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