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Pearl Valley Golf Estate

Jack Nicklaus Signature Course

15 November 2006

Pearl Valley Golf Estate is a Jack Nicklaus signature golf course situated near Paarl, about an hour's drive from Cape Town City Centre. As a 24-handicapper I found the course unforgiving - any mistake at the tee box lands you in trouble - on the front 9 this is mostly in the form of water, on the back 9 mostly in the form of thickets of "fynbos" (the unique plant life that you find in the Western Cape). Paarl can get very hot, so don't forget to pack your sun cream. It was a long day, we tee'd off at 1240 and finished at 1840, playing in carts (I missed the GPS that the carts at Arabella had). The course itself is absolutely stunning, with mountain backdrops (Simonsberg and Drakenstein), water features (Berg River runs through it), fynbos thickets and long-established trees never far from you.

Bookings: +27 21 867 8000 (T) golf@pearlvalley.co.za

Arabella Golf Course

Erinvale Golf Course

Helderberg Village Golf Course



3 trees


A fair way


A river runs through it


Aim for Tree


All the way


anybody for golf


Between the sand


Between Trees


Bush


Centre point


Club house


Clubhouse


Driver


Edge of the Trap


edge


Fair way


Fairway Trees


Fairway


Fairways


Fore


Fynbos


golf ball


Golf Estate


Golf


Gone swimming


Green trees


Green


Half built


House at Green


House


In the hole


Jacaranda trees


Jack Nicklaus Course


Jack Nicklaus Signature Course


Last hole


Lay up


lone tree


Long Par 4


Magnetic water


Men at Work


More water


Mountain background


mown


My home


Old Oak


over the Swan


over the water


Par 3


Par 4 Stroke 2


Par 4


Par Four


Par three


Pearl Valley 01


Pearl valley clubhouse


Pearl Valley Estate


Pearl Valley Fairway


Pearl Valley residents


Pearl Valley Signature Golf Course


Pearl Valley Signature


Pearl Valley Tree


Pearl Valley


PearlValley


Picture perfect


Picturesque


protected green


Rough


Sand Trap


Sand tree


Sandy grave


smooth


Swan Lake


swans


tall trees


Tee Box


Tee off


Teeing off


The 18th


The eighteenth


The green


Thicket


Three Trees


To the right is sand


Trap Green


Tree Mountain


Trees


Two geese


Unforgiving


watch the tree


Water then sand


Water trap


Watery grave


The fairways have been sown with ‘all season cool grass’ imported from the USA, a first in South Africa.

An electronically monitored perimeter, which includes a 2.4m high electric fence, surrounds the estate to ensure the residents' security. A manned gate house, 24 hour guard patrols and CCTV cameras ensure an unobtrusive yet effective security system.

"I looked at this site and knew that this could be a uniquely special course - one that I would want to put my name on. Pearl Valley will be everything that is special to the South African golfing experience."

- Jack Nicklaus

Accommodation

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