Recognised as Port Elizabeth’s premier course, this 18-hole undulating parkland course is in the heart of the city, just minutes from the beach and the hotels. It is the fifth oldest registered golf club in South Africa, founded in 1890. The most significant change in recent years was the introduction of putter bent grass greens. The PEGC has two nines of equal par 36 for a total of par 72. The fairways are lined with trees and natural shrubs and the layout presents a formidable challenge. There is a large lake on the right of the par-5 8th hole as well as a lake guarding the right side of the short par-3 17th hole. Apart from water hazards and trees along most fairways, several doglegs add to the difficulty of the course.
The spacious clubhouse, proud of its long history, provides a warm welcome to both members and visitors alike, catering for small or large groups of golfers, tour groups, corporate golf and tournaments, social gatherings, conferences, weddings and other numerous functions and celebrations. We have three different venues you can choose from to hire for any function, varying in size from 20 people to 200 people.
If you phone the pro shop always no answer and sometimes you go back 3 times to the lady that answer the phone not fear to her .Then you wait sometimes 2 hours before somebody return your call by that time you make a booking somewhere Els.
Was a good experience, but I do feel the rough needs a trim. The course was not very busy but due to the rough being extremely long most golfers missing fairways take a long time to look for balls. I understand there is a 3 minute rule but balls a few meters from the fairway should not be lost and it does make it unpleasant to constantly look for balls if 1 in the 4ball miss the fairway. I'm all for a tough challenge but not looking for balls all the time. Stones in the rough do damage expensive clubs.