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The Cape is the home of South African golf, and Clovelly ranks as one of the finest courses in the Cape Peninsula. Once only a nine-hole and mainly sand course, Clovelly was designed by Dr Charles Molteno Murray, one of the best known golf architects of his day. Advocate Bobby Lewin was responsible for much of the magnificent landscaping.

Together they produced one of Southern Africa's most picturesque and challenging courses. Famous for its rolling, computer-irrigated fairways and undulating holes, Clovelly complements its rich coastal environment. Natural sand dunes abut the course, which is blessed with water features and a wide variety of indigenous fauna - especially birdlife such as guinea fowl, pheasant, peacock and steppe buzzard - and flora, notably the variety of trees which line the fairways.

Unlike some other local courses, there is no noise intrusion from roads or railways, and both course and club house enjoy privacy and security. Clovelly's championship-quality greens (bent grass/poa annua mix) are among the finest in Southern Africa.

Of moderate length (5 869m - Par 72 men & Par 73 ladies), Clovelly is unique in that it follows neither the links nor the American tradition in its design. It is a tight course by South African standards, and has a fine blend of testing holes, with the Silvermine River, and adjacent ponds adding much to their character.

Looking at the beautiful course, one can hardly imagine it having been a series of sand dunes with a greenhouse as its rendezvous. A favourite course of Bobby Locke, each hole has a special distinctive setting, with magnificent views of the surrounding mountains and False Bay.
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Clovelly Country Club Reviews

Average Rating from 166 golfers
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Pretty course, well maintained, welcoming staff and good pro shop 
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played by Sue from United Kingdom on Thursday, 27 February 2020
Lovely course in super condition. Well organised starter but oh so slow round as course crammed full. Well worth a visit. 
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played by Paul from United Kingdom on Friday, 21 February 2020
It is a very, every green and nice Golf course 👏🏽 
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played by Kurt from Switzerland on Monday, 24 February 2020
good course; good staff 
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played by Barry from Canada on Wednesday, 29 January 2020
We started as a 4 ball on the 10th ,at the 1st the people playing with us left ,we got stuck between two 4balls .Both 4 balls where good players we got bullied of the course .Clovelly is a very good course the members are a good bunch not happy with the management !!!  
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played by John from United Kingdom on Tuesday, 18 February 2020
The course itself was very good, but unfortunately the Management decided to let ervery 8 minutes a flight with 4 players go and that led to the situation that especially on the par3 holes more than 3 flights standing there and have to wait.The round took us almost 5h15 min. Not good. 
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played by Heinz from Germany on Friday, 14 February 2020
Very friendly, lovely course, Beautiful views  
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played by Antoon from Netherlands on Friday, 14 February 2020
A bit hectic at the starter box, very short time between the flights, missed toilets on the course. 
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played by Brigitte from Germany on Tuesday, 11 February 2020
Nice course, tucked away in a valley, very green and well maintained. Difficult to play if it is windy, some  quite narrow fairways. Practicing facities were a bit dissapointing. Driving range was only about 160 meters and we had to pay for the balls. As the greenfee is quite expensive, that does not seem to be fully justified. 
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played by Manuela from Germany on Monday, 10 February 2020
Very beautiful golf course , a little bit windy ... Staff is very kind  
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played by Alain from Réunion on Monday, 10 February 2020

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Course Details

5869 yards
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Grass Type
Poa Annua
Dr Charles Molteno Murray

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