AT THE END of the winding Clovelly Road, nestled in the Silvermyne River Valley, lies one of the most delightful golf clubs the Cape has to offer, Clovelly Country Club.
The club has a rich history and was founded in 1932. The club was also the first South African sports facility to break apartheid’s strict regulations in the late 1970s. Clovelly has since become renowned for its warm and welcoming atmosphere to all visitors.
The course itself is known to be a short but challenging layout that is typically gentle, but testing when the wind gets up. Both ‘Nines’ start with signature ‘dog-leg’ holes, with the fairway falling away beneath you from elevated tees positioned below the stately clubhouse. The course is relatively flat and makes for a beautiful walk through indigenous fauna and flora.
There is a pristine driving range facility as well as a “Pitch ‘n Putt Mashie” course for the youngsters or those looking to improve their short game. Clovelly is also home to the Raymond Ackerman Golf Academy, developing golf talent as well as academic and life skills with less privileged children from the surrounding areas.
For the non-golfers and socialites the clubhouse has numerous facilities ranging from a well-stocked on course Proshop, an event and conferencing venue as well as a vibey restaurant and bar. A great place to enjoy a light meal and a drink while watching the sun set over the Valley.
Did you know? - Due to the high concentration of dunes on the course, the original members of Clovelly had to play with red balls in order to find their balls in the sand.
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