Best golf courses: Around Cape Town

Around Cape Town: the table below provides brief details about the top golf courses in this country or region. Each golf club has been visited and/or researched by Where2Golf. Click on the course name below to discover more. The course ratings below range from 5 highest, to 2 lowest. They attempt to provide an indication of the golfing experience you might expect at the course (based on its design, condition and surroundings). Hover your cursor above the Rating Key for the rating definitions.
4-PLUS: Must play course - excellent standard; worthy of 4½ stars.
Visitors welcome
Cape Town
Matkovich, Peter

Visitors?

Visitors welcome

Nearest city

Cape Town

Designer

Peter Matkovich
3-PLUS: Good course - several memorable features; worthy of 3½ stars.
Visitors welcome
Cape Town
Muller, Mark

Visitors?

Visitors welcome

Nearest city

Cape Town

Designer

Mark Muller
3-PLUS: Good course - several memorable features; worthy of 3½ stars.
Wkends restrictd
Cape Town
Murray, Dr. Charles

Visitors?

Wkends restrictd

Nearest city

Cape Town

Designer

Dr. Charles Murray
4-star: Above average course - well worth a visit.
Visitors welcome
Cape Town
Matkovich, Peter

Visitors?

Visitors welcome

Nearest city

Cape Town

Designer

Peter Matkovich
4-PLUS: Must play course - excellent standard; worthy of 4½ stars.
Visitors welcome
Cape Town
Player, Gary

Visitors?

Visitors welcome

Nearest city

Cape Town

Designer

Gary Player
3-PLUS: Good course - several memorable features; worthy of 3½ stars.
Not Saturdays
Cape Town
Grimsdell, Robert

Visitors?

Not Saturdays

Nearest city

Cape Town

Designer

Robert (Bob) Grimsdell designed the original 18-holes. Upgraded and 9 new holes added by Peter Matkovich in 2006/7.
3-star: Good course – an enjoyable test for your game.
Visitors welcome
Cape Town
Hotchkin, Colonel S.V.

Visitors?

Visitors welcome

Nearest city

Cape Town

Designer

Major modifications Colonel S.V. Hotchkin (1927).

3-star: Good course – an enjoyable test for your game.
Visitors welcome
Cape Town
Muller, Mark

Visitors?

Visitors welcome

Nearest city

Cape Town

Designer

Mark Muller designed the current layout in 1995.
3-PLUS: Good course - several memorable features; worthy of 3½ stars.
Visitors welcome
Cape Town
Frost, David

Visitors?

Visitors welcome

Nearest city

Cape Town

Designer

Original design dates from the 1950s. Course redesigned and nine new holes added by David Frost & Danie Obermeyer (1999).
4-PLUS: Must play course - excellent standard; worthy of 4½ stars.
Visitors welcome
Cape Town
Nicklaus, Jack

Visitors?

Visitors welcome

Nearest city

Cape Town

Designer

Jack Nicklaus
3-star: Good course – an enjoyable test for your game.
Visitors welcome
Cape Town
Grimsdell, Robert

Visitors?

Visitors welcome

Nearest city

Cape Town

Designer

Robert (Bob) Grimsdell
4-star: Above average course - well worth a visit.
Visitors welcome
Cape Town
Murray, Dr. Charles

Visitors?

Visitors welcome

Nearest city

Cape Town

Designer

In 1929 Dr Charles Murray designed the course on which today's layout is largely based.

4-star: Above average course - well worth a visit.
On application
Cape Town
Matkovich, Peter

Visitors?

On application

Nearest city

Cape Town

Designer

Peter Matkovich
3-PLUS: Good course - several memorable features; worthy of 3½ stars.
Not Saturdays
Cape Town
Elkin, Ken

Visitors?

Not Saturdays

Nearest city

Cape Town

Designer

Ken Elkin
3-star: Good course – an enjoyable test for your game.
Not Saturdays
Cape Town
Murray, Dr. Charles

Visitors?

Not Saturdays

Nearest city

Cape Town

Designer

Dr. Charles Murray

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