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South Africa Golf Holidays - Oubaai Golf Club

A short drive from Fancourt and the town of George, is the Ernie Els collaboration, Oubaai Golf Club. It is a links style course with stunning panoramic views of the sea. We thoroughly recommend a round at Oubaai for visitors on South Africa golf holidays. There is a 5 star hotel on the course, or accommodation in nearby George, or at several other top courses nearby.

First impressions of the open, flat fairways make you think that this is not the most challenging of courses but be prepared to be pleasantly surprised, it offers a really good test of golf.  The stylish clubhouse facilities and friendly, helpful staff have helped to put Oubaai on the map as a 'must-play' golf course on the Garden Route. The dramatic clubhouse location overlooks the 16th, 17th holes and the 18th green that winds back along the coast towards the 19th hole. Open air terraces offer panoramic views of the Indian Ocean and the Gwaing River Valley. As you play the course your views and outlooks take in forest, sea, river and the distant Outeniqua Mountains.

The lush fairways are a delight to play from, but the greens are tricky and lightning-fast. There are a large number of bunkers on the course, some of which are very deep and some strategic thinking is required. Course management is as important as the shot-making at Oubaai.

The modern club house has an excellent restaurant and bar with stunning ocean views and full changing facilities.

There is a Hyatt Hotel on the estate offering accommodation for anyone wanting to play Garden Route golf and still be close to George. Now that it is no longer necessary to stay at Fancourt in order to play the courses there (except The Links Course) this is a good 5* option for anyone wanting to play different courses in the area. Fancourt is a mere 5 minutes drive from Oubaai.

In our opinion…Oubaai is over looked in favour of its high profile neighbour, which is shame. It is quieter and offers value for money. A 'should-play' course for anyone travelling along the Garden Route on a South Africa golf holiday!

For more information about golf holidays in South Africa and playing at Oubaai, contact us here or call +44 208 249 5919 (UK) or +65 919 412 56 (Asia) to speak to our South Africa Golf Holiday experts.

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Oubaai Course Information:
Holes: 18
Par : 72
Type: Coastal Links style
Length Mens : 6066m
Length Ladies : 4783m

Facilities:

  • Pro shop
  • Putting green
  • Carts
  • Pull trolley hire
  • Practise range
  • Halfway House
  • Restaurant
  • Accommodation on site