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Best Golf Resorts in South Africa

from the Experts in Golf Holidays

✍️ Matthew Allen | ⏰ 8 min read

Best Golf Resorts in South Africa

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Sun City Golf Resort

The Sun City Resort rivals anything on the African continent for golf and leisure facilities. Located on the edge of Pilansberg National Park around 2 hours from Johannesburg & Pretoria it offers four accommodation options alongside two outstanding championship golf courses.

The Gary Player Country Club hosts the Nedbank Million Dollar Challenge each year, with a total yardage in excess of 7,700 yards & overlooked by the Pilansberg Mountains it is easy to see why it is considered as one of the best courses in South Africa.

The Lost City Course, whilst often overshadowed by the tournament hosting Country Club layout, is by no means inferior, offering some amazing holes, bordered by great expanses of water.

Book a golf holiday to Sun City or Call 0800 043 6644 to speak to one of our golf experts.

Reasons to Visit Sun City

  • Home of the Nedbank Golf Challenge on the DP World Tour
  • Courses designed by golf legend Gary player
  • Multiple accommodation options including two 5-Star Hotels

What our clients think

❝Really loved the course. It was interesting, beautiful scenery, definitely not a walking course! Hilly at times and long walks green to tee. The wildlife here was again interesting and the crocodile hole lived up to its name. The spotter was great and definitely earned his money!❞
Alison (visited February)

Fancourt South Africa

The golf resort at Fancourt has developed over the years into one of the the world's elite destinations. Situated in the heart of the Garden Route just under 5 miles from George Airport it is a perfect location to enjoy a fantastic golfing holiday.

The headline Links course has hosted many European Tour events as well as the Presidents Cup while the two remaining courses, the Montagu and Outeniqua are stunning parkland layouts to be enjoyed by golfers of all abilities.

Book a golf holiday to Fancourt or Call 0800 043 6644 to speak to one of our golf experts.

Reasons to Visit Fancourt

  • 3 Championship courses (Links ranked No.1 in South Africa)
  • Courses designed by the golfing legend Gary Player
  • Choice of 6 restaurants including the award-winning Henry White’s

What our clients think

❝Our favourite. Everything about Fancourt is excellent, elegance, staff, food, rooms & golf it's the whole package. We will return.❞
Sharon (visited February)

Arabella Hotel, Golf & Spa

The resort at Arabella is a firm favourite among those looking for desirable golf, leisure & spa holiday destinations, combining the ultimate in facilities with an astounding natural setting.

The golf course at Arabella has been transformed by renowned designer Peter Matkovich into a wonderful layout that is overlooked by the magnificent Kogelberg mountain range as it hugs the shores of Bot River Lagoon, providing not only aesthetic satisfaction, but also adding to the charm and challenge.

Book a golf holiday to Arabella Hotel, Golf & Spa or Call 0800 043 6644 to speak to one of our golf experts.

Reasons to Visit Arabella Hotel, Golf & Spa

  • Course designed by Peter Matkovich
  • Ranked within the Top 5 Golf Courses in South Africa
  • A UNESCO World Heritage biodiversity “hot-spot”

What our clients think

❝A good test of golf. Some testing holes with spectacular views, and a must to play.❞
Michael (visited March)

Selborne Golf Estate Hotel & Spa

Situated on the warm shores of South Africa’s Indian Ocean coastline, The Selborne Golf Estate offers golfers a high class boutique hotel with spacious rooms, a tranquil Spa and a relaxing private beach club.

The championship golf course was created by Denis Barker in 1985 and has hosted a number of tournaments, framed by wild coastal forest, with countless hazards to tackle it is a truly spectacular place to enjoy a round of golf.

Book a golf holiday to Selborne Golf Estate Hotel & Spa or Call 0800 043 6644 to speak to one of our golf experts.

Reasons to Visit Selborne Golf Estate Hotel & Spa

  • La Vita Spa perfect for non-golf days
  • Just 30 minutes from Durban
  • Course designed by Denis Barker

What our clients think

❝Very enjoyable stay. Room was perfectly comfortable with a short walk from our room to the main hotel for dining/bar/lounge. The couse was in excellent condition & for us as relatively high handicappers quite a challenge as on a number of holes you needed to be accurate off the tee to avoid trouble. However not an unfair course and very enjoyable to play.❞
Peter (visited December)

Simola Golf Estate

Located among the hills above Knysna sits the Simola Golf Estate, a superb 5-star establishment that offers guests exceptional spa and relaxation facilities combined with a wonderful Jack Nicklaus Signature golf course.

The par 72 Simola golf course serves up incredible views of Knysna Heads and the Lagoon with a slightly unusual layout of five par 5's and five par 3's. In true Nicklaus fashion the course is no walkover when played right from the back, but can still provide an enjoyable challenge for golfers of all abilities when played off the correct tees.

Book a golf holiday to Simola Golf Estate or Call 0800 043 6644 to speak to one of our golf experts.

Reasons to Visit Simola Golf Estate

  • Knysna Elephant Park & Knysna Heads just 6km away
  • Designed by Jack Nicklaus
  • Just 11 minutes from Knysna Quays

What our clients think

❝Great course with some good carries and some long holes due to the elevation, but great challenge of golf. Course was in excellent condition and greens were fast. Lots of elevated tees which gave great views and interesting holes. Good facilities and staff very friendly. We will certainly return.❞
Helen (visited March)

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Oubaai Hotel Golf & Spa

Located just a short drive from George Airport in Herolds Bay, Oubaai Hotel Golf & Spa offers visitors ultimate luxury, pristine beaches, indigenous forests, a bustling atmosphere alongside an award-winning golf course.

Oubaai Golf Course is one of the best golf courses in South Africa, offering breathtaking 180 degree views of the Indian Ocean. A traditional links type layout with veld grasses lining the pristine fairways. The course is long enough from the back tees to challenge low handicap golfers but the range of tees ensures it is enjoyable for all.

Book a golf holiday to Oubaai Hotel Golf & Spa or Call 0800 043 6644 to speak to one of our golf experts.

Reasons to Visit Oubaai Hotel Golf & Spa

  • Just a 10 minute drive from George Airport
  • 5-Star hotel between the Indian Ocean & Outeniqua Mountains
  • Ernie Els designed course

What our clients think

❝We stayed in a suite which was very spacious and comfortable. A good test of golf but very fair and spectacular views. One of my favourite courses.❞
Michael (visited MArch)

Erinvale Estate

Set within tranquil gardens and cobbled walkways on a glorious patch of land on the Western Cape the Erinvale Hotel & Spa offers luxury under the shadow of the Hottentots Holland Mountains. Outstanding accommodation, top class facilities and world class dining, making it an ideal choice for families and large groups of golfers.

The Gary Player designed golf course is a challenging layout for visiting golfers with low flat terrain at the start of your round ascending to the more undulating slopes towards the end. Amazing mountain vistas set the scene for an amazing round during your next golf holiday in South Africa.

Book a golf holiday to Erinvale Estate or Call 0800 043 6644 to speak to one of our golf experts.

Reasons to Visit Erinvale Estate

  • Luxury Hotel & Spa in shadow of Hottentots Holland Mountains
  • Hosted Golf World Cup & South African Airways Open
  • Designed by golfing legend Gary Player

What our clients think

❝Our favourite stay in 5 weeks. Beautiful and comfortable accommodation in a great location. The rooms are surrounded with gardens and mature oak lined walkways - stunning!❞
Michael (visited MArch)

Zimbali Golf Resort

Located just 30 minutes from Durban & 10 minutes from the King Shaka International Airport, the Zimbali Golf Resort is a world-renowned estate regarded as one of the most prestigious in Africa. Luxury and prestige are combined seamlessly with the resort amenities offering an exclusive coastal experience on the Kwa-Zulu Natal north coast.

Zimbali Country Club was designed by Tom Weiskopf, who not only managed to create a fantastic layout but also an eco-friendly one. The tee boxes around the course where often positioned in tricky locations to avoid environmental disturbances. The course climbs over rolling hills serving up great vantage points to enjoy the magnificent views.

Book a golf holiday to Zimbali Golf Resort or Call 0800 043 6644 to speak to one of our golf experts.

Reasons to Visit Zimbali Golf Resort

  • Voted in Top 5 golfing experiences in South Africa’s (Golf Digest)
  • Outdoor pool which overlooks the ocean
  • Course designed by the great Tom Weiskopf

What our clients think

❝The hotel is only about 8 years old so the rooms are modern, spacious and very well appointed with microwave, fridge, tea and coffee making facilities and huge double bed. Beautiful course but a bit challenging off some tees as driving over some water to reach the fairway. Excellent halfway house facility and seems to be the norm to stop for something to eat!❞
Peter (visited December)

Wild Coast Sun Resort

Wild Coast Sun Resort is set within 750 hectares of natural bush on the Eastern Cape, overlooking the Indian Ocean just one kilometre from the Kwa-Zulu Natal border. With its championship golf course and close proximity to Durban, the Wild Coast Sun Resort is the ideal location for golfing holidays in the Eastern Cape.

The Robert Trent Jones Jnr course boasts scenic ocean views and magnificently curated fairways and greens. Efforts were made during design to utilise the natural topography and geography of the region to its fullest resulting in a course that blends seamlessly with the natural surroundings.

Book a golf holiday to Wild Coast Sun Resort or Call 0800 043 6644 to speak to one of our golf experts.

Reasons to Visit Wild Coast Sun Resort

  • Choice between Mountain View or Indian Ocean View rooms
  • Course designed by Robert Trent Jones Jr.
  • Over 10 dining options at the resort

What our clients think

❝Links style course right on the coast with breathtaking views.❞
Jason (visited May)

Frequently Asked Questions about South Africa Golf Holidays

Is South Africa Good for Golf?

Year on year South Africa is reaffirming its place as one of the top golfing destinations in the world partly due to its abundance of glorious championship courses but also as a result of the wide variety of things to do away from the golf.

How much is golf in South Africa?

South Africa is considered one of the best value golf holidays in the world. Combining the amazing quality of the golf course with top-rated hotels can see a fantastic value golf trip to be had. Golfers will typically travel for a minimum of a week, flying into Cape Town, Durban or Johannesburg before venturing onto the many golf courses, safari parks and vineyards that are on offer within this amazing country. Golfers can expect to pay around £1200 per person including flights, accommodation, car hire and golf. One of the top-ranked golf resorts, Fancourt, would be around £1700 for flights, 7 nights and golf.

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My 'Expert' areas: Turkey, Portugal, USA & South Africa
Best trip I've done: Scotland playing Royal Dornoch & Gleneagles
Where my next trip is to: Costa Navarino

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