Arabella Golf Club

4.0000000000 4.0 stars from 5 (2)
  • Holes: 18
  • Par: 72
  • Length: 6381 meters
  • Layout

Rentals/Services

Carts: Yes - R210
Pull-carts: Yes - R55
Clubs: Yes - R250
GPS: Yes

Practice/Instruction

Driving range: Yes
Pitching/chipping area: Yes
Putting green: Yes
Practice bunker: Yes
Teaching pro: Yes
Golf school / academy: Yes

Policies

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

Tees | Layout | Full Scorecard

Tee Par Length Rating Slope
Professional 72 6381 meters N/A N/A
Championship 72 6082 meters N/A N/A
Club 72 5403 meters N/A N/A
Ladies 72 5107 meters N/A N/A

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" and is also positioned around the Arabella Sheraton "Luxury Collection" Hotel which is due for completion in May 2001 to add to its advantages.

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

Rating Snapshot

GA Rating Index 4.0 stars from 5
Off-Course Amenities: 4.5 stars from 5
Value: 4.0 stars from 5
Pace of Play: 4.5 stars from 5
Staff Friendliness: 4.0 stars from 5
Course Layout: No ratings so far
Course Conditions: 4.0 stars from 5
Rating Breakdown 2 Reviews
5 stars:
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4 stars:
2
3 stars:
0
2 stars:
0
1 stars:
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recommend this course

2 out of 2 reviews


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Reviews


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"One of Cape Town's best"


JasonDeeganGA's avatar
Golf Advisor
Age:  35-44
Gender:  Male
Skill:  Advanced
Plays:  Once a week
Handicap:  5-9

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 12/16/2015
First time playing Paired up at course Used cart Played 18 holes Good weather

Reviewed on

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.


Pace of Play: Good

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Average

Value for the Money: Good

Quality of food & beverage: Average

Off-Course Amenities: Good

Course Difficulty:  Somewhat Challenging


I recommend this course


"Big setting for fun golf course"


MikeBaileyGA's avatar
Golf Advisor
Age:  45-54
Gender:  Male
Plays:  Few times a week
Handicap:  5-9

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 04/30/2015
First time playing Played with a group Used cart Played 18 holes Excellent weather

Reviewed on

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.


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Good

Quality of food & beverage: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Excellent

Course Difficulty:  Somewhat Challenging


I recommend this course



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