The Evolution… Milnerton Golf Club (MGC) has evolved from a six-hole course at its inception in 1913 into the world-class 18-hole championship course that it is today. The “9 out, 9 in” course is bordered by the Atlantic ocean on the west and a lagoon on the east, and provides a golfing experience unique to South Africa: Built on sea sand, we believe we are the only true links course in Africa. In 1995, MGC 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.
The Beauty… With its glorious and unobstructed views of Table Mountain acting as a backdrop to unsurpassed beauty from most holes, MGC is truly a wonderful gateway to the “Fairest Cape in all the World".
The Connections… The club took transfer of the land within a tripartite agreement between the Milnerton Municipality and Graaff Trust, which, in effect, transformed MGC members into owners of the club. MGC also has strong parliamentarian connections that include the Honorary President, Sir David Graaff.
The Games… MGC has featured well in all the local WPGU leagues, having won the Masters, Harry Solomon, the Challenge and the Premier Stephan leagues on various occasions. Competitions are well-supported and it is difficult to accommodate visitors on weekends and Public Holidays. Saturday is Members’ Day, with the club’s group of loyal stalwarts, known as the "Sunday School", taking over the 1st tee on Sunday mornings. Wednesday afternoons are also extremely popular, so advance booking is always advisable.
The PGA SA Masters Tournament was played at MGC in December 1978 and each year thereafter until 1983. American, Calvin Pete, once called it a “Mickey Mouse Course” after shooting a record 63 to lead after a first day of perfect conditions. The second round saw the Cape Doctor taking exception to his comment - he shot an 83!
The Venue… The club also has its own caterer for golfers and social functions. The lounge, which boasts one of the best views in Cape Town, can be hired for weddings, anniversaries and parties, and can accommodate 100 people seated around a dance floor. The very popular family restaurant, Maestro's on the Beach, is situated on the golf course premises.