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“Beautiful”
Review of De Zalze Golf Club

De Zalze Golf Club
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Cape Town
Level 4 Contributor
45 reviews
3 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
“Beautiful”
Reviewed 18 March 2014

My husband played in a competition there and the course is beautiful, very well kept, in such a scenic position, the clubhouse was excellent.

Visited October 2013
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Thank cruisegirlsa
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Dave H, General Manager at De Zalze Golf Club, responded to this review, 29 March 2014
Many thanks for the kind review of your experience whilst at De Zalze, we really appreciate it. rgds, Dave
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London, United Kingdom
Level 1 Contributor
3 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
“Beautiful course. Hopeless management”
Reviewed 14 March 2014

I was looking forward to playing here again, having enjoyed this lovely course on previous visits.
We were a two ball and, as the pace of play was so slow, were very happy to join up with the two ball in front of us after four holes. It took over three hours to play the front nine, waiting on every hole. We are forced to stop halfway when we would rather have gone through, but I do understand that is the ZA way of doing things. We are then hassled by the starter who insists we go to the tenth. We arrive to find one group teeing off and another group waiting. After five hours we had completed 13 holes and left because we could stand no more, The score card actually says, under basic rules of play, "we allow two hours 15 minutes MAX" after 9 holes. Patently untrue - there is absolutely no effort made to marshal the course. The food available halfway is minimal but pleasantly served by the staff. We had hoped to get a buggy but our fault for not booking one in advance and none were available. However this turned out to be the best mistake of the day. Wally caddied for my husband and Gilbert was my caddy. They were exceptional. They looked after us so well, were great company, very knowledgable, and mended every (many) pitch marks on the greens that were, presumably, left by the members and/or their guests in front of us. So disappointing to not finish the course. I don't suppose the management could care less: they have the green fees. Management zero. Caddies ten out of ten. Restaurant staff very nice. Locker room attendant zero.

Visited March 2014
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Dave H, General Manager at De Zalze Golf Club, responded to this review, 29 March 2014
Hi Lyn, thanks for giving us your feedback. You can be assured that we have taken your review very seriously and tried to understand how your experience could have gone so wrong. We certainly do care and want you to return and enjoy a game with our compliments...we want to ensure that you do enjoy a lovely time at DZGC in all areas. Thank you for complimenting our caddies, they really appreciate this feedback. Please let us know when you will revisit SA. Kind regards, Dave.
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Pau, France
Level 1 Contributor
3 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
“Golf in Stellenbosch”
Reviewed 11 March 2014

This golf course is well maintained with challenging holes. The club house has a wonderful overview on the course.

Visited March 2014
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Dave H, General Manager at De Zalze Golf Club, responded to this review, 29 March 2014
Hi Phil, thanks for the review and kind comments. Hope to see you again soon, rgds Dave
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waasmunster
Level 5 Contributor
55 reviews
14 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
“Most beautiful course of South-Africa”
Reviewed 11 March 2014

Challenging but fair, beautiful but technical, certainly one of the most beuatiful courses I've eer played on!

Visited February 2014
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Dave H, General Manager at De Zalze Golf Club, responded to this review, 29 March 2014
your positive review and description of DZGC is most appreciated. The staff team at DZ are always motivated by these reviews and for that we thank you. Kind regards, Dave.
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Southampton, United Kingdom
Level 6 Contributor
105 reviews
23 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 39 helpful votes
“Scenery so stunning it could put you off your game!”
Reviewed 4 March 2014

Great course set in just the most beautiful countryside.
The whole set up is thoroughly professional and of the very highest standard

Visited February 2014
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Thank woodieslocksheath
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Dave H, General Manager at De Zalze Golf Club, responded to this review, 29 March 2014
Thank you for visiting us from Southampton and for spending some time in Stellenbosch. We really appreciate your positive review of the DZGC experience and certainly look forward to your next visit, rgds Dave
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