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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

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breathtaking golf course 
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played by Seungbok from South Korea on Monday, 7 October 2019
Lovely course . Shocking weather when I played but the course held up really well considering the downpours. Challenging enough with some lovely holes  
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played by Neil from United Kingdom on Sunday, 27 October 2019
The course is in great condition. Every one of the staff are very friendly and professional. There is a lovely atmosphere about the club! 
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played by Anna from United Kingdom on Thursday, 21 March 2019
the rangemaster has more controll the time for players Sometime there are 3 teams on the green an 2 youngster will play in 3 time near by 1- 2 meters to the flight in front 
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played by Dieter from Germany on Friday, 22 March 2019
Very nice course in very good condition, service from all staff on the golfing side and in the clubhouse excellent. Well worth playing if your in the Cape Town area. 
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played by Murray from United Kingdom on Friday, 22 March 2019
The course is in a very good condition. Friendly staff! We will play Clovelly in December again. 
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played by Britta from Germany on Sunday, 30 December 2018
Great course, amazing greens, fairways and views. Nice staff and very good service. It would have been perfect, if there were more information about the holes at the tees (for guests).  
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played by Markus from Germany on Thursday, 27 December 2018
Excellent course which looks like a garden. Every whole has its signature. Will definitelly come again.  
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played by Peter from Czech Republic on Thursday, 27 December 2018
Beautiful location and in excellent condition. A friendly welcome and good quality and choice of rental clubs. Relatively short so I would recommend the back tees for a better test but greens are quite small and we'll protected and wind will often pick up after lunch so it still presents a fair test. 
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played by Chris from France on Friday, 21 December 2018
Great course, friendly staff 
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played by Derick from South Africa on Friday, 21 December 2018

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Course Details

5869 yards
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Course Type
Grass Type
Poa Annua
Dr Charles Molteno Murray

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