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    Mowbray Golf Club

    • 1 Raapenberg Road
    • Cape Town, Western Cape 7450 South Africa

    Set in a very central area - about 15 minutes from the Waterfront and Cape Town's International Airport - Mowbray is a parkland course, which provides an excellent test of golf. The terrain is flat, but plenty of trees and water features make for an interesting experience, with the beauty of the mountain and abundant wild life dominating the scenery.

    A significant feature of any coastal course is, of course, the wind. This is where Mowbray is unique, in that the holes have been so laid out that you will seldom find yourself with the wind directly in your face or right at your back. Also, believe it or not, the wind in Pinelands is seldom as severe as in other parts of the peninsula.

    Members generally appreciate the wind, as the "windy season" coincides with the summer, keeping the heat at bay. The rainy season is in the winter - in the months of June through August but strangely enough, most wives of members have come to believe that it never rains on the golf course! Certainly, golf is very much a year round activity here and it is seldom that the course has to be closed due to excessively wet conditions.

    Both fairways and greens remain soft throughout the year. The fairways consist predominantly of kikuyu grass while the greens are paspalum which provide an excellent putting surface. Experiments with pure bent grass have not been successful, so the indigenous grass family variety is now being "managed", with more than satisfactory results.

    While the course is not particularly long, the golfer will find Mowbray a real challenge. It is generally accepted that the S A Golf Union ratings of 71 from the back tees and 69 from the front make it about 2 or 3 strokes more difficult than average. Don't let this put you off, however. If you hit the ball straight, you'll do well and even if you go off line here and there, the rough is very forgiving and is kept well trimmed.

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    Mowbray Golf Club

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    Mowbray Golf Club Reviews

    Average Rating
    from 30 golfers
    played by Geoff from South Africa on Tuesday, 17 January 2017
    verified review
    Welcoming staff, good price visitors (non-affiliated) green fees, lovely clubhouse and a good course in top condition 
    played by Denzil from South Africa on Monday, 9 January 2017
    verified review
    The playing field was extremely slow. For a 2ball to take almost two and a half hours for the front nine is a bit long. 
    played by Dean from South Africa on Friday, 30 December 2016
    verified review
    Polite and welcoming staff, course in good nick and reasonable prices for peak season 
    played by Francisco from Switzerland on Friday, 30 December 2016
    verified review
    Course ok but the noise from hiway a little bit to much  
    played by Joern from South Africa on Tuesday, 20 December 2016
    verified review
    friendly staff, flexible planning 
    played by Vincent from South Africa on Monday, 24 October 2016
    verified review
    good course, with proper challenge.

    Green are a little slow.
    played by Sven from Germany on Monday, 1 August 2016
    verified review
    friendly staff, course layout ok but compared to other courses in SA not spactacular…nice views to table mountain 
    played by Davide from Germany on Sunday, 12 June 2016
    verified review
    Very nice views from the course, but the general conditions were not the best. Rented clubs not really good either 
    played by Henk from Netherlands on Wednesday, 2 March 2016
    verified review
    the course itself is nice, the surroundings (motorways!) are less attractive 
    played by Ann-Catrin from Sweden on Monday, 29 February 2016
    verified review
    Nice course but the railway are close. The clubhouse and shop are ok but not the best. 


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