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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

Average Rating from 47 golfers
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Great time but found some of the course layout quite confusing. A map on the course card would help a lot. Hadn’t realised there were shared greens so that confused. Loved the experience though - and lunch was fab. Thanks. 
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played by Pippa Gardner on Monday, 1 April 2019
The course was great but unfortunately we were only informed the day before that the greens had been given the Autumn treatment. The balance of the golf experience was great. 
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played by Michael from South Africa on Saturday, 2 March 2019
It was a good day's golf the course was testing but my visitor from UK enjoyed it. 
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played by Robert from South Africa on Thursday, 21 March 2019
Thoroughly enjoyed the experience. Did not enjoy too much when we had overlapping across holes when some were playing the back nine while we were still on the front nine. 
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played by Roberto from South Africa on Friday, 22 March 2019
The overall golf experience was very good. Only wish they had informed us about the autumn greens treatment. 
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played by Michael from South Africa on Saturday, 2 March 2019
Fantastic condition, great greens, difficult and testing course. Super clubhouse and food. 
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played by Gary from South Africa on Sunday, 27 January 2019
Beautiful setting, course was in excellent condition. Only problem was the cart did not have a roof 
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played by Brett from South Africa on Monday, 31 December 2018
I will return as often as I can. An all around great golf course 
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played by Lance from South Africa on Monday, 24 December 2018
Course was in top condition - greens putted true. Service at pro-shop was outstanding and welcoming. 
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played by Dylan from South Africa on Saturday, 12 January 2019
Just a great experience and course 
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played by Kevin from South Africa on Friday, 4 January 2019

Club Facilities

Club Valet
Caddy / Golf Carts
Practice Facilities
Club / Shoe Rental
Locker Room
Night Golf
Golf Shop
Health Club

Course Details

3004 yards
Established in
Course Type
Grass Type
Bent Grass
Guy Smith

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