EXPERIENCE THE JEWEL OF THE NORTH
The course, originally designed by Ken Elkin, lies a mere 30 minutes from Cape Town (on the N1) and is known for its open space, beautiful fairways, bent grass greens and immaculate condition; currently boasting some of the finest greens in the Cape.
Whet your appetite with our hole-by-hole description below or take a trip round the course with our interactive Golf Course Layout: visit each hole, study the lies and plan your approaches all from the comfort of your armchair – in readiness for your next outing to the Jewel of the North!
Hole 1 Fire Agate
Par 4 Stroke 6 – 362 metres
Sponsored by CSE
A friendly start down a generous level fairway with bunkers on the right and left. A large green awaits a good long second shot.
Hole 2 Maw Sit Sit
Par 4 Stroke 18 – 290 metres
Sponsored by Glasfit, Brackenfell
A great little par four, which dog legs to the right. Follow the narrow fairway and have a short iron into the green on the line of the clubhouse in the distance.
Hole 3 Lapis Lazuli
Par 4 Stroke 4 – 385 metres
Available for sponsorship
A long par four slightly downhill with lovely vistas of distant farmland and hills. You’ll be hitting long shots to the green through the narrow bush lined opening in the fairway and if you make par, you will be happy.
Hole 4 Star Ruby
Par 3 Stroke 14 – 150 metres
Sponsored by Culinary Kraft
Another good par three mainly into the wind. Bunkers around the green. Deceptive slope on the green makes putting the key here.
Hole 5 Verdante
Par 5 Stroke 16 – 445 metres
Sponsored by Stark Accounting
A chance for a birdie on this slight uphill par five played with the wind. Trees and bush border the fairway but only wide enough to catch the very wild hooks or slices. Precise putting required on the sloping green.
Hole 6 Tanzanite
Par 5 Stroke 2 – 455 metres
Sponsored by NOVADEC
A road borders this hole on the left. So do not hook! There is plenty of room on the right. The fairway is straight with a gentle down-slope. The green is bunkered on both sides.
Hole 7 Serpentine
Par 3 Stroke 10 – 160 metres
Sponsored by TECHNO
A testing short hole especially into the prevailing summer south-easter wind. No trees or bushes to worry about, but bunkers await. The putting surfaces on these greens are fast and smooth.
Hole 8 Mystic Topaz
Par 4 Stroke 12 – 324 metres
Sponsored by United Paving
A straightforward par four where you can open your shoulders with the driver as there is a wide area to aim at. A mid iron shot to a well bunkered green.
Hole 9 Rainbow Moonstone
Par 4 Stroke 8 – 350 metres
Sponsored by Imperial Nissan Tygervalley
Though a similar length to the previous hole, the ninth has a more intimidating feel about it. The tee shot will find you on a gently uphill fairway to the Club House. Your iron shot to the green is a challenge as you can see neither the front bunker nor the fast, sloping putting surface.
Hole 10 Hiddenite
Par 4 Stroke 7 – 323 metres
Sponsored by CURRO
A testing start to the second nine holes. A tight dog-leg right which, if you push your tee shot, will find you in the trees, while a pull or hook will take you out-of-bounds onto the driving range. A mid-iron second to a raised green. A good golf hole.
Hole 11 Peanut Wood
Par 5 Stroke 1 – 450 metres
Sponsored by Compass Guarding
One of the best holes on the course. A straight but narrowing par five into the summer wind. Scattered trees line the fairway and the views from this top side of the course are superb. The raised green overlooks the dam.
Hole 12 Aquamarine
Par 3 Stroke 13 – 172 metres
Sponsored by Bassett Burglar Alarms
An excellent short hole over the side of the lake. This is a beautiful corner of the course with abundant bird life amongst the reed beds.
Hole 13 Smoky Quartz
Par 4 Stroke 17 – 295 metres
Sponsored by 3%/com Properties
A short walk along the wall of the dam takes you to the thirteenth tee, set high up above the course where you’ll want to stop a while to admire the spectacular view of the distant Club house and surrounding mountains. A short par four through an avenue of trees with a pitch shot to a spacious green. A chance for a birdie!
Hole 14 Blood Stone
Par 4 Stroke 5 – 350 metres
Sponsored by Steel & Pipes
The “Pulpit” hole – famous in Cape golfing circles. Your second shot has to reach the top of the fairway embankment with the green high above. Don’t be short or your ball may roll 50 metres back towards you.
Hole 15 Star Sunstone
Par 5 Stroke 15 – 470 metres
Available for sponsorship
The lower half of the course is laid out before you from this tee and you feel you could hit the ball forever. A gentle downhill par five with out-of-bounds down the right.
Hole 16 Diamond
Par 4 Stroke 3 – 400 metres
Sponsored by Southern Turf Management
The toughest hole on the course, long and slightly uphill requires two very good hits to reach the green. There is plenty of space either side of the fairway, so open your shoulders.
Hole 17 Tiger’s Eye Matrix
Par 3 Stroke 11 – 190 metres
Sponsored by Formeset
A long and deceptive short hole which requires a wood for many handicap golfers. The green is an inviting target, as it is below the level of the tee.
Hole 18 Snowflake Obsidian
Par 4 Stroke 9 – 350 metres
Available for sponsorship
Similar to the ninth hole, a gentle up slope back to the Club house. A fairway bunker on the right may catch a long drive with the wind. Hook it and you’re out-of-bounds on the Driving Range. A challenging shot to the green must avoid the three well placed bunkers. A very fast sloping green.
Come on over – every day is a good day for golf!