioned modern comforts. The building itself dates from around 1700, and is a national listed monument. From the R44 take Dorpstraat into the centre of Stellenbosch.
    • Golf at this hotel:

      No

    • Golf within 10 km:

      Stellenbosch; De Zalze

    • Golf within 30 km:

      Pearl Valley; Paarl; Erinvale

  • The Kleine Zalze Lodge4-star

    Strand Road (R44), Stellenbosch 7600

    +27 (0)21 880 0740

    Visit website
    Situated adjacent to the first fairway of the De Zalze Winelands Golf Estate, within walking distance of the clubhouse, Kleine Zalze Lodge enjoy panoramic views of the Stellenbosch Mountains in a variety of stylishly decorated units (all with kitchenettes). The 47-bedroomed Lodge, forms part of the Kleine Zalze Wine Estate, which offers award-winning wines, an excellent restaurant, a unique function venue set in a wine cellar, a 120-seater conference facility, vineyard walks and a swimming pool.
    • Golf at this hotel:

      De Zalze

    • Golf within 10 km:

      Stellenbosch (1 km)

    • Golf within 30 km:

      Pearl Valley; Paarl; Erinvale

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