Cape Town and the Western Cape is a world-renowned golfing destination, with a diverse portfolio of courses to play, many of which have been designed by some of the world’s best golfers. The Garden Route is arguably the home of golf in the Western Cape with some of THE most popular courses found here. From Gary Player to Ernie Els, there is a reason, the legends of the game have a base on the Garden Route.
Below are four of the region’s top golfing estates.
Simola Golf & Country Estate - Knysna
What to expect: Set below the high ridges, Simola escapes the wind that can sometimes cause issues on coastal course, and is arguably one most beautifully located courses in the province. Designed by golfing icon, Jack Nicklaus, the fairways have been created to follow the natural flow of the land, while there is an unusual configuration of Par 5’s and Par 3’s to offer a unique challenge.
Pinnacle Point – Mossel Bay
What to expect: Named South Africa’s best golf course in 2016, this Darren Clarke-designed golf course is one of the most beautiful and unique in the world. Nestled along the coastline, just outside of Mossel Bay, and overlooking the Indian Ocean, the 72-par course is perhaps best characterised by the seven holes that line the rocky ocean cliffs. Dramatic views, along with world class facilities, make this course a must for those golfers visiting the Western Cape.
Pezula Golf Course – Knysna
What to expect: Located on the Knysna clifftops, with views of both the Indian Ocean and the Knysna Lagoon, Pezula makes the most of its surroundings. A challenging, and ultimately rewarding course, this is a course that will provide golfers of all levels with the complete experience. The award-winning course boasts world-class facilities, including one of the best clubhouse set-ups in the province.
Fancourt Golf Estate – George
What to expect: Considered one of South Africa’s best golf courses, and designed by SA legend Gary Player, the Montagu course at Fancourt offers a typical parklands format. The Par 72 course is only available to members, their guests, and those staying at the resort, making it an exclusive experience for those playing. Facilities are world class and include a warm-up and practice area featuring a full-length range, as well as a chipping and bunker practice area.