Mowbray Golf Club
|Mowbray Golf Club was established in 1910. The club is recognized as being one of the best in the country with all major amateur championships having been played there. Mowbray has hosted the SA Open seven times and the Bells Cup three times.|
Set at the foot of Table Mountain, Mowbray Golf Club is renowned for its breathtaking views, lush fairways and immaculate greens.
There are a variety and abundance of birdlife clusters around the water features. Experience the pleasure of teeing off down newly mown fairways, bordered by tall pines and indigenous trees.
Mowbray invites you to join us in a memorable game of golf on our championship course; thereafter relax with friends as you look out onto the 18th from one of our comfortable lounges.
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.
Both fairways and greens remain soft throughout the year. The fairways consist predominantly of kikuyu grass while the greens are a mixture of fine grasses which provide an excellent putting surface. Experiments with pure bent grass have not been successful, so the indigenous grasses are 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.