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Ceres Golf Club

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Specifications
Designed ByDanie Obermeyer
Holes9
Year Opened1927
Par 71
Typeparkland
FairwaysKikuyu Grass
GreensBent Grass
SpikesSoft spikes only
Description

Records on where or when the first golfers arrived in Ceres are scarce. General consensus suggests that it was sometime early in the 20th century. The course has always been in the same location, a flattish, well-forested piece of property in the south-western corner of the town.

The ground was leased from the Ceres municipality, who also set aside additional land in case the need ever arose to expand to an 18-hole course.

A professional course architect or designer was never consulted and the members routed the course themselves, finding their way by trial and error. In later years, Ken Elkin, who was instrumental in the design or redesign of numerous courses in the Western Cape, offered some help with regards to possible alterations.

The course, like most features in small towns is close to the heart of the community. There were men who kept the club afloat during the war years by digging deep into their pockets. The primary green keeping instruments in the late ‘40s were two donkeys and a lucerne mower. Most interesting was the fact that players never played “preferred lies”. They always played the ball as they found it.

At first the course sported sand greens, but in the late ‘60s the greens were gradually changed from sand to grass. A few members each took responsibility for building and grassing a green.

The locals will be quick to admit that the layout at Ceres is not the most daunting of tracks and that, in this day and age of 420-meter par fours, island greens and forced carries, are a pleasant rarity.

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8 Reviews

4.38
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Ceres Golf Club
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Well we became members even though we stay in Jhb. We plan on travelling to the area at least twice a year so we can now take our clubs with us and enjoy the area to its fullest.4
6:48 pm June 16, 2016
Ceres Golf Club
5
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One of the best 9 hole courses in the Cape province5
6:46 pm November 16, 2016
Ceres Golf Club
4
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What a fantastic golf club. Very affordable and great scenery. It does get very hot in summer though4
6:44 pm December 11, 2016
Ceres Golf Club
4
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4
6:43 pm January 16, 2014
Ceres Golf Club
5
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Wat n lieflike golfbaan. En dan ken die kombuispersoneel nog van kosmaak ook !5
6:42 pm June 16, 2016
Ceres Golf Club
5
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Stunning baan ☆ Met die mooiste omgewing ☆ Lovit ♡5
6:40 pm December 16, 2016
Ceres Golf Club
4
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Lovely course, beautiful scenery! Well worth a visit!
4
6:38 pm May 16, 2015
Ceres Golf Club
4
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This is a very beautiful course and is a must play golf course.4
6:35 pm January 16, 2014

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