Langebaan - Western Cape - South Africa

Langebaan Country Estate,
1 Oostewal Road,
Langebaan 7357,
Western Cape,
South Africa


  • +27 (0) 22 772 2498

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  • 76 miles NW of Cape Town city centre via the R27 highway

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The links-style fairways at the Langebaan Country Estate overlook the 10 mile-long Langebaan Lagoon and the natural harbor of Saldanha Bay – where trains from the Sishen mines unload iron ore for export – and they’re set in a figure of eight around a large residential development.

The 393-yard 1st is a challenging par four to begin the round. Manatoka trees flank the fairway and it’s often played into a prevailing southeasterly wind. The par three 6th sits at the highest point on the property and tee shots have an intimidating area of fynbos to carry from the tee to the raised green.

On the back nine, the 158-yard 11th is another fine short hole, this time played a putting surface protected by water and waste areas to the right of the large green. The 452-yard 18th ends the round in fine style as it’s a short par five offering a birdie opportunity to those who can steer clear of the water that fronts the home green.

Located an hour’s drive north of Cape Town, the course was originally laid out by Bob Grimsdell but it has recently been reworked by Gary Player Design, and they created four new holes (at 4 to 7), redesigning the remainder.

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Description: Links-style fairways at the Langebaan Country Estate are set in a figure of eight around a residential estate. Bob Grimsdell originally laid out the golf course but Gary Player Design has recently reworked it. Rating: 4.5 out of 6 Reviews: 2
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Richard Boyle

I played Langebaan Country Estate last week twice with my wife on consecutive days on the recommendation of a friend but probably because it is the only course in the immediate vicinity. I am fortunate to have played Gary Player Country Club at Sun City and sadly this course bears little comparison and I doubt whether the great man himself had any bearing on the redesign.

Don't get me wrong, this is not a bad course but I'm not sure it deserves the 6 stars of its previous reviewer 7 years ago ! The very fact that it languishes at the bottom of the Western Cape rankings speaks volumes. There was very little rough to speak of and it was sometimes difficult to distinguish where the rough ended and the fairway began. The fairways were not in great condition and looked like mosaic mud in places (I do realize they have had very little winter rain in the last 3 years) and when we reached the 15th green on our first day we found about a dozen bontebok happily grazing behind it ! Fortunately the green keeper has managed to keep the greens in good, fast condition.

For me though the one thing that lets it down overall is that it is not very memorable or challenging. I would not rush back. I have played many other courses not only in the Western Cape but also in England, Scotland, Ireland, Spain, Portugal, Morocco and Mauritius and most of them are more interesting and offer a greater golfing experience.

February 05, 2019
3 / 6
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Claes Ryding
An excellent course on the West Coast of South Africa. Beautiful located with the Lagoon and Atlantic always present. Always in perfect condition. Really, up among the very best in Western Cape. Highly recommended.
January 28, 2012
6 / 6
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Benn Pienaar
January 28, 2012
having played this true golfers course over the past 15 years, i have had the absolute pleasure to experience it changing from a tough rough man's course to a relative golf oasis:immaculate care displayed by a greenkeeper who can only be comming from love translates into the best (truly)greens on the West Coast of Africa.Deep green manicured fairways combine intelligently with numerous desert white waste bunkers,in which ageless imposing chunks of Cape granite rock create a remarkable Zen-like atmosphere for one to experience the eternity of GOLF. For the Big Boys,here you have one true challenge from the back markers and when the brisk famous South Easter joins the fun...well that is character building of a high order.The weekend golfer and inherently competitive social golfers thrive on the stimulating(on a few levels) challenge of this perfect expression a GARY PLAYER vision of a golf course. The rewards after the round are plentiful...not least the UNIQUE ,infamous West Coast hospitality displayed by the spirited local members! A golf course that superbly embodies what GOLF is all about