Top 3 Golf Courses In Stellenbosch (Let’s Play A Round)
If your idea of an outdoorsy adventure is playing 18 holes instead of 9, Stellenbosch may just be the place for your next vacation!
Send your nature-loving family on a hike up the Coetzenburg mountain while you convene with nature at your own pace, pacing the green with an ice cold beer and a golf cart at your disposal!
Stellenbosch is perfect Cape Winelands destination for unwinding with a round of golf – with spectacular views of the Boland mountains, and endless summer days, a day at one of the world-renowned golf courses in Stellenbosch is a day well-spent!
If you want to know where best to park your putter, keep reading!
1. Devonvale Golf & Wine Estate
This world-famous 18 hole golf course needs little by way of introduction, as its challenging fareway has long dazzled local and international golf aficionados with its gorgeous dam in the middle of the course, and the constant care and systematic upgrades it has received over the course of the estate’s lifetime.
A true “country course”, as Devonvale describes it, this golf course is the epitome of this leisure sport in the Cape Winelands.
This estate has played host to, among others, the SA Ladies Open Tournament, the Sunshine Tour, numerous Provincial Opens and many more!
A 6136m, par 72, 18 hole Championship course, Devonvale is no stranger to international household names, and has been enjoyed by many a professional golfer over the years.
The course length is 5705m for men, and the women’s course is 4993m.
Located on the northern-facing slopes of Devon Valley, Devonvale is home to abundant bird and animal life including native South African springboks!
Playing a round surrounded by the mountains and luscious Devonvale vineyards is soothing to the soul, and the tree-lined curving course with sweeping fairways does its job to melt your stress away!
(And, if the trees and sunshine don’t do it, you can always enjoy a glass of the house red at the halfway house to speed things right along!)
Whether you’re an amateur player, or a semi-professional, Devonvale’s got you covered.
With a driving range and practice area, Devonvale caters to golfers of all ages and abilities.
With ladies clinics and private or group lessons with PGA Golf Pro, Anna Becker, Devonvale even hosts kiddies clinics for your little golfers-in-training!
With stylish, 5-star change rooms for ladies and gents, and spectacular refreshment facilities for your enjoyment, Devonvale Golf and Wine Estate is proud to be your home course away from home.
Join them for a day at the greens rate, or for the year with a comparatively very affordable annual membership!
With discounts for pensioners, students, and under 30s, Devonvale is affordable luxury at its finest.
2. De Zalze Golf Club
The De Zalze Golf Club is situated on the breathtakingly beautiful De Zalze Winelands Golf Estate and is home to an 18-hole golf course with a number of distinct colour-coordinated courses for beginners just looking to have a little fun, right through to the pros looking to test their skills and shot-making abilities.
De Zalze Golf Club’s red and blue markers will direct beginners, or those trying to sneak in a quick round before another engagement, to the shorter course, while the white and yellow markers will guide those with nerves of steel through all 18 holes, designed to test one’s abilities both mental and physical.
With a dedicated practice facility there is no need for you to be shy about your inexperience or overall incredibly mediocre golf game – get in a few test swings, chips and putts before your 18 holes, and even sneak in some quick tips from the De Zalze coaching pros who are on the range and standing by to help you up your game and make a lasting sporting impression!
De Zalze Golf Club knows that business is often conducted as much on the golf course as it is in the boardroom, and so they have excellent restaurants and conferencing facilities within walking distance of the golf course for members’ and/or visitors’ enjoyment following or preceding their tee time.
De Zalze Winelands Golf Estate houses a spectacular Clubhouse, as well as numerous restaurants and bars, and a halfway house!
As a popular conferencing facility, The Club House has an acceptable dress code of business casual – strictly no drawstring shorts, flip flops or sleeveless tees allowed – so, even if you and your business associates are not alone, you can rest assured the other Club House patrons will be well-dressed and respectful of your meeting and the space.
A decorous establishment for a gentleman- or women’s game, De Zalze Golf Club looks forward to welcoming day guests and members alike.
3. Stellenbosch Golf Club
With over one hundred years of history, Stellenbosch Golf Club is a local sporting institution!
It is the fourth-oldest golf club in all of South Africa, and it has been an 18-hole championship golf course for well over half a century now.
Originally a 9-hole golf course, Stellenbosch Golf Club’s grounds were expanded to an 18-hole championship golf course in 1953.
This historic and prestigious golf course has played host to numerous massive and important golf tournaments; including the South African Open.
When you play a round at Stellenbosch Golf Club, you’re taking a walk through the city’s history, and are transported back in time to the days of uninterrupted mountain vistas, and sparkling clean, fresh air – both of which are on offer from the sanctuary of the green!
Largely unaffected by the drought that recently ravaged the Western Cape, Stellenbosch Golf Club has managed to keep their course pristine despite the severe water shortage, and looks forward to welcoming guests to their oasis in the heart of the Cape Winelands.
For an affordable and enjoyable (but still challenging!) game of golf, Stellenbosch Golf Club never fails to deliver.
Also offering coaching and associated workshops, a pro shop, and a famously fantastic 19th hole, Stellenbosch Golf Club is a must-visit for all golf enthusiasts who find themselves in the Cape Winelands.