Pre-Conference Golf Day
Overview of Erinvale
Erinvale Golf Club played host to the World Cup of Golf held in 1996 (only a year after its official opening) as well as the SAA Open in both 2003 and 2004 and most recently hosted the South African Disabled Open.
The golfing experience at Erinvale Golf Course is divided into two distinctly different nines. The first nine takes you through the flatter, residential part of the estate, while the back nine makes its way upwards on the slope of the Helderberg Mountains, allowing the golfer to enjoy beautiful sea and mountain views. If the challenge of a Gary Player designed 18 hole golf course, coupled with breath-taking winelands, sea and mountains views is what you are looking for, then Erinvale Golf Course is the place to visit. The Clubhouse is nestled in the middle of the Erinvale Estate, at the foothills of the Helderberg and Hottentots Holland Mountains, in Somerset West.
Erinvale’s Pro Shop
Erinvale Golf Club has its own onsite Pro Shop. All of the very best golfing equipment you will need from a set of clubs (+- R450) to pull trolleys (+- R70) to golf carts (+- R390).
Please call ahead to book any equipment you may need – +27 (0) 21 847 1906 (Pro Shop) or email them at firstname.lastname@example.org
Please visit http://www.erinvale.com/course-guide to view the course-guide.
The plan for the day
Your transfer will collect you from the Lord Charles at 10:30 a.m. Tee off is at 11:30 a.m. After your first 9 holes, you’ll find yourself at the Halfway House around midday. Halfway House offers a selection of light meals and non-alcoholic beverages. After your lunch break and refreshments, head out to complete your final 9 holes. Your transfer will be waiting to get you back to the conference venue in good time for the Welcome Function which starts at 6:30 p.m.
Information of interest
Erinvale is located in the heart of the Cape Floristic Region (CFR). The CFR is unique in that it is the only floral kingdom to be located entirely within the geographical confines of one country. It is one of the world’s most biologically interesting ecosystems and an epi-centre of diversity and endemism. Two vegetation types exist on Erinvale, namely Lourensford Alluvium Fynbos and Boland Granite Fynbos. We share our boundary on the north-west with the Helderberg Nature Reserve.
Helderberg Mountain is visible from most of the estate and the natural beauty of the site and its surroundings is obviously enjoyed throughout the entire estate. Upwards from the 120m contour, views of the Hottentots Holland Mountains and the basin become available. Views from the site then increase as one moves north and at about the 180m contour, magnificent 360° views inclusive of False Bay may be enjoyed.
Erinvale falls within the Mediterranean climatic zone and thus receives winter rainfall, which is brought on by the strong north-westerly winds. Warm, dry summers are typical of this climatic region and require regular irrigation of gardens.