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South Africa Golf Holidays - Simola Golf Course

Knysna has always been a favourite stopping off point for visitors on holiday on the Garden Route, but with three excellent golf courses, it has become a must-play destination for any visitors on a South African golf holiday. Set high inland, Simola Golf Club, designed by Jack Nicklaus, offers stunning views across the Knysna lagoon. A parkland course that was 8 years in development, the fairways have an established feel even though it is one of the newer courses in the area. Simola is a good test of golf, whatever your standard of play.

The course winds through 2 different valleys, with 6 of the holes on one side of the property and the rest a short cart drive over the brow of the hill. The second tee is in an elevated position, driving over the road and down into the valley. (Main picture above is taken from the 2nd tee box showing the fairway below!) 

There are a number of deceptive bunkers on the course which make this a real test not only of your golfing ability but course management skills. Accuracy not distance is needed at Simola, stay out of the bunkers and you can achieve a good score.

Golf carts are a must and are included in the green fees.

Simola is located a short drive from Knysna town centre where there is a good selection of accommodation, such as Leisure Isle Lodge and 2 other notable golf courses including Knysna Golf Club and Pezula. Further afield, about an hour's drive away is the Fancourt Golf Estate (3 courses), Oubaai, Kingswood and George Golf Club and in the other direction, Goose Valley and Plettenberg Bay. As a consequence Knysna is ideally placed as a base for South Africa golfing holidays.

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

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Simola Course Information:

Holes: 18
Par : 72
Type: Parkland
Length Mens : 5764m
Length Ladies : 4996m


  • Pro shop
  • Putting green
  • Carts
  • Range facilities
  • Halfway House