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Golf Packages in George & Garden Route





George is undeniably the golfing capitol of the Garden Route – a region that boasts numerous award winning and world class golf courses. And as George is centrally located within the Garden Route, you can play to your heart’s content on any of these spectacular courses.

Tee off your golfing break-away on the George Golf Club (less than 1km from George Lodge International), or try your swing on the courses at world renowned Fancourt or Ernie Els’ first signature course at Oubaai Golf Club. Or head east to Knysna to play the internationally acclaimed fairways of the Knysna Golf Club, Simola Hotel Country Club and Spa or the Pezula Championship Golf Course. A short drive from Knysna the Plettenberg Bay Country Club and Goose Valley Golf Club are waiting to be played. Or travel west of George to experience the Pinnacle Point Golf Course, designed by well known South African golf course architect Peter Matkovich.

And you can score a birdie before you even get your clubs ready – we offer comprehensive stay, play and shuttle packages. We’ll arrange your tee-off times, transport and, if your game is booked through us, you qualify for discounted rates at certain courses.

Terms and conditions do apply and packages are subject to availability and a minimum stay of two nights. But you’ll want to stay for longer - until you’ve played each of the Garden Route’s prestigious golf courses…

While we can’t guarantee a hole-in-one on the golf course, you’ll score a hole-in-one for your ideal golfing holiday by booking one of our stay, play and shuttle packages.

Packages include breakfast, but additional fees apply for shuttle services. Follow the links on the left to find out more, or contact us today to join our club.

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Garden Route Golf Courses - Information, photographs and details about the popular 18

Golf Courses in th Area

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  • Kingswood Golf Club

    Kingswood Golf Club

    Designed by Danie Obermeyer
    Type Links
    Holes 18 Par 72
    Fairway Grass Kikuyu Greens Grass Bent grass
    Length Championship: 6286m; Club: 6020m
    Telephone +27 (0)86 172-7170
     
    Website www.kingswood.co.za

Kingswood Golf Course, Garden Route, South Africa: 1 Kingswood Boulevard, George

The Kingswood Golf Estate is perfectly placed between the Fancourt Links and George Golf Course at the very heart of the Garden Route's golf hub. From its perfect blend of design and scenery, to its temperate weather, you’re certain to find Kingswood’s Championship Golf Course a unique challenge, and one you’ll want to take up again and again. Kingswood is a Sally Little signature golf course designed by Danie Obermeyer, and together they have created a masterpiece of exciting challenges for all golfers.

Little's understanding of professional demands and amateur ability, has resulted in a variety of tee choices to suit the full spectrum of the golfing market. Little puts the female footprint over the male masterplan saying, "This course is a unique test of golf for players of all levels".

Danie Obermeyer creates his trademark of superb greens that are always a guaranteed talking point on this undulating charming yet challenging layout.

Another talking point, and indeed a major feature of Kingswood, is the bunkers. They offer a memorable aesthetic feature, and also an intimidating impression to first time players. Although the sand traps are not as challenging as they may seem, it would, of course, be wise to avoid them when playing through.

Oubaai Golf Course, Herolds Bay, Garden Route, South Africa / Situated only 8 kilometres from George, in the design of the Oubaai 18-hole Championship Golf Course and Driving Range, Ernie Els and his team have taken full advantage of the spectacular site they are working with.

The Golf Course
The Golf Course at Oubaai is a Links layout where veld grasses line the lush fairways and greens. The elements, predominantly the wind, play a role in the defences of the course; the course being a coastal golf course. The greens are in excellent condition and roll smooth and true. Oubaai is a course that will reward the well-executed shot and penalize any wayward shots in the true time honored tradition of a championship golf course. The Oubaai Golf Course measures 6516 meters from the Pro tees. This is long for a coastal course, but the design and placement of tee boxes allow all levels of handicap golfer the opportunity to extract a respectable score given patience and good course management.

The layout of the Oubaai golf course demands the full gambit of shots needed to score well. The course has 5 Par 3’s and 5 Par 5’s. The par 5’s are all genuine par 5 as shape of the hole and bunkering persuade golfers to lay up… or of course go for broke! The 5 Par 3’s are crucial to good scoring, they vary in length so club choice will differ on every hole as distance and wind condition come to bear, all greens are well bunkered and elevation cleverly used to increase the thought process required on each tee shot.

The most photographed hole on the Oubaai Golf course is the Par 3 17th where the green is below you and framed by the ocean which influences you to you to short club. The short distance of the hole of 144 meters from the back tee and the downhill elevation of the hole can offer a false sense of security however it is prudent to remember the 4 bunkers guarding the green and with the breeze coming in off the sea that can add up to an extra 3 clubs on those special Cape South Coast days! All of a sudden you are looking at a much smaller target! It does make the hole even more memorable if you lucky enough to sight a whale in the Indian Ocean during your time spent in this corner of the Oubaai course.

The dramatic Golf Clubhouse location overlooks the 16, 17 and 18th greens. Open air terraces offer panoramic views of the Indian Ocean and the Gwaing River Valley. As you walk the course your views and outlooks take in forest, sea, river and mountain.

  • George Golf Course

    George Golf Course

    Designed by Dr Charles Molteno Murray
    Type Combination Links & Parklands
    Holes 18 Par 70
    Fairway Grass Kikuyu Greens Grass Bent grass
    Length Championship: 6201m
    Telephone +27 (0)44 873-6116
     
    Website www.georgegolfclub.co.za

George Golf Course, Garden Route, South Africa: C.J. Langenhoven Street, George: Nestled in the foothills of the magnificent Outeniqua mountains, George Golf Club is among the oldest courses in the country. George country club has for many years maintained a worthy rating amongst the top ten golf courses in South Africa. Currently rated 7th in the country, some rate it as the best in the Southern Cape. This course comes highly recommended and is in peak condition.

This course was designed by Dr Charles Molteno Murray and offers views of the exquisite Outeniqua Mountains from every hole. The greens have recently been upgraded and the course offers unparalleled natural beauty and is designed to challenge any golfer. A firm favourite are the well-established trees and natural vegetation, including the large dam which provides a visual focus to the course.

The main attraction of this course has always been its natural beauty, enhanced by lavish flora and the backdrop of the Outeniqua range. Many locals prefer it to Fancourt. George Golf Club has over the years hosted many top S.A.G.A. Tournaments as well as the SA Amateur Championships.

Pezula Championship Golf Course, Knysna, Garden Route / Situated in the very heart of the Garden Route, on sweeping coastal cliffs, east of the charming town of Knysna, Pezula encompasses a world-class Championship Golf Course and Club.

The Course
The Championship Golf Course lies high above the Indian Ocean and the vast Knysna lagoon - a sweeping spectacle of fairways and greens rolling through the pristine indigenous landscape.

The course’s designers, Ron Fream and David Dale have compared the look of Pezula golf course to that of Gleneagles in the Scottish Highlands and Pebble beach on the Monterey coastline. A terrain of rolling fairways, fynbos and eyebrow bunkers does, however, make it very difficult to walk this course. (panic golf carts are provided for all golfers). The five different tee options on every hole cater for all skill levels. No two challenges, or views, are alike.

Signature Hole
The signature holes are the three holes built on the cliff top overlooking the ocean; the par-five 13th, par-four 14th and the par-three 15th. The par-four 14th is particularly challenging - it is short and requires you to lay-up before firing at the pin. The green is completely surrounded by bunkers so be careful not to overshoot out-of-bounds and over the cliff.

  • Knysna Golf Club

    Knysna Golf Club

    Designed by Phillip Basson (1998, redesign)
    Type Parklands golf course
    Holes / Par 18 / 73
    Fairway Grass Kikuyu Greens Grass Bent grass
    Length Championship: 5924m; Club: 5924m
    Telephone +27 (0)44 384-1150
     
    Website www.knysnagolfclub.com

Knysna Golf Course, Howard Street, Knysna, Garden Route, South Africa / The Knysna Golf course is probably the only golf course in South Africa which can boast holes that are below sea level. The Knysna Golf Club is situated on the eastern shores of the tranquil Knysna estuary one of the most beautiful regions of South Africa. Nestled on the shores of the Knysna Lagoon, the golf course meanders along tidal pools and magnificent indigenous trees. An interesting parkview style layout which has been enhanced over the past few years, offers some of the finest bent grass greens in the Southern Cape.

The Course
The 18 hole course emphasizes accuracy rather than length. The level terrain makes the course appear deceptively easy but the layout provides a challenge to golfers of all standards. A unique feature of the course is that sea water is in play on 10 of the 18 holes. There is an abundance of birdlife - both sea and fresh water birds, raptors and forest birds.

Signature Hole
The par-five ninth hole is the most formidable at Knysna. Although it only measures 435 meter’s, it channels through a wetland and golfers have to be wary of the reeds that flank both sides of the fairway. The chances are good that the golfer will see the richly coloured Knysna Loerie, undoubtedly one of South Africa's most beautiful birds. The pleasant temperate climate offers you golf throughout the year. Visitors are most welcome.

  • Simola Golf Course

    Simola Golf Course

    Designed by Jack Nicklaus
    Type Parklands Golf Course
    Holes 18 Par 72
    Fairway Grass Kikuyu Greens Grass Bent grass
    Length 5644m (Ladies: 4755)
    Telephone +27 44 302-9677
     
    Website www.simola.co.za

Simola Golf Estate, Knysna, Garden Route / Keeping your head down at Simola can be a challenge; simply because the views around the course are awe-enspiring, and with this, it is clear to see why Simola takes its place as one of South Africa's premier golfing destinations. It's also the first Jack Nicklaus Signature course on the Garden Route, reflecting the maestro's philosophy of attuning the layout and design to the natural lie of the land.

The Course
The Simola course offers challenging and rewarding golf amidst spectacular scenery. Set below the high ridges, it’s free from the wind that so often plagues coastal courses. Fairways flow with the natural undulating contours of the terrain and the unusual configuration of five par 5's and five par 3's adds a new dimension to the game. It's par for the course that every hole boasts exceptional views; either out across the Knysna Lagoon all the way to the Heads or over the picturesque Knysna River as it twists and turns through the valley below.

Club Facilities
The Simola Golf Clubhouse offers spacious changing rooms, and the beautifully appointed lounge will comfort the needs of all golfers. The Proshop offers state-of-the-art golfing equipment, stylish apparel and a whole host of items.

Fancourt Montagu Golf Course, Fancourt Country Club Estate, George, Garden Route / Fancourt has four golf courses to offer the golfing visitor. All the courses are renowned for their amazing year round condition and the attention to detail that is shown.

The Montagu Course
With two 18-hole parkland courses, The Montagu, that took shape under master golfer Gary Player, worldclass conditioning and a setting that takes in mountains, water and wildlife, there is nothing to beat a Fancourt round. Since Golf at these two courses at Fancourt is limited to members, their guests and resort guests, you will have ample time and space to savour the Fancourt golfing experience.

Facilities
If you're feeling a little rusty or just want to ease into your game, our Warm-up Area is available to resort guests and members. Here you will be able to make use of a putting and chipping green, green-side and fairway bunkers as well as a full-length driving range.

Goose Valley Golf Course, Plettenberg Bay, Garden Route, South Africa / Originally a 9 hole course set at the heart of a real estate development, The Gary Player Design Company has created an 18 hole layout of note only 2km from Plettenberg Bay and bordering on the Keurbooms Lagoon. The Keurbooms River nature reserve borders many of the holes that allow for some spectacular views of the ocean.

The Course
Goose Valley golf course is a world-class golf course set amongst the indigenous fynbos. The golf course is in stunning condition 12 months of the year. It is built on pure sand with excellent drainage properties and uses recycled water from the Gans "Goose" River that meanders through the Estate. Golfers will experience breathtaking views of the lagoon, the ocean and the Tsitsikamma Mountains, and also the beauty of the natural fynbos, trees and an abundance of animal and bird life.

Pinnacle Point Golf Course, Mossel Bay, Garden Route / The Pinnacle Point Golf Course is an immaculate eighteen-hole championship golf course, co-designed by renowned golf architect Peter Matkovich and professional golfer Darren Clarke. The golf course stretches along four kilometers of spectacular coastline and boasts dramatic cliff-side holes and over 1000 acres of unspoiled beachfront.

Located near Mossel Bay in the Southern Cape along the Garden Route in South Africa, the Pinnacle Point Golf Course is comparable with the best in the world and truly is a design masterpiece. Peter Matkovich, the golf architect responsible for many of South Africa's premier golf courses including Arabella, Leopard Rock and Steenberg, has described Pinnacle Point as "the most dramatic golf course site I've ever encountered anywhere in the world!"

The emerald green fairways and tees provide the perfect surface for making shots and the bent grass greens will ensure a challenging and entertaining game. The views are awe inspiring, with dramatic coastal views of the ocean from all area's of the course. Some of the holes are situated along the cliff side. In addition to this, the natural beauty of the indigenous flora and fauna complete this unique golfing experience.

  • Mossel Bay Golf Course

    Mossel Bay Golf Course

    Designed by Grimsdell 1957, Obermeyer 2000
    Type Links golf course
    Holes 18 Par 72
    Fairway Grass Combination Kikuyu and Cynoden Greens Grass
    Bent grass Length Championship: 5880m
    Telephone +27 (0)44 691-2379
     
    Website www.mosselbaygolfclub.co.za

Mossel Bay Golf Course, 17th Avenue, Mossel Bay, Garden Route, South Africa / The 18-hole links course has recently been remodeled and upgraded and is getting rave reviews. The golf club is situated above a peninsular that juts out into the Indian Ocean with terrain that is densely vegetated and undulating.

The Course
An excellent hole on the front nine is number 4 which is a 140-metre par-three which lies on a slope. The 12th (163 metres) is another good short hole with sweeping views of the sea. Both the tee shot and the approach at the short (261 metres) but tricky par-four 18th are 'blind', which means that the golfer cannot see the target as he or she is busy lining up the shot.

Mossel Bay is a pleasant course which is also hilly. The course is invariably in good condition and is mostly green all year round. The climate is Mediterranean with prevailing south easterly winds in summer and north westerly winds in winter. Kikuyu tees and fairways complete the course and ensure the golfer of a wonderful experience where you can see the sea from every tee.

PS: The Garden Route is well-known for it's uncertain weather conditions, so make sure you have sun-tan lotion for the sun and an umbrella for the rain – enjoy your game.



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