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Parow Golf Club
Designed ByKen Elkin
FairwaysKikuyu/Cape Winter Grass
GreensMixture Bent & Poa Grass
Welcome to the Parow Golf Club. Please spend some time and explore the many facets that the Club offers you. Enjoy the history, the layout, the news and the pictures. This is as close as you will get to experiencing Parow without an actual visit. Thanks to Damian for putting together a great site, as well as providing the excellent photographs of the course. One of the best-kept secrets of Cape Town as far as accessibility and general playing friendlinessis concerned. Parow is a flatland(park-like) course and has an abundance of bird-life due to the massive dam in the center of the course. Peacocks, plovers (Club emblem), guinea fowl, hadidas, Egyptian geese, mallards, teal, grouse, pheasant, numerous smaller species, stork, ibis and even some pelicans abound. This is indeed a friendly, forgiving course with numerous water hazards and a prevailing southeaster wind driving away the City smog and the heat in summer. The best days, however, are found during June and July (beginning of winter), when the balmy wind-free and sunny days can only be described as Indian summer, and the first winter rains rejuvenate the course. Pure magic!
The greens are very well maintained, a mixture of bent and poa grasses. Large, with gentle slopes and ringed with bunkers, they are true and fast. The fairways are a mixture of Kikuyu and Cape winter grass, and the semi-rough is clearly defined. New pathways for carts have been laid and paved, and allow a smooth ride for those less energetic golfers who prefer a bit of luxury. We cater for these with a fleet of 25 electric golf carts for hire.e, staff and facilities and to Andre Hart for maintaining the site so well.
Members please note that the monthly newsletter will now appear under the news section and we will also publish photographs of winners of the Club Championships and the Open.