Erinvale Golf Club

Flanked by tranquil vineyards on one side and spectacular ocean views on the other, Erinvale Golf Course plays her way across the valley floor before making her ascent up the foothills of the majestic Hottentots Holland and Helderberg Mountains in Somerset West.

Designed by the Gary Player Group, Erinvale is one of South Africa’s most beautiful courses and offers a unique golfing challenge to all levels of players. Erinvale hosted the 1996 World Cup of Golf, and both the 2003 and 2004 South African Open Championships. The course is currently ranked 22nd on the Golf Digest Top 100 for 2012.

This superbly maintained championship course offers the golfer two distinctly different nines. The flat outward nine is defined by challenging approach shots to long narrow putting surfaces, with the inward nine offering beautiful vistas from its undulating fairways and a finish that rates among the best in the world.

The huge, well-shaped greens at Erinvale allow for several different pin placements with different coloured flags telling you the position of the pin.

The signature hole at Erinvale is the par-four 17th hole, starting from an elevated tee and then swooping downhill.


  • Clubhouse
  • Bar
  • Halfway House
  • Restaurant
  • Locker Rooms
  • Tuition
  • Driving Range
  • Putting Green
  • Chipping Green
  • Clubs, trolleys and drive carts for hire (No caddies - carts are recommended)

Course Information

Course Type: Parklands
Designer: Gary Player Design Group
Built: 1995
Course Rating: 18-Hole Championship, Par 72
Course Length:
Black: 6,506m (Par 74)
Gold: 6,202m (Par 72)
Blue: 5,840m (Par 70)
Red (Ladies): 5,126m (Par 71)
Grass type:
Fairways and Rough: Kikuyu
Greens: Bent and Poa Annua grass
63 Bunkers, 14 Dams

Club Regulations

Dress Regulations (club house):

Members and their guests shall at all times comply with a smart casual dress code, i.e. golf shirt or long-sleeve shirt with tailored slacks and shoes for men; golf shirt or blouse with skirt or slacks, or dresses for women.

The following is regarded as unacceptable dress in the club house:

Collarless shirts or rugby shorts with draw strings. Running shoes (“takkies”) or “slops” etc. are not appropriate attire at any time. The wearing of golfing shorts etc. is not permitted in the bar and restaurant after 18:00.

Dress Regulations (golf course):
Tailored bermudas or smart shorts worn with ankle-length socks or long hose. Recognised golfing slacks and socks and open-neck shirts must have collars.
The following is regarded as unacceptable dress on the golf course:
Collarless shirts or rugby-type shorts with draw strings; golf shoes with metal studs; tennis or running shoes (“takkies”).

Cellular Phones:
The use of cell phones is permitted only in the locker rooms and car park and is not permitted in the club house or on the golf course. Exception will only be made for medical doctors on call and this should be recorded at the Pro Shop when registering for play.

No caddies. Only one golf bag per player.

Golf Carts:

  • Golf cart charges need to be settled at the Pro Shop
  • Carts may not carry more than the number of passengers for which they are designated
  • No cart may carry more than two golf bags
  • No cart within 10 metres of the greens
  • No drivers under the age of 18

Care of Course:
Sandbags are compulsory - no sand, no play. Replace all divots, rake bunkers and repair pitch-marks. You may not enter the Fynbos area for any reason.

Obey the Course Marshall’s instructions at all times. Produce receipt upon request. Management has the right to join players into four balls. Unless otherwise instructed, you must keep your place in the field, speed up play. You may not enter private gardens to retrieve golf balls without the permission of the homeowner.

Persons incorrectly dressed, wearing metal spikes, using cell phones or transgressing any of the above rules, may be asked to leave the course or the club house without refund.

Recommended Accommodation

Additional Activities

  • Hottentots Holland Nature Reserve
  • Strawberry Picking
  • Wine tours and tastings along the Helderberg wine route
  • Art Galleries
  • Museums
  • Quad Rides
  • Spas

For Children:

  • Monkey Town Primate Centre

Experiences Featuring this Course