Top 5 exciting professional Golf Courses in the Wilderness, South Africa
South Africa has long been a popular destination for safaris and wine, but rapidly gained recognition as a world-class golfing destination. With exquisite natural beauty and breathtaking landscapes, South Africa is home to some of the most beautiful and professional golf courses in the world, offering a perfect balance of nature to course design that is gifted to so many of our courses no matter where you play.
South Africa golf has also produced more great golf champions than almost anywhere on earth, from Gary Player to Ernie Els, and Bobby Locke to Retief Goosen.
The Wilderness is home to many of the top 100 golf courses in South Africa, the most famous of which is the world-renowned Fancourt Estate’s The Links golf course, continously ranked as the top golf course in the country.
Cliff Top Houses are ideally located in the Wilderness (situated between George and Knysna), offering the perfect accommodation for your next golfing vacation.
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1. Fancourt Estate's The Links
The Links is currently ranked as the number one golf course in the country by Golf Digest South Africa. It also ranks 56th in Golf Digest US edition’s list of the world’s 100 greatest golf courses that compared 464 courses from 18 countries around the globe. The Links is the iconic golfing hallmark of the Fancourt estate. Golfing legend Gary Player described it as his greatest ever feat as a course designer.
2. George Golf Club
George Golf Course is the ideal golfing experience, perfect for any type of golfer. One of the oldest courses in South Africa, the Clubhouse is a unique experience and is sure to be enjoyed by all. The golf course is set at the foot of the Outeniqua Mountains, the heart of the Garden Route, and offers spectacular landscapes of the mountains and surrounding plateau.
3. Kingswood Golf Estate
The Kingswood Golf Estate is perfectly placed between the Fancourt Links and George Golf Course at the very heart of the Garden Route’s golf hub. From its perfect blend of design and scenery, to its temperate weather, you’re certain to find Kingswood’s Championship Golf Course a unique challenge, and one you’ll want to take up again and again.
4. Oubaai Golf Club
Oubaai Golf Course is the first Ernie Els Signature course in South Africa. The course is a traditional Links layout, ideally situated between the Indian Ocean and the Outeniqua Mountains. Oubaai is situated some 7kms from George Airport on the coastline of The Garden Route at Herolds Bay. Ernie Els himself has placed Oubaai as his favourite course in the world.
5. Pezula Championship Golf Course
Pezula Championship Golf Course is a sweeping spectacle of fairways and greens rolling through the pristine Southern Cape landscape. The breathtaking, award-winning 18-hole course ranks amongst the best and the most scenic golf courses in the world. Located on the Garden Route in the picturesque town of Knysna, Pezula Championship Course is undoubtedly one of the world’s most beautiful 18 holes. With sweeping ocean and lagoon views, a round at Pezula is both a sporting and visual experience. As a Top 20 South African ranked course, Pezula’s championship design offers a challenge for the seasoned golfer while still being the perfect day out for any skill level.