Knysna Golf Club

Howard St, Hunters Home,

Knysna, Western Cape 6570

  • Office

    +27 (0)44 384 1150
  • Pro shop

    +27 (0)44 384 1150
  • Fax

    +27 (0)44 384 1033
  • Golf pro

    Simon Terblanche

About the course

  • The Course:

    18 holes. Tree-lined & open parkland. Gently undulating terrain - easy to walk.

  • Surroundings:

    Rural countryside and woodland.

  • Designer:

    Phillip Basson
SSS or slope






How to get there:

64 km E of George

Just over 1 km from the centre of Knysna, heading east, turn off the N2 into George Rex Drive. Take the fourth turn left into Howard Street. Follow the road all the way around behind the golf course until you find the car park and clubhouse on your right.

Knysna Golf Club

Unrated: Well regarded course not yet visited by the Where2Golf team.

Est. 1909

Knysna Golf Club: Although not as dramatic as some of its more recently established neighbours (especially Pezula and Simola), Knysna Golf Club has often been described as one of the hidden gems on the Garden Route. Adjacent to and at the same level as the Knysna lagoon, this flattish parkland layout is the "senior" course in the area by a considerable number of years. It is also one that has made excellent efforts to keep abreast of the changing demands of golf. The challenge of playing Knysna's generally tree-lined holes, has been beefed-up with the recent upgrading of the greens, addition of new bunkers, and extension of the tidal pools to create additional water hazards. The proximity of water to many greens, on occasions almost surrounding them, ensures that on both the front and back nine loops, good course management and shot-making will be required to score well. The surrounding hills provide a pleasantly scenic backdrop, while a wonderful array of flora and fauna will give you plenty to look out for on the course itself.
List of courses: Garden Route, S Africa


Who can play and when?

Visitors welcome on weekdays and weekends.

Must book in advance.

Green fees

Visitor fee, 18-holes: R410.
Credit cards accepted. Contact club for full details, SA affiliated and other discounts, packages, etc. [Last updated: 2018].

Other information

Golf carts available for hire. Caddies available (if pre-booked).

Practice facilities


Did you know?

The very popular town of Knysna, which many would describe as the oyster capital of South Africa, is certainly one of the busiest tourist destinations on the Garden Route. The quality and variety of golf on offer in and around Knysna, is also a major plus factor. Knysna's colourful history spans the days of sailing ships, timber extraction and even a brief period of gold discovery. The vast, indigenous forests just to the north of Knysna became an invaluable source of timber for buildings, ships and wagons from the mid- 1700's onwards. The forests are still home to the only forest-dwelling elephants in South Africa.


  • Lagoona Inn4-star

    22a Dikkop Street, Knysna

    +27 (0)44 382 4656

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    Accommodation at the Lagoona Inn is modern, en-suite, with sliding doors and sun shutters which open onto your private balcony or garden frontage. The Inn is ideally located in the picturesque town of Knysna, and exudes warmth and friendliness from its Austrian host Gunter Pichler and wife Alison.
    • Golf at this hotel:


    • Golf within 10 km:

      Knysna; Pezula; Simola

    • Golf within 30 km:

      Plettenberg Bay; Goose Valley (35 km)

  • St James of Knysna5-star

    The Point, Eastford, Knysna 6570

    +27 (0)44 382 6750

    Visit website
    In the heart of the Garden Route, nestled on the shores of the famous Knysna Lagoon, with dramatic views, lies this exclusive 5-star Country House Hotel. The suites have been luxuriously furnished and styled for ultimate comfort, most with uninterrupted views of the Lagoon.
    • Golf at this hotel:


    • Golf within 10 km:

      Knysna; Pezula; Simola

    • Golf within 30 km:

      Plettenberg Bay; Goose Valley (35 km)

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