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Hermanus Golf Club

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Note: the course has re-opened for visitors, with social distancing and Covid-19 safety guidelines
Hermanus, on the Cape South Coast, is a charming fishing village famous for the whales that come here annually to calve. With its unparalleled scenic beauty, modern infrastructure, upmarket shops and endless adventure options, it’s little wonder that Hermanus has grown in size and popularity during the last decade.

The changes have achieved a great boost to the challenge of this golf course. The improvements have created an opportunity for a real challenge if the course is played from the back tees, while the introduction of different tees (championship, members, seniors and ladies) will allow all levels of golfers to participate in competitions.

The whole feel of the course has been modernised with shaping (fairways, grassy mounds, bunkers, trees and rocky water hazards) all adding a visual, as well as a challenging flow to the course

In 2006, this classic country course has undergone a major overhaul with the introduction of nine new holes, based around a new real estate component, and the charming and gentle layout of the past has been replaced with modern classically designed holes, that have added much to both the visual and challenging aspects of the course, without losing any sense of its former tradition. This tradition, created by original designer Bob Grimsdell, which was based around the gentle mountain surrounds, sea views and country hospitality, and though those ingredients remain, this golfing venue has truly reached a new level. This is not surprising, as South Africa’s foremost golf course architect, Peter Matkovich, was retained to infuse his special brand of flair and experience to maximise the potential on this scenic and gentle landscape. The flair is immediately noticeable in the use of new water and rocky features, as well as the introduction of visually pleasant grassy mounds adding definition and shape to the holes.

Superb new greens and bunkering have been introduced to the course that has been considerably lengthened. The upgrade and redesign are in conjunction with the introduction of real estate pockets that have been cleverly interspersed into this environment without impacting on the original charm of the golfing experience. The new residents on the estate and regular visitors will tell the first time visitor that the popularity of the area has in recent years been augmented by international visitors, who have discovered that Hermanus has the best land-based whale-watching in the world. The Hermanus Whale Festival, held annually, has become one of the Cape’s most attended events and the Southern Right whales are pleased to entertain us while they return to calve in this delightful part of the Cape.
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Hermanus Golf Club Reviews

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Great course 
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played by Fredfrom Austria on Monday, 9 March 2020
Delightful course and friendly and helpful staff. Most enjoyable experience although the grass quality round your greens makes a very frustrating round for nothern europeans! 
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played by Alexanderfrom South Africaon Wednesday, 4 March 2020
We ordered a Buggy. In front of green 2 the battery was empty. Our flight moved forward, I called for help 3 times within 40 minutes. Nothing happened. So I carried 2 bags and all the other things we had back to glubhouse, crossed several Fairways. That tooks us 25 minutes again. Ok the manager was very friendly, said they feel very sorry. All we got was a free Buggy for the next tee time we had already booked. I'm sorry, but this is no service!!!! 
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played by Karlfrom Germany on Friday, 21 February 2020
Great course in a beautiful location 
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played by Susanfrom South Africaon Saturday, 14 March 2020
I feel certain that I have already written to you with my view on Hermanus Golf Club but I am happy to repeat my views. It is a beautiful course made up of 27 holes so you can play different games. It is very English in style, it is very well maintained with excellent greens, and plenty of challenges. If I lived in Hermanus I would be delighted to be a member there. It has excellent practice areas, the Pro staff are there to help with your game, the other staff are very helpful, snacks delicious and I cannot wait to return. 
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played by Michaelfrom United Kingdomon Wednesday, 19 February 2020
Everything is fine. Not exceptional, but very nice in all respects. 
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played by Philipfrom United Kingdomon Wednesday, 19 February 2020
Nice staff, the golfcourse is in very good shape and the security is excellent 
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played by Stefanfrom Sweden on Tuesday, 18 February 2020
A lively nice estate with a good golf challenge. Relatively flat but quaint. Good to walk with a trolley. Value for money. 
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played by Mayafrom Switzerland on Tuesday, 10 March 2020
 Course and surrounds were in good condition.  Interesting and fun course to play. Pro shop was helpful, but course starters were of little help. If visiting the course would recommend getting there at least 45 mins early as it took longer to get going than expected. It is a pretty easy course to walk. Played twice, both rounds were 4:20 excluding time taken at half way house. Although 3 loops of nine holes, they do not separate 2 & 4 balls, so pace of play is going to feel slow as a 2 ball.  
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played by Davidfrom United Kingdomon Wednesday, 11 March 2020
Very nice 
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played by Fredericfrom Franceon Thursday, 13 February 2020

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Peter Matkovich

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