23rd January 2018 | Sunshine Tour
Cape Town Open moves to King David Mowbray
Due to the drought which is currently affecting the city, the Sunshine Tour has announced that the Cape Town Open presented by Sun International will move from its usual home, the Royal Cape Golf Club, to King David Mowbray Golf Club.
Having moved from its usual date of November, this tournament will now take place from 22 to 25 February at this new venue.
“The continuous drought and water shortage in the Western Cape is presenting a serious challenge to us all,” said the Chief Operations Officer of the Sunshine Tour, Grant Wilson. “With this in mind, we have made a decision to move the event to King David Mowbray for this year.”
This will be the first time since its inception, 2012, that this tournament is to be played anywhere else other than the Royal Cape. One of Cape Town’s oldest clubs, Mowbray celebrated its centenary in 2010 and recently joined with another historic club, the King David Golf Club, on the original Mowbray golf course.
This course has hosted seven South African Opens in its time. Last year, the King David Mowbray Golf Club hosted the World Cup of Disabled Golf. The course is a parkland course with great views of Table Mountain.
The signature hole is arguably the beautiful 15th, which is not only particularly attractive but also a stern test. It is 382 tree-lined metres from the back tees, with water down the left and out of bounds on the right. The tee shot and second will both require good accuracy and distance if one is to reach the green in regulation.