de zalze golf club stellenbosch

Welcome

to the De Zalze
Golf Club

de zalze golf club stellenbosch

Designed by

Peter Matkovich, making the most of the sweeping views of
the mountains and Blaauwklippen River

de zalze golf club stellenbosch

Hosts

of The World Amateur
Team Championships

de zalze golf club stellenbosch

Set within

the De Zalze Winelands
Golf Estate

de zalze golf club stellenbosch

De Zalze originated from

Groote Zalze, Kleine Zalze and
De Vleie

de zalze golf club stellenbosch
de zalze golf club stellenbosch
de zalze golf club stellenbosch
de zalze golf club stellenbosch
de zalze golf club stellenbosch
de zalze golf club stellenbosch
de zalze golf club stellenbosch
de zalze golf club stellenbosch

Course Guide

The De Zalze Golf Course situated within the De Zalze Winelands Golf Estate was designed by Peter Matkovich (course architect for Leopard Rock, Arabella & Pinnacle Point amongst others) who 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 challenges presented in the form of the water features on several 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.


Hole by Hole and Course Ratings

  • de zalze golf club hole 1

    Hole 1

    A wonderful opening hole with an overhanging tree guiding you to favour the left hand side of a sloping fairway.

    This allows for a mid to short iron into a large two tiered green.

    Par 4
  • de zalze golf club hole 2

    Hole 2

    A slight dogleg right with a fairway bunker left and a tree lined stream down the right guarding a wide undulating fairway.

    Two bunkers left, a solitary willow and tall pines will bear testimony to your efforts on the testing green.

    Par 4
  • de zalze golf club hole 3

    Hole 3

    A picturesque par 3, that requires a long carry over a rocky tree lined river bed to a boomerang shaped green framed by three highly visible bunkers.

    Careful attention to pin placements is required as there will be many challenges if the ball is in the wrong location on the green.

    Par 3
  • de zalze golf club hole 4

    Hole 4

    Length off the tee will dictate the degree of difficulty.

    Hazard left and reeds right are there to catch the really wayward shots and a fairway bunker and thickets left and right narrow the perspective. The second shot is to a green that slopes uphill from front to back.

    Par 4
  • de zalze golf club hole 5

    Hole 5

    The splendour of the Stellenbosch mountain range forms the backdrop to this, the par 4, 5th.

    The array of bunkers successfully threaded off the tee leaves a short second to an elevated green flanked by large bunkers.

    Par 4
  • de zalze golf club hole 6

    Hole 6

    A magnificent par 5 made special by a dam and avenues of pines as a backdrop.

    The fairway curves, first left and then right alongside the dam, with grassy mounds and bunkers adding to the interest. The green is found only after negotiating cleverly placed grassy swales.

    Par 5
  • de zalze golf club hole 7

    Hole 7

    A flat classic par 4 with a fairway narrowed by bunkers either side of it.

    Out of bounds left, will lead to aiming right and this leaves a long second to a sloping long but narrow green with front and back bunkers.

    Par 4
  • de zalze golf club hole 8

    Hole 8

    The tee shot is blind but carefully placed bunkers show the path to be followed.

    At the landing area, the fairway slopes steeply downhill and left. Six bunkers guard the green. This is a high risk, high reward hole for long hitters.

    Par 5
  • de zalze golf club hole 9

    Hole 9

    This short par 3 has water to be carried at the front and avoided to the right.

    A solitary bunker and a thicket of wild olive trees are on the left to catch those too cautious. The green sits diagonally tp the tee and slopes severely uphill from front to back.

    Par 3
  • de zalze golf club hole 10

    Hole 10

    This hole has a severe dogleg left and the ideal shot has to hug the right side of the fairway.

    The fairway slopes steeply uphill to a large, yet narrow green. Pine trees to the left of the green will interfere if the tee shot is too short or too far left.
    Par 4

  • de zalze golf club hole 11

    Hole 11

    An avenue of trees and vines make this hole seemingly narrow in fact there is plenty of space in the landing area.


    The second shot is played into decidedly the most difficult green on the course.

    Par 4
  • de zalze golf club hole 12

    Hole 12

    Playing into the prevailing wind this long par 4 has only one fairway bunker, and none around the green.


    Play a confident golf shot into this narrow, elevated green.

    Par 3
  • de zalze golf club hole 13

    Hole 13

    Without doubt this is the feature hole on the course.


    A boardwalk leads to a selection of tees in the heart of a dam. The hole doglegs left around the dam and depending on the tee shot crossing the dam will result in a very short second.

    Par 4
  • de zalze golf club hole 14

    Hole 14

    Yet another "Ah-ah" moment.


    An elevated tee allows views over a mighty central bunker flanked by fairway either side. Tangerine trees line the right hand path and a high dam wall the left. The elevated green is guarded by huge bunkers.

    Par 5
  • de zalze golf club hole 15

    Hole 15

    Once again an elevated tee allows views of the entire hole.

    Here pines and orchards create a narrow path to a very straight hole. From the fairway the only difficulty visible at the green is the large bunker on the right.

    Par 4
  • de zalze golf club hole 16

    Hole 16

    The row of trees down the left marks the out of bounds line.


    Although only the bunker is visible off the fairway the green is well protected by two grass swales on the left.

    Par 3
  • de zalze golf club hole 17

    Hole 17

    Perhaps one of the toughest yet memorable par 5’s you will ever play.


    A tree lined fairway with mountain backdrops creates a painting, with the focal point being a central bunker complex. The fairway straightens to a river crossing that has to be carried to an elevated green.

    Par 5
  • de zalze golf club hole 18

    Hole 18

    There are several tee options on this delightful short par 4.


    From the highest tee the challenge is immediately visible. The careful tee shot is short of the river leaving a mid to short iron to the green.

    Par 4