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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

9.0
Average Rating from 233 golfers
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All reviews on golfscape are made by real golfers who played at this golf course.
The course is always in good condition although it was very cold and windy. Phil and his team are friendly and professional. Kath the lady captain does a brilliant job. 
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10
played by Pam Grundy on Thursday, 23 June 2022
Overall fantastic fun 
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10
played by Tim from South Africa on Sunday, 19 June 2022
Friendly staff, beautiful course, clean and neat clubhouse. 
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9
played by Judith from South Africa on Saturday, 18 June 2022
Great course. Practice green needs a bit of love. 
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8
played by Chris from South Africa on Saturday, 11 June 2022
It waa a very good course but the sand in the bunkers, especially the fairway bunkers are bad. 
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played by Stephan from South Africa on Thursday, 2 June 2022
Great design, good, difficult greens. 
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10
played by James from South Africa on Friday, 27 May 2022
Great all round experience from check in, the half way house & the course. 
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9
played by Hilton from South Africa on Thursday, 5 May 2022
Course was in excellent condition. Service was also very good  
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10
played by Nithendra on Friday, 15 April 2022
Beautiful course with challenging greens.  
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8
played by Richard from South Africa on Friday, 15 April 2022
Great experience, first time visitors, will definitely come back! Beautiful course and very friendly and welcoming club members! 
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played by Elrita from South Africa on Tuesday, 12 April 2022

Club Facilities

Club Valet
Caddy / Golf Carts
Practice Facilities
Lessons
Dining
Spa
Club / Shoe Rental
Locker Room
Night Golf
Golf Shop
Accommodation
Health Club

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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