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Erinvale Festival 1 - South Africa
Erinvale Festival 1 - South Africa

Sat, 14 Jan

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Cape Town

Erinvale Festival 1 - South Africa

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14 Jan 2023, 00:00 – 27 Jan 2023, 00:00

Cape Town, Erinvale Golf Estate, Cape Town, 7130, South Africa

About the event

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Introduction: 

Come and join us for a couple of weeks of friendly, yet competitive golf in the middle of the South African summer. Escape the UK’s dark mornings, icy blasts, snowfall and course closures. What better way to get your game in shape for the 2024 golf season than playing in shorts/skorts and polo shirts in temperatures in the mid 20s, on superb golf courses, surrounded by stunning scenery and where balmy evenings can be enjoyed sampling some of the best food and wine anywhere in the world.

Ken Stevely (PGA Professional, one of whose early protégés is LPGA tour player Janice Moodie) is your host for this fabulous holiday. Ken is a highly experienced golf Professional - both teaching and playing (European Seniors’ Tour) - and has brought together his golfing skills and organisational ability to offer an exceptional, high quality golf holiday in the southern hemisphere.

We have 2 accommodation options available in Somerset West for 13 wonderful nights, all situated just a few minutes away from the classy and superbly conditioned Erinvale Golf Club, Trevor Immelman’s home club. Erinvale has played host to numerous major events, including the 1996 World Cup of Golf, and 2 South African Airways Opens. Many of the world’s top players have walked the Erinvale fairways – Els, Montgomerie, Westwood, Poulter, Rose, McGinley, Jimenez and Schwartzel, to name but a few.

Three dinners are included in the price of your holiday. In addition, we have table reservations for the group at a number of Somerset West’s top restaurants, offering a la Carte menu service, so whether you want a high quality 3-course dinner with wine, or a light meal with a beer, the choice is yours. Superb dining, at very reasonable prices. Evenings at these restaurants are entirely optional – join the group or, if you prefer your own quiet evening, it is entirely up to you.

Accomodation: 

 Albourne Guest House 

A favourite of ours, Albourne is a beautifully restored Cape-Dutch homestead set on a large property with a lavish, spacious garden offering elegant and intimate boutique accommodation. Located within easy driving distance of a host of amenities and attractions including the Vergelegen Estate and the wine lands of the Western Cape. Erinvale Golf Club is a 5-minute drive away. Albourne offers a selection of spacious, en-suite rooms and suites, including a full breakfast served daily. Complimentary Wi-Fi is also provided.

Boutique Villa 

An exciting new venue for us this year, Boutique Villa is a family owned and run business in Somerset West. The family have created a warm and caring environment where guests can feel comfortable and welcome in a home-away-from-home environment.

The team at Boutique Villa aim to be attentive to detail and to serve a delicious and generous breakfast and hope, above all, that each and every person who visits feels relaxed and comfortable, be it lounging at the pool reading a book, watching television in bed, sipping sherry in the lounge or sitting outside in the sunshine listening to the birds chirping. The accommodation is just a 5-minute drive to Erinvale Golf Club.

Inclsuive Car Hire:

A small car between 2 people (2 drivers and full insurance) is included in the price of your holiday. The standard vehicle is a 1.2 Toyota Starlet. An upgrade to a larger or automatic car is available. Please let us know if you wish to do so, to enable us to provide you with a quote.

An excess charge applies in the event of damage, but you can insure against this very reasonably in the UK before you travel; to do it on arrival in SA is much more expensive.

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The Golf Courses:

The competition is organised over 7 rounds of included golf - 5 rounds at the nearby Erinvale Golf Club and 2 rounds at the stunningly beautiful Arabella Golf and Country Club (approximately 60 minutes away). Green fees and buggies for the 7 rounds are all covered in the price of your holiday – so no extra costs when you roll up for your tee time. The competition formats are a mixture of team, better-ball and individual rounds – all played in a friendly atmosphere. Players are mixed in different teams each day and prizes make their way to a wide range of participants.

Erinvale Golf Club:

Erinvale is a course of two quite different nines. The front nine is relatively flat, meandering through the distinctive, highly individual estate properties that provide unobtrusive definition to the fairways and greens. While the back nine climbs into the foothills of the magnificent Helderberg and Hottentots Holland mountain ranges that are the ever-present backdrop to the Somerset West area. From the back nine there are stunning views not only of the towering mountains but also over False Bay and further on towards Table Mountain and South Africa’s Mother City of Cape Town. A perfect setting for inspired golf, or, if the golf’s not going too well, excellent photographs!

Arabella Golf and Country Club

The Arabella golf course is rated by many as the number one golf course in the Western Cape. It is featured in Golf Digest’s USA’s Top 60 courses outside of America.

Designed and built in 1999 by celebrated South African golf course architect Peter Matkovich, this classic parkland course has spectacular views across the Bot River lagoon and the imposing Kogelberg mountain range. It has absolutely pristine fairways and immaculate greens. Some of the holes at Arabella are, quite literally, breathtaking. The 8th hole, par 5, is one of the most stunning you will play anywhere.

Awarded Five-Star Golf Experience Award, the course is complemented by a luxurious clubhouse with bar and halfway house, as well as a fully stocked pro shop and excellent practice areas.

There is no doubt that a round of golf here ranks with

the best golfing experiences anywhere in the world. And we have 2 rounds at Arabella, including GPS-equipped buggies, in our Festival of Golf 2024.

Optional Golf Day at Hermanus Golf Club

We have organised an optional Golf Day at the delightful Hermanus Golf Club. Hermanus is very popular golf course where, in-season, tee times are difficult to come by. We have secured a limited number of tee times, so if you would like to experience a very traditional, yet relaxed, top class South African golf course, please let us know as soon as possible.

Hermanus Golf Club is a longstanding members’ golf club, not dissimilar to a traditional UK club. Very playable, it sits nestled between the mountains to the north and the seafront to the south. Many of its fairways are pine tree-lined, but not to the point of being major hazards. Many guests have played here on previous trips, fallen in love with it and taken any opportunity to return.

SUMMARY OF WHAT’S INCLUDED IN YOUR HOLIDAY:

So here’s a reminder of what your holiday includes:

  • 13 nights on a bed and breakfast basis in a twin/double ensuite room at either Albourne Guest House or Boutique Villa;
  • 3 excellent evening meals with wine (including a fabulous gala dinner on your final evening);
  • 7 rounds of organised golf competition (5 at Erinvale; 2 at Arabella) – buggy between 2 people per round;
  • Competition prize table;
  • Car hire between 2 people;
  • The services of Ken Stevely throughout the holiday. For further information, or to book this holiday, please do not hesitate in calling Ken on 07803 921737 or emailing him at ken@golfweeksinternational.com

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