Golf courses in Somerset West are top quality and Larry Gould describes Erinvale as “The best residential golf course South Africa has to offer”. This one is one of the many designed by the legend of the sport himself Mr.Gary Player and hardly anything has been altered since it first opened apart from the introduction of some beautiful trees and surrounds. As with most places in the area the beautiful Helderberg mountains are the backdrop to this popular club as well as surrounding hillside scenery and even ocean views from some of the higher vantage points.
Also among the golf courses in Somerset West is the country club which is the oldest club in the area being founded in the year 1908. Always kept in good condition with fairly large greens and seven of the 18 holes having water hazards this is a somewhat deceptive course as at first it can look flat and easy to play. Trevor Immelman is among the exceptional golfing talents to come from this club which apart from their golfing section is home to tennis, squash and bowls facilities.
Both Erinvale and the country club have their own Pro Shops for those looking to buy the latest equipment and accessories. Vodacom Golf Village is one of the areas most popular driving ranges in the Helderberg and offers 50 driving bays as well as places to practice your short game and putting. The village is located in De Beers Avenue which is close to the Somerset Mall and in the same road as the soccer club. If you are in the area on holiday or business and want to get out for a round or two then head on out to the popular golf courses around the Somerset West area.