Garden Route Golf Courses

Simola Golf Course - Knysna

Golf courses in the Garden Route are renowned for their beauty and challenging layouts...

The Garden Route in South Africa is renowned for its world-class golf courses. The Garden Route is a scenic stretch along the southeastern coast of South Africa, extending from Mossel Bay in the Western Cape to Storms River in the Eastern Cape. The area has forests, lagoons, mountains, and beaches. The Garden Route gets its name from its lush vegetation and has a pleasant and temperate climate throughout the year.

Golf Courses in the Garden Route, South Africa

Fancourt The Links

Located in George, Fancourt Links is widely regarded as the premier golf course in South Africa. Designed by the legendary Gary Player, this 18-hole, par-72 course mimics the classic links courses of Scotland with its undulating fairways and challenging bunkers. Consistently ranked as the number one golf course in the country, it offers a challenging yet rewarding experience for golfers of all levels.

Pinnacle Point

Pinnacle Point, situated in Mossel Bay, is celebrated for its breathtaking views of the Indian Ocean and dramatic cliffside holes. Designed by Peter Matkovich, this 18-hole, par-72 course provides a unique golfing experience with its challenging layout and stunning natural beauty. It is ranked 10th in South Africa, reflecting its exceptional design and picturesque location.

Pezula Championship Course

Set on the cliffs above Knysna, the Pezula Championship Course offers stunning views and a challenging game. Designed by Ronald Fream and David Dale, this 18-hole, par-72 course features a variety of terrains and strategic hazards, providing a test for golfers of all skill levels. It is ranked 19th in South Africa, making it a must-play for visitors to the Garden Route.

Simola Golf & Country Estate

Simola Golf & Country Estate, located in Knysna, is renowned for its pristine fairways and beautiful scenery. Designed by Jack Nicklaus, this 18-hole, par-72 course is set in the hills above Knysna, offering panoramic views of the surrounding landscape. Ranked 24th in South Africa, Simola provides an unforgettable golfing experience in a spectacular setting.

Fancourt Montagu

The Montagu course at Fancourt, located in George, is another masterpiece by Gary Player. Known for its parkland layout and meticulously maintained greens, this 18-hole, par-72 course offers a challenging but rewarding golfing experience. It is ranked 6th in South Africa, underscoring its status as one of the country’s top courses.

Fancourt Outeniqua

Also located in George, the Outeniqua course at Fancourt provides a slightly less challenging but equally enjoyable experience compared to its sister courses, the Links and Montagu. Designed by Gary Player, this 18-hole, par-72 course features wide fairways and large greens, making it a favorite among golfers. It is ranked 18th in South Africa.

George Golf Club

George Golf Club, one of the oldest clubs in South Africa, offers a classic parkland layout designed by Dr. Charles Molteno Murray. This 18-hole, par-71 course is known for its tree-lined fairways and well-maintained greens. Located in George, it is ranked 28th in South Africa, reflecting its rich history and quality golfing experience.

Mossel Bay Golf Club

Mossel Bay Golf Club, designed by Bob Grimsdell, boasts stunning ocean views and a friendly atmosphere. This 18-hole, par-72 course offers a mix of coastal and parkland holes, providing a diverse and enjoyable golfing experience. Located in Mossel Bay, it is ranked 68th in South Africa.

Goose Valley Golf Club

Goose Valley Golf Club, located near Plettenberg Bay, is set within a beautiful natural environment. Designed by Gary Player, this 18-hole, par-72 course is known for its wide fairways and scenic views. It is ranked 50th in South Africa, making it a popular choice for golfers visiting the Garden Route.

Oubaai Golf Club

Oubaai Golf Club, designed by Ernie Els, offers a coastal layout with sweeping views of the Indian Ocean. This 18-hole, par-72 course, located in Herolds Bay, features strategic bunkering and water hazards, providing a challenging golf experience. It is ranked 44th in South Africa, highlighting its excellent design and beautiful setting.

Knysna Golf Club

The Knysna Golf Club was originally established in 1909 and has undergone several redesigns over the years to enhance its layout. The most significant redesign was undertaken by Peter Matkovich, a renowned South African golf course architect known for his ability to create courses that blend seamlessly with the natural environment.

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Garden Route Golf Courses

This scheduled group tour will bring you to the most exceptional golf courses in South Africa. Guests will travel in style with internal transfers and charter flights, while enjoying luxurious stays in the finest hotels and lodges. 

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