CAPE TOWN GOLF FESTIVAL
With more than a handful of world class golf courses on Cape Town door step, some would say it is long overdue that we should have our own Golf Festival.
Lucky for us, Fedhasa Cape, the prime representative and voice for the South African Hospitality Industry, with the encouragement of Cape Town’s Mayor, Patricia De Lille and alongside Wesgro, Cape Town Tourism and Accelerate Cape Town joined forces to deliver The Cape Town Golf Festival.
According to Jeff Rosenberg, Chairman of Fedhasa Cape, this initiative was as a result of the initial discussions that took place between the Executive Mayor, Alderman Patricia De Lille, and Fedhasa, in an attempt to create new events to be held particularly in the winter months. We will have four Golf days together to enjoy and to experience the Cape countryside.
Tournament Director, Reg Ferreira, comments:
“The beautiful locations – stunning sea views from both the Milnerton and Clovelly golf courses, the iconic Table Mountain within good sight from Milnerton, to the delights of green vineyards around Durbanville – are bound to appeal to golfers from all over the world.”
The Cape Town Golf Festival is a prime opportunity to showcase that outdoor activities are just as enjoyable during winter as during any other time of the year.
According to Enver Duminy of Cape Town Tourism, the view that the winter months are undesirable for a visit to Cape Town is misguided. He explains that, “Firstly, if one looks at the average number of days of rain during the winter months, it’s clear we do not have constant rain and gloomy days during the cooler months of June, July and August. In fact, statistics show that the average number of days of rain is about nine per month, which means that a visitor could well enjoy a week’s stay in the city without feeling a drop.”
Tournament will be played at 4 different golf clubs and will be accompanied and pampered by 4 different renowned and awarded wine estates:
MONDAY 21st August
ROYAL CAPE GOLF CLUB
Wine tasting by STEENBERG WINE ESTATE
Competition: 4 BALL Alliance
TUESDAY 22nd August
DURBANVILLE GOLF CLUB
Wine Tasting by DIEMERSDAL WINE ESTATE
Competition: 4 BALL Alliance
THURSDAY 24th August
CLOVELLY GOLF CLUB
Wine Tasting by CAPE POINT VINEYARDS
Competition: 4 BBB STABLEFORD
FRIDAY 25th August
MILNERTION GOLF CLUB
Wine tasting by GROOT CONSTANTIA
Competition: SINGLE STABLEFORD
It is not necessary to evade the Western Cape when the season isn’t, by institutionalized standards, providing the perfect weather. It is a simple mind set change that you can have fun and long lasting experiences here in either situation. In essence, The Cape is great during the warm summer months, but The Cape is also exceptional during the winter months.
“There’s no question that we have to continue to address the negative impact of seasonality”,
comments Cape Town’s Mayor, Patricia De Lille.
“This is why the City has established a partnership that brings together a number of organisations with a focus on promoting tourism in the city. Fedhasa, Wesgro, Cape Town Tourism and Accelerate Cape Town are working together to find ways to combat the impact of seasonality on the local tourist industry.”
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