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Steenberg is a place of textured heritage, vintage wines and world-class golfing.

The Steenberg golf course is rated as one of the top three courses to visit in South Africa, while the Estate itself has earned global recognition as a flagship residential address. Situated mere minutes from the Cape Town city centre,
Steenberg Moves Up In All Categories
This month saw Golf Digest publish their golf course rankings for 2014 and Steenberg moved up in all categories. The golf course moved up 5 places from 36th to 31st while the course conditioning moved from 13th to 12th in South Africa and from 3rd to 2nd best conditioned course in the Western Cape. Having been voted one of the finest golfing experiences in the world, we have always focussed mainly on the overall experience, but at the same time improving the golf course where we can.

We are very pleased that all the effort and programmes that we have put into our turf maintenance programmes is paying off and that we have been recognised for it. This is a wonderful testament to our greenkeeping staff who works tirelessly in ensuring the best conditioned course possible on any given day. We have several plans with regards to course upgrades for 2014 & 2015 as we are redoing all our bunkers; changing the strategy of a few holes and upgrading the irrigation and drainage systems. While it is not our intention to be the best course in the country, it is our philosophy to have the best conditioned course that a golfer walks away from having had a fun test of golf on world class facilities while experiencing exceptional service.

Holes for Hope
Holes 4 Hope sets records – R160 000 for charity
On Saturday, 1 February 2014, ably assisted by the entire Golf Operations team, Steenberg’s Director of Golf, Ian Kennedy, and six other Steenberg PGA professionals played golf in a relay style format from 06:00 to 18:00.
This formidable team of young gentlemen played 321 holes and raised an impressive R160 000 for the iThemba House Trust. This was eight holes more than their previous record and is also their highest recorded monetary total so far. ...Read all about it

We have updated our Pro Shop and Halfway House!
Any good business evolves with time and we are pleased to announce that we have upgraded our pro shop and halfway house to enhance the golfer’s experience. Although the changes were subtle in the pro shop with the relocation of the check-in counter, the impact is significant...Read all about it

The Golf event of the Year!
A spectacular ceremony at the Steenberg Golf Estate hosted by the South African Golf Heritage Trust, heralded the Mercedes-Benz Southern Africa Golf Hall of Fame's fourth Induction Gala Banquet attended by Politicians, Captains of Industry, and Golfing Legends..Read all about it

Steenberg voted ‘top foreign golf resort’
by Condé Nast Traveler readers

Steenberg golf ops team
Steenberg's Golf Ops team which achieved a 100% Golf Experience Ranking by Conde Nast Traveler which was a significant part of attaining the Best Foreign Golf Resort for 2012

Steenberg has been voted by readers of Condé Nast Traveler (US) as the Top Foreign Golf Resort of 2012, in its recently announced 16th annual golf poll. Scoring the winning 96.4 points, Steenberg was rated across eight categories, namely Course Design & Access, Golf Staff & Service, Rooms, Service, Food/ Dining, Location, Overall Design, and Activities/Facilities... Read more


new hole 6
The beautiful new 6th hole at Steenberg
Changes to the course

After the successful changes to our 1st and 2nd holes, the construction moved to the 6th and 7th holes.

The 6th hole has always been a terrific hole, but our management and committee felt that we could improve it significantly by removing the waste area which flanked the left side of the fairway and replace it with strategic mounding and two fairway bunkers set into these mounds. The end result was better than we imagined as not only is the hole framed better, but the shot value off the tee has improved significantly. Similarly, the landing area for the longer hitter has got tighter and this might result in the decision of a 3 wood off the tee to the wider landing area.

For those of you who have played our 7th hole before, it will be one of the great holes that sticks out in your memory as it is not only an island green, but also one of our two signature holes. Unfortunately, the drainage of the surrounding bunker had been compromised through the years by the rising dam level and thus the retaining wall was raised and a new bunker was put on top of the old one. The first 15m of the bunker were also closed in thus reducing the size of the bunker. The result has been terrific and I am sure you will enjoy it when you are next here.

 
Hole 7
Hole 7
When asked about the changes, Ian Kennedy, Steenberg’s Director of Golf said the following: “We are continually looking at ways to improve ourselves in all areas whether it is in our service levels, cultural practices or enhancements to the course layout. Currently we have been spending more resources on the course as we felt it necessary to improve our weaknesses while making it tougher and more strategic for the better player. Our next projects on the 11th and 12th holes are great examples of how the changes have been done with this intention too. We are exceptionally pleased with Golf Data’s construction team and the results which they have produced.”

 

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The Steenberg Classic was started in 2000 as an initiative by members who felt they would like to contribute to the local community. It started off as a competition on the Saturday morning that was open to members and their guests. However, 12 years down the line, it has grown into a week long journey with 8 events. ...Read more