Mont Angelis* Visitor's Guide to Stellenbosch Golf Courses
Arnold Palmer, one of Golf’s Greatest Legends said the following: “Golf is deceptively simple and endlessly complicated; it satisfies the soul and frustrates the intellect. It is at the same time rewarding and maddening - and it is without a doubt the greatest game mankind has ever invented”
If you find yourself in the Cape Winelands looking to play the “greatest game”, here are 6 of the best Golf Courses where you can enjoy not only the game, but also the breath-taking surroundings.
Mont Angelis’ guests are lucky to be surrounded by some of the best golf courses in South Africa. All within 50km from our doorstep!
Stellenbosch Golf Club
Stellenbosch Golf Club sports a championship layout that has been host to many tournaments in the past.
Stellenbosch Golf Club is situated at the foot of the Helderberg mountains on the outskirts of Stellenbosch, where they offer golfers an immaculate golf course with friendly and welcoming service.
Golfers will find themselves surrounded by vineyards and beautiful mountain views when navigating this challenging, yet picturesque 18-hole. A parklands golf course that meanders through the large trees that frame most holes and where every hole seems distinct and memorable.
How far from Mont Angelis: 7km
De Zalze Golf Club
The De Zalze Golf Course is the perfect test for all golfers, their tees are marked for everyone from beginners to professionals. Situated within the De Zalze Winelands Golf Estate, it was designed by Peter Matkovich who made the most of the stunning setting and created a course that is challenging yet enjoyable.
The course has an excellent mix of parkland holes with its main challenges presented in the form of the water features on several holes, as well as the Oak tree lined Blaauwklippen River which winds its way through the Golf Estate and comes into play at various intervals
The course offers a memorable Winelands golf experience for all skill levels.
How far from Mont Angelis: 8.8km
Devonvale Golf Club
Devonvale's 18-hole championship golf course offers a regular challenge to both local and international golfers alike.
Nestled in the Bottelary Valley Hills, just a few minutes outside of the Stellenbosch, Devonvale Golf course promises to be a great course for golfers of all skill levels
The course offers panoramic views of the surrounding vineyards and mountains providing a peaceful golfing experience.
How far from Mont Angelis: 18.9 km
Erinvale Golf Club
Erinvale is considered one of the best residential golf courses in South Africa and was designed by legendary golfer Gary Player, the course features many of his distinctive immaculate challenges.
Stunning views, well-established shade trees and the substantial attention to the maintenance of the fairways elevate this course to world-class standards.
Erinvale Golf Course is without a doubt one of the best Golf Courses in South Africa. Surrounded by the Helderberg and Hottentots Holland Mountains. It offers two very different nines. The first nine winds its way through narrow fairways and the second nine flows beautifully into the foot of the Helderberg’s and eventually offers the most rewarding and magnificent sweeping views over False Bay.
At Erinvale, Gary Player created a true Championship Course which is widely considered a Golfing Gem – that not only tests the best Golfers in the World but also provides great enjoyment to amateur golfers of all skill levels.
How far from Mont Angelis: 23km
Paarl Golf Club
Scenically located in the Paarl-Franschhoek valley, Paarl Golf Club offers a superb golfing experience in a perfect setting. The original course has been developed into the first and only 27-hole championship golf course in the Western Cape.
Paarl Golf Club has a warm tradition of friendliness and has enthusiastically welcomed golfers from all over the world. The course is impeccably manicured and is framed by mountains, rivers and vineyards.
This spectacular course with tree-lined fairways, water hazards and bunkers challenges more proficient golfers, yet less-experienced amateurs will be encouraged to return.
How far from Mont Angelis: 38.8km
Pearl Valley Golf Course
Currently ranked the ‘5th best course in South Africa’ by Golf Digest, Pearl Valley Golf Estates was designed by golf legend Jack Nicklaus and his unique touch is evident throughout the stunning course.
Pearl Valley is truly in a league of its own - the course design and surrounding beauty, the combination of the lush green on the fairways and greens, together with the white river sand lining the bunkers were carefully planned to make Pearl Valley the most visually spectacular golf course in the country.
Every hole is played against the spectacular backdrop of the mountains surrounding the estate and all are challenging due to the strategically set bunkers and fast greens.
How far from Mont Angelis: 45km
*Mont Angelis Retreat offers a selection of well-designed and spacious self-catering cottages on a wine farm in Upper Blaauwklippen Valley, 10 km away from downtown Stellenbosch. It is an oasis of well-being for leisure and business travellers, as well as athletes, academics and wine lovers. Mont Angelis has been selected as one of the 15 best places to stay in Stellenbosch by The Inside Guide. www.montangelis.co.za