– Voted 5th best golf course in South Africa –

Pearl Valley Golf at
Val de Vie Estate

5th best course in South Africa

This masterpiece was shaped by the vision of golf legend Jack Nicklaus and his unique touch is evident throughout the course at Pearl Valley Golf at Val de Vie Estate. Nicklaus, who was recently named ‘the most influential man in golf’ in a prominent international golf magazine, has used his wealth of knowledge and experience in the game to develop a truly stunning golf course. Officially opened at the beginning of November, 2003 by Nicklaus and South African great, Gary Player, Pearl Valley Golf at Val de Vie Estate was named ‘best new golf course of the year’ by Golf Digest magazine. It is currently ranked the 5th best course in South Africa and one of the best conditioned.

About the golf course

To meet the ‘Golden Bear’s’ uncompromising standards of golf course design and aesthetic beauty, a combination of the deep, lush green on the fairways and greens, together with the brilliant white river sand lining the 81 bunkers was carefully planned to make Pearl Valley Golf Estates the most visually spectacular golf course in the country and arguably the world. With attention to small detail and focus on the importance of offering every golfer an unforgettable experience, this course takes South African golf to a new level of excellence.

The total length of the course off the championship tees is 6749 meters, whereas the members’ length ranges from 5878 from the blue club tees with senior/ladies championship tees at 5586. The ladies course spans 4706 meters. Bunkers on Nicklaus’s signature courses are renowned for being shallow, long and yet not too daunting.

Valid until March 31st 2021

Current offer: R 1395.00 When you Stay with us(Regular price is R 1895.00)

Rental Golf Clubs: R550.00 per set

Per player includes shared cart and use of driving range 1 hour prior to tee time, no Caddies available

Please note that these green fee rates do not include halfway house food
and/or beverages

The same conditions during a round

Every hole is surrounded by the majestic Paarl and Franschhoek mountain ranges and all are challenging due to the strategically set bunkers and fast greens. The prevailing winds throughout the area have also been taken into consideration with the course design; the winter being northwesterly and the summer wind coming from a southeasterly direction. All par 3s and par 5s play in different directions, ensuring that the same conditions are seldom experienced during a round.

Signatrue hole

The 13th hole, par 3, is the ‘Signature’ hole of the course and perhaps the most scenic, fitting for one of South Africa’s top golf estates. The water cuts from the right and a greenside bunker awaits the cautious tee shot. This hole tests both your ball striking and your nerve.

Hole 4 is also challenging with limited margin for error as you need to cross the creek three times on route to the green. This par 5 is listed as one of the best par 5’s in South Africa, a real ‘risk and reward’ classic!

Signatrue hole

The 13th hole, par 3, is the ‘Signature’ hole of the course and perhaps the most scenic, fitting for one of South Africa’s top golf estates. The water cuts from the right and a greenside bunker awaits the cautious tee shot. This hole tests both your ball striking and your nerve.

Hole 4 is also challenging with limited margin for error as you need to cross the creek three times on route to the green. This par 5 is listed as one of the best par 5’s in South Africa, a real ‘risk and reward’ classic!

Words from Trevor Immelman,
US Masters Champion

During the 2008 South African Open, 2007 US Masters Champion Trevor Immelman was full of praise saying,

“the course is in incredible condition, it really is. That’s the way I expected the course to be, to a high standard, and they have always turned out a fantastic course, for the members day-in day-out. I really feel like these fairways; they are some of the best, if not the best, that I’ve ever played on.”

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to book your stay or if you have any questions

Find us

Bear Creek Blvd
Pearl Valley Golf Estate
Paarl Western Cape 7646
Western Cape, South Africa