Water crisis restricts watering of the course

Berg River alongside the 5th Hole

Water is the first concern for us, reports Manager Dave Gleeson in his weekly update to members.

'We are all aware of the water crisis in the Western Cape, and we at Paarl are not immune from the challenges faced in the region. The water flow from the Berg River dam is being restricted in an attempt to save this precious resource.

'We have been asked to significantly reduce our water use. As a result, we will only be able to water our greens and tees for the foreseeable future, or until we have had some rainfall in the catchment areas.  

We have also asked the Home Owners Association to instruct their service provider to cut down irrigation to the times allowed by the City of Cape Town, in terms of the restriction set under level 3B.

We all need to do our bit to save water in the next two months.

  This may lead to the fairways going brown, but there is nothing we can do about the water situation until the rains come.


Other news about the course is that we have started our hollowtining process. The practice putting green was hollowtined on Thursday morning and has been top-dressed with sand.

The plan is to start hollowtining holes 1 to 18 from Monday 17th April. Holes 1 to 18 will be closed for the week and will reopen for play on Saturday 22nd April.

The Boschenmeer 9 will be hollowtined from Monday 24th April and will also be closed for a week.

 Werner will approach courses from around the Western Cape to see if we can get some reduced rates for you to play elsewhere during that week, if you choose to travel.

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Paarl Golf Club