Don’t settle for vacation accommodation that will leave you in the bunkers. You can enjoy the golf holiday of your lifetime, staying almost on the fairways of the prestigious Cape Peninsula golf courses in a luxury Cape Town villa.
Can I rent a villa on or near a golf course?
You can knock it stiff by securing a luxury villa for your holiday accommodation situated at the Steenberg Golf Estate, with its 18-hole championship golf course. From your villa, you can skip over the rough and position yourself right on the first tee.
Luxury villas are also available in sought-after areas near the elite golf courses, such as Constantia, Bishopscourt and Newlands. If you want to have the best of both worlds, take a chip shot at staying in a villa on the beach in Camps Bay, Clifton or Bantry Bay and add fifteen minutes to your travel time to the tee.
Are there other golf courses in the Cape Peninsula where I can play?
Westlake Golf Club also has 18 holes and is definitely not out of bounds in its proximity to Steenberg. A quick putt down the road towards the Muizenberg Mountains, this golf course may just give you the opportunity to stroke a birdie.
The historic Royal Cape Golf Club, the oldest golf club in the whole of Africa, with a course designed to extend a warm welcome to players of all skills levels, is situated in Ottery. This Golf Club, within a tee shot from Constantia and Bishopscourt, had its beginning in November 1885 when a meeting, chaired by Lt General Sir Henry Torrens, was held at the Cape Castle of Good Hope “for the purpose of introducing the game of golf and starting a club for the same”.
Should I pre-book a tee-time?
It is advisable to always pre-book your tee time to avoid a hazard when you arrive unannounced for your pitch shot. Caddies can also be booked. Arrange it in advance with the golf course. And don’t get caught in a chili-dip – in South Africa, tipping is generally appreciated at around 10% of the total expenditure.
What is the dress code for golf in Cape Town?
Get your approach shot right by arriving in suitable attire for the game. Wear recognised golf shoes with soft spikes or dimpled soles, tailored long or short pants and a golf shirt or a collared shirt with short or long sleeves. Chip your shirt into your trousers to avoid a bogey. Generally, Clubhouse dress code dictates that the same smart casual dress code applies as on the course, but it is advisable to check with each establishment in order to avoid shooting a shank.