EVENT: Lion of Africa Cape Town Open
DATE: 27-30 November 2014
VENUE: Royal Cape Golf Club
PRIZE MONEY: R1,500,000
FIELD SIZE: 144 Professionals
SPECTATORS: Entry R10 at the gate or from webtickets.co.za
FIRST & SECOND ROUND FIRST TEE: 6.20am
The competition will be decided over 72 holes of stroke-play
After 36 holes there will be a cut to the leading 65 professionals and those who tie on the score
Pre-tournament on Wednesday 26 November 2014
30 teams of 1 professional with 3 amateurs
Four Ball Alliance, 2 scores to count
Shotgun start at 11am
The course: Over more than 100 years the golf course at Royal Cape has evolved into what it is today, a classic parkland course that provides a fine test of golf as well as a wonderful playing experience. The course is in superb year round condition with well grassed fairways, smooth greens and challenging bunkers.
Although the course is on flat terrain, the playing of Royal Cape is subject to three of nature’s beguiling offerings: a near constant wind to challenge, sweeping mountain views to charm, and water features to ensnare.
Royal Cape is without doubt one of the best and most challenging courses to play both in the Western Cape and the country. It is a course of championship stature, playing to a par of 72, which has hosted the SA Open 10 times as well as many other professional and top amateur events. Winners at Royal Cape include Gary Player, Ernie Els, Mark McNulty and Trevor Immelman.
Tree lined with narrow fairways and subtle USGA spec built greens, Royal presents a traditional test of golf, although the numerous ponds and lakes teeming with bird life provide beauty and distraction along the way.
Over 50 players have won once or more on the Sunshine Tour
Players from 15 countries