The Folie overlooks the classically designed golf course
of Gowrie Farm. This 9 hole course has tees close to
the ground, gently undulating fairways and push-up greens,
with the feel of an inland links course. While it is
testing for the good players, it is also enjoyable for
the average golfer. It is a par 70, 9 hole course which
has 2 additional short holes, totaling 5 short holes.
As a result, it gives the course variety and interest
and ensures that the golfer has the feel of playing
an 18 hole rather than a 9 hole.
The fairways are Kikuyu and it has
bent grass greens and surrounds. A feature of
the golf course is the rugged bunkers which penalize
any of the wayward shots. This is an interesting, classic
course which demands accurate iron play and good chipping.
To quote Ruan Botha, South Africa's
2008 No. 1 ranked top amateur golfer....
"Gowrie Farm is the finest 9 hole
course I have ever played".