Golf in the beautiful Garden Route
The Garden Route in South Africa is a region located on the south coast of the country and here you will find a plethora of golf courses that can only be described as awe-inspiring. From the countries #1 golf course, Fancourt Links, to the striking Simola course set in Garden Route’s hillside, this area never ceases to amaze. Who knows, you may have to extend your itinerary by a week, or two!
It’s hard to find prettier golf courses
Golf in the Garden Route will not leave you disappointed it is, quite simply, a golfing paradise with gloriously green golf courses and beautiful backdrops of coastline and mountains. Fancourt Hotel & Golf Estate is the big draw and if you like links golf then this will feel like heaven.
The relatively flat landscape leaves you exposed to occasional gusts whilst its naturally bumpy fairways will require you to create shots, you’re unlikely to have played before. The Montagu course at Fancourt equals its bigger brother with regards to condition however, it that little bit easier with several water hazards to avoid.
Most golf courses in South Africa are visually stunning however, Oubaai Golf Course and Pezula Golf Course provide the ‘wow’ factor. Oubaai is a clifftop monster of a course that is definitely worth playing, with wide fairways it can appear very scorable however, if the wind picks up some holes become quite tough. You can always guarantee good views from this course as it overlooks the Indian Ocean. Pezula is a links-style parkland course that allows you to see the crashing waves from some holes and mountain ranges from others giving you 360 degrees of panoramic vistas.
Most popular golf resorts on the Garden Route
Popular destinations in the Garden Route
Golfing in the heartland of South Africa
The golfing heartland of South Africa, the Garden Route is renowned for the quality of its courses and resorts as well as the spectacular surroundings.
Set against a backdrop of picturesque coastline, towering mountains and beautiful lakes, this south-coast region offers a golfing experience like few others, the natural beauty that surrounds each course will take your breath away, the Garden Route provides a true bucket-list destination.
Play and stay at a range of fantastic hotels and courses including the Fancourt Hotel & Golf Estate or Simola Golf & Country Estate or venture out to the stunning layouts of Pezula or Mossel Bay. No matter where you choose to base your stay on the Garden Route, a memorable experience is guaranteed, with no bad courses and natural beauty like no other.
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Not sure where to play? Browse our map and to find your ideal destination in a continent of possibilities. We know you will be spoiled for choice! Remember our knowledgeable golf experts are ready to answer any questions.
Relax & unwind in luxury accommodation
The accommodation options on the Garden Route are endless, with a variety of fantastic hotels and resorts each providing a unique but equally enjoyable experience.
The fantastic five-star accommodation at Fancourt Hotel & Golf Estate makes it one of Southern Africa’s premier golf and leisure resorts, set at the foot of the majestic Outeniqua Mountains in the heart of the Garden Route there are few better than this luxury hotel set within beautiful surroundings. The hotel features countless facilities and provides golfers with four excellent on-site golf courses including the Championship Links Course, one of the very best in South Africa.
Another great option is the Oubaai Hotel Golf & Spa 5*, the resort features it all - a full-service spa, an Ernie Els-designed golf course, tennis courts, three restaurants, two swimming pools and a health club. The range of excellent accommodation allows golfers to choose from a range of excellent luxury options.