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Stellenbosch lies in the centre of the fertile and very scenic winegrowing area of the Cape, less than an hour's drive out of Cape Town. With its numerous diligently restored buildings in the Cape Dutch style and its renowned university, it is one of the most attractive travel destinations at the Cape.
Just as rewarding is a visit to the town's exclusive golf course situated just out of town amid vineyards. It is a course of the championship class which hosted the South African Open in 1999.
The course is - compared to those in Cape Town and on the Cape Peninsula - well protected from the wind. The - relatively narrow - fairways are lined with trees. Hole 8 (par 4) requires for instance an absolutely straight stroke in order for the ball not to land in vines or bushes.
Worth mentioning is the professional driving range in Stellenbosch (with greens, bunkers and practice tees). At the Club House one can find a good restaurant and a very well stocked pro shop.
One gets to Stellenbosch from Cape Town on the freeways N1 or N2. In Stellenbosch one turns into the R44. The golf club cannot be missed.
6.264 m - 18 holes - Par 72
none for visitors; for competitions handicap is 24 (ladies 30)
"Smart Dress" (golf gear); no jeans, T-shirts or boxer shorts
Open year round; Wednesday afternoons and Saturdays members only
Restaurant; pro shop