Hermanus Golf Course – Hermanus

Hermanus Golf Course – Hermanus

Hermanus Golf Club is located just 120km from Cape Town at the southern tip of Africa and offers the keen golfer 27 incredible holes of golf with views of the sea against a backdrop of the mountains. Wild life and natural Cape flora are attractive features and the many trees provide for ideal golfing terrain and beauty.
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The tree-lined fairways and swirling winds keep the better players honest and the course is a fair test for the aspiring golfer without being impossible.

Known for their outstanding standards all year round, Hermanus Golf Club is a popular choice for golfing enthusiasts, both local and international.

This classic country course was recently redesigned by Peter Matkovich, South Africa’s foremost golf course architect, and underwent an extensive refurbishment with the addition of nine superb holes, taking golfing in Hermanus to new levels. He incorporated and emphasized the scenic environment to its maximum potential. The new definition and shape given to the holes, as well as the water and rock features, are particularly striking.

What was considered a gentle layout has been replaced with modern classically designed holes, adding a dynamic visual and challenging aspect to the course.

The gorgeous sea views, mountainous surroundings, charming hospitality and former tradition remain. The Hermanus Golf Club has become one of the most popular golf courses in the country – a definite ‘must play’ course. The Hermanus Golf Club is a private course, offering privacy to the members, yet accessibility to the public.

For a fact
  • In a genuine effort to live in harmony with its surrounding indigenous nature Hermanus Golf Club has employed local rangers to keep the inquisitive and sometimes cheeky baboons and monkeys from running away with your balls

Course facilities:

  • Driving range: yes
  • Practice green: yes
  • Putting and chipping area: yes
  • Locker rooms: yes
  • Halfway house: yes
  • Bar/lounge: yes
  • Restaurant: yes
  • Caddies: yes (limited)
  • Rental clubs: yes
  • Rental pull carts: yes
  • Rental electric carts/buggies: yes
  • Golf lessons: yes

Course information:

  • Course type: Parklands
  • Course designer: Peter Matkovich
  • Founded/built: Originally founded in 1907. In 2006 the course underwent a major overhaul, including the introduction of nine new holes
  • Rating: 27-hole, par 72
  • Course length East Course: 5,757 meters (club/men) / 5,298 meters (seniors) / 4,871 meters (ladies)
  • Course length South Course: 5,730 meters (club/men) / 5,308 meters (seniors) / 4,894 meters (ladies)
  • Course length North Course: 5,869 meters (club/men) / 5,382 meters (seniors) / 5,013 meters (ladies)
  • Grass type(s): Bent Grass (greens) / Kikuyu (fairways) / Kikuyu (rough)

Dress code:

  • The recognised golf wear as worn by golf professionals and sold in pro-shops will be acceptable on the course as well as in the Clubhouse. Without derogating from the generality of the foregoing, the following guidelines shall apply:

Gentlemen (including non-players):

Recognized golf shoes, with soft spikes only, or other soft soled athletic/sport shoes.

The following shall NOT be permitted:

  • Traditional and studded denim jeans,
  • Rugby/soccer/athletic shorts,
  • Swimming trunks and football socks,
  • Sleeveless or ordinary t-shirts or shirts (round or V-neck) with slogans,
  • Long socks may not be rolled down,
  • Draw-string trousers,
  • Camouflage trousers.

Ladies (including non-players):

Recognised golf shoes, with soft spikes only, or other soft soled athletic/sport shoes.

The following shall NOT be permitted:

  • Traditional and studded denim jeans,
  • Athletic shorts,
  • Cycling pants,
  • Leggings,
  • Strappy sun tops,
  • Plunging necklines or shirts with slogans,
  • Camouflage trousers.

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GPS Coordinates:
S34°24.638 / E019°15.436
From Cape Town International Airport to Hermanus (Via N2 East and R43):• Take the N2 freeway east from Cape Town International Airport past Somerset West, Strand and continue over Sir Lowry’s Pass;
• Immediately after descending the Houw Hoek Pass, take the R43 Bot River / Hermanus turnoff to your left;
• Continue on the R43 straight into the town of Hermanus;
• Follow the Main Road through the Hermanus town centre, and the forced left turn traffic light at Lemm’s Corner;
• Continue straight from the traffic circle near the Marine Hotel, always staying on the Main Road and now heading towards Stanford and Gans Bay;
• About 1.5 kilometres after the traffic circle near the Marine Hotel (and 10 metres after the pedestrian crossing), turn left towards Berg-en-See and immediately left again into the Hermanus Golf Club approach (Golf Road). Both the last two turns are sign posted.- Driving time Cape Town International Airport – Hermanus Golf Club: ~80min.(90km)
From the Garden Route N2 Riviersonderend to Hermanus (Via N2 West):• Following the N2 freeway west through the town of Riviersonderend, look out for the Stanford turnoff after about 10 kilometres. Turn left towards Stanford;
• Arriving at the town of Stanford after about 55 kilometres, turn right towards Hermanus. Follow the road around the Klein River Lagoon which enters the Hermanus suburb of Voёlklip after about 30 kilometers;
• Continue through Voёlklip to the traffic circle, enter the traffic circle and take the second exit. You are now driving along Hermanus Main Road;
• Drive 1.2 kilometers from the traffic circle and turn right towards Berg-en-See and immediately left again into the Hermanus Golf Club approach (Golf Road). Both the last two turns are sign posted.- Driving time Riviersonderend – Hermanus Golf Club: ~90min./100km

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