Maccauvlei Golf Course

Old Sasolburg Rd Viljoensdrif, Vereeniging, 1939, South Africa

Maccauvlei Golf Course, known as the “queen of inland links,” is unique for its inland location while offering a seaside course feel. Established with a reputation for its link-like characteristics, it underwent significant restoration by renowned architect Peter Matkovich, who retained its original charm.

The course, now a blend of parkland and links, provides a distinctive golfing experience. While the front nine boasts several notable holes, the true highlight is the back nine, especially the stretch from the 13th hole onwards. This six-hole sequence is celebrated for its beauty and challenge, standing out even in South Africa’s golf-rich landscape.

One of the course’s most famous features is the par-4 17th hole, renowned for its giant bunker, which historically was considered the largest in the world. Maccauvlei Golf Course continues to be a favorite for golfers seeking a blend of history, beauty, and challenging play.

Course Details

18 Holes Par: 72 Length: 6820 meters Slope: N/A Rating: N/A

Course Informations

  • Year built: 1926
  • Architect(s): Peter Matkovich
  • Greens: Bent Grass
  • Fairways: Kikuyu Grass
  • Season: Year round


  • Metal spikes allowed: No
  • Singles allowed: No
  • Fivesomes allowed: No
  • Dress Code: Smart casual


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


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


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