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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

8.8
Average Rating from 68 golfers
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Super course and excellent club house facilities 
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10
played by Mike from South Africa on Sunday, 17 November 2019
This is supposed to be constructive critisism and I am happy to chat with anyone about the whole experience. The course is lovely. Staff friendly did not like the cancellation online policy when weather is such a factor did not like the chaos of people teeing off on 1 while we start our 2nd 9. I presume this is only since it was a Monday (long weekend) but should have been properly managed so everyone understands the way it works. There should be a course planner with guidance for 1st time players. You will get a lot more people returning if they enjoy that aspect. Currently , unless someone with local knowledge (luckily me) played with me there are too many nuances and blind shots for the average golfer. Despite that I actually had one of my best rounds of golf ever in cold and windy conditions. 
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7
played by Philip from South Africa on Monday, 23 September 2019
Great little course ! Enjoyed very much !  
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8
played by Henelia Massyn on Friday, 20 September 2019
Great course but they do not have roofs on their carts which made playing under a sweltering African sun, difficult to almost impossible! A course map would also help 
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8
played by Nithendra from South Africa on Friday, 20 September 2019
Lovely setting and great clubhouse. All the staff were also very friendly. 
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8
played by Liam from United Kingdom on Wednesday, 14 August 2019
The score was low, because the club had a competition on, and we were delayed in our start - due to bad weather ( which was not in the clubs control) but we felt they could have been more accommodating and communication of what was happening was not the best.  
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7
played by Michael from South Africa on Saturday, 20 July 2019
A wonderful course with great customer service. Can't wait to return for my next round of golf. 
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10
played by Claude from South Africa on Saturday, 22 June 2019
All staff very pleasant and  helpful.  Course in perfect condition but not quite so helpful. A pictorial map would be very useful.  
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9
played by Tony on Wednesday, 19 June 2019
Great technical course , well maintained and great service at the club house ...definitely will be back.  
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10
played by Santhan from South Africa on Sunday, 2 June 2019
Excellent hosts, friendly staff, amazing course, and unbelievable weather, need I say more! Thanks Gowrie for hosting the Rydaar 16 group for the fifth year 
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10
played by Pieter on Saturday, 18 May 2019

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Locker Room
Night Golf
Golf Shop
Accommodation
Health Club

Course Details

Holes
9
Par
35
Length
3004 yards
Established in
2008
Course Type
Parkland
Grass Type
Bent Grass
Designer
Guy Smith

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