Royal Cape Golf Club

3.0000000000 3.0 stars from 5 (1)
  • Holes: 18
  • Par: 72
  • Length: 6131 meters
  • Layout

  • 174 Ottery Road , Wynberg, Cape Town, 7800
  • +27 (0) 21 761-6551
  • +27 (0) 21 797-5246

Year built: 1885
Style: Parkland
Greens: Dominant Bent
Fairways: Kikuyu
Golf Season: Year round


Carts: Yes
Pull-carts: Yes - R30
Clubs: Yes - R160 - R250
Caddies: Yes


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


Walking allowed: Yes
Metal spikes allowed: No
Dress code: Smart Casual

Tees | Layout | Full Scorecard

Tee Par Length Rating Slope
Yellow 72 6131 meters N/A N/A
White 72 5797 meters N/A N/A
Blue 72 5511 meters N/A N/A
Red (W) 74 5392 meters N/A N/A

South Africa's oldest club, established in Cape Town in 1885, has a prestigious championship course that is always in good condition. It has slick greens which present a real challenge. It is a flat parkland layout and is an ideal introduction to golf in the Cape. It is in typical Cape Flats country and therefore exposed to the wind. On a benign day Royal Cape can be forgiving, but in a stiff breeze it can be an absorbing and often very difficult challenge, although the ferocity of the wind is tempered slightly by the many trees that line the fairways.

Location: The golf course is situated on the Cape Peninsula approximately 20 minutes from Cape Town City Centre.

Unique Selling Points:

- At the start of the Cape Peninsula

- Championship Course

- Designed by Dr Charles Murray in the 1920's

- Redesigned by Robert Grimsdell

- Scenic views of Table Mountain from every hole

Rating Snapshot

GA Rating Index 3.0 stars from 5
Off-Course Amenities: 3.0 stars from 5
Value: 4.0 stars from 5
Pace of Play: 3.0 stars from 5
Staff Friendliness: 5.0 stars from 5
Course Layout: 3.0 stars from 5
Course Conditions: 3.0 stars from 5
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Overall Rating
Type of Golfer

"Historic course"

chamalo's avatar
Age:  65+
Gender:  Male
Skill:  Advanced
Plays:  Once a week
Handicap:  15-19

3 3.0 stars from 5 Played on 12/06/2017
First time playing

Reviewed on

One of the first club established in SA. 1885 ! Old course but very young in fact, the staff is very nice. The second 9 is a bit noisy due to the highway proximity.

Pace of Play: Average

Course Layout: Average

Course Conditions: Average

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Good

Off-Course Amenities: Average

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