Mowbray Golf Course

One of Cape Town's grand old clubs, Mowbray celebrated its centenary in 2010. It's hosted seven South African Opens in its time, so if you're looking to play a course with a bit of history and tradition then this is a good choice. The course is a beautiful parkland course with great views of Table Mountain and an unbeatably convenient location. Mowbray is a great place to play if you're not getting on with your driver, because it offers a lot of short risk-and-reward holes.

There are five par fours measuring under 350 metres from the back tees, and the options get even more thought-provoking from the club markers. Anything from a seven-iron to a driver is a realistic strategy when you tee off on some of the par fours, so go with an open mind.

The par fives are also quite friendly for the club player, many of them reachable in two if you hit a couple of solid blows. The signature hole is arguably the beautiful 15th, which is not only particularly attractive but also a stern test. It's 382 tree-lined metres from the back tees, with water down the left and out of bounds on the right.

Your drive and second will both require good accuracy and distance if you are to reach the green in regulation. Make sure you have a shot in hand before you reach the 18th because at 394 metres and water at the green, the stroke 1 is sure to create and exciting finish.

When you're finished your round, enjoy the great clubhouse with a wonderful bar, a restaurant renowned for its great value and a well stocked pro shop.

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