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Welcome to Rondebosch Golf Club
Rondebosch Golf Club’s 18-hole course is rated as a ‘must-play’ amongst golfers. Situated only ten minutes from Cape Town’s city centre, with magnificent views of Devil’s Peak and Table Mountain, the course is a popular choice for local and foreign visitors.
Since its establishment in 1911, the Club has built a solid tradition, which is upheld by its strong membership. Continued development and beautification has ensured that the course maintains its excellent condition all year round. It remains a challenge to the serious golfer, but is user friendly for the less experienced.
Rondebosch has hosted seven consecutive Sunshine Tour events, 2 professional ladies European Tour events and the South African Ladies Amateur Open.
The river which winds through the course provides challenges to the players and is home to a variety of bird life; from cormorants and kingfishers to wild ducks and egrets.
Next time you are in Cape Town, join us for a game at Rondebosch!
|Information about The Rondebosch Golf Course:|
|Type of golf course||Parkland|
|Open to visitors - except on Saturdays||yes|
|Golf season||All year round|
|No of holes / tees||18|
|No of tees||18|
|Tees & Fairways||Kikuyu|
|Golf arrangements (in combination with accommodation||no|
|Metal spikes allowed||no|
|Rental Clubs available||yes|
|Rental Carts available||yes|
|Rental trolleys available||yes|
|Golf practice facilities information:|
|Array of putting||yes|
|Array of chipping||-|
Founded in 1911, Rondebosch has seen many changes as a result of road widening and urban development.
However, in 1994, a river widening project enabled the course to be completely redesigned and restored to its former status as a superb championship rated golf course.
There are no weak holes and the par 3’s are probably the toughest in the Cape.
The new 16th hole, a relatively short par 4 bordered on the left by the river and a large dam on the right, has become the signature hole at Rondebosch. Greens
The indigenous poa annua greens are rated the best year round greens in Cape Town. They are fairly small and contain subtle breaks, but always putt well.
When the prevailing South Easter blows they become a real challenge to the serious golfer.
Information about the 18 holes course:
Kikuyu fairways, always immaculately manicured, provide a superb shot making surface and the golfer is always greeted with a green parkland effect. Superb drainage systems enable the course to offer a pleasant year round golfing experience.
This parkland course has a distance of 6223m for men off the championship tees and 5197m for the ladies.
The course carries a full 72 championship rating.
The rough is kept relatively short and the few bunkers are well positioned with a firm surface.
The Famous Holes:
16th hole Par 4 318 metres
Because of the recently introduced water feature, between the 16th and 17th hole. The hole has a dogleg left, curving around a canal. Approacing the green, better to be in the front left hand bunker than in the canal!
17th hole Par 5 466 metres
Water on the left and on the right.A solitary pine to the left of the fairway will tell you that anywhere to the right of this tree is suitable for this sharp dogleg left.
Any shot to the left of this tree will bring you into trouble, in the water the trees, or out of bounds. Very long hitters, beware of the canal that runs alongside the right and crosses the fairway.
18th hole Par 4 300 metres
Out of bounds feature all the way down the left hand side. Trees on the right, so make sure you have an accurate drive to the fairway. The approach of the green is slightly above you. A lareg right hand front bunker ans a smaller one on the front left are the only protection of this green.