Arabella Golf Club
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Surrounded by the Kogelberg Mountains and bordered by the Bot River Lagoon, the Arabella Golf Course is situated near Hermanus, just over an hour’s drive from Cape Town. As part of the Arabella Hotel & Spa, this is an unforgettable destination for golf enthusiasts.

Designed and built in 1999 by celebrated South African golf course architect Peter Matkovich, who is also credited with the design of Western Cape courses de Zalze and Steenberg, this classic parkland course has spectacular views across the Bot River lagoon and across the Kogelberg mountain range. This 18-hole, 6,381 metre long course and has become a favourite Championship course. Currently ranked by Golf Digest Magazine as 4th in the Top 10 Golf Courses in South Africa, many professionals and celebrities have enjoyed the golf course, including such names as Jack Nicklaus, Samuel L Jackson, Ernie Else and Gary Player, to name a few.

Surrounded by beautiful mountains and indigenous fynbos, the course offers challenging bunkers and water hazards, designed to test your skill.

The signature hole for the Arabella Golf Course is the par-5, 8th hole, which plays down a steep hill to a well-protected green that juts out into the lagoon and is rated as one of the most photographed golf holes in South Africa.

The Arabella Golf Club has been the annual home to the Nelson Mandela Invitational Charity Golf Tournament since 2003.

With a fully stocked Pro Shop, a clubhouse offering stunning scenery and a five star hotel and spa, this destination will prove to be well-worth visiting.

Voted the number two golf course in South Africa and the top golf course in the Western Cape, the Arabella Golf Club – home to the Nelson Mandela Invitational – stretches through rolling fairways, deceptive bunkers and challenging water traps. A truly unique golf course set on the banks of the Bot River lagoon and fringed by indigenous fynbos.

The pristine fairways are kikuyu, while the greens, which frequently receive high praise from professionals in the game, are Dominant Bent.The golf course has been refined in the past six years with the addition of several bunkers and the revamp of the par-four 6th hold in order to rid it of its blind tee shot.Surrounded by the magnificent mountains and Bot River Lagoon, and edged by wild fynbos, the picturesque Arabella Golf Course is the ideal place to pursue a passion for golf and enjoy an ideal golf holiday. The fabled 18-hole, Par 72 Championship course has consistently been ranked in the top 10 courses in South Africa (currently ranked #5 in South Africa by Golf Digest magazine). The 8th hole has been described as one of the most beautiful par 5’s in South Africa and the 18th hole was rated one of the finest finishing holes in the country.

The course was designed and built by the highly acclaimed South African golf course architect Peter Matkovich in 1999. Since then, many professionals and celebrities have enjoyed the Arabella Golf experience, including Jack Nicklaus, Samuel L. Jackson, Ernie Els, Retief Goosen, Ronan Keating, Lee Westwood, Tim Clark and Gary Player. Your golf journey will take you through breathtaking scenery, pristine kikuyu fairways, challenging bunkers and water hazards; and will then test your skill on immaculate dominant-bent greens. All of which receive frequent high praise from golf professionals and amateurs alike.

Technical Details of the Course

  • Address:R44 Road
  • City:Kleinmond, Cape Overberg
  • State/Province:Western Cape
  • Country:South Africa
  • Allowed CC:VI,MC
  • Allowed Players:YYYY
  • Year Build:2003
  • Holes:18
  • Designer:Peter Matkovich
  • Greens:Poa Annua
  • Dresscode:Golf Attire

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Golf Course Services

Caddies Available, Rental Clubs, Golf Cart Rental, Pull Cart Rental, Driving Range: Yes, Hitting Balls From Grass, Putting Green, Teaching Pro, Practice Bunker, Food Service, Bar Service, Accommodations: Several Minutes Away

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How to get to Arabella Golf Club , Kleinmond, Cape Overberg (South Africa)

The Arabella Golf Club lies on the south-western coast of South Africa, 90 kilometres from Cape Town International Airport. Located on the R44, in Kleinmond (between Cape Town and Hermanus). Beautifully set against the Bot-River Lagoon

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