Royal Cape Golf Club

174 Ottery Rd, Wynberg, Cape Town, 7800, South Africa

The Royal Cape Golf Club, established in the picturesque city of Cape Town in 1885, proudly holds the distinction of being South Africa’s oldest golf club. This prestigious championship course consistently maintains its excellent condition, featuring slick greens that provide a formidable challenge to golfers. Nestled in a flat parkland setting typical of Cape Flats country, the course offers a perfect introduction to golf in the Cape.

While the layout is generally forgiving on calm days, the course’s exposure to the wind adds a layer of complexity, making it a captivating and sometimes demanding experience. The abundance of trees lining the fairways helps temper the impact of the wind.

Designed by Dr. Charles Murray in the 1920s and later enhanced by Robert Grimsdell, the Royal Cape Golf Club offers scenic views of Table Mountain from every hole, making it a truly captivating destination for golf enthusiasts.

Located on the Cape Peninsula, the course is conveniently accessible, just 20 minutes from Cape Town City Centre.

Course Details

  • Year built: 1885
  • Architect(s): Dr. Charles Murray, Robert Grimsdell
  • Greens: Dominant Bent
  • Fairways: Kikuyu Grass
  • Season: Year round

Policies

  • Metal spikes allowed: No
  • Dress Code: Smart Casual

Rentals/Services

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

Practice/Instruction

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

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