Just 20 minutes from the centre of Cape Town, Steenberg Golf Estate situated in the lush Constantia Valley, has consistently been named one of the best conditioned courses in South Africa Golf Digest’s annual Top 100. Known for its hybrid plan, it offers traditionalists the opportunity to ‘bump and run’ (a rare shot in South Africa) in the rough around the greens, and to meet the challenges of strategically placed sand pits and waterways. The par-three, not-so-short 14th hole, features the largest green in Africa at 76 meters in length. Indigenous shrubs guard the green and the mound has been shaped to echo the distinctive mountain range behind. The 18-hole golf course was designed to make full use of natural features and hazards such as the vineyards, pine forest and gentle waterways. The well-designed and refurbished clubhouse has seen many golfers enjoying the 19th hole. The Steenberg Golf Club is open to the public, but priority and special green fee rates are given to hotel guests and members.
If it’s a golfing week or weekend away you’re after, the Steenberg Hotel & Spa offers a luxurious 5-star hotel situated on a historic wine farm, with access to a selection of award-winning restaurants and a world-class spa, all set on immaculate grounds with spectacular views of vineyards and mountains.
Tryn restaurant, dedicated to Steenberg’s 17th century founder, Catharina Ras, or Tryn as she was known to her nearest and dearest, is contemporary in spirit with delicious food, a bold and modern interior, gorgeous views and a relaxed atmosphere; while the Bistro Sixteen82 menu is a constant evolution, keeping up with seasonal produce and featuring inventive dishes that complement the finest locally sourced ingredients beautifully executed by Executive Chef, Kerry Kilpin. With luxury accommodation, one of the best golf courses in the country, a world-class spa and delectable cuisine, what are you waiting for?