Langebaan Golf & Country Club.

Playing Golf in Langebaan.
Langebaan Country Club

Located on the unspoiled CapeWest Coast, about an hour’s drive from Cape Town, the newly redesigned Langebaan golf course – located on Langebaan Country Estate – is a welcome addition to the golfing landscape.

The West Coast of South Africa is regarded as one of the most beautiful parts of the country – and rightly so. Unspoiled beaches, wild flowers, holiday resorts and a unique laid-back atmosphere combine to make the area a perfect getaway destination. Throw in the newly revamped 18-hole golf course in Langebaan and you’re talking about a region that has something to offer everyone. Certainly, in the case of the golf course, it was about adding something spectacular in an area that is equally breathtaking. Black Knight Design was charged with turning the Langebaan golf course into a high-quality yet truly testing layout, and the result is an incontestable success. The course has more than a hint of Gary Player’s design philosophy, with well-positioned bunkers and his typical routing for all levels of golfers. Throw in some amazing natural rock formations, the large water feature separating the 10th and 18th fairways and the natural wild flowers and birdlife, and it is clear that Langebaan Country Estate is only one growing season away from becoming a course that will stand out as an unforgettable experience.

Despite the relative youth of much of the course, its condition is superb – particularly the winding fairways which make their way through the estate layout, offering some spectacular views of the Langebaan Lagoon andSaldanhaBayharbour. The large and well-designed greens complexes, in particular, feature strongly in the design of the course. At over 6 000m, one is unlikely to be fooled into thinking that it is a short course and when the wind gets up it will put paid to any misconceived notion that this might be a holiday knock-about design.

The estate itself is of the low-density variety, with large plots and great views of the fairways, water features or natural fynbos. Homes can be custom designed, meaning that investors can choose the style of house they wish to build on the eco-estate which is home to a large variety of indigenous birds and wildlife.

Apart from the spacious and luxuriously appointed self-catering lodges, the development also features a new concept in estate living –EllefsenVillage. Named after a Norwegian captain who visitedSaldanhaBayin the late 17th century on the ship ‘Mosvalla’, and set between the 9th and 18th fairways, this ‘village within a village’ features an exciting choice of contemporary free-standing homes, townhouses and lock-up-and-go apartments.EllefsenVillageis aimed at the younger market, with an up-market, modern look and feel enhanced by the paths that meander through landscaped gardens and water features.

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