WHERE TO PLAY AND WHERE TO STAY
Often referred to as ‘The Golfing Mecca of South Africa‘, the beautiful Garden Route is home to a myriad of world-class golf courses offering more than 10 stunning options for visitors to choose from during their stay. Golfers can keep up with their game while vacationing in one of the unique towns located throughout the Garden Route, or may even choose to visit especially for a golfing holiday, as many do.
A timeless phrase when it comes to golfing quite simply states that “Golf is good for the soul”, it is also true that time spent in the Garden Route is (exceptionally) good for the soul as is a holiday!
For those new to the golfing world or just getting your ‘club’ in the door, expect to return home from your Garden Route holiday with amazing memories to drive your passion going forward. Adding to the excitement of a golf-inspired vacation spent in the mesmerizing Garden Route is the selection of accommodation options located just moments from the golf course of your choosing, that can easily be booked through Hello Garden Route – your Friendly Experts in Garden Route Getaways.
GARDEN ROUTE GOLF COURSES
Goose Valley Golf Club in Plettenberg Bay – Welcoming golf players from all walks of life, Goose Valley Golf Club’s Gary Player designed 72 par, 18-hole course is uniquely placed on a sand dune that offers perfect conditions for year round playing. The friendly staff members ensure that all golfers experience a memorable game, which is easy considering the golf club borders the Keurbooms Lagoon, with views of the Tsitsikamma Mountains and Robberg Peninsula. The area is abundant in animal and bird life, inspiring calm and enjoyable golfing sessions. Goose Valley’s club house is also home to a lovely restaurant and bar for all to enjoy.
Call: 044 533 5082
Address: N2, Goose Valley Golf Estate, Plettenberg Bay
Simola Golf Course & Country Estate in Knysna – This is one golf estate that you won’t want to miss out on while visiting the Garden Route. Featured on TripAdvisor as a top ten destination in South Africa during 2015, Simola is rich in natural beauty and is surrounded by lush forestry and green hills. Ready to impress even the most accomplished golfers is Simola’s Jack Nicklaus 18-hole Signature Golf Course, protected from the wind and boasting unique configurations. Visitors can also enjoy the spa and gym, children’s playground, nearby river club offering water sport activities and the bistro style restaurant.
Call: 044 302 9600
Address: 1 Old Cape Road, Knysna
Pezula Championship Golf Course in Knysna – Providing golfers with five star experiences and a beautiful natural background that includes the Indian Ocean and surrounding landscapes, Pezula is truly one of a kind. This award winning 18-hole golf course has welcomed golfing enthusiasts from all over the world, while amateurs can also benefit from golf lessons that are offered by the club’s PGA professionals. Pezula Golf Club has also been awarded an honourable mention for being one of the top 175 platinum clubs in the world election. Facilities include a restaurant & bar, boutique pro shop and a stunning terrace.
Call: 044 302 5310
Address: 1 Lagoon View Dr, Sparrebosch, Knysna, 6571
Fancourt Country Club in George – Having won the prestigious IAGTO Golf Resort of the Year Awards for 2018, the Fancourt Country Club is undoubtedly one of the best. Professionals from around the world, both amateur and professional, enjoy many unforgettable moments of golfing pleasure here, choosing from one of three excellent golf courses inspired by Gary Player. The scenery around the estate is truly remarkable, while guests can also enjoy dining in style at the club’s restaurant. Fancourt is also home to a luxurious spa as well as variety of sport and leisure attractions for all to enjoy.
Call: 044 804 0000
Address: Mantagu Street, Blanco, George
Kingswood Golf Estate in George – A sophisticated setting located in the heart of the Garden Route, Kingswood Golf Estate is an urban lifestyle estate that boasts an impressive Sally Little signature golf course designed by Danie Obermeyer, perfect for those seeking a “unique golfing challenge”. This picturesque estate is surrounded by tall trees and rolling hills, with breathtaking views of the Outeniqua Mountains. Private golf lessons are available for those who are still getting started, while facilities at the club include a restaurant and bar, jogging trail, children’s play area and pro shop.
Call: 0861 72 71 70
Address: Plattner Blvd, Kingswood Golf Estate, George
Oubaai Golf Estate in Herold’s Bay – From a splendid 18-hole Ernie Els championship golf course to enchanting 180 degree views across the Indian Ocean, it comes as no surprise that Oubaai Golf Estate in Herold’s Bay was awarded the 3rd best conditioned court in the Southern Cape and 10th in South Africa. The coarse stands out among Garden Route golfers for expanding across 6,516 metres from the pro tees, considerably lengthy for a course near the coast. Guests are also welcome to enjoy the Freesia Spa for a relaxing time or the Waterside Grill eatery, which is found in the Oubaai Hotel.
Call: 044 851 1263
Address: 406 Heroldsbay Road, Herold’s Bay, George
Pinnacle Point Estate in Mossel Bay – Beautifully situated on a cliff-side that overlooks the Indian Ocean, Pinnacle Point Estate is a favourite among locals and visitors, with a number of recent renovations only enhancing the world-class facilities of the estate. This magnificent golf course is said to be one of the greatest in the world – in 2017 Pinnacle Point was announced “South Africa’s Best Golf Course” in the third annual world golf awards. Everyone can spend time here visiting the wellness centre, spa, children’s entertainment centre, restaurant & bar and more.
Call: 044 606 5300
Address: St Blaize Hiking Trail, Pinnacle Point, Mossel Bay, 6511
During your golfing vacation spent in South Africa’s beautiful Garden Route, there will be no shortage of exciting challenges, new experiences and discovery. Other golf clubs located within the Garden Route include the Plettenberg Bay Country Club, the Knysna Golf Club, the George Golf Club and also the Mossel Bay Golf Club, each offering unique settings and friendly services. The Garden Route is also home to a wonderful array of outdoor activities, family-friendly attractions, renowned restaurants and gorgeous beaches.
SELF-CATERING GOLF ACCOMMODATION IN THE GARDEN ROUTE
The Garden Route has been established as the golf mecca of South Africa, and is considered a haven by golfers from around the world. Holiday guests visiting the area can enjoy a large selection of accommodation options close to a variety of golf estates and golf clubs located throughout the Garden Route area. We have shared our top recommended golfing villas below, to ensure that your stay is amazing and close to your favourite Golf Club.
Accommodation options available in Plettenberg Bay, near the Plettenberg Bay Country Club and Goose Valley Golf Club:
Accommodation available in Knysna, situated close to Simola, Pezula and the Knysna Golf Club:
Accommodation available in Wilderness, close to Fancourt, The Links, Kingswood and the George Golf Club:
Accommodation available in Victoria Bay, close to Fancourt, The Links, Kingswood and the George Golf Club:
Accommodation available in George, close to Fancourt, The Links, Kingswood and the George Golf Club:
Accommodation available in Herold’s Bay, near the Oubaai Golf Estate:
Accommodation available in Mossel Bay, close to Pinnacle Point and the Mossel Bay Golf Club:
The team of accommodation experts at Hello Garden Route look forward to assisting with planning & booking your tailor-made dream golf in the Garden Route stay & play holiday package. Visit our car rental page for information on hiring your own car for the duration of your vacation. Learn about all the activities in the Garden Route before your arrival. Don’t delay, contact us today!