Knysna is a popular area for golf among professional and leisure players alike. With three 18-hole championship courses and two mashie courses (one in Sedgefield), it is a prime golfing destination.
Greater Knysna has been the proud host of professional tournaments as well as many local golf days and fundraisers, especially during the well-known annual Knysna Oyster Festival.
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Simola Country & Golf Estate
The Simola Golf and Country Estate was designed by golfing legend, Jack Nicklaus. This 18-hole course is one of only four Golden Bear Signature Courses in South Africa.
Jack wrote that is was his “…aim to create a golf course that will be a demanding test of skill for the accomplished golfer playing from the back tees. But, at the same time, I want to offer a challenging, yet enjoyable experience for the average or beginner player who plays from the appropriate tees and thinks his or her way around the golf course.”
An 18-hole, par 72 course with an unusual configuration of five par 5 and five par 3 holes, visitors can play any day of the week while only members have booking opportunity.
‘The ultimate leisure, golfing and residential destination’ - https://www.simola.co.za/
Knysna Golf Course
The Knysna Golf Club, established in 1909, is one of the country’s oldest and most inspiring golf clubs with many tidal pools and inlets, indigenous trees and a variety of bird-life to admire while you play.
With an interesting parkland layout that has been upgraded and improved in the past 10 years, this 18-hole course features some of the finest greenery on the Garden Route.
‘Affordable rates, welcoming staff and excellent facilities make a visit to Knysna Golf Club a memorable and pleasurable experience for anyone who loves the game of golf.’ - https://knysnagolfclub.com/
Pezula Golf Estate
The Pezula Championship Course is not only a Top 20 South African Ranked Golf Course but also has breath-taking views over the Knysna Estuary and the Indian Ocean.
A round of golf at this challenging 18-hole course, designed by David Dale and Ronald Fream of GolfPlan USA, is not only great sport but also visually pleasing: enjoying a day on the course with waves crashing in the distance is the ultimate golfing experience.
‘With strongly contoured greens, ample bunkers and breathtaking views of the Indian Ocean, Pezula Championship Course is one of the most beautiful and challenging courses in the world’ - https://www.pezulagolf.com/
Blackwaters Mashie Golf
The Blackwaters River Lodge has a very challenging 9-hole Mashie Golf Course designed specifically to allow you to enjoy the natural beauty of the area.
This short course has a variety of distances between the tees and holes with the longest being 152m and the shortest 52m. For its unique golfing experience, Blackwaters has its own set of "local rules" of play, including when to apply penalty strokes, free drops when play is interrupted and drop out zones.
‘Our “19th hole” pub has become our social spot with guests of Blackwaters River Lodge and golfers mingling after a game of golf.’ - http://www.blackwaters.co.za/golf-course.html
Sedge Links Golf Course & Club
Sedge Links Golf Course is a premium short course, located alongside the Swartvlei Lake. With 18 tee boxes, each box with a junior, intermediate and advanced tee off section, this 9-green course is one for all skill levels to enjoy.
Enjoy a peaceful environment with a beautiful natural setting overlooking the Outeniqua Mountains in the distance. Braai facilities available for a fun family day or small informal function. Membership options available for families and children as well equipment hire for visitors.
‘This short course is the perfect place to feel at peace to concentrate on your drives, short game or putting skills.’ - https://pinelakemarina.co.za/golf/