Somerset West Golf Course, Somerset West
Somerset West Golf Course, Rue de Jaqueline, Somerset West, Cape Helderberg / Somerset West Golf Club is the oldest golf club in the area. It was officially founded in 1908. Until about 1985 the course was divided into 11 and 7 holes but with a change of the layout it became conventional.
The greens are fairly large, and under bent grass they are always in a good condition. The course is 5 930m long, and while it appears flat and easy, it is deceptive. Seven of the holes have water perils and most greens are guarded bunkers or hillocks. Somerset West Golf Club has had many good golfers evolve from here including two Springboks and Trevor Immelman who turned pro learnt to play golf here. Apart from the golfing section, the club also has facilities for bowls, tennis and squash.
Although Somerset West does not fall within the top quality clubs in the Cape, it is an interesting course. It makes demands of the sport as such, and you have to work quite hard to hit the greens, which are not exactly big. Also unusual are the white squirrels which charge across the course everywhere.
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Somerset West Golf Club has had many good golfers evolve from here including two Springboks and Trevor Immelman who turned pro learnt to play golf here.
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