South Africa is the ideal destination for golf lovers for its sunny and warm weather and for its variety of golf-courses placed in wonderful places such as Cape Town, Garden Route (coasted area) and famous Kurger National Park.
Oubaai Hotel Golf & Spa
The Oubaai Hotel Golf & Spa is located seven minutes by car from George airport, in a region famous for its unspoiled beaches, indigenous forests and natural reserves.
Its amazing landscape and its luxury services makes this hotel as one of the most beautiful luxury hotels in South Africa.
It’s strategically located between Indian Ocean and Outeniqua Mountains in Herolds Bay, in George, known as Garden Route.
The Oubaai Hotel Golf & Spa stylish rooms have fantastic views over golf-filed and Indian Ocean, and are equipped with marble bathrooms with glass showers and separate baths.
In its Fresia spa, you can also enjoy a variety of traditional African and European treatments and the Waterside Grill Restaurant has an open cooking area where guests can observe the preparation of their meals.
And surrounding the Hotel, we have the Oubaai Golf Club, the first course from Ernie Els Signature in South Africa.
This 18-hole course is one of the most beautiful all over the world. Recently it has been awarded as 3rd. course on the South of Cape Town and in the Top Ten in South Africa.
Legend Golf & Safari Resort
The Legend Golf Safari Resort (known as the Home of the Extreme 19th), it’s one of the most famous resorts in the world and awarded by World Golf Awards as the best hotel golf in South Africa.
This unique leisure destination welcomes all kind of travelers: holiday getaway, business trip, golf trip or safari experience.
It’s the only “world in one” signature course, and each one of 18 holes have been designed by a worldwide golf Legend.
You can also enjoy the challenge of the famous Par-3, called “Extreme 19th”, the longest and tallest one in the world, accessible from Hotel by helicopter.
The Legend Golf & Safari Resort suites are built in the bush where there are no fences or gardens, just 220 room, built across the bush within the resort.
The suites, consisting of four or five individual bedrooms linked by walkways, offer accommodation of unmatched, timeless elegance dedicated to relaxation and reflecting the African wilderness.
Panoramic views are enjoyed through large picture windows while glass sliding doors lead onto a secluded outdoor patio. The generously proportioned bedrooms include a small seating area and luxurious en-suite bathroom.
Conrad Pezula Resort
This hotel is located in Knysna oriental side, in the Garden Route, surrounded by indigenous forest, mountains, lakes and beaches.
Concerning the variety activities, you can choose among spa and gym, golf, trekking, beaches, canoeing, birds observation, horse trips, kid’s club and helicopter trips.
The hotel offers Jr. suites with Indian Ocean views, suites and private villas with pool and acces to Noetzie Beach.
Adjacently to the hotel, there is de Pezula Championship Golf Course.
This amazingly beautiful golf-course is an excellent combination of fairways and greens going run through Cape landscape.
This impressive and awarded 18-hole golf-course was designed by David Dale and Ronald Fream from GolfPlan USA, and it’s the best course in Knysna offering to golf lovers a magical experience among best and quaint golf-courses in the world.
Fancourt Hotel, Country Club and Golf Estate
The Factourt Hotel covers 613 hectares of the Garden Route, in George outskirts, and offers you an unforgettable stay surrounded by mountains, forests and warm Indian Ocean.
Its 133 luxury rooms and suites, wonderful familiar facilities, three golf-courses designed by Gary Player, spa, kid’s club and many restaurants guarantee you the enjoyment of your stay.
From left to right: Golf-courses Links, Montagu and Outeniqua.
Francourt Hotel represents the perfect combination between leisure and worldwide golf.
With its three golf-courses classified among the 20 best ones in the country, it’s legacy is pride of excellence sportiest.
Currently the Francourt Links course is on the Top 5 in Sout Africa and Montagu and Outeniqua golf are classified among Top 20 in South Africa.
Fancourt courses were designed by a team with Gary Player and Dr. Hasso Plattner, the owner, as leaders.
Fancourt Hotel was recently voted by CNNGoas between the 10 best golf hotels in the world and it completes its facilities with its own golf academy, training facilities and all modern comforts, to deep golfers in a 5 stars experience.
Innovative architectural and landscaping techniques ensure that the Leopard Creek golf course and living areas are naturally protected from animals, while lakes and small streams have been diverted through the development to create scenic vistas and interesting golf strategies.
Golfing hazards take on a new dimension at Leopard Creek, for much of the water is home to the magnificent creatures for which the river is named, crocodiles.
Extensive use has been made of water features and sightings of crocodile, hippo, antelope, buffalo and elephant are commonplace, on the course or in the Kruger Park bordering the course.
The 505 meter par-five 13th is one of Leopard Creek’s most memorable holes. Here the green is right on the edge of the Crocodile river but 32 meters above the level of the water, offering magnificent views up the river and into the Kruger Park.
The Pinnacle Point Golf Course
The Pinnacle Point Golf Course it’s something really special for the most exigent golfers.
This 18-hole championship golf-course was designed by the famous south African golf architect Peter Matkovich, who opens the course in 2006 with the best Ireland professional golf-player Darren Clarke.
In 2007 Pinnacle Point was awarded as one of the best ten golf-courses in the world by Travel & Leisure magazine, and in 2016 as the best golf-course in South Africa by the World Golf Awards.
Its challenging design forces golfer to play it with certain level of respect due to its spectacular views and impressive ground.
The design highlights are its majestic 7 holes skirting Indian Ocean.
Gary Player Country Club at Sun City
The Gary Player Golf Course was designed by Gary Player and it’s a 18-holes par 72 course, with a 5km tour distance.
Built in a switch-off volcano crater, this golf paradise complies with technical rules from USA and PGA and in 2015 was awarded as the best golf-course in South Africa by World Golf Awards.
Annually the Nedbank Golf Challenge takes place here, and it welcomes some the worldwide golf legends.
When the Sun City Resort building starts on 1978, the decision of to build a golf-course in competition with best over the world was taken.
Durban Country Club
Durban Country Club is a golf-course with a lot of history and tradition, and its only claim is to be classified among the Top 100 courses in the World by the USA Golf Magazine.
It’s also classified in the Top-5 in South Africa by Golf Digest.
A combination of lush coastal vegetation, sand dunes and breathtaking views of the Indian Ocean make this course one of the most unique and challenging in the world.
One of the Durban Country Club features are its massive ripples on the fairways, especially in hole 5, 8 and 17, making and interesting and maybe difficult round to golfers.
This course with Blue Lagoon and Indian Ocean views, hast hosted the South Africa Open 17 times, including the SA Centenary Open in 2010, and the Volvo Championship in 2013 and 2014.
Without any doubt, South Africa is a country to visit and to play golf!