Arabella Golf Club (18)

Arabella Golf featured.

General Information

Arabella is a world class estate and with a rare gem of a golf course and lives up to its name which means “beautiful land”. The theme is balance. Challenging enough to bring you back for more, enjoyable enough to make you not want to leave. The design challenge was headed by the renowned architect Peter Matkovich. His undoubted success has resulted in a course that complements the environment without disappointing the golfer, whether expert or amateur.

The course was awarded the Golf Digest award for the best new course in South Africa in 1999. In 2002, the course was rated number 9 in South Africa by Golf Digest and number 5 in 2003. Arabella Golf Club was awarded the Compleat Golfer Five Star award in 2003. It borders the largest natural lagoon in Southern Africa, and the 9th, 17th and 18th run parallel to the lagoon.

Choosing a signature hole proves to be an extremely difficult task as all of the holes are well designed with spectacular views.The quality and conditioning of this layout is of the highest possible standards. Just an hours drive from Cape Town situated near Hermanus on the border of the Botriver and Kogelberg nature reserve.


Arabella Golf 1.
  • Pro shop
  • Driving range
  • Golf club hire (R140-00)
  • Carts (R210-00)
  • Pull trolleys (R55-00)
  • Golf carts
  • Pull carts and caddies are available.
  • Please ensure that you book these facilities prior to play.
  • Prof. Tuition Warm up Area
  • Changing Rooms
  • Halfway House
  • Bar
  • Board Room
  • Function Facilities
  • Restaurant

Green Fees

Arabella Golf map.

Non Affiliated – R495,00

Affiliated – R395,00

On Course

Course Policy

Dress Code:

  • Smart Casual
  • Greens
  • Dominant Bent Grass Greens.
  • Fairways
  • Soft spikes

Terms and Conditions

Booking restriction, may only book 7 days prior if not resident in hotel; Non-resident golfers may only book tee-off times up to a maximum of seven days prior to day of play. Preference for tee times is given to hotel guests and members.

Course Rating

Men – 72

Women – 72

(Length = 6300m)

Course Difficulty


Course Designer

Peter Matkovich

Arabella Golf 2.

Contact Details

Contact Person: John Bumpsteed

Tel: +27 28 284 9383

Fax: +27 28 284 9385

Email: [email protected]

Physical Address

R44 Road, Kleinmond, 7195


Kleinmond has grown from a holiday destination to little town. Many retired people have settled in this coastal town situated on a narrow strip between the sea and fynbos covered mountains. Kleinmond thrives during the holiday season and has a great beach and lagoon for the kids and lovely golf course for the Dads. The beach is not regarded as safe for swimming but is great for surf angling. The nearby Palmiet River offers swimming and kloofing. The town is situated less than an hours drive from Cape Town.


Travel out of Cape Town and follow the N2 east over Sir Lowry`s Pass. Take the R43 off-ramp and then turn immediately on to the R44 to Kleinmond/Botriver and follow the signs to the club.