ROYAL CAPE GOLF CLUB

Wynberg, Western Cape Province
Royal Cape Golf Course was founded in 1885 and is the oldest club in South Africa. A typical parkland layout it features narrow fairways lined by trees that will punish the errant drive off the tee. Situated just a 20 minute drive from the city center, it is a true championship course, having hosted the South African Open eleven times and the South African Amateur Championships eight times, it has recently undertaken a reconstruction program of all eighteen greens strictly adhering to USGA specifications. The course today is a fine test of golf especially when the south-easter is blowing. Essentially it is a flat parkland course, well maintained and a pleasure..
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to play with lovely views of the Table Mountain range.
 
Wayward shots are penalized by trees and the greens are well bunkered. There is also plenty of water on the course, particularly at the corner of the 3rd, 4th and 5th holes and also at the 14th, 15th and 16th holes. The most difficult holes are the par-4 3rd, at 475 yards the longest two-shotter on the course, and the par-4 14th when played into the teeth of the prevailing south-easter with water guarding the right of the green.
 
Signature Hole:  The dogleg par-4 14th is a tough hole that you have to play carefully to avoid a large water hazard that comes in to guard the right of the green. Walk away with a par and you will be well pleased.
 
AT A GLANCE
  • Champ Tee: 6,369 meters / 6,965 yards
  • Club Tee: 5,937 meters / 6,493 yards
  • Ladies Tee: 5,120 meters / 5,600 yards
  • Fairways: Kikuyu
  • Greens: Bent
  • Par: 72

 RANKED # 48 IN GOLF DIGEST SOUTH AFRICA “TOP 100 COURSES 2016”