Metropolitan - Western Cape - South Africa

Metropolitan Golf Club,
Fritz Sonnenberg Road,
Mouille Point,
Cape Town 8001,
South Africa

  • +27 (0) 21 430 6012

  • Farrel Cohen

  • Mark Müller

  • De Waal Botha

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.

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Description: Metropolitan may be Cape Town’s second oldest golf club (1895), but the 9-hole course in play today behind the beachside properties at Mouille Point is a 2010 Mark Muller design. The club’s original and quirky 9-hole, 15-green layout was rebuilt with a similarly eccentric 14-green rendition when the adjacent Cape Town Stadium was built for the 2010 World Cup. Rating: 8 out of 10 Reviews: 1
Craig Robinson

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.

November 11, 2021
8 / 10
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