Mowbray Golf Club (18)
Mowbray Golf Club was established in 1910. The club is recognised as being one of the best in the country with all major amateur championships having been played there. Mowbray has hosted the SA Open seven times and the Bells Cup three times.
Set at the foot of Table Mountain, Mowbray Golf Club is renowned for its breathtaking views, lush fairways and immaculate greens.
Mowbray invites you to join us in a memorable game of golf on our championship course; thereafter relax with friends as you look out onto the 18th from one of our comfortable lounges.
Through the years, Mowbray has hosted the South African Open seven times, the Bell’s Cup on three occasions and all major amateur championships. Many of the world’s biggest names in golf have played Mowbray, including Bobby Locke, Norman von Nida, Gary Player, Seve Ballesteros, Vijay Singh (a winner of the Bell’s Cup) Nick Faldo, Lee Trevino and Ernie Els.
Set in a very central area – about 15 minutes from the Waterfront and Cape Town’s International Airport – Mowbray is a parkland course, which provides an excellent test of golf. The terrain is flat, but plenty of trees and water features make for an interesting experience, with the beauty of the mountain and abundant wild life dominating the scenery.
A significant feature of any coastal course is, of course, the wind. This is where Mowbray is unique, in that the holes have been so laid out that you will seldom find yourself with the wind directly in your face or right at your back. Also, believe it or not, the wind in Pinelands is seldom as severe as in other parts of the peninsula..
Both fairways and greens remain soft throughout the year. The fairways consist predominantly of kikuyu grass while the greens are a mixture of fine grasses which provide an excellent putting surface. Experiments with pure bent grass have not been successful, so the indigenous grasses are now being “managed”, with more than satisfactory results.
While the course is not particularly long, the golfer will find Mowbray a real challenge. It is generally accepted that the S A Golf Union ratings of 71 from the back tees and 69 from the front make it about 2 or 3 strokes more difficult than average. Don’t let this put you off, however. If you hit the ball straight, you’ll do well and even if you go off line here and there, the rough is very forgiving and is kept well trimmed.
- Big Screen TV
- Board Room
- Chipping Green
- Driving Range
- Function Facilities
- Golf Carts
- Halfway House
- Locker Rooms
- Practice Bunker
- Pro Shop
- Putting Green
- Golf club hire
- Pull trolleys
Bar: Smart Casual
Clubhouse: Smart Casual
Course: Smart Casual
Golf Shoes: Metal / Soft Spikes.
Major Hotchkin (1929)