Set in the foot hills of the Silvermine Mountains lies one of Cape Town’s most popular courses – Westlake Golf Club. This easy to walk, 18 hole Par 72 golf course is characterised by the towering trees, which line many of its fairways. Many of the trunks are bowed by the south easterly winds and it is easy to tell which is the prevailing wind direction by looking at the way that the branches are bent. Out of Africa often include Westlake as one its preferred courses for South Africa Golf Holidays based in Cape Town. Ranked in the top 50 courses in South Africa, it offers excellent value for money on a really well kept course.
Westlake has a very interesting, player-friendly design and quite a few dogleg holes. A main characteristic of this course is the openness of its layout. The fairways are fairly wide and short and this, provided you stay out of trouble, makes for a potentially low scoring round.
The clubhouse overlooks the most difficult hole on the course, the par-four 18th which is stroke index 1. The view at the turn of this dogleg, stretches from the pine trees that line the fairway over False Bay to the Helderberg Mountains in the distance.
Watch out for the signature par four 12th. The fairways are lined with pine trees with a dogleg left that almost jumps out at the player. The green is small and well guarded on the right by trees and a bunker.
Westlake is a busy and popular course for locals, as a result visitors can often find themselves playing behind club competitions that slow down play. However members are friendly and relaxed, so go with the flow and enjoy the club facilities to the full with a drink on the terrace afterwards.
There are good changing facilities and lockers available for a small deposit payment from the membership office located next to the locker rooms.
The course is about a 45 minute drive from central Cape Town hotels. The course lies behind Table Mountain close to Constantia where we have a number of excellent properties that we recommend including Steenberg Golf Club and the renowned Steenberg Hotel.
For more information about South Africa Golf Holidays and playing at Westlake, contact us here or call +44 208 249 5919 (UK) or +65 919 412 56 (Asia) to speak to our South Africa Golf Holidays experts.
ReviewsWestlake is a really friendly and vibrant Member's Club, rounds can be a little slow if you are behind one of the weekday competitions or social groups. Relax and enjoy the scenery!
Westlake Golf Course Information
- Holes: 18
- Par: 72
- Type: Parklands golf course
- Length Mens: 5169m
- Length Ladies: 4582m
- Pro shop
- Driving range
- Putting Green
- Club hire
- Pull trolleys
- Halfway House