Goose Valley Golf Estate

N2 Highway,

Plettenberg Bay, Western Cape 6600

  • Office

    +27 (0)44 533 2391
  • Pro shop

    +27 (0)44 533 5082
  • Fax

    +27 (0)44 533 2856
  • Golf pro

    Wynand Myburgh (PGA Professional)

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.
Back
tees
Club
tees
Front
tees
Metres
5951
5720
4858
Par
72
72
72
SSS or slope
71
70
70

Location

Latitude:

-34.026255

Longitude:

23.380526

How to get there:

100 km E of George

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

Goose Valley Golf Club

3-PLUS: Good course - several memorable features; worthy of 3½ stars.

Est. 1996

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 !
List of courses: Garden Route, S Africa

Visitors

Who can play and when?

Visitors welcome on weekdays and weekends.

Must book in advance.

Green fees

Visitor fee, 18-holes: R595.
Credit cards accepted. Contact club for full details, SA affiliated and other discounts, packages, etc. [Last updated: 2018].

Other information

Non-metal spike facility. Golf carts available for hire. No caddies available.

Practice facilities

Good

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.

Published ranking

2018 South Africa Golf Digest rating: 93rd best course in South Africa.

Where2Stay

  • NH Plettenberg Bay Hotel4-star

    N2 Rietvlei Road, Plettenberg Bay

    +27 (0)44 533 3572

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    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

    • Golf within 10 km:

      Goose Valley (next door); Plettenberg Bay

    • Golf within 30 km:

      Kysna (35 km); Pezula (35 km); Simola (40 km)

  • Beacon Island Resort4-star

    Beacon Isle Crescent, Plettenberg Bay 6600

    +27 (0)44 533 1120

    Visit website
    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

    • Golf within 10 km:

      Plettenberg Bay; Goose Valley.

    • Golf within 30 km:

      Kysna (35 km); Pezula (35 km); Simola (40 km)

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