Birdie territory: houses on the shores of one of the lakes which dot the Pearl Valley Signature Golf Estate.

With its numerous awards, Pearl Valley Golf Estates continues to be one of the most outstanding golf clubs in the country, consistently attracting local, international, amateur and professional golfers to its magnificent setting in the Paarl valley.

Only 40 minute drive from Cape Town, the sporting residential estate is ideally located for meetings, conferences, teambuilding or just an enjoyable day out with friends and family.

Designed by the legendary golfer Jack Nicklaus, opened in 2003, Pearl Valley Golf Estates was named “best new golf course of the year” in 2005, 3rd best Golf Course in South Africa by Golf Digest in 2011 and a five star experience by Compleat Golfer 2011.

Overlooking holes 9 and 18 of the prestigious course, the stylish Clubhouse, meanwhile, is where players and guests can enjoy fine wines & whiskeys, indulge in one of the chef's signature dishes at the Valley Restaurant or drink in the sunset from the terrace as the nearby granite Paarl Rock is transformed into a palette of rose-coloured hues.

Apart from its internationally-renowned golf course, Pearl Valley also affords the traveller with luxurious self-catering accommodation for long term rental, holiday travel or for stay-over conference accommodation.

In its accommodation facilities, Pearl Valley presents 31 open plan, self-catering lodges designed in classic-contemporary Cape style, comprising three or four bed-rooms, fully-equipped kitchens, gas braais and balconies over-looking the splendor of the golf course and the tranquil Cape winelands.

As befitting its five star experience, facilities at Pearl Valley include a range of activities beyond the green, including a sanctuary-like Spa, state-of-the-art wellness gym and a scenic pool area with its pool bar.

Not forgetting younger guests, a kids pool complete with water slide is nearby. All of the facilities are available to guests residing or staying over on the estate.

But beyond the golf course and wellness facilities, Pearl Valley also affords enchanting outdoor pursuits with its own Equestrian Centre (offering superb rides into the scenic vineyards and mountains) and well as hiking and biking trails in which nature lovers can take scenic adventures of varying distances on the estate.