Arabella Golf Course
Category: Golf Holidays South Africa
• Location: Kleinmond, Hermanus, Western Cape
• Designed by: Peter Matkovich
• Type: Links and Parklands Golf Course
• Holes: 18, par 72
• Fairway Grass: Kikuyu
• Greens Grass: Bent
• Length: 6310m
• Ladies: 5103m
This classic parkland course, designed by the celebrated South African golf course architect Peter Matkovich, has spectacular views across the Bot River lagoon and across the Kogelberg mountain range.
The pristine fairways are Kikuyu, while the greens, which frequently receive high praise from professionals in the game, are Dominant Bent.
The Arabella Golf Club has been the annual home to the Nelson Mandela Invitational charity golf tournament from 2003, hosting the likes of Jack Nicklaus, Samuel L Jackson, Ronan Keating, Ernie Els, Retief Goosen, Tim Clark, Lee Westwood and Sam Torrance. These and other top names have made a valuable contribution to Gary Player’s initiative to raise funds for the Nelson Mandela Children’s Foundation and the Player Foundation.
There is no doubt that a round of golf here ranks with the best experiences anywhere in the world.
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