Garden Route Golf Holidays
Ideal Accommodation For Golf Lovers
The Garden Route has been called the Golfing Mecca of South Africa, and Wilderness is perfectly located for easy access to some of the best courses in the region. With it's 3 large bedrooms, ample storage space and high quality fittings, Views Wilderness Apartment makes an excellent choice as a base for golfers enjoying the area's delights. And after a day out on the fairways, there are several excellent restaurants and pubs within a couple of minutes walk.
Several of the country’s best golf courses are found in the region, just some of the world class courses nearby include: Fancourt (George), Pezula (Knysna), Pinnacle Point (Mossel Bay), Oubaai (Herold's Bay), Plettenberg Bay Country Club (Plettenberg Bay), and Simola (Knysna).
Fancourt (30 km)
Fancourt embodies a flawless fusion of leisure and world-class golfing. With all three of its golf courses ranked among Golf Digest’s top 20 courses in the country, it boasts a proud legacy of sporting excellence. Fancourt’s golf courses were designed by a dynamic team spearheaded by Gary Player and the estate’s owner, Dr Hasso Plattner. Recently voted among the World’s 10 Best Golf Resorts on CNNGo, Fancourt has supplemented its courses with its own Golf Academy, practice facilities and every modern convenience, allowing golfers to immerse themselves in the five-star Fancourt experience.
Pezula (54 km)
Pezula Championship Golf Course is located in the Western Cape of South Africa in the picturesque town of Knysna, the jewel of the world famous Garden Route. This stunningly beautiful golf course is a sweeping spectacle of fairways and greens rolling through the pristine Southern Cape landscape. The breathtaking, award-winning 18-hole golf course, designed by David Dale and Ronald Fream rates amongst the best and the most scenic golf courses in the world.
Simola (46 km)
Simola’s Jack Nicklaus Signature Golf Course is living proof of just how great ‘Golf’s Greatest Champion’ really is when it comes to designing with nature. Set in probably the most scenic town in Africa, situated lower than the ridges that surround it - and therefore untroubled by the wind that plagues so may coastal courses - and boasting an unusual configuration of five par-5s and five par-3s, Simola offers challenging and rewarding golf for pros and high-handicap players alike.
Pinnacle Point (64 km)
The Pinnacle Point Golf Course is something truly unique for the discerning golfer. This 18 hole championship golf course was designed by well-known South African golf course architect Peter Matkovich who opened the course together with top Irish Tour Golf Professional Darren Clarke in November 2006. Darren Clarke, who was also involved with many aspects of the Pinnacle Point course design, has said that Pinnacle Point is “... the best golf course on the planet.” Pinnacle Point was selected as one of the Top Ten New Golf Courses of the World by the American publication Travel & Leisure in January 2007.
Plettenberg Bay Country Club (79 km)
Plettenberg Bay Country Club has an 18 hole golf course set in a private nature reserve. The highly rated course is a very popular tourist destination. The course is easy to walk, and the 2 main inclines can be observed from the veranda. Visitors are welcome. Lush Kikuyu grass fairways and bayview greens recently over seeded to bent grass provides golfers with an excellent playing surface on this park like golf course. Despite intense competition from the beautiful white beaches and rolling surf, the club is busy and booking is essential.
Oubaai (27 km)
Oubaai Golf Course, Herold's Bay, is proud to be the first Ernie Els Signature course in South Africa. The course is a traditional Links layout ideally situated between the Indian Ocean and the Outeniqua Mountains.
Photos on this page courtesy of Pinnacle Point, Fancourt, Pezula and Simola.