Some of Cape Town's golf courses may get the chop

The City of Cape Town is looking at consolidating some of the golf course to allow future development within the City.

Executive Deputy Mayor, Ian Nielsen hinted this over the weekend while attending an information session hosted by the South African Black Property Practitioners saying “we do not need all these golf courses”.

He says that many golf courses are struggling to keep up membership and manage high maintenance costs, resulting in some of them closing down.

Listen to the full conversation on the John Maytham Show:

We constantly getting a message that some consolidation is required in golf courses in the city

Ian Nielsen, Executive Deputy Mayor City of Cape town

At the same time the city has decided on two key transport corridors, being the Voortrekker road corridor and N2 corridor being our primary areas where we are going to look to develop

Ian Nielsen, Executive Deputy Mayor City of Cape town

Those fairly extensive golf courses that are within these corridors come under scrutiny

Ian Nielsen, Executive Deputy Mayor City of Cape town

Nielsen mentioned the golf courses in Parow, Mowbray, Rondebosch and Bellville which could be affected as they are situated within the corridors earmarked for future developments.


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