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.