South Africa Best Stay and Play Golf Resorts


Best Stay & Play Golf Resorts in South Africa

As you would imagine, South Africa takes the lion's share of top stay and play golf resorts in the continent, scattered across Cape Town, Durban, George, Johannesburg, Nelspruit and East London.

Prominent five-star picks include Fancourt, a combination of old world charm, contemporary luxury, three fabulous championship golf courses and full spa facilities, makes the resort a distinctive and luxurious Stay & Play location on South Africa's world renowned Garden Route. Guests can choose between a room in the Hotel, the beautifully restored Manor House or one of the many stately Garden Suites and Studios.

And Sun City Resort named for the golf icon offers a challenging layout amidst a beautiful natural setting. The Cascades Hotel, the Grotto Restaurant and the pool area underwent an extensive R60-million refurbishment project, transforming the 1980’s themed pool area into a tropical paradise. Footpaths wind between tens of thousands of exotic and indigenous trees and flowering plants. Lush gardens, tropical birds and water features give The Cascades its unique and relaxing atmosphere. A sophisticated, elegant hotel within the Sun City resort.

 South Africa Golf Map   To make the most out of your golf trip, look up the location of the Stay & Play resorts and nearby courses on the South Africa golf map. It will help you with your planning to play the best courses during your vacation.

Where2Golf has applied a rating to each golf course visited. The rating scale, 5 (highest) to 1 (lowest), attempts to provide an indication of the golfing experience you can expect at each rated course. On the maps we have indicated golf hotels and Stay & Play resorts with the following symbol Stay & Play Golf Resorts

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click on the green arrow in the toolbar OF the table below to sortStay & Play Golf Resort.Private course – for members and their invited guests only.Unrated course – not yet visited by the Where2Golf team.2-star: reasonable standard. Good value, especially if better courses not available.3-star: a good course with many fine features.3+ (3-gold): a good course with many fine features. One of our top-rated 3’s.4-star: a must play course - excellent standard.4+ (4-gold): a must play course - excellent standard. One of our top-rated 4’s !5-star: simply the best - golf courses don’t get much better than this.5+ (5-gold): simply the best - golf courses don’t get better than this. One of our top-rated 5’s!
Arabella, RSA 5a.gif5-starCape TownSouth Africa
Atlantic Beach, RSA 3b.gif4-starCape TownSouth Africa
Cathedral Peak 0.gif3-starDurbanSouth Africa
Champagne Sports 4a.gifDurbanSouth Africa
Erinvale 4b.gif4-starCape TownSouth Africa
Fancourt (Montagu) 5a.gif5-starGeorgeSouth Africa
Fancourt (Outeniqua) 4a.gif5-starGeorgeSouth Africa
Fancourt (The Links) 5b.gif5-starGeorgeSouth Africa
Fish River Sun 4a.gif4-starEast LondonSouth Africa
Hans Merensky 4b.gif4-starNelspruitSouth Africa
Legend, RSA 4a.gifJohannesburgSouth Africa
Mt Edgecombe (One) 4a.gif4-starDurbanSouth Africa
Mt Edgecombe (Two) 3a.gif4-starDurbanSouth Africa
Nelspruit 4a.gif5-starNelspruitSouth Africa
Pezula 4a.gif5-starGeorgeSouth Africa
Pinnacle Point 5a.gifGeorgeSouth Africa
Prince's Grant 4a.gif4-starDurbanSouth Africa
Royal Port Alfred 3a.gifEast LondonSouth Africa
Royal Swazi Spa 0.gif4/5-starNelspruitSouth Africa
Sabi River 4a.gif4-starNelspruitSouth Africa
San Lameer 4a.gif4-starDurbanSouth Africa
Selborne 4a.gif4-starDurbanSouth Africa
Serengeti 4a.gifJohannesburgSouth Africa
Simola 5a.gif5-starGeorgeSouth Africa
Skukuza 0.gifNelspruitSouth Africa
St Francis Links 4b.gifPort ElizabethSouth Africa
Steenberg 4a.gif5-starCape TownSouth Africa
Sun City (Gary Player CC) 5b.gif4-starJohannesburgSouth Africa
Sun City (Lost City CC) 4b.gif5-starJohannesburgSouth Africa
Wanderers 4a.gif4-starJohannesburgSouth Africa
White River 3a.gif4-starNelspruitSouth Africa
Wild Coast Sun 4b.gif4-starDurbanSouth Africa
Zimbali 4b.gif5-starDurbanSouth Africa

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