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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)

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


Centre point

Club house



Edge of the Trap


Fair way

Fairway Trees





golf ball

Golf Estate


Gone swimming

Green trees


Half built

House at Green


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


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


Picture perfect


protected green


Sand Trap

Sand tree

Sandy grave


Swan Lake


tall trees

Tee Box

Tee off

Teeing off

The 18th

The eighteenth

The green


Three Trees

To the right is sand

Trap Green

Tree Mountain


Two geese


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


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