Sunshine Tour

Cape Town Open moved due to Cape drought

2018-01-24 11:45
Cape Town Open moves (Supplied)

Cape Town - 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.

According to the Sunshine Tour website, the event was moved to the new venue due to the drought which is currently affecting Cape Town.

Having moved from its usual date of November, the tournament will now take place from February 22-25.

"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."

The Sunshine Tour moved the tournament - situated 10km from each other - due to "Mowbray has a good supply of effluent water which Royal Cape does not".

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 Mowbray Golf Club hosted the World Cup of Disabled Golf.

Read more on:    sunshine tour  |  cape town  |  golf


Read News24’s Comments Policy


Which is your favourite event on the golfing calendar?

Love 2 Meet
Sport24 on Twitter

Follow Sport24 news on Twitter


The 2019/20 Absa Premiership season is in full swing. Will Mamelodi Sundowns retain their title? Or can one of Kaizer Chiefs, Orlando Pirates, Wits, SuperSport United - or another team perhaps - snatch glory from the Brazilians? Be sure to visit Sport24 for all the latest news!

Latest blogs

Twitter Follow Sport24 on Twitter

Facebook "Like" Sport24's Facebook page

WIN Enter and win with Sport24!

BlackBerry Stay in the loop on your BlackBerry

RSS Feeds Sport news delivered really simply.

There are new stories on the homepage. Click here to see them.