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Gowrie Farm is currently ranked as KZN's 4th best conditioned golf club by Golf Digest in 2014.

Gowrie Farm was originally a golf course in the 1920’s, so it seemed appropriate for Gowrie Farm to revert to a golf course in 2008 – 150 years after it was initially registered as a farm.

Gowrie Farm Golf course is a 9 hole course, designed by Guy Smith, an Attorney from Pietermaritzburg. Guy is passionate about classic design and is heavily influenced by the old courses of Scotland and some of the courses built in the United States in the early 1900’s, in particular, Merion and Pinehurst.

In building Gowrie Farm, Guy identified the following as important elements in classic design:

- Tees, which are close to the ground;

- Fairway shapes which are dictated to by the natural features of the land;

- Push-up greens with interesting run-offs;

- Bunkers which are tucked in close to the greens; and

- Fairway bunkers which dictate a player’s choice of option from the tee.

This has led to an exciting, traditional course, which is fun for the average golfer, but tough for the low handicapped golfer to post a good score.
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Gowrie Farm Golf Club Reviews

8.9
Average Rating from 182 golfers
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Very friendly welcome. Course in good condition and good food. Overall really good experience.  
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10
played by Gina from South Africa on Friday, 10 September 2021
12 greens, 18 tees but never felt like you were playing the same hole at any stage. Really challenging and requires your A game mentally. Would love to play in summer but course was still in good condition considering recent weather. Clubhouse and facilities are superb and all staff really friendly and helpful 
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10
played by Graham from South Africa on Saturday, 21 August 2021
Excellent service from the staff. Beautifully kept greens despite the rest of the course being dry. 
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9
played by Nithendra from South Africa on Sunday, 8 August 2021
The golf cart needs a roof and front cover especially because it is so cold in the midlands. Proper direction and indication that 2 holes use the same green. If these two things where done it would have been 10/10. 
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8
played by Velisha from South Africa on Sunday, 27 June 2021
Greens were very bumpy with patches of sand. R400 for a round is also very steep in comparison to other courses in the area. 
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6
played by Ian from South Africa on Sunday, 27 June 2021
excellent staff - excellent condition of the course - overall just super 
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10
played by Erica from South Africa on Saturday, 12 June 2021
Great course, and employees were very helpful.  Only concern was price for affiliated visitors.  
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9
played by Ryan from South Africa on Sunday, 16 May 2021
Course in excellent condition 
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9
played by Kurt from South Africa on Saturday, 29 May 2021
Goof condition and good reception 
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10
played by Hashodrai from South Africa on Friday, 21 May 2021
The fairways and greens were superb and we got great service at the Halfway House - and a superb breakfast!! Gowrie is a hidden gem! 
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10
played by Ross from South Africa on Saturday, 15 May 2021

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Course Details

Holes
9
Par
71
Length
3004 yards
Established in
2008
Course Type
Parkland
Grass Type
Bent Grass
Designer
Guy Smith

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