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South Africa Golf Holidays - Royal Cape Golf Club

Formed in 1885, the Royal Cape Golf Course is the oldest club in South Africa and the whole of Africa. It is a championship course of some repute and has hosted the prestigious South African Open 11 times. It is one of our most popular courses for South Africa Golf Holidays and a must-play course whilst staying in Cape Town. Once you visit this flat parkland golf course you'll see why. The tree-lined fairways are narrow with many water hazards and bunkers. The golf course is always well groomed and has mountain views from just about every hole.

The club is very accommodating with overseas visitors on South Africa golf holidays, and welcomes non members on most days except weekends.

There is plenty of water on the course, particularly at the corner of the 3rd, 4th and 5th and then again around the 14th, 15th and 16th. The 4th and 15th are beautiful par 3's, the 15th in particular requiring a finely judged shot over the water which encroaches right up to the edge of the green.

The most difficult holes are the 3rd, a 435m par 4 and the dog leg 14th with water surrounding the green & some strategically-placed trees!

The club has a nostalgic air about it, with traditional (or old fashioned) facilities, depending on your point of view, but it is a slice of history. Although the course has been over taken by more modern designed layouts with flashy club houses, it still provides an thoroughly enjoyable test of golf that is only 20 minutes from most central Cape Town hotels.

It can be difficult to get a golf cart at Royal Cape, but the there are pull carts and caddies. If you need a golf cart, let us know so we can pre arrange one for you. The course is flat and easy to walk, and caddies are available.

Out of Africa Tavel & Golf recommends the Royal Cape for South Africa golf holidays, it offers a chance to play a slice of history on a traditional style, mature golf course.

For more information about South Africa golf holidays and playing the Royal Cape Golf Club, contact us here or call +44 208 249 5919 (UK) or +65 919 412 56 (Asia) to speak to our South Africa Golf Holidays expert.

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Royal Cape Golf Course information

Holes: 18
Par: 72
Type: Parklands golf course
Length Mens: 5797m
Length Ladies: 5392m


  • Pro shop
  • Driving range
  • Chipping and pitching area
  • Putting Green
  • Caddies available
  • Club hire
  • Carts (pre book to guarantee)
  • Pull trolleys