The Green and Sea Point Golf Club was founded on the Green Point Common (in the area previously called the “Waterplaats”) in 1895 be a certain Mr AA Perese. The first Club Captain was Mr W Wardlow. A locked was hired at the Three Anchor Bay Railway Station to store sundry club equipment, and a room rented just off the Main Road served as the first clubhouse. The golf course closed in 1899 to make way for military needs of the British Empire during the Anglo Boer War. After signing of the peace in 1902, The Green and Sea Point Golf Club
re-established a new layout on the Common. The Roseberry-Terrace cottage close to the lighthouse was hired as the clubhouse.
The arrangement was not very satisfactory and a new nine-hole layout was designed and opened in 1906. With the opening, the club renamed itself the Metropolitan Golf Club. The name Metropolitan was first used in this area with the establishment of the Metropolitan and Suburban Railway Company in 1888, as also for the horse racing event, the Metropolitan Handicap that has subsequently moved to Kenilworth where the race is still run today. Through unsubstantiated, it is possible that the Metropolitan Golf Club’s name was somehow connected there. The old Race Course stand, also known as the White House or later Seagulls became the new clubhouse.
For the next 100 years, the club used the same layout. On 20 August 1959, a newly built clubhouse was opened and it is still being used today though upgraded to modern standards. In 2007 the course closed to make way for the new Cape Town Staidum. A new golf course was commissioned by the City of Cape Town and designed by local golf couse architect, Mark Muller.
Before 1895 the distance of the then growing golfing population from Cape Town, Green and Sea Point, to the Rondebosch to go and play at the Cape Golf Club (later called the Royal Cape Golf Club) got a bit too far and they decided to build a new golf course at Mouille Point called the Green and Sea Point Golf Course.
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the war years
This section is mostly as recorded from Minutes from our esteemed President
entering with a bang
Post World War II
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