You can choose from nine top golf courses for NGF 2019 of which six are in the Top 25 and all in the Top 100 courses in SA. Info supplied by
Fancourt - Montagu Course

Originally designed by Gary Player, Fancourt’s Montagu course has developed into one of the finest 18-hole parkland layouts ranked within the top 10 in SA.

Exquisitely conditioned to provide a riveting golfing experience, this tree-lined course covers large tracts of varying terrain on rolling land. A detailed stroke saver takes golfers through the course, providing distance measurements and images that assist players with navigating the course. 

  • National Ranking: 9th
  • Western Cape Ranking: 2nd
  • Town: George
  • Coordinates: 33.9559° S, 22.4142° E
  • fancourt.co.za
George Golf course
George Golf Club

George Golf Club members have played on the same site for more than 85 years so it’s little wonder George is sometimes referred to – by Fancourt visitors in particular – as “the Old Course.”

It was laid out by Charles Murray in the 1930s. George’s attractive parkland course is also one of the most affordable of South Africa’s top-rated tracks and it’s a big favourite with tens of thousands of visitors who play almost half the number of available rounds here.

  • National Ranking: 15th
  • Western Cape Ranking: 4th
  • Town: George
  • Coordinates: 33.9538° S, 22.4452° E
  • georgegolfclub.co.za

The fairways at Pezula – meaning “high up with the gods” – are part and parcel of a sizeable residential estate laid out in Knysna.

Many believe the 18 holes here to be the most visually pleasing on South Africa’s entire coastline, which is a real feather in the golfing cap for American designer Ron Fream and his Golfplan company.

The joy of Pezula is in part due to an awe-inspiring Indian Ocean view and the quaint historic town of Knysna offers very comfortable charm.

  • National Ranking: 18th
  • Western Cape Ranking: 6th
  • Town: Knysna
  • Coordinates: 34.0534° S, 23.0737° E
  • pezulagolf.com

The Jack Nicklaus designed Simola opened in 2005. Only the third Golden Bear signature course in South Africa,  it sits majestically on a wooded landscape overlooking the Knysna Lagoon, with the Outeniqua mountain range in the background.

The course is parkland in nature, unusually configured with five par threes and five par fives. It is routed between two valleys that are divided by the Simola Ridge. 

  • National Ranking: 19th
  • Western Cape Ranking: 7th
  • Town: Knysna
  • Coordinates: 34.0037° S, 23.0359° E
  • simola.co.za
Fancourt - Outeniqua Course

Fancourt’s Outeniqua golf course presents an 18-hole parkland layout that is tailored to provide a laid-back golfing experience. The course provides for easier game play than its counterpart, the Montagu while offering its fair share of challenges and water hazards on as many as 11 of its holes.

Designed by Gary Player and named after the mountain range that forms its breath-taking backdrop. The course is pristinely conditioned.

  • National Ranking: 23rd
  • Western Cape Ranking: 9th
  • Town: George
  • Coordinates: 33.9559° S, 22.4142° E
  • fancourt.co.za
Pinnacle Point

The following passage is what Gordon Turner, writing for Travel and Leisure, had to say about Pinnacle Point: “Perched atop staggering cliffs, this windswept course marks a major addition to the already world-class golf scene in South Africa. Seven holes play across chasms to greens that seem to be floating in the Indian Ocean. The yawning ravines and distant horizons make 150-yard shots look twice that length. 


Oubaai is the first signature course designed in South Africa by local golfing hero, Ernie Els.

The Big Easy has his South African home nearby at Herold’s Bay so he is aware of the strategic importance of its layout. Fairways at Oubaai are generally wide with large landing areas but don’t think this makes it an easy course to score on as strategically positioned fairway and greenside bunker complexes deftly increase the degree of difficulty.

  • National Ranking: 38th
  • Western Cape Ranking: 12th
  • Town: Herold's Bay, George
  • Coordinates: 34.0458° S, 22.4142° E
  • oubaai.co.za

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.

The Sally Little design is inspired by the Home of Golf, St Andrews (The Old Course) in Scotland with its Links style open fairways, undulating greens and traditional pot bunkers.

  • National Ranking: 81st
  • Western Cape Ranking: 22nd
  • Town: George
  • Coordinates: 33.9685° S, 22.4295° E
  • kingswood.co.za
Goose Valley

Gary Player extended the old 9-hole course at Goose Valley to a full-blown 18-hole layout in 2003. The course occupy a scenic spot that overlooks the Keurbooms River at the point where it flows into a lagoon before entering the Indian Ocean.

Golfers will experience breathtaking views of the Keurbooms Lagoon, the Indian Ocean, the spectacular Tsitsikamma Mountains and the famous Robberg Peninsula.  

  • National Ranking: 91st
  • Western Cape Ranking: 24th
  • Town: Plettenberg Bay
  • Coordinates: 34.0260° S, 23.3838° E
  • goosevalleygolfclub.com