Arabella Golf

- Hermanus, South Africa

Built beside the biggest inland lagoon in South Africa and not far from Cape Town - A top 10 course

Bordering the Bot river lagoon close to the seaside town of Hermanus, Arabella has become one of the best and most popular golf courses within easy reach of Capetown. Designed and built by the highly acclaimed South African golf course architect Peter Matkovitch, the course opened in 1999 and instantly received accolades for its classic design and wonderfully scenic views. It is consistently ranked amongst the top 10 courses in South Africa.

The terrain is spectacular, bordering South Africa’s largest lagoon with the gentle Kogelberg mountains as a constant backdrop. “Arabella” means beautiful in Italian and so it is.

Your golfing journey will take you through breathtaking scenery, pristine kikuyu fairways, challenging bunkers, water hazards and then your skills will be tested on their immaculate greens. The seemingly straightforward par five 2nd at just under 500 yards where your second shot needs to avoid a partially hidden water hazard makes you realise that this course can surprise you. Next you come immediately to the stroke index 1 3rd hole a 465 yard par four which has water down the left side of the fairway with some strategically placed bunkers on the right. Get a four here and you are in the wrong profession.

The downhill par five 8th hole has been described as one of the most beautiful par 5's in South Africa with water flanking the green left and right. The scenic par three 17th alongside the lagoon requires a precise tee shot to a narrow green. Any misplaced shots land on the beach. The par five 18th hole, snaking along and hugging the estuary shoreline, was rated one of the finest finishing holes in the country.

Need to know

  • Length of course: 7020 yards Par 70 Designer: Peter Matkovitch
  • Who can play and when - Visitors welcome weekdays and weekends. Booking in advance essential. Proof of handicap required.
  • Nearby courses to play - Hermanus, Stellenbosch, Pearl Valley, Erinvale

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