Mowbray Golf Club

Mowbray Golf Club

Mowbray Golf Club Mowbray Golf Club

Course Description:

Set in a very central area – about 15 minutes from the Waterfront and Cape Town’s International Airport – King David Mowbray is a parkland course, which provides an excellent test of golf. The terrain is flat, but the plenty trees and water features make for an interesting experience, with the beauty of the mountain and abundant wild life dominating the scenery.

A significant feature of any coastal course is, of course, the wind. This is where King David Mowbray is unique, in that the holes have been laid out so that you will seldom find yourself with the wind directly in your face or right at your back. Also, believe it or not, the wind in Pinelands is seldom as severe as in other parts of the peninsula. Members generally appreciate the wind, as the “windy season” coincides with the summer, keeping the heat at bay. Both fairways and greens remain soft throughout the year. The fairways consist predominantly of kikuyu grass while the greens are paspalum which provide an excellent putting surface. Experiments with pure bent grass have not been successful, so the indigenous grass family variety is now being “managed”, with more than satisfactory results. While the course is not particularly long, the golfer will find King David Mowbray a real challenge. It is generally accepted that the SA Golf Association ratings of 71 from the back tees and 69 from the front make it about 2 or 3 strokes more difficult than average. Don’t let this put you off, however. If you hit the ball straight, you’ll do well and even if you go off line here and there, the rough is very forgiving and is kept well-trimmed.

Mowbray Golf Club – Info and Other Data:

Carts compulsory:
Pull Carts:
Caddy’s Compulsory:
Member days:
Wednesday afternoons and Saturday all day
Type of Course:
Walk able:
Course rating:
71.7 Men off yellow & 73.1 Female off red
Course Designer:
Bob Grimsdell
How old is the golf course:
110 years – opened in 1910
Difficulty of course:
Wind dependent
Signature hole (s):
15 and 16
Awards / Accolades
Hosted 7 SA Opens, 2 x Cape Town Opens, World Disabled championship
Celebrity Visits:
Gary Player
Dress Code:
Golfing Attire
Handicap policy:
Only on Member days
Warm up / Practice facilities:
Putting Green, Chipping Area and Driving Range

Course Layout: