My top 3 golf courses around Cape Town

With over a dozen golf courses in and around the city, choosing the right one for a short golfing holiday to Cape Town can be tricky. Robert McNeilly, an experienced golf tour operator from Exclusive Golf Tours, shares his favourite courses near the city.

My favourite course in the Cape winelands is De Zalze Golf Club – it is brilliant.

Erinvale Golf Club outside Somerset West is also wonderful. I’d say Erinvale has the best fairways in the country. They’re always fantastic, always in great condition.

The only trouble at Erinvale is that it can be difficult to get a tee time: they may push you to play in the late morning or late afternoon, but it’s worth it. Erinvale is certainly one of the better courses in and around Cape Town.

Pearl Valley Golf Club designed by Jack Nicklaus is also fantastic. From the layouts to the greens, which are probably the quickest in the Cape, it’s a great course. I just love Jack Nicklaus courses, because he has tee boxes for every standard of golfer. You can go there and choose the tee that suits your game, whether you’re a seasoned professional or a struggling beginner. He’s also got the classic four pin positions on his greens, which sets it apart from other courses.