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Published on : Wednesday, May 20, 2015
Golfers have every reason to follow the game down to Cape Town for the weekend; think beautiful courses and lots of entertainment in one of the world’s favourite cities, and now more accessible with Hello Weekend.
Hello Weekend is Cape Town Tourism’s new campaign to unlock Cape Town’s gems for the domestic traveller every weekend of the year. Whilst the Hello Weekend calendar has pegged this golfing weekend for 28-31 May, it can be enjoyed at any time. Cape Town Tourism’s destination insiders have put together some great golfing ideas for a ‘Greens and Tees Weekend’ in the Mother City.
Golfers generally know their heart lies with the game but those as yet undecided should head towww.helloweekend.capetown to take the ‘What Kind of Weekend Are You’ quiz. The results will match visitors with their ideal weekend – including links to best value packages (May-July) that include accommodation, flight and car hire. Packages for the Greens and Tee’s weekend start at R 3624 per person sharing (terms and conditions apply).
All activities are optional and merely a suggestion, so here’s what’s on the menu for Greens and Tees devotees:
Milnerton Golf Club | Milnerton
Tee up at the world-class 18-hole championship course at the Milnerton Golf Club. The Links-type course, borders the Atlantic Ocean on the west side and Rietvlei lagoon to the east, and provides plenty of watery challenges along the way.
Lagoon Beach Hotel | Milnerton
Make sure you’re in time for tee off – located less than 2km from the renowned Milnerton Golf Club, is the Lagoon Beach Hotel. This hotel and spa provides the perfect based from which to set out on you golfing adventures with more than 200 chic en-suite bedrooms and suites, three world-class restaurants and unparalleled view of Table Mountain across Table Bay.
Atlantic Beach Golf Club
Another Links-style course, the 18-hole Atlantic Beach Golf Club provides some spectacular play amongst gorgeous indigenous fauna and flora. This challenging, yet fair course has been designed to be as enjoyable for the expert as it is for the weekend golfer. Insider tip: Watch out for the tenth hole; it is a real brute so avoid the quarry on the left at all costs!
GrandWest Casino | Goodwood
Even though the gamble with that Bump and Run shot on the sixteenth hole didn’t pay off, perhaps lady luck will be on your side at Cape Town’s biggest gaming complex where you can try your hand with 2 563 slot machines and 79 premium table games. You can also reward that hole-in-one with a drink at the Alibama Sport Bar, or dinner at one of the superb restaurants.
Ozzie’s Golf Guide
Ozzie’s Golf Guide takes all the hassle out of the golfing experience in and around Cape Town. Why fly your own equipment when he can supply it along with securing tee off times and convenient transfers to and from the golf course. If you want the best of golfing and game viewing book his two-day Golf and Safari Overnight Package.
Biltong and wine pairing | Durbanville Wine Estate
Take your eye off the ball for a moment and relax at this “Nineteenth Hole”. The Durbanville Hills’ cellar a mere 20 minutes from Cape Town’s city centre, offers a picturesque setting for wine tasting and dining. For something totally different try the biltong and wine pairing with five types of biltong teamed up with a selection of five wines.
Says Cape Town Tourism’s Marketing Executive, Velma Corcoran; “Fresh air, good exercise and some challenging courses are all in the mix for our golfing weekends. What’s more, golfer’s partners can decide on their own Cape Town weekend. We have plenty of ideas on how to relax, enjoy some pampering, stroll the shops and markets, sign up for an adrenalin adventure or take in the city’s design and art scene. There truly is something for everyone to do.”