The Garden Route is not only perfect for a scenic self-drive full of beautiful stops along the way. This beautiful route is also ideal for golf enthusiasts with plenty of world-class courses to enjoy along the way.
Knysna Golf Club
Located in the Turbine’s backyard on the shores of the lagoon, Knysna Golf Club‘s 18-hole course is ideal for every golfer from the seasoned pro to enthusiastic beginner. With tidal pools, indigenous trees and stunning surroundings, this course is an all-around pleasure.
Pezula Golf Club
With unique views of the Indian Ocean and pristinely manicured golf greens, Pezula Golf Club‘s 18-hole Championship Golf Course is a must for any avid golfer. Rated amongst the best and most scenic golf courses in the world, this should make this list of must-sees on your Garden Route adventure.
Situated a short hop, skip and a putt away from the Turbine Hotel and Spa, Fancourt‘s immaculately landscaped estate is home to three courses designed by Gary Player with all of them ranking in the Top 15 in South Africa. In other words, Fancourt should be on your Garden Route golfing bucket list!
Plettenberg Bay Country Club
Although located slightly further afield, Plettenberg Bay Country Club is definitely worth the drive. Situated in a private nature reserve, this Rob O’Friell designed course not only offers a wonderful golfing experience but is unspoilt by errant traffic noise thanks to the sheer size of the estate. If you’re travelling with any non-golfers, the two main inclines of the course can be seen from the balcony making it an inclusive experience for all.
Simola Golf & Country Estate
The prestigious Simola Golf & Country Estate is home to an incredible Jack Nicklaus Signature Golf Course, making it one of only 200 in the world. With an unusual combination of five par-5s and five par-3s, Simola is able to offer a tough yet rewarding course for both pro and highly-handicapped players.
Pinnacle Point Golf Estate
Designed by Peter Matkovich and Darren Clarke and overlooking the Indian Ocean, Pinnacle Point inspires golfers with a challenging course and striking views. Named South Africa’s Best Golf Course in both 2016 and 2017 with another nomination for 2018, this course should be on any golfers must-play list. The Estate is also home to several other world-class golf-centred facilities such as the Louis Oosthuizen Junior Academy, pro shop, putting green and driving range as well as a specialist club-fitting and repair workshop on site.
Join the Turbine Hotel and Spa while travelling along the Garden Route and enjoying these spectacular South African golf courses. Contact us today and start planning your trip!