About Us

Rich History

Maccauvlei Golf Club was established in 1926. The original architect was George Peck. The finishing touches were credited to Major S.V.Hotchkin in 1929, one of an illustrious trinity of British course designers, who was responsible for Humewood in Port Elizabeth.

Maccauvlei became known as the only ” Inland Links” golf course in the world, and was referred to as the “queen of inland links”. It was a real seaside course though no sea was visible. If you wanted a bunker all you had to do was dig a hole. Maccauvlei hosted four South African Open Championships in the 1920’s to 1940’s. As history shows us, no golf course is ever complete, and Maccauvlei golf course undertook a major reconstruction under the watchful eye of the renowned golf course architect, Peter Matkovich. His brief was to restore rather than rebuild, and to retain the links origins that built its reputation. The result is a course essentially parkland in style with link like characteristics. Although the front nine has several memorable holes, it is the closing holes on the back nine which are its piece de resistance. It has been said that the six-hole stretch from 13 onwards is as good and as lovely as anything that this golf-rich land of ours can offer ( Phillip Galgut, Compleat Golfer Nov 1997). One of the most famous holes on the course is the par-4 17th , with its giant bunker sloping up from the fairway towards the green, and in its day reputed to be the largest in the world. Today Maccauvlei still holds its own in the top 50 courses in the country, and according to Golf Digest offers the best “play” value versus cost per round among these top courses. Golfers can enjoy their game in peaceful and natural setting of trees and various wildlife including a variety of birds. Make your next stop MACCAUVLEI.

Facilities and The Pro Shop

Players arriving at Maccauvlei are introduced to a country setting with the old traditional club house offering first class facilities in the halfway house, the bar and change rooms.

Players register at the Pro shop which is fully equipped with the latest golfing attire and a resident Pro is available for tuition and advice.

A driving range is also at the course and practice balls are available from the Pro Shop.
Caddies and golf carts can also be reserved at the Pro Shop.

Accommodation for the visitor is found adjacent to the club within walking distance and offers various seminar facilities as well.

Driving range
Golf carts
Pull trolleys
Function Facilities
Halfway House
Putting Green



The old traditional clubhouse caters for a wide variety of functions, from weddings (members only) to corporate days. The halfway house ensures that the golfers need is catered for – a scrumptious breakfast or lunch, or a freshly prepared snack. Enjoy a cooling refreshment after the game on the patio overlooking the tranquil surroundings of the 1st and 18th holes. Or enjoy a pint in our quaint pub with big screen. In 1997 the club decided to pay tribute to the past history of the club. The only room in its original state was restored and redecorated as an “oldie gentleman’s lounge”, known as the Presidents Lounge, transporting you back in time to its early days. Enjoy a winters evening in front of the crackling fire, all adding to the unique ambience known as the Maccauvlei experience.

Conference Facilities

There is no longer a “next stop Maccauvlei”, but the Dormy House, which once provided an overnight stop for the Prince of Wales in 1925, and used as a training camp for officers in World War 11, adjoins the 10th hole. The centre is built around the classic architecture of the original buildings, and offers all modern technical aids, fine cuisine, accommodation, which includes rooms and chalets in a garden setting, and recreational facilities – not least golf, for large or small groups.
A most agreeable introduction to the charms of the course.

Corporate Golf days

Company days are a great way to say thank you to your valued customers, and we can do that for you in beautiful country surroundings. We take care of everything leaving you to enjoy yourself and spend time with your guests. We cater for all, from the casual to the regular golfer, large or small groups, and most important we can accommodate you any day of the week.