Arabella Golf Club

Arabella Country Estate, R44, Kleinmond, 7195, South Africa

The Arabella Golf Club, masterfully designed by Peter Matkovich, is a stunning embodiment of golfing excellence nestled near Kleinmond, on the Western Cape’s Whale Coast, close to Hermanus. This 18-hole course, which gracefully weaves through a breathtaking landscape, showcases a mesmerizing backdrop of mountains, the frontage of the largest lagoon in Southern Africa, and lush forests.

Its design brilliantly integrates elements of links, parkland, and coastal golf, offering a diverse and engaging playing experience. Each fairway forms a natural corridor, presenting unique vantage points that allow golfers to fully appreciate the beauty of the natural surroundings.

The Arabella Golf Course stands out not only for its challenging and scenic layout but also for its commitment to environmental conservation, offering a unique and holistic golfing experience. This championship course, which earned the accolade of “Best New Course Southern Africa 1999,” is also a haven for nature lovers. It is home to 150 bird species and is surrounded by rich bio-sphere and fynbos, making it not just a golfing destination but also a sanctuary for biodiversity.

Course Details

18 Holes Par: 72 Length: 6222 meters Slope: 141 Rating: 74.0

Course Informations

  • Year built: 1999
  • Architect(s): Peter Matkovich, Mark Wiltshire
  • Greens: Dominant Bent Grass
  • Fairways: Kikuyu Grass
  • Season: Year round


  • Metal spikes allowed: No
  • Dress Code: Collared shirts are required. Shorts need to be Bermuda-length. Appropriate golf attire required.


  • Carts: Yes
  • Pull-carts: Yes
  • Clubs: Yes
  • Caddies available: Yes


  • Driving range: Yes
  • Pitching/chipping area: Yes
  • Putting green: Yes
  • Teaching pro: Yes


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