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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 149 golfers
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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
The fairways are poor Greens are top 
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played by Tineke from Netherlands on Friday, 8 February 2019
Fairways in awful condition. Signage on the course the worst I've ever seen in 35 years of golf. 4 times we had to take the buggies to ask players where the next tee was. We gave up after 15 holes. Never again 
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played by Harry from South Africa on Tuesday, 29 January 2019
The course is in excellent condition, flat but beautiful and friendly staff 
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played by Daniel from Australia on Monday, 14 January 2019
Always a good experience playing at your course  
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played by Gavin from Australia on Tuesday, 11 December 2018
Very good fairways,excellent greens and friendly staff. 
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played by Peter from South Africa on Thursday, 20 December 2018
Good parkland course with great views of Table Mountain, but poor quality rental clubs, included child's putter! 
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played by Geoff from South Africa on Monday, 5 November 2018
I think this is a very great golf course with wonderful table mountain view and beautiful landscape and nice service  
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played by CHO CHU FANNY from Hong Kong on Friday, 10 August 2018
Friendly service, great course, stunning views, great caddy. Just a little expensive as R495 for an empty weekday round  
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played by Mark from South Africa on Monday, 16 July 2018

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Course Details

6233 yards
Established in
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Grass Type
Colonel S. V. Hotchkin

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