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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 111 golfers
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Very beautiful lynx course! The green speeds were a bit uneven. Was a good challenge, struggled a bit with the raised greens. The 18th is a real treat! Overall very enjoyable. Will definitely play again! 
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played by Tania from South Africa on Thursday, 29 October 2020
The course was in good nick and we had very good service from the pro shop 
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10
played by Cecil from South Africa on Saturday, 17 October 2020
Too busy with the 18tee, 12 green layout. Ends up waiting a lot.  
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7
played by Nico from South Africa on Saturday, 17 October 2020
It’s my home 
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10
played by Phil on Friday, 21 August 2020
We were made to feel extremely welcome with fantastic service and an overall great golfing experience ... 
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9
played by Adrian from South Africa on Saturday, 15 August 2020
Good service and very accommodating 
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9
played by Cas from South Africa on Sunday, 6 September 2020
Improvements can be made with regard to hospitality of visitors, even though we are experiencing COVID conditions 
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6
played by Michael from South Africa on Monday, 17 August 2020
Lovely Condition of the golf course, very friendly and helpful staff on the day. Was a pleasure to be there 
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10
played by Sean from South Africa on Saturday, 11 July 2020
Great course 
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10
played by Anthony from South Africa on Thursday, 9 July 2020
Excellent condition, magnificent greens, friendly service and great food. 
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10
played by Gary from South Africa on Sunday, 21 June 2020

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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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