Westlake Ave, off Boyes Drive,
Lakeside, nr Cape Town, Western Cape 7945
18 holes. Tree-lined & open parkland. Gently undulating terrain - easy to walk.
Urban environment and residential.
Dr. Charles Murray
20 km S of Cape Town (centre)
From the centre of Cape Town, take the N2 and then M3 highways, and follow the M3 right to the end (approx 17 km). Turn right onto the M42 (Steenberg Road) direction Tokai. After o.5 km turn left direction Stonehurst . After o.4 km turn left into Westlake Avenue. After 200 m turn left again into Golf Club.
Westlake Golf Club: Located behind the Table Mountain near to Cape Town's vineyards and wineries, Westlake is one of the Cape's older generation of courses, always busy and ever-popular with members and visitors alike. Although the terrain here slopes gently away from the clubhouse, most of the holes are reasonably flat, only a few modest bumps and ripples need to be negotiated along the mainly tree-lined fairways. Trees rather than water will potentially give you most to think about at Westlake. The pleasant array of mature trees and other more recently planted pines provide good definition to the majority of holes, although the tree-line is never too dense and ball-finding is rarely a problem. With several dog-legging holes, there are opportunities to cut corners provided you can hit it long and high over the tall umbrella pines. The par-4 12th is a particular favourite with corner-cutting members ! The nearby Muizenberg mountains and other impressive ranges provide a dramatic and picturesque backdrop to many holes, with some interesting features contained within their craggy heights (see Did You Know). Although not the longest nor toughest course in and around Cape Town, you can count on Westlake to give your game a thorough workout, especially your putting on its often large and sloping greens.
Visitors welcome on weekdays and Sundays; no visitors on Saturdays.
Must book in advance. Handicap required
Credit cards accepted. Contact club for full details, SA affiliated and other discounts, packages, etc. [Last updated: 2018].
Golf carts available for hire. Caddies available.
While enjoying the picturesque mountain scenery that is in view from many parts of the course, get a local member or caddie to point out the interesting Elephant's Eye feature, which is part of the Constantiaberg mountain. The trunk, eye, head and back of an elephant is clearly discernible, particularly as you stand on the tee of the very attractive par-5 4th hole.
2018 South Africa Golf Digest rating: 80th best course in South Africa.
Steenberg Estate, Tokai, Constantia Valley, Cape Town, Western Cape.
+27 (0)21 713 2222Visit website
The luxurious Steenberg Hotel is situated on the Cape’s oldest farm, a twenty-minute drive from the heart of Cape Town. The hotel nestles in the tranquil Constantia Valley, against the slopes of the Steenberg Mountains, offering sweeping views over False Bay. Its buildings, dating back to 1682, were fully restored and have been declared a National Monument. Here the legendary elegance and traditions of the 17th century blend harmoniously with the most refined luxuries and conveniences of our modern age.
Royal Cape; Westlake; Clovelly
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Alphen Drive, Constantia, Cape Town 7848
+27 (0)21 794 5011Visit website
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.
Royal Cape; Westlake; Steenberg; Mowbray; Rondebosch
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