This is a true championship course, having hosted the South Africa Open no less than 10 tomes and the South Africa Amateur Championships 8 times. It is also South Africa’s oldest club portraying a sense of history and tradition.
Extensive work was done on the greens in 2000 to bring them up to the USGA standards making the course worthy of its Championship status. This parkland course is fairly flat but enjoys splendid views of the surrounding mountains. Don’t be deceived by it’s apparent easiness, the fairways are narrow, demanding extreme accuracy off the tee, wayward shots can be heavily punished by the trees and the greens are well bunkered!
There is also plenty of water on the course; the 15th in particular requires a finely judged shot over the water which encroaches right up to the edge of the green. The most difficult holes are the par 4, 3rd, at 435 metres the longest two-shotter on the course, and the par 4, 14th, a dog leg right played into the teeth of the prevailing South Easterly wind and with water guarding the right front and side of the green. A real challenge for all standards of golfer, but get it right and the reward is self explanatory!
Facilities at the Royal Cape Golf Club include a pro shop, driving range, chipping green, pitching green, putting green practice net, club hire, carts (only for those with a medical requirement) and trolleys.