Mowbray Golf Course is a parklands course that lays hooked around the feet of Table Mountain adjacent to the illustrious city of Cape Town. Peppered with sparkling ponds and mature green trees, Mowbray is a relatively flat course badgered by the South Easter wind in the summer months and touched by a sea breeze in the winter. The kikuyu fairways are complemented by immaculately-kept combination greens.
The Mowbray Golf Club was essentially established out of frustration with the Rondebosch Commons golf course that the Cape Golf Club had abandoned for its new grounds in Ottery. A round of golf became increasingly difficult, as golfers were presented with hazards like rugby matches on the first hole, a Malay cemetery next to the second and a municipal rubbish dump along the fourth. Members of the public were also allowed to ride their horses and graze their cows on the premises.
The 6094m Mowbray Golf Course proves a real challenge to even the most expert golfer; around 2 or 3 strokes more difficult than average (by South African Golf Union standards). Only a few minutes from the city center, Mowbray Golf Course has hosted the Bells Cup three times and the South African Open seven times, establishing it as one of the country’s championship golf courses.
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