Course: Spier Estate, Stellenbosch, Cape Winelands, Südafrika: The De Zalze golf
course is operated by Spier Country Club, and designed by Peter Matkovich, who has made
the most of the stunning setting and created a course that places a premium on accuracy.
The course has an excellent mix of parkland holes with its main defences coming from the
water features on several of the holes as well as the Oak tree lined Blaauwklippen River
which winds its way through the golf estate and comes into play at various intervals.
The golf course, open since 2001 with the brand new superb Cape thatch clubhouse [2003/4]
is an exciting addition to the group of international standard championship golf courses
recently built in the Cape.
The Course has a memorable layout with many challenges, especially the second nine.
The short par-four 12th is played from an island tee over a large stretch of water to a
green that can be driven if you're brave enough to carry the water. The par five with two
fairways is another interesting hole set amongst the citrus trees. Watch out for the
telephone poles which often can obstruct your drive.
Signature hole: The short par-four 12th is played from an island tee over a large
stretch of water to a green that can be driven if you're brave enough to carry the water.
Facilities: Pro shop, golf cards, clubs and pull-carts for hire, full clubhouse
facilities, shuttle service between hotel and golf course.
Course Policy: Open to visitors. Appropriate golf attire required. Golf Course
closed Mondays. Handicap certificate compulsory. Soft spikes required on golf course.