South African Jacques Kruyswijk won the last Cape Town Open in 2016. Photo: Michael Sherman/ANA Pictures

Due to the drought which is currently affecting the city, the Sunshine Tour has announced that the Cape Town Open 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 February 22 to 25 at the 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 in 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 views of Table Mountain.

African News Agency (ANA)