FWF played the Erinvale Golf Club during the driest periods ever in the Cape region. We thought it would be brown and dry, well it was not.  It was green and great and although we didn’t play that well, it was a shame that some water hazards were empty.  Nice views and even if you are not a fan of estate-related courses, you might still like this one.

The many staff  were very good in helping us out. We started from the 10th tee and were well directed.  As on almost all South African courses, we took advantage of the electric buggy’s. Nice, one can do without the diesel fumes in such a pretty environment in the wine lands. The course is surrounded by majestic mountains and as we played in the evening they seemed to change colour on every hole. On some of the holes the villas are rather close; I think I hit one or two in a garden after the ball bounced of a car path. Seems dangerous.

The clubhouse is big with a practical but small halfway house. Great cheese cake! The pro shop was very big compared to some of the other courses and very well stocked. Again friendly staff there as they reopened for us to buy some goodies for the daily prize giving ceremony after our round. We played the course on a Sunday  the restaurant was closed – too bad as we would have liked to have been informed before our round as there weren’t many other options available for evening dinner.

Certainly put this course on your list if you are planning a trip to the Cape Town area.

Rating:  7.5



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