Simola Golf Course

Knysna, Garden Route


Golfing at Simola Golf Course

Designed by Jack Nicklaus

The Simola Golf Course was designed by Jack Nicklaus, a legendary figure in the world of golf course architecture. Known for his innovative designs that seamlessly integrate with the natural landscape, Nicklaus has created a course at Simola that is both challenging and visually stunning.

Simola Golf Course is an 18-hole, par 72 championship course nestled in the hills above Knysna, offering breathtaking views of the Knysna Lagoon and the Outeniqua Mountains. The course features meticulously maintained fairways and greens, with a variety of water hazards, bunkers, and elevation changes that add to its complexity. Golfers can expect a strategic and enjoyable golfing experience, with holes that cater to a range of skill levels, from novices to professionals.

Simola Golf Course - Knysna
Simola Golf Course – Knysna

Signature Holes

Hole 2 – Par 5: This hole is known for its dramatic elevation changes and stunning views. A well-placed tee shot sets up a challenging second shot over a ravine to a green guarded by bunkers. The strategic layout requires careful planning and precise execution.

Hole 4 – Par 3: A picturesque hole with a significant drop from the tee to the green. Surrounded by natural vegetation and offering panoramic views, this hole demands accuracy to avoid the bunkers and rough that protect the green.

Hole 18 – Par 5: The finishing hole is a spectacular par 5 that plays downhill towards the clubhouse. With water hazards and bunkers strategically placed along the fairway and around the green, it requires careful shot placement and strategic thinking to finish the round on a high note.

Simola Golf Course hosts several prestigious tournaments throughout the year, attracting top golfers from around the region and beyond. Membership at the club offers exclusive benefits, including priority tee times, access to members-only events, and opportunities to engage with a vibrant golfing community.

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  • The clubhouse at Simola is a modern, stylish facility featuring spacious locker rooms, a well-stocked pro shop, and multiple dining options.
  • The club boasts excellent practice facilities, including a driving range, putting greens, and a short game area. 
  • The pro shop offers a wide selection of high-quality golfing equipment and apparel. 
  • Multiple dining venues within the clubhouse offer a variety of culinary options, from casual snacks to gourmet meals. 
  • Simola Hotel, Country Club & Spa offers luxurious accommodation options for golfers and visitors, including suites and lodges with stunning views of the golf course and Knysna Lagoon.
  • The spa offers a range of treatments and services to help guests unwind and rejuvenate.
  • Simola Golf Course is an ideal venue for hosting events such as corporate meetings, weddings, and private parties. 
  • Beyond golf, the club provides additional amenities such as a fitness center, swimming pool, and hiking trails, catering to a wide range of recreational activities.
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Knysna, Garden Route

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