Tuesday, February 14, 2023

Pearl Valley Golf Club, one of the leading golf clubs in South Africa, has today announced Zander Lombard as their Touring Professional.

The Jack Nicklaus signature golf course, is a destination inspired by the majestic mountain ranges and natural beauty for which the Cape Winelands is renowned. Since opening in 2003, Pearl Valley Golf Club has received a number of awards and accolades, most recently being named 3rd in South Africa’s Top 100 Golf Courses for 2022.

The world-class, 18 hole championship course had extensive input from Jack Nicklaus himself and perfectly epitomises his vision, philosophy and passion for the game, boasting pristine fairways, exceptional bunkering and ingenious use of water features, designed to challenge even the most experienced of players.

This announcement comes at a time of positive change for Pearl Valley Golf Club, as they announce the appointment of their new Director of Golf & Club Operations, James Searson.

“We are extremely pleased to have Zander join us at Pearl Valley”, said James. “He is one of South Africa’s top up and coming Professionals and it brings us great joy to see this young man’s career progress. He is knocking on doors on the DP World Tour and it is only a matter of time before Zander breaks through with a win. More than that, Zander is a pleasure to be around both on and off the course. We look forward to seeing him at the golf club and truly hope he enjoys his new home at Pearl Valley.”

Zander has been enjoying a fantastic run of form on the DP World Tour, where he currently sits 19th on the Race to Dubai rankings, thanks to finishes of solo 2nd at the Ras Al Khaimah Championship and tied 6th at the Singapore Classic. He competes this week at the Thailand Classic.

“It is a real privilege for me to be representing Pearl Valley Golf Club on the global stage, as I compete on the DP World Tour”, said Zander. “As one of Jack Nicklaus’ signature golf courses, it is no surprise that it has received a multitude of awards since opening, including being named the 3rd best golf course in South Africa in 2022. I am incredible lucky to have it on my doorstep and know that with the level of facilities it boasts, it will only help me to continue to improve”


Pearl Valley is one of the most visually pleasing courses in the world, with brilliant white river sand bunkers that contrast sharply against the varying emerald hues of the fairways and greens. Situated in the valley within the Drakenstein Mountains, the course is largely laid out on the level and interestingly, the eight par 3 and par 5 holes on the card play in different directions.

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