Date Played: 31 August 2011
Jabu Rating: 61/100
Parkview Golf course was established in June 1916. The course was founded by a man called Mr Waters, which is kind of ridiculous because on almost every hole there is a possibility of water. It was also the home of the great Bobby Locke for a while after he won the SA Open there in 1935. The course is a short course offering a range of par 4’s just over 300 metres. In fact for the lower handicapped golfer this is really a course where you should be able to get close to breaking the big 73. I enjoyed the course as I feel it rewards you if you play a good shot, but it also challenges you adaquately to not get arrogant. A great par 3 the 15th hole is probably my favourite hole on the course and could likely become the signature hole of Parkview (Much like the 17th at TPC Sawgrass). It is a 180 metre par 3 that has a large enough green to reward a good shot, but is flanked by bunkers, thick rough and water of course!
Pictures courtesy of parkviewgolf.co.za