Milnerton Golf Club evolved from a six-hole course at its inception in 1913 into the world-class 18-hole championship course that it is today. The course was closed at the start of the First World War and re-opened in 1925. The “9 out, 9 in” Links type layout is bordered by the Atlantic Ocean on the West side and Rietvlei lagoon to the East and provides a golfing experience unique to South Africa. In 1995, the course underwent a major facelift as a result of the development of the Milnerton Links housing estate on part of the course. Some of the original holes were retained, while others were completely rebuilt. The new layout, together with all its features, has proved to be a huge success.
With its glorious and unobstructed views of Table Mountain acting as a backdrop to unsurpassed beauty from most holes, Milnerton Golf Club is truly a wonderful gateway to the “Fairest Cape in all the World".
The Club took transfer of the land with a multilateral agreement between the Milnerton Municipality and The Graaff Trust, which, in effect, transformed the members into owners of the club. Milnerton Golf Club also has strong parliamentarian connections that include the Honorary President, Sir David Graaff.
The Club has featured well in all the local Western Province Golf Union leagues, having won the Masters, Harry Solomon, The Challenge and the Premier Stephan leagues on various occasions.
Member’s competitions are held on Saturday, Wednesday afternoons and Sunday mornings with the club’s group of loyal stalwarts, known as the "Sunday School" taking over a section of the 1st tee on Sunday mornings, so advance booking is always advisable.
The PGA South African Masters Tournament was played at Milnerton Golf Club in December 1978 and each year thereafter until 1983. American, Calvin Peete, once called it a “Mickey Mouse Course” after shooting a record 64 to lead after a first day of perfect conditions. The second round saw the Cape Doctor (our notorious South Easter wind) taking exception to his comment - he shot a 77! Other prominent golfers who have played our course are Sir Nick Faldo, Gary Player, Mark McNulty, John Bland and Dale Hayes.
Milnerton Golf Club recently hosted the 2013 Sanlam South African Women’s Amateur Championship, where 52 of the top women’s golfers in South Africa teed up for this Major event, won by Kim Williams from Gauteng North. The World Left Handed Golf Tournament is going to be hosted by Milnerton Golf Club in 2014!
The Club also has its own superb catering facilities and the Sunset Lounge, which boasts one of the best views in Cape Town can be hired for weddings, anniversaries, parties and conferences of up to 110 people seated.
The very popular and renowned family restaurant, Maestro’s on the Beach, is situated on the golf course premises.