Golf in the Garden Route

Known as the Golfing Mecca of South Africa, the Garden Route boasts numerous award-winning and world-class golf courses.

Tee off your golfing adventure on the fairways of the Knysna Golf Club, Simola’s Jack Nicklaus Signature Course or the Pezula Championship Course. A short drive from Knysna you can enjoy the greens of the Plettenberg Bay Country Club and Goose Valley Golf Club. The George area also boasts a number of courses, including the George Golf Club, the world-renowned Fancourt and Ernie Els’ first signature course at Oubaai. Further west, towards Mossel Bay, you can experience the dramatic and scenic setting of the Pinnacle Point Golf Course.

While we can’t guarantee a hole-in-one on the golf course, we can assure you that you will have memorable golfing experiences in the Garden Route.

Knysna Golf Club

Knysna Golf Club

Situated close to the Knysna Lagoon and the famous Knysna Heads, Knysna Golf Course has some of the best greens in the Southern Cape. Meandering through tidal pools and between magnificent indigenous trees, the 18-hole course is an enjoyable test for every level of golfer. Although flat and easy to walk, it still provides a good challenge along with a smooth putting surface all year round.

The surrounding hills and mountains provide scenic backdrops and there is a great variety of trees, flowers and bird-life to watch out for. The Clubhouse has a pleasant atmosphere with a welcoming bar and deck and visitors are always welcomed. The fully-stocked Pro Shop will cater to all your golfing needs.
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Plettenberg Bay Country Club

Plettenberg Bay Country Club

Set in a private nature reserve, the highly-rated, 18-hole golf course is a popular tourist destination. Populated mainly with indigenous flora and fauna, with no intrusive houses or traffic noise, the natural beauty of the course has been carefully retained. Wildlife include monkeys, bird life like the Knysna Loerie and woodpeckers, as well as the occasional deer.

Easy to walk, the park-like course offers an excellent playing surface and has two main inclines that can be viewed from the veranda. The clubhouse has a lounge area and bar with a big screen TV and the Pro Shop offers a wide selection of branded clothing and accessories. Visitors are welcome and bookings are essential.
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Goose Valley Golf Club

Goose Valley Golf Club

Bordering on the Keurbooms Lagoon, only four kilometres from Plettenberg Bay, the Goose Valley Golf Club offers a splendid Gary Player designed, 18-hole signature golf course, as well as a state-of-the-art driving range. The beauty of the natural fynbos, indigenous trees and wildlife, coupled with breathtaking views of the lagoon, Indian Ocean, Tsitsikamma Mountains and the Robberg Peninsula, makes the golfing experience that much more special.

The club house includes a spacious, elegant restaurant and bar, and the well-stocked Pro Shop handles green fees, golf cart and golf club hire.
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Pezula Championship Course and Golf Club

Pezula Championship Course and Golf Club

Sculptured by Ronald Fream and David Dale of GolfPlan USA, the Pezula Championship Course covers 254 hectares on the Knysna clifftops. With views of the Knysna Lagoon and the Indian Ocean, the course is designed to include a full range of shots, making it challenging and rewarding for players of all levels.

The Pezula Clubhouse features a vast terrace overlooking the golf course with views across the greens to the Indian Ocean. Additional facilities include a restaurant and bar, a boutique Pro Shop, halfway dining facilities and comfortable change rooms with showers.
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Simola Golf Club

Simola Golf Club

The rare natural beauty of the site, amidst the rolling hills of the Simola Estate, inspired golfing legend Jack Nicklaus to design a masterpiece. Untroubled by the wind that plagues so many coastal courses, Simola’s Jack Nicklaus Signature Golf Course offers challenging and rewarding golf for pros and high-handicap players alike.

Golf Club facilities include a friendly lounge, spacious changing rooms and an outstanding Pro Shop, which stocks state-of-the-art golfing equipment, branded golf apparel and a wide range of gifts and accessories. The Pro Shop also offers gift vouchers for lessons, rounds, and purchases in the shop.
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Fancourt

Fancourt

Fancourt’s golf courses were designed by a team spearheaded by Gary Player and the estate’s owner, Dr Hasso Plattner. All three of its courses are ranked among Golf Digest’s top 20 courses in the country. The Links is currently No. 1 and the Montagu and Outeniqua golf courses are both ranked in the Top 20 in South Africa.

Featuring an undulating, windswept terrain and dune-style landscape, The Links has hosted some of the most prestigious tournaments in the world, including the Presidents Cup, the SA Open and the Volvo Golf Champions European Tour. Membership is by invitation only.

The tree-lined Montagu course covers large tracts of varying terrain on rolling land and has developed into one of the finest 18-hole parkland layouts in the country.

The 18-hole Outeniqua golf course provides a laid-back golfing experience, while offering its fair share of challenges and water hazards.

Fancourt also has its own Golf Academy and practice facilities, including a chipping green and putting area, and a 4-hole practice course.

The estate's two Pro Shops offer high-end golfing apparel, clubs and accessories, as well as facilities for golfers to book time and check in on the courses.
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Oubaai Golf Course

Oubaai Golf Course

Ideally situated between the Indian Ocean and the Outeniqua Mountains, the 18-hole championship golf course is the first Ernie Els Signature course in South Africa. The practice facilities are among the best in the Garden Route and include a large driving range, putting green and short-game area, all complimentary with your round of golf. The course is designed to be enjoyed by golfers of all abilities.

The Clubhouse has a dramatic location, offering panoramic views of the Indian Ocean and the Gwaing River valley. The Pro Shop in the Clubhouse stocks a wide range of apparel for sale and from here you can also book a round of golf, rent a golf cart or arrange a lesson.
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Kingswood Golf Estate

Kingswood Golf Estate

Located in George, the Sally Little signature golf course, designed by Danie Obermeyer, is a perfect blend of design, scenery and temperate weather. The course is female and family friendly, but also a challenging golf experience, catering for higher handicaps and competitive players alike.

Facilities at Kingswood include golf lessons from a resident PGA professional and a fleet of electric golf carts equipped with GPS. Practice facilities include a 250 metre driving range with bunkers, chipping and putting green. There is also a fully licensed restaurant and bar, and a well-stocked Pro Shop.
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George Golf Club

George Golf Club

Nestled in the foothills of the magnificent Outeniqua mountains, George Golf Club offers unparalleled natural beauty and is designed to challenge any golfer. One of the oldest in the country, this course comes highly recommended and is in peak condition. With views of the exquisite Outeniqua Mountains from every hole, the beautifully manicured, 18-hole course has hosted many top S.A.G.A. Tournaments as well as the SA Amateur Championships.

Caddies, golf carts and clubs are available for hire and golfing equipment is for sale in the Pro Shop. The clubhouse features a bar and a lounge with a verandah, which has spectacular views over the course. Further course facilities include change rooms and a halfway house offering light meals.

Visitors are welcome daily, with the exception of Wednesday and Saturday afternoons, which are reserved for members and their guests. Bookings for golf are essential.
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Pinnacle Point Golf Club

Pinnacle Point Golf Club

Located halfway between Port Elizabeth and Cape Town and just half an hour’s drive from George Airport, the Pinnacle Point Golf Course is something truly unique for the discerning golfer. Stretching along four kilometres of spectacular coastline, this 18-hole championship course boasts dramatic cliff-side holes and over 1 000 acres of unspoiled beachfront.

Designed by well-known South African golf course architect Peter Matkovich, the championship golf course is rated among the top twenty courses in South Africa and has won numerous awards, including the Complete Golfer Five-star Experience Award.

Pinnacle Point offers a world class practice area and a Performance Centre, which offers lessons with experienced coaches, a swing lab to check out your swing and the facility to to get your clubs custom fitted.
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Mossel Bay Golf Club

Mossel Bay Golf Club

Famed for having a view of the Indian Ocean from every tee, this 18-hole links-style course, with its large undulating greens, makes for an idyllic yet challenging round of golf. The course is easy to walk and very playable for golfers of all levels. Enjoy the beautiful views of the Indian Ocean and keep your eyes open for roaming springbok.

Club facilities include a Pro Shop, driving range, golf lessons, carts and caddies. Overlooking the 18th green and the ocean beyond, the clubhouse is perfectly situated for post-game drinks and meals. The course is open to visitors and bookings are required.
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Glenwood Short Golf Course

Glenwood Short Golf Course

Famed for having a view of the Indian Ocean from every tee, this 18-hole links-style course, with its large undulating greens, makes for an idyllic yet challenging round of golf. The course is easy to walk and very playable for golfers of all levels. Enjoy the beautiful views of the Indian Ocean and keep your eyes open for roaming springbok.

Club facilities include a Pro Shop, driving range, golf lessons, carts and caddies. Overlooking the 18th green and the ocean beyond, the clubhouse is perfectly situated for post-game drinks and meals. The course is open to visitors and bookings are required.
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Mashie Golf at Blackwaters River Lodge

Mashie Golf at Blackwaters River Lodge

The challenging nine-hole course has been designed to maintain the natural beauty of the lush green valley. Guests can have great family fun while enjoying a relaxing game and improving their swing. Golf carts, clubs and equipment are available for rent and golf balls are for sale in the restaurant. The “19th hole” pub has become quite a social spot with golfers mingling after a game of golf.
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Scratch Golf at Thesen Island

Scratch Golf at Thesen Island

Scratch Golf provides the latest in golf and lifestyle apparel, the most technologically advanced equipment, and lessons from resident professionals. Whether you’re a beginner, a junior, a regular golfer, or an elite player, they're there to help you reach your goals and have more fun.

Their custom fitting service means they fit you with equipment that works with your swing, your ability and your requirements. Using Trackman technology data and 10 years' fitting experience, they will help you to find the perfect club fitting setup to deliver you the best improvements, from single club to full bag assessment.
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The Collection

Milkwood Bay
Milkwood Bay


Milkwood Bay is an exclusive five-star, self catering waterfront villa with direct access to a stunning beach on the Knysna Lagoon.

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Number Eleven
Number Eleven


Number Eleven, a five-star self catering villa with unparalleled lagoon views, has been refurbished to a very high standard.

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Paquita
Paquita


Paquita is a self catering family home nestled on the edge of the tidal waters of the Knysna Lagoon - the perfect holiday base.

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Under Milkwood
Under Milkwood


On the tidal shores of the famous Knysna Lagoon with direct access to the beach, lies a collection of 16 self catering timber chalets.

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