The De Zalze Golf Club is an 18 hole course set amongst vineyards and orange groves in the Cape Winelands, alongside the Blaauwklippen River. With magnificent mountain backdrops, this exquisite setting presents an exciting challenge to golfers of all standards. Out of Africa include De Zalze in a number of suggested itineraries for South Africa Golf Holidays because of its superb scenery, friendly club atmosphere and terrific layout.
Not quite as manicured as some other winelands courses, with slightly longer grass on the fairways and rough, but in our opinion better for it. The fairways are wide and open with some tricky dog legs and quite varied topography. There is a lot of water on the course with two tricky par 3’s on the front nine, including the ninth hole with its postage stamp-sized green. It requires real accuracy and conviction!
Overall the course has a memorable layout with many challenges, especially the back nine. The short par-four 12th is played from an island tee over a large stretch of water to a green that can be driven by bigger hitters. (If you’re brave enough to try!) The 13th is a long par five which is bordered on the left by the steep dam wall. Pull your tee shot left and you will find yourself searching in the long grass. If you find your ball on the bank it is an impossible shot to reach the green, take the medicine and chip out to the fairway.
The round ends with a spectacular hole which you drive from raised tee boxes, but beware the stream that guards the front to the green.
The course is easy to walk, particulalry as caddies are available to hire. Friendly and knowledgable, they are a positive addition with reading the greens and accurate yardage assessments.
There are a number of excellent accommodation choices in nearby Stellenbosch or the De Zalze course can easily played if you stay in central Cape Town. Please talk to our team if you would like some advice about where to base yourself and what the pros and cons are of staying locally or in the city.
De Zalze is our most popular Wineland’s course, it is located a short drive from central Stellenbosch and can be played as part of our Cape Town & Winelands Golf Holiday Itinerary.
For more information about South Africa Golf Holidays or staying and playing at De Zalze Golf Club, contact us here or call +44 208 249 5919 to speak to our South Africa golf holiday’s team.
ReviewsA friendly club that welcomes non members but can get quite booked up with corporate events that can impact on individual players and restrict available tee times.. There is a large patio area with great views where you can enjoy a post-golf glass of wine or beer and bar food.
De Zalze Golf Course Information
- Holes: 18
- Par: 72
- Type: Inland parkland golf course with water hazards
- Length Mens: 5937m
- Length Ladies: 5133m
- Pro shop
- Club hire
- Pull trolleys
- Driving range
- Pitching and chipping area
- Practice greens
- Halfway House
- Accommodation on site (4* Hotel)