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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

5700m yards
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Mowbray Golf Club Reviews

Average Rating
from 24 golfers
played by Vincent from South Africa on Monday, 24 October 2016
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good course, with proper challenge.

Green are a little slow.
played by Sven from Germany on Monday, 1 August 2016
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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
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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
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the course itself is nice, the surroundings (motorways!) are less attractive 
played by Ann-Catrin from Sweden on Monday, 29 February 2016
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Nice course but the railway are close. The clubhouse and shop are ok but not the best. 
played by Christopher from United Kingdom on Monday, 29 February 2016
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Beautiful well maintained course. Well stocked pro shop. Polite and helpful staff.  
played by Chris from United Kingdom on Friday, 26 February 2016
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Well organised management. 
played by Serge from Sweden on Friday, 19 February 2016
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Same opinion as before. 
played by Serge from Sweden on Monday, 15 February 2016
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We were very pleased and enjoyed very much your course. 
The same with this wonderful country and people.
Extremely enjoyable,  really longing for Cape Town and its relaxed atmosphere. 
played by Michael from South Africa on Monday, 15 February 2016
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V friendly, good views, good greens etc. 

Would play every time in the area.


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