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Arabella Golf Club

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About

Holes 18
Type
Style Links/Parkland
Par 72
Length 6381 meters
Slope 0
Rating 0.0

Peter Matkovich, who designed the Arabella Golf course, ensured that the 18 holes encompass the Mountain backdrops, lagoon frontage and forests on the estate near Kleinmond. These provide for links, parkland and coastal aspects, while the individual fairways provide natural corridors as vantage points to savour nature's true beauty. This championship course was voted "Best New Course Southern Africa 1999"

Location: The golf course is situated near Kleinmond, which is on the Western Cape's Whale Coast, and close to Hermanus.

Unique Selling Points:
- 150 bird species
- Bio-sphere, Links and Parklands
- Designed by Peter Matkovich
- Fynbos
- Largest lagoon in Southern Africa

Tee Par Length Rating Slope
Professional 72 6381 meters
Championship 72 6082 meters
Club 72 5403 meters
Ladies 72 5107 meters
Scorecard for Arabella Golf Club
Metrics:
Hole 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 Out 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 In Total
Black M: 73.1/123 367 505 470 436 170 424 209 546 296 3423 393 398 352 517 203 437 348 124 539 3311 6734
White M: 70.7/121 306 460 439 413 170 370 199 524 269 3150 376 381 342 485 189 403 348 114 511 3149 6299
Blue M: 69.2/117 343 440 409 396 170 347 173 501 228 3007 354 368 328 465 176 382 348 94 482 2997 6004
Red W: 70.2/119 326 414 379 348 170 331 133 480 212 2793 310 352 295 391 110 376 348 88 441 2711 5504
Handicap 9 15 1 5 17 3 11 7 13 4 6 10 14 18 2 16 12 8
Par 4 5 4 4 3 4 3 5 4 36 4 4 4 5 3 4 4 3 5 36 72
Handicap (W) 5 13 1 7 15 9 11 3 17 6 8 10 14 18 2 16 12 4

Course Details

Year Built 1999
Fairways Kikuyu
Greens Dominant Bent
Architect Peter Matkovich (1999)

Rentals/Services

Carts Yes - R470 - R495
Clubs Yes
GPS Yes
Pull-carts Yes - R155 - R165

Practice/Instruction

Driving Range Yes
Bunker Yes
Golf School Academy Yes
Teaching Pro Yes
Pitching/Chipping Area Yes
Putting Green Yes

Policies

Metal Spikes Allowed No
Walking Allowed Yes
Dress code Collared shirts are required. Shorts need to be Bermuda-length. Appropriate golf attire required.

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Handicap 5-9
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One of Cape Town's best

The debate about Arabella is this - If you're hanging out in the city for just a short amount of time, is it worth the hour and a half drive to play? Sure is. Once you get past the arduous uphill first hole, Arabella is delightful. No two holes feel the same. Picturesque doesn't do the surrounding setting of the Kogelberg Biosphere Reserve, the Bot River Lagoon and Kogelberg Mountains justice. On my recent 11-course journey through South Africa, I'd probably rate my Arabella experience among the top 3 or 4 rounds of the trip. It's a treat.

Conditions Good
Value Good
Friendliness Average
Pace Good
Amenities Good
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Handicap 5-9
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
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Excellent weather
Used cart

Big setting for fun golf course

Laid out along the Kogelberg Biosphere Reserve, the Bot River Lagoon and Kogelberg Mountains, the views are special here and the holes are well designed. From the very first tee, an uphill par 4 where you need to add a club or two to the approach, this golf course is never boring. The par 3s and 5s are particularly strong, including a dynamite risk reward finishing par 5.

Conditions Good
Value Good
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
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Stay & Play Offers

$382 Starting price
Valid dates: Mar 21, 2019 - Dec 31, 2019
This Stay and Play Package is good for 36 Holes and One Night Stay at the Embassy Suites. Host site of the 2012 & 2018 PGA Professional Championship. Ranked in the Top 50 courses to play by Matt Ginella.
R44 Kleinmond, Overberg, Overberg, 7195
+27 (0) 28 284-0000, +27 (0) 28 284-0105
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