Stellenbosch lies in the centre of the fertile and very scenic wine growing area of the Cape, less than an hour's drive out of Cape Town. With its numerous diligently restored buildings in the Cape Dutch style and its renowned university, it is one of the most attractive travel destinations at the Cape. Just as rewarding is a visit to the town's exclusive golf course situated just out of town amid vineyards. The course is - compared to those in Cape Town and on the Cape Peninsula - well protected from the wind. The - relatively narrow - fairways are lined with trees. Hole 8 (par 5) requires for instance an absolutely straight stroke in order for the ball not to land in vines or bushes.