Goose Valley Golf Club


4-star: generally an excellent standard golf course, well worth visiting.
   Goose Valley Golf Club Est. 1996

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Goose Valley Golf Club: Gary Player has woven all manner of interesting features into this varied and challenging layout, located just outside Plettenberg Bay. However, the valley implied in the course's name, is not one of its more obvious features. A small river running alongside the gently dog-legging first hole, may be as close as this well-presented course comes to its "valley" name. Top of the "hazard" list here is excellent bunkering throughout. Both along the fairways and around the greens, many deep, straight-faced, revetted style bunkers will need to be avoided. The signature par-3 11th, with its wonderful ocean backdrop is heavily defended by five revetted style bunkers, while the attractive final hole, a mid-length par-4, is accompanied by another riot of bunkers around the green. Occasionally the course may feel a little "in-and-out" of the houses, but for most of the time the relatively open and undulating terrain, combined with views onto local hills, the Indian Ocean and faraway mountains, ensures a scenic and enjoyable round. The stretch from the par-3 11th to the long par-3 13th is played closest to the sea amongst dense fynbos vegetation. Big hitters will enjoy the good width fairways on the par-5's and longer par-4's. More tactical players should do well at the clutch of tighter and shorter par-4's. On a couple of occasions the course comes close to the N2 Highway, but not to the detriment of your round, unless you miscue and hook your ball onto the road at the par-4 15th !

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Making Contact

Goose Valley Golf Estate
N2 Highway,
Plettenberg Bay, Western Cape 6600
South Africa
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Office   +27 (0)44 533 2391
Pro Shop   +27 (0)44 533 5082
Fax

  +27 (0)44 533 2856

Email   bookings@goosevalleygolfclub.com
Website   www.goosevalleygolfclub.com
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Golf Pro
 
Wynand Myburgh (PGA Professional)
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About the course

The course: 18 holes. Open parkland.
Undulating terrain - a few slopes to climb.
 
Surroundings: Residential and fynbos (coastal brush).
 
Designer: Gary Player. The full 18-hole course opened in 2002.
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  Men Back Men Front Women Front
Metres 5951 5720 4858
Par 72 72 72
SSS or Slope 71 70 70
 
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How2Get There?

100 km E of George
Goose Valley is located on the N2, just 2km east of Plettenburg Bay, heading towards Port Elizabeth.

Essential information

Green Fees:
2015 visitor fee, 18-holes: R595. Reduced rates for SAGA-affiliated golfers. [Contact club for full details, discounts, packages, etc]. Credit cards accepted.
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Who can play and When?
Visitors welcome on weekdays and weekends.  Must book in advance.
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Other Information
Non-metal spike facility. Golf carts available for hire.
No caddies available.
Practice facilities
Good
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Did you know?

The Goose Valley Golf Course borders the Keurbooms Lagoon and provides golfers with wonderful views onto the lagoon, the Indian Ocean and the Tsitsikamma Mountains. Plettenberg Bay was originally charted by Portuguese explorers in the 15th and 16th centuries, the first being Bartholomew Dias in 1487. Ninety years later Manuel da Perestrello aptly called it "Bahia Formosa" or the Beautiful Bay. The first European inhabitants were the 100 men stranded here for nine months when their ship, the San Gonzales sank in 1630. In 1763 the first European settlers in the Bay were stock farmers, hunters and frontiersmen from the Western Cape.

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Published Ranking
2016 South Africa Golf Digest rating: 90th best course of the 450 courses in South Africa.
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Location

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Latitude: (-34.026255)
Longitude: (23.380526)
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Where2Stay including nearby courses also detailed in where2golf.com

NH Plettenberg Bay Hotel 4-star
N2 Rietvlei Road, Plettenberg Bay
+27 (0)44 533 3572
www.nh-hotels.co.za

NH Plettenberg Bay offers guests refined luxury and sophisticated elegance - situated on a lush sweeping private estate, nestled between the Indian Ocean, the Keurbooms River and next to the rolling greens of the Goose Valley Golf Course. This African hotel offers contemporary spirit and flair in the heart of the beautiful Garden Route.

Golf at this hotel No
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Golf within 10 km Goose Valley (next door); Plettenberg Bay
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Golf within 30 km Kysna (35 km); Pezula (35 km); Simola (40 km)
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Beacon Island Resort 4-star
Beacon Isle Crescent, Plettenberg Bay 6600
+27 (0)44 533 1120
www.southernsun.com

The Beacon Island Resort, a member of the Southern Sun group of hotels, is one of the most sought after holiday destinations. Built on a rocky promontory jutting into the warm Indian Ocean, Beacon Island's setting is truly stunning.

Golf at this hotel No
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Golf within 10 km Plettenberg Bay; Goose Valley.
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Golf within 30 km Kysna (35 km); Pezula (35 km); Simola (40 km)
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