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Pearl Valley Golf Club, at Val de Vie Estate

  • 1 Pearl Valley
  • R301 Wemmershoek Road
  • Franschhoek, Western Province 7690 South Africa

As the name implies, a Jack Nicklaus Signature Golf Course truly bears the signature of the world's preeminent golf course designer. It has the thumbprint of arguably the greatest mind in golf history. It is the realization of one man's vision, philosophy and passion for the greatest game of all.

A Jack Nicklaus Signature Golf Course is the highest tier of design offering from Nicklaus Design, the world leader in golf course design. This design features the most extensive involvement by Jack Nicklaus, who personally directs all design-related issues and serves as promotional spokesman for the golf course. Jack Nicklaus visits the site, as required, during the construction process and provides input and approval on all key design decisions.

The Golden Bear designed and constructed Pearl Valley's championship course. In 2003 he opened it, commenting, "Surrounded by mountains this is one of the most spectacular settings in which I have designed a golf course." In the world of golf it is simply not possible to receive a greater endorsement.

Jack's unique touch is evident throughout the course and his masterpiece is characterised by lush green-all-season fairways, exceptional bunkering and the clever use of beautiful water features. The total length of the course, off the championship tees, is 6749 metres, whereas the member's length ranges from 5878 metres from the blue club tees to the senior/ladies championship tees at 5586 metres. The ladies course spans 4935 metres. The layout of the course was designed with the prevailing winds in mind, the winter north-westerly and the summer south-easterly. All par 3's and par 5's play in different directions, thus providing the golfer with varying conditions throughout the round.

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Average Rating
from 17 golfers
played by Thomas from Switzerland on Thursday, 23 February 2017
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We had a interesting round with two other players. We were happy to go by cart because it was very hot. Perhaps better to start ealier than noon! 
played by Frank from Germany on Sunday, 19 February 2017
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Top course and service! 
played by Graham from United Kingdom on Friday, 17 February 2017
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They're only after your money. No handicap certs required = hackers are welcome = 5 hour rounds. Greens fast and true but full of unrepaired pitch marks. Pricey and packed in February. Fairways soft from overwatering. 
played by Miguel from Namibia on Sunday, 29 January 2017
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Cool but very expensive ;-) 
played by Sandy from United Kingdom on Sunday, 22 January 2017
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Course v good. Staff less than helpful. Adjacent house parties with loud music were distraction from golf shots 
played by Waltraud from South Africa on Wednesday, 7 December 2016
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To expensiv ¬†for what you get 
played by Nimitt from United States on Thursday, 7 April 2016
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Just did not like the way the course was managed and pace of play was pathetic 
played by Alan from United Kingdom on Tuesday, 5 April 2016
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Good layout.
Good condition.
Pleasant staff.
played by Thomas from Switzerland on Monday, 14 March 2016
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Perfect course in very good condition. 
played by Terry from United Kingdom on Friday, 11 March 2016
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Really enjoyed this course 
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Pearl Valley Golf Club
5878 yards
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Grass Type
Bent Grass
Jack Nicklaus