Reserve a Round
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SAGA Affiliated members:
Weekdays | Tue – Fri – R695 excl. cart
Weekends | Sat – Sun – R895 excl. cart
R1495 including cart | Valid | May – October 2021
Val de Vie Estate Resident rate
R695 – excluding cart
R450 shared cart
Please take note of the guidelines and specifications in our Risk Mitigation and Golf Operations Document
*No Caddies available
WINTER OPERATING HOURS
The Pearl Valley Jack Nicklaus Signature Golf Course
Tuesday – Sunday:
Tee Times available:
08:00 – 13:00 | 18 holes
13:10 – 15:00 | 9 holes
Mondays | 08:00 – 15:30
Tuesday – Sunday | 08:00 – 16:30 – last balls 16:30
Tuesday to Sunday | 08h00 – 17h00
Monday to Sunday: 08h00- 17h00
THE GOLF SHOP AT PEARL VALLEY
Tuesday to Sunday | 08h00 – 17h00
Conveniently situated in our Clubhouse
Tel: +27 (0) 21 867 8000
Direct line: + 27 (0) 21 867 8045
New rental sets featuring the 2019 T-Series Titleist irons
DRESS CODE AND AMENITIES
- Pearl Valley is a soft spike facility.
- Full locker facilities are available
- Shower facilities available
- Complimentary use of the Practice Facility 20 minutes prior to your tee time.
- Carts not included in rates, unless otherwise specified.
- Please check in at The Golf Shop before your round. Our Golf Shop is well stocked with a variety of golf wear and accessories.
- Please arrive at least 30 minutes prior to your tee time and adhere to the Golf Dress Code.
- Please note: NO denim jeans, camouflage or cargo pants are permitted.
GOLF COURSE POLICY
- Tee time reservation cancellation policy in effect.
- 48 hours’ notice required for tee time cancellation. Less than 48 hours before the scheduled tee time – 100% of applicable fee will be charged.
- Should a booking be made for less than 4 players, Pearl Valley reserves the right to fill remaining open slots within that tee time.
- Pace of play is based on 4.5 hours per 4-ball.
- Pearl Valley can only guarantee the reservation 14 days from the requested tee time. Should we be required to amend your reservation prior to the 14 day period, we will contact you to inform you and arrange an alternative date or time where possible.
- Should there be inclement weather and the Golf Manager declares the course unplayable, we will happily re-schedule or cancel your tee time.
- To amend your tee time reservation please call the Golf Shop on +27 (0) 21 867 8045
Rain check policy:
Holes 1 – 4 completed: Full rain check
Holes 5 – 12 completed: 9 Hole rain check
Holes 13 – 18 completed: No rain check
Golf at Pearl Valley
Val de Vie Estate is home to an iconic Jack Nicklaus Signature golf course – one of only six in South Africa. The unique touch of golf legend Jack Nicklaus is evident throughout the pristine course. Rated by Golf Digest magazine as the 5th best in the country for 2018/2019, it is on the must-play list of local and international golfers. Officially opened in November 2003 by Nicklaus and South African great, Gary Player, Pearl Valley was named the ‘Best New Golf Course’ of the year by Golf Digest magazine in 2005. The championship course has been ranked among the top ten courses in South Africa by Golf Digest magazine every year since 2006 up to and including 2019 and named the ‘Best Conditioned Golf Course in the Western Cape’ from 2010 – 2019 by Golf Digest magazine. South Africa’s Top 100 Golf Courses, the definitive golf course ranking, placed the Pearl Valley Jack Nicklaus Signature golf course as the second best in the country for 2021.
For six consecutive years Compleat Golfer bestowed the Five Star Experience Award on the course.
2007 US Masters Champion Trevor Immelman was full of praise about the course when he played it during the SA Open, “it is in incredible condition. These fairways are some of the best, if not the best, I have ever played on.”
Pearl Valley has two signature holes, 4th and 13th, both offering majestic views of the surrounding mountains and lakes. The 4th hole is challenging, with limited margin for error as you need to cross the creek three times en-route to a tricky green. This par 5 is regularly listed as one of the best in South Africa, epitomising the ideals of ‘risk and reward’. The 13th hole is a daunting par 3 that will test both your ball strike and your nerve. As the water cuts from the right and a greenside bunker waits, one is captivated by the tee shot.
The overall experience is far more than the exquisite greens and fairways. An award-winning combination of golfing luxury and natural beauty awaits from the time you arrive. An unforgettable experience begins with a professional welcome at The Golf Shop followed by the opportunity to change in the luxury locker rooms whilst your clubs are taken to your cart. A gentle warm-up on some of the best practice facilities in the country and your lifelong memorable experience can commence.
The golf course fits perfectly within the greater Val de Vie Estate. Encapsulating luxury and comfortable family living, the country-feel of the estate is evident throughout. Home to over 130 bird species, zebra, Cape grysbok and springbok – the natural splendor and spacious surroundings provide a place to enjoy life to the fullest.
Tel: +27 (0) 21 867 8000
Tel: +27 (0) 21 867 8000
Jack Nicklaus Signature Golf Course
A round of golf on a course created by one of the world’s greatest athletes, is bound to rank high on the list of any golfer. The name Nicklaus has long been associated with greatness on the golf course – but extends far beyond the man and his dominance as a legendary golfer. Today the name Nicklaus represents superior golf course design – the result of Jack’s more than four decades as a renowned golf course designer.
“Designing a golf course is my total expression. I always knew my golf game would only go on so long. But what I have learned can be put into a piece of ground that will last beyond me.” – Jack Nicklaus.
No other design firm has produced more world-ranked or championship golf courses than Nicklaus Design, the industry leaders that have elevated the standards of golf course design since 1969.
Jack has been honoured with every significant award that recognises excellence in course design and development. Golf has become the chief amenity for luxury communities worldwide, and Nicklaus Design has been lauded for years for its ability to masterfully weave golf course design with the residential component of a project.
The firms exacting standards of quality associated with the construction and maintenance of golf courses have been recognised for ushering in a new era of golf design and forever changing the face of golf architecture.
Online Golf Shop
The Pearl Valley Golf Shop stocks premium brands for all ages that can be worn on the golf course, for other sports or training purposes, as well as leisure wear. Our stock includes beautiful golf dresses from T-Off Designs and ladies bottoms from Daily Sports, available in neutral colours perfect for leisure wear. Adidas men’s and ladies jackets and shoes are perfect for a variety of sports and our FootJoy men’s range includes polo shirts and knitwear even suitable for the office.
To complement our offering, we also have a variety of accessories, headwear, and hardware including sunhats, swimwear, tennis balls, branded golf headwear, and golf-specific accessories.
The Golf Shop is conveniently situated in the clubhouse, where members and visiting golfer’s check-in for their round.
Tel: +27 (0) 21 867 8000
Direct line: + 27 (0) 21 867 8045
PEARL VALLEY GOLF ACADEMY
Pearl Valley Golf Course is also home to the Pearl Valley Golf Academy. Pearl Valley Golf Academy is a Performance Academy providing expert golf and fitness instruction. With outstanding South African and International coaches it is known as one of the top golf coaching programmes in the world.
Pearl Valley Head Professional | PGA Fellow Professional
Cell: 082 435 5831
James qualified as PGA apprentice of the year in the Western Cape in 2008. Throughout the years of developing his skill set in coaching he was awarded Teaching Professional of the Year (Western Cape region) for 2013, 2016 & 2017. Furthermore, he was recognised as the PGA of South Africa Teaching Professional of the Year in 2017 and 2019. Inclusive to golf tuition he has furthered his studies in the mental and biomechanical aspects of the game.
“I consider it to be an absolute honour and privilege to call my passion my work. To be a part of the amazing team here at the Pearl Valley Jack Nicklaus Signature Golf Course at Val de Vie Estate and spoilt with world class practice and playing facilities provides the perfect environment to deliver a 5-Star service to our members and guests alike”
James caters for all levels of abilities from introductory golf programmes to tour professionals. From individual sessions to group training he can tailor make a programme to best suit your individual needs.
Pearl Valley Professional – | PGA Class AA Professional
Cell: 082 341 9350
Adrian matriculated from Muir College Boys High School in the Eastern Cape in 2012 and moved to SwingFit Performance Academy to follow his golfing passion. He completed his three-year PGA Diploma at SwingFit in 2015 and graduated with several distinctions in his final year. Adrian then did his apprenticeship in 2016 under the guidance of James Wade at Pearl Valley before qualifying as a PGA Professional later that year. In 2017 he also completed all three levels of the R&A Rules exams.
After becoming a PGA Professional, Adrian started working at Pearl Valley where he helped setup and grow the Junior Academy which is home to many talented junior golfers. He also works with members of all ages who are looking to unlock their golfing potential. Over the last few years he has had the opportunity to work with a few elite players in order to develop his knowledge and experience as a performance coach.
Adrian is extremely passionate about coaching and intends to grow the game through introducing juniors and adults to the game as well as helping golfers enjoy the game through fun and simple instruction.
Corporate Golf Days
The excellent facilities of the Jack Nicklaus golf course on Val de Vie Estate make it a perfect setting for corporate days. World class venues located on Val de Vie Estate offer a wide range of additional benefits that will make the day unforgettable.
The Val de Vie Events team has a track record of hosting exceptional private and corporate events. Events hosted at Val de Vie Estate guarantees professionalism and assistance. It is advised that bookings are done well in advance in ensuring availability of the date of your choice.
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Situated next to the iconic Jack Nicklaus signature golf course is our sophisticated Conference Venue. Metallic touches and cool marble slabs add elegance to this space. A modern bar area with oversized industrial rose gold globes complements the deep grey, royal blue and emerald green tones of the walls. The adjacent Pearl Valley Hotel by Mantis offers luxury accommodation to your guests and Camelot Spa at Pearl Valley adds extra indulgence.
“Thank you for all your help & assisting in making our annual golf day a great success!”
“And a BIG thank you for the fantastic manner in which you hosted our group. You went out of your way to accommodate all our special requests and deal with the small “challenges”, which I really appreciate. The service from your staff and the food was also excellent”
“I would like to personally thank you all for the time and effort you all donated to our golf days. I really appreciate it, nothing was too much trouble for your teams and our clients were blown away. Your Estate is in exceptional condition and geared to make any Corporate golf day a success. Your efforts did not go unnoticed!”
“Thanks for your note and well done to you and your team yesterday… it was our best event yet! We’ll reserve you for next year please 🙂 as I really didn’t have to do anything!!”
“I just wanted to say congratulations to you and your respective teams for what I understand has been the “benchmark” Mercedes-Trophy dealer event – ever!!”
“A huge thanks to you and your team, it was once again a flawless experience.”
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With an iconic Jack Nicklaus Signature Golf Course, a member’s exclusive driving range and world-class recreational facilities, Membership at Pearl Valley Golf Club is something special.
Membership at the Club is only available to property owners who have invested in Val de Vie Estate.
Pearl Valley Golf Club has two primary Membership offerings:
- Pearl Valley Residents Membership (mandatory)
- Val de Vie Residents Membership (optional)
Pearl Valley Residents Membership
Club Membership for Pearl Valley property owners is mandatory and allows the whole family (based on two adults and any dependent children under 25 years of age) to enjoy access to the golf and recreational facilities in Val de Vie Estate.
Full Golf Membership includes unlimited golf and is optional in addition to Club Membership.
Download the 2020/2021 Pearl Valley Residents Membership Plan
Val de Vie Residents Membership
Val de Vie property owners have the option to join Pearl Valley Golf Club. Membership will allow the individual member to enjoy access to the golf facilities.
Download the 2020/2021 Val de Vie Residents Membership Plan
If you would like to know more about how to join Pearl Valley Golf Club, please contact Aletia Oosthuizen. She will explain the process of applying for Membership and answer any questions you may have.
Client Relations Manager
Tel. +27 (0) 21 867 8000
Our golf course is a jewel so rare that all who behold it are inspired by its beauty and sheer opulence. This Jack Nicklaus masterpiece was handcrafted by the golf legend himself and every hole is played against the backdrop of the mountains that frame Pearl Valley at Val de Vie Estate.
A reasonably short hole where positioning of your tee shot is important. Bunkered almost the full length of the hole down the right and with a strategically placed bunker on the left, accuracy is more important than distance. A well-placed tee shot will leave a short iron approach to the fairly shallow green, which has two strategically positioned greenside bunkers. A relatively easy hole if played sensibly.
A spectacular hole with water from tee to green, all the way down the right side. Again another strategically placed bunker on the left. Stay short of the bunker and you will have a short iron shot left to the green. The shot must be struck with confidence as anything less may end up leaving the player bunkered or in the water.
A spectacular mid iron par 3 with a cobbled creek running from the tee past the green is the predominant feature. This tricky green is surrounded by three bunkers which makes the shot a challenge. Getting close to the pin when it is positioned at the back right requires a shot of great skill.
A genuine 3 shot par five. There’s no room for error, as you need to cross the creek 3 times en-route to the green. This par 5 is listed as one of the best in South Africa and as such commands respect. A true signature hole that you will remember hopefully for the right reasons.
Drive over the bunkers on the left to leave a second short to a visible pin position; otherwise drive down the right centre and lay up short of the bunker at the end. Rely on your short game to achieve a well-deserved par.
The easiest of the par 3’s, but miss the green and you will have a tough time making par. The green has a deep bunker front left and collects many tee shots. Plenty of slopes make this green a challenge to two putt.
A long and testing par 4 hole. The landing area is wide with water on the right and two bunkers for the cautious on the left. Hit the fairway and you will have a mid to long iron for your second shot to a small green surrounded by a massive bunker complex. Your ball striking will need to be spot on if you want to make par.
Take in the view before deciding on a strategy. You might consider a rescue club or an iron off this tee, but the closer you get to the green the better. Bunkers left and water right for the tee shot. Your second shot requires pinpoint accuracy. The further left the pin is the more club you need. Anything short will certainly find the water.
A wide fairway where you can try and hit it far. Beware of the bunkers on the right as they are deep. Another wood for your second will leave a short iron to the pin. The green is surrounded by three bunkers and also slopes away, to the back left. You’ll be in need of some refreshments by the time you finish this one.
A marvellously shaped par 4. The landing area is deeper than it appears from the tee, but it is still a risk vs reward tee shot. Ideally you need to be on the left of the fairway but a long bunker protects this side. Hit it down the right and you will have a semi blind shot for your second. Miss the green and your short game will come under pressure.
Finding the fairway off this tee is essential. Bunkers on the right and for the long hitters on the left. The green is surrounded by bunkers and requires a shot to remember if it’s a back pin placement. The green slopes from back to front and is tricky to putt on.
Longer hitters should be looking to carry the native area on the left off the tee but the percentage play would be towards the right hand bunker. Best policy is to lay up to a tight landing area leaving a short iron to a green that has a very narrow entrance. Rely on the short game to record a birdie.
The second Pearl Valley Signature hole. Get your yardage correct at this most scenic of par 3’s. Water cuts in on the right and a greenside bunker awaits the cautious tee shot. This hole will test your ball striking and your nerve. There’s a drop zone for those who have the misfortune to hit the water. Remember to look up at the mountains behind the green, there’s no better view.
The large blue-gum tree in the middle of the fairway sets up the tee shot beautifully. The best position is left of the tree as this leaves an easier second with the huge fairway bunker on the right. The safe route off the tee is into the receptive right side. Hit the tee shot down the right and you have to carry the bunker with your second shot. Either will leave a short pitch to the green but beware there is a pot bunker left of the green.
The ultimate risk vs reward tee shot. Have a go at the green on this short par 4 and make anything from birdie to double bogey. It is recommended that this hole be approached cautiously, from which birdies will emanate. A rescue club tee shot leaves a short iron to the green, which has a very narrow opening. Bunkers left, right and back need a pinpoint shot if it is to stay on the green.
You have two options off the tee. A three wood down the left half of the fairway or a driver down the right over the bunkers. 160 remaining if you go left with only 100 after clearing the right bunkers. The shallow green is protected by a pot bunker right in front and also bunkers on both sides.
One of the easiest looking, toughest playing par 3’s you are likely to play. The tee shot requires a wood from most players but the inverted green makes it difficult to stay on the green and even if you do you could be left with a tricky 2 putt. Take 3 and run.
This long par 4 requires a well-struck drive to a fairway surrounded on both sides by bunkers. If you are long you can take on the bunkers up the right but don’t miss hit the tee shot, as the carry is long. A mid to long iron second shot is needed to reach the green which is flanked by water on the immediate left and a deep, imposing bunker on the right.