Pearl Valley Golf Course
Pearl Valley Golf Course is one of South Africa’s premier developments on the outskirts of two of the Cape's most famous wine-lands towns, Franschhoek and Paarl. Designed on 212 hectares of tranquillity; surrounded by the Simonsberg and Drakenstein Mountains and bordered by vineyards Jack Nicklaus has stayed true to his design principles and has provided a golf course that fits in with the environment.
This fairly flat and largely uninterrupted terrain enabled Nicklaus the freedom to develop hole strategies making this a golf course the golfer has to think his/her way around. In its engineering and planning detail, the course is very rare. It is crossed by roads in only three places, and the drainage system allows play to continue just minutes after a severe cloudburst. Every hole is played against the spectacular backdrop of the mountains surrounding the estate and all are challenging due to the strategically set bunkers and fast greens. 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. Hole 4 – equally challenging; leaves no room for error crossing the creek three times on route to the green. This par 5 is listed as one of the in South Africa, a real ‘risk and reward’ classic!
With panoramic views of the magnificent mountain ranges surrounding the area, the clubhouse is the social hub of the Pearl Valley estate community, providing a stylishly relaxed setting for golfers, residents and visitors. The spacious terrace and bar overlooks the 9th & 18th greens and are the perfect venues to enjoy one of Pearl Valley’s many spectacular sunsets. The clubhouse also offers a restaurant, a halfway house, a well stocked Golf Shop, and comfortable change room facilities – all encapsulated by friendly and professional service.
From Cape Town take the N1 towards Paarl, taking exit 59 towards Wellington/Franschhoek. Turn right under the bridge & proceed towards Franschhoek on the R301 / R303 & follow the signs to Pearl Valley Estate.