Golf in Somerset West
Information about Golf in Somerset West
Golf is extremely popular in South Africa and you can play it all year
round. From November to March - when it is cold in Europe - golf players
from overseas can enjoy playing golf in fine weather on one of the many
golf courses. The Somerset West area is a golfer's paradise with no less
then three 18-hole golf courses as well as a 9-hole golf course and a
golf driving range. The areas around the Helderberg also offer number
of world class golf courses eg Stellenbosch golf course, Devonvale, Royal
Cape, Arabella etc.
Erinvale Golf & Country Club
If you want to practice your swing or perfect your putting Vodacom Golf
Village is the place to go. This driving range has 50 tee-box bays that
provide a ryegrass platform to 7 target greens. Each bay is equipped with
a bag stand and specific yardage card. A practice bucket of 50 balls cost
a meagre 15 Rand. If you want to improve your game with a professional
golf trainer you can do so. The rates for coaches on the golf courses
in Somerset West and Strand are about 100 Rand per 45 minutes. For more
information, please phone one of the numbers mentioned below.
This golf course is truly one of the best known
and most spectacular in South Africa. Situated on the slopes of the Helderberg,
the view to the Hottentots Holland Mountains and over the False Bay is stunning.
The first nine holes in the lower part are quite easy. But the second nine
holes further up are a real challenge for every golf player.
Closed for guests from 15.12.00 to 31.1.01
18 holes, 5892 metres
Strand Golf Club
booking: 021 847 1144
greenfees for guests: R 450
member competitions: Thu and Fri, guests are welcomed if invited by a
web site: http://www3.nis.za/africagolf/erinvale.htm
This golf course is situated close to the sandy beaches of the False Bay.
Because of the many bunkes, water features and often strong winds this is
not an easy golf course. In honour of the wind, an annual tournament called
the 'Southeaster' is held here every April.
18 holes, 5562 metres
booking: 021 853 6268
greenfees for guests: R 220
member competitions: Sat (whole day), Wed, guests with official handicap
Somerset West Country Club
Somerset West is one of the few traditional Country Clubs with facilities
for tennis, squash and bowls as well as golf. This course with old trees
is a place where the average golfer can expect to play two or three shots
under his handicap.
18 holes, 5930 metres
booking: 021 852 3625
greenfees for guests: R 200
member competitions: Sat and Wed from 11:30, guests with official handicap
Helderberg Village Golf Club
Although this nine-hole golf course was established mainly for residents
in Helderberg Village, it is also open to visitors wanting to enjoy a quick
game of golf. The course is well maintained, quiet and seldom overcrowded.
2 x 9 holes, 5448 metres
booking: 021 855 4602
greenfees for guests: R 120
member competitions: Wed, Thu and Fri (ladies), visitors are more than welcome