Tee off from a piece of history at the Stellenbosch Golf Club

Dating back to 1904, the Stellenbosch Golf Club has hosted several major tournaments and had golfing greats from across the world tee- off from its greens. It’s a classic Cape Town course not to be missed.

Stellenbosch Golf Club traces it history back to 1904, making it one of the oldest clubs in South Africa. And it’s no country-cousin either: the Club has hosted five South African Masters tournaments as well as the 1999 South African Open – the year in which local player David Frost took the trophy – and it remains one of the more charming tracks in the winelands.

A classic parkland layout, the course is best enjoyed on foot, although carts are available.

The signature hole is the par-3 7th, but you’ll struggle to find any bad holes in this corner of the course. The par-4 6th to an elevated green offers a risk-and-reward approach right over a vineyard, while the par-5 8th challenges with a semi-blind tee shot towards a sloping fairway that threatens to land your ball in an out-of-bounds vineyard.

After your game, the clubhouse terrace is one of the most enjoyable in the winelands, with wonderful views and a wood-fired oven that will tempt you to stay for dinner.

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