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Devonvale Golf & Wine Estate
Designed ByKen Elkin
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Devonvale Golf & Wine Estate is a world class championship golf course, working wine farm and residential estate offering upmarket accommodation, conferencing & event opportunities. Located just 5 minutes outside Stellenbosch and surrounded by rolling vineyards and majestic mountains, here you will find a true jewel of the Bottelary Valley in the heart of the Stellenbosch Winelands.
The magnificent 18-hole Championship golf course needs little introduction, offering a regular challenge to both local and international golfers alike. The original layout, designed by Ken Elkin, who designed many of the Capes better known courses, has seen several improvements over the last 5 years and is constantly undergoing improvements but still remains a true ‘country course’.
The Devonvale Golf Course is fortunate enough to have a large dam in the centre of the course, which feeds the irrigation system, and therefore the golf course doesn’t make use of potable water. About 90% of the water utilised is recycled or harvested and in 2006 Cape Irrigation Systems and Devonvale Golf course won the LIA Environmental Management Water Conservation Trophy for best practice water conservation.
An important aspect of Devonvale’s existence is the hosting of tournaments. The estate has seen the hosting of the SA Ladies Open, Sunshine Tour, Provincial Opens, Interprovincial tournaments, Ernie Els foundations, SA Open Qualifying rounds, Interschools and Senior Opens and looks forward to hosting many more in the future as this forms part of Devonvale’s ethos.