Pearl Valley Golf Club is located amidst the rugged beauty of the Western Cape and is simply a golfers’ paradise. Arguably the Best-Conditioned Course in the Country the 18-hole Jack Nicklaus Signature Golf Course lies at the base of the Drakenstein Mountains. The course's design fits in with the environment, working closely with nature on large, uninterrupted terrain requiring the golfer has to think his/her way around. The course sits on rich soil that was first cultivated more than 300 years ago, when exiles settled in the area from France, bringing with them knowledge of farming and wine-making. Set in South Africa's premier new sporting and residential development, Pearl Valley Golf Estates is situated among orchards and vineyards on the outskirts of two of the Cape’ s most famous winelands towns, Franschhoek and Paarl. The vineyards that were planted centuries ago are still thriving and now border the course, which uses its natural surroundings and uninterrupted terrain to create a challenging golf experience for golfers of any skill level.
Pearl Valley golf course
Every hole is played against the spectacular backdrop of the mountains surrounding the estate and all are challenging due to the bunkers and fast greens. The course has been designed with the areas prevailing winds in mind; the winter northwesterly and the summer southeasterly. All par 3s and par 5s play in different directions, ensuring that the same conditions are not experienced too many times in one round obstacles.
The 13th hole, par 3, is the 'Signature' hole of the course and perhaps the most scenic. The water cuts from the right and a greenside bunker awaits the cautious tee shot. This hole tests both your ball striking and your nerve. Hole 4 is also challenging with no room for error as you need to cross the creek three times on route to the green. This par 5 is listed as one of the best par 5's in South Africa, a real 'risk and reward' classic!
Pearl Valley Golf tee times
Like the sound of this course? Secure a tee time and take advantage of the discounted green fees on offer by adding Pearl Valley Golf Club to your South African golf holiday.
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