Yellow 6013 metres, CR72.2/132
White 5743 metres, CR70.8/130
Blue 5373 metres, CR69.0/127
Red 4847 metres, CR66.2/115
Women’s blue, CR74.5/134
Women’s red, CR71.3/125
Golf cart R398
Gary Player 1996
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Goose Valley is an enjoyable and popular privately owned course on an attractive site overlooking the Keurbooms River, easy to access being on the N2. It began as a 9-holer, and increased to 18 in 1996 with the development of the Turtle Creek residential estate on the property. The seven holes on that side have a distinctly different look to them than the older section. It’s reasonably busy with about 32 000 rounds a year.
The course has an interesting mix of holes, with attractive and challenging modern greens complexes. There are as many as six short par 4s (301 to 335 metres), yet none of them would be considered an obviously easy birdie hole. While there are only a few water hazards, the course is well bunkered and fynbos borders some fairways.
A smallish clubhouse with an outside verandah sits side-on to the fairway of the 323-metre 18th.
64 by James Faber in 2013
The par-3 11th, played from an elevated tee facing the Keurbooms River and Indian Ocean, would be considered the signature hole. The par-5 seventh is a fearsome test at 515 metres from the back tee, with water guarding the left of the driving area. From there it’s gradually uphill to an elevated green. The first hole is also particularly good, curving to the right around a water hazard.
Good-sized range close to clubhouse, open to public.
1/ Gary Player has a family home inside the course.
2/ Goose Valley have a Par 3 layout within the course used on special occasions and in winter.
3/ There is numerous self-catering accommodation to rent within the estate.
4/ Former SA international cricketer Kenny McEwan was the 2019 men’s club champion.
5/ Goose Valley hosted the SA men’s Under-23 Interprovincial in 2011.
Ken McEwan & Yvette Negrine
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