Pearl Valley Golf Course Joins Exclusive IMG Prestige Program
Story published at 0:16, Tuesday, August 9th, 2016
Pearl Valley Golf Course has become the latest member of the exclusive IMG Prestige program. IMG Prestige is a global reciprocal programme, which brings together the finest golf facilities in the world, and provides its members with privileged access to other participating venues.
The world-renowned golf club in South Africa now joins the likes of Yas Links, United Arab Emirates, Il Aux Cerf Golf Club in Mauritius, and Ryder Cup Venue Le Golf National in Paris, France.
Carl Krog, Golf Manager at Pearl Valley, said: “Pearl Valley truly is a gem in the Cape Winelands. The course is challenging but a real pleasure to play with spectacular views and a diverse birdlife. From the moment you arrive to the moment when your last put rolls into the 18th hole, you’ll experience why we call it the valley of life.”
The golf course was shaped by the vision of golf legend Jack Nicklaus, and his unique touch is evident throughout the course. Officially opened in November 2003 by Nicklaus and South African great, Gary Player, Pearl Valley was named the Best New Golf Course of the year by Golf Digest magazine in 2005. The championship course hosted the SA Open in 2007, 2008 and 2009, and has been ranked among the top ten courses in South Africa by Golf Digest magazine every year since 2006 up to and including 2015. It was also named the Best Conditioned Golf Course in the Western Cape for 2010, 2011, 2012/2013 and again for 2014/2015 by Golf Digest magazine.
Situated in the picturesque Paarl-Franschhoek Valley, 35 minutes from Cape Town, Pearl Valley forms part of the award winning Val de Vie Estate. The majestic Simonsberg and Drakenstein mountains provide a dramatic backdrop for the acclaimed Jack Nicklaus Signature Golf Course. Residents can enjoy the estate’s world-class equestrian facilities, two gyms, a working wine farm and cellar dating back 190 years. There is also over 40 kilometres of running and mountain biking trails, all in a truly magnificent setting. Surrounded by some of the top schools in South Africa and voted Safest Estate in Africa by the International Property Awards, Val de Vie Estate is a secure paradise for families.
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