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King David Mowbray Golf Club

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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.

Members generally appreciate the wind, as the "windy season" coincides with the summer, keeping the heat at bay. The rainy season is in the winter - in the months of June through August but strangely enough, most wives of members have come to believe that it never rains on the golf course! Certainly, golf is very much a year round activity here and it is seldom that the course has to be closed due to excessively wet conditions.

Both fairways and greens remain soft throughout the year. The fairways consist predominantly of kikuyu grass while the greens are paspalum which provide an excellent putting surface. Experiments with pure bent grass have not been successful, so the indigenous grass family variety is 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.
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King David Mowbray Golf Club Reviews

Average Rating from 165 golfers
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The booking was easy, Pro Shop very very net, the place was super good, in the last few years we have never been so enthusiastic as this time. We will definitely play the course again on our vacation, greetings Uschi and Thomas 
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played by Ursula Katharina from Germany  on Thursday, 26 January 2023
Very nice golf course, liked it a lot. Play was a bit (very) slow, while on the other side players behind us were pushing too much. But experience great, views of table moun tain phantastic. Marshall a great guy. 
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played by Tilman from Germany  on Tuesday, 19 November 2019
Course is in a good condition, not expensive. Unfortunately proximity to highway and rails makes surrounding too loudly 
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played by Guadalupe from South Africa on Tuesday, 16 April 2019
Good course, no major difficulties, but very noisy with the proximity of the roads. We hire  the clubs and we’re disappointed with the quality.. Some greens where sanded. 
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played by Franck from France on Tuesday, 2 April 2019
Good Course, Reception So So 
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played by Peter from South Africa on Tuesday, 5 March 2019
The course was good but the walking 4 ball ahead were slow and unwilling to let a  2 ball in a buggy pas through 
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played by Steven from United Kingdom on Monday, 4 March 2019
Good fairways and greens. Very helpful and friendly staff. Good pizza  
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played by Thomas from Switzerland  on Monday, 4 March 2019
Course in very poor condition,limited facilities 
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played by Jean from South Africa on Tuesday, 26 February 2019
Close to city centre... 
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played by Tiit from South Africa on Thursday, 14 February 2019
Very nice golf course -friendly staff -excellent Starter/marshall -but very busy -slow play -played 9 holes -had booked 18 
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played by Bill from United Kingdom on Monday, 28 January 2019

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Course Details

6233 yards
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Colonel S. V. Hotchkin

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