Award winning Arabella Golf Course undergoes R10M upgrade

2014-04-25 09:32

Multimedia   ·   User Galleries   ·   News in Pictures Send us your pictures  ·  Send us your stories

Cape Town - The award-winning Arabella Hotel & Spa Championship golf course has undergone an  upgrade worth R10 million, with a redesign of 7 holes that will make even the most seasoned golfers reassess their game strategy.

Despite the course being rated as one of the best in South Africa, Golf Director Jonathan Menteath says that won’t stop the resort from continually improving and upgrading in order to satisfy its regular and passionate players.

Menteath says the bulk of the investment has gone into the installation of a state-of-the-art Rainbird Integrated Control irrigation system across all 18 holes. This stems from a wider strategy to get better water coverage, more fertile soil and grass.

The benefits of the control irrigation system include:
•    Enhanced course conditioning
•    Individual  head communication and control
•    Reduced watering time contributing to substantial water savings
•    More targeted water application
•    Energy saving

The upgrade also includes changes to two holes that form part of the challenging Arabella Turn. New trees have been planted. Hole 16 has also been redesigned to give golfers a different perspective on a very challenging Par 4.

The Arabella Turn, like Augusta’s Amen Corner, comprises consecutive holes that are extremely challenging and anyone who completes the Arabella Turn (holes 3 to 5) on or under par receives a complimentary voucher from the Pro Shop for another round of golf.

The Arabella Hotel & Spa is one of only a handful of 5-star resorts in South Africa where golfers can literally roll out of their rooms onto a Top 5 golf course. The clubhouse is part of the hotel, and the 1st tee box is barely 50metres away.

The Arabella Hotel & Spa is just over an hour's drive from Cape Town. It is on the outskirts of South Africa’s whale-watching capital, Hermanus, which is arguably the world’s best land-based whale watching location.

The area is also famous for Great White Shark cage diving, and for its pristine fynbos in the Kogelberg Biosphere Reserve. South Africa’s celebrated Winelands region is less than an hour’s drive away.
Read more on:    travel

Join the conversation! encourages commentary submitted via MyNews24. Contributions of 200 words or more will be considered for publication.

We reserve editorial discretion to decide what will be published.
Read our comments policy for guidelines on contributions.

SHARE: publishes all comments posted on articles provided that they adhere to our Comments Policy. Should you wish to report a comment for editorial review, please do so by clicking the 'Report Comment' button to the right of each comment.

Comment on this story
Comments have been closed for this article.

Inside Travel


10 gorgeous plus-sized models who aren't Ashley Graham

Here are just ten of our favourite plus-sized models:


You won't want to miss...

WATCH: Pornhub is giving users free access to premium content these holidays
5 top leg exercises for men
10 best dressed men of 2017
How to open a beer bottle without an opener

#FindYourEscape with Traveller24

Your insider guide to exploring South Africa and the world...
There are new stories on the homepage. Click here to see them.


Create Profile

Creating your profile will enable you to submit photos and stories to get published on News24.

Please provide a username for your profile page:

This username must be unique, cannot be edited and will be used in the URL to your profile page across the entire network.


Location Settings

News24 allows you to edit the display of certain components based on a location. If you wish to personalise the page based on your preferences, please select a location for each component and click "Submit" in order for the changes to take affect.

Facebook Sign-In

Hi News addict,

Join the News24 Community to be involved in breaking the news.

Log in with Facebook to comment and personalise news, weather and listings.