Metropolitan Golf Club was originally founded as The Green and Sea Point Golf Club in 1895. The club moved to a new 9-hole location in 1906, renaming itself in the process. Exactly a hundred years elapsed before the course – nine holes with fifteen greens – was closed to make way for the construction of the new Cape Town Stadium.
Local architect Mark Muller was appointed by the city council to design a new layout next to the old one and he came up with a similar unique configuration – this time there are fourteen different greens; alternate bent grass putting surfaces for five holes with two pin positions in place on the other four holes. Thankfully, the 1950s clubhouse remains intact.
The MET – as it’s affectionately known by members and visitors – still has eighteen distinct holes, each with separate tees, sharing nine kikuyu grass fairways. The overall length of this popular facility is 5,699 metres, occupying a property that can’t be more than 55 acres in size. There are only two par fives on the card (at the 3rd and 12th) and a round concludes here with a wonderful par three which plays over water to the home green in front of the clubhouse.
Awsome 9 hole course in the centre of Cape Town. Really nice course, quite simple as they are making good use of the land. Beautiful views of Cape Town. A must play if in the area.