The essence of golfing on the Garden Route
Recognised for the finest golf estates in the country, the Garden Route in the Western Cape is one of the most sought after destinations, and there are several top notch golf courses that simply have to be played. Topping the list is Fancourt in George, revered as one of South Africa’s top golfing estates; it boasts three world-class courses, the Links, Montague and Outeniqua. The Links is arguably South Africa’s number one course and the Montagu and Outeniqua are both ranked in the Top 20 in South Africa. Modelled on the sublime courses in Scotland, Fancourt received intricate design input from Gary Player. Epitomising impeccable luxury and world-class golfing, Fancourt is a highlight as both a holiday retreat and a golfer’s paradise.
A mere 10-minute drive from George airport, Oubaai Golf Club is the first Ernie Else signature course in South Africa. Exquisite scenery of the lush Outeniqua Mountains tumbling into the deep blue Indian Ocean reveals a stunning backdrop to your tee off.
Knysna is a spectacular haven of superb golf courses including the admired Simola Estate, which boasts a spectacular Jack Nicklaus signature course. 18 of the most superb holes you will ever play are located here. Pezula Championship Golf Course is the jewel of the spectacular Garden Route. This sensational golf course is a remarkable spectacle of fairways and greens undulating through the magnificent Southern Cape landscape. Plettenberg Bay Country Club and Goose Valley Golf Club are other fantastic courses worth trying out in this area.