Hyatt Regency Oubaai Golf Resort & Spa

406 Herolds Bay Rd, Herolds Bay,

George, Western Cape 6530

  • Office

    +27 (0)44 851 1234
  • Pro shop

    +27 (0)44 851 1234
  • Fax

    +27 (0)44 851 1235
  • Golf pro

    Gavin Woodroffe (Director of Golf)
  • Academy

    Oubaai Golf Academy

About the course

  • The Course:

    18 holes. Links-style. Undulating terrain - a few slopes to climb.

  • Surroundings:

    Clifftop and residential.

  • Designer:

    Ernie Els
Back
tees
Club
tees
Front
tees
Metres
6516
5165
4783
Par
72
72
72
SSS or slope
74
67
69

Location

Latitude:

-34.047646

Longitude:

22.407947

How to get there:

20 km S of George

From Cape Town follow the N2 highway direction George. Take exit 425 (George Airport / Herolds Bay) and head south on the R404, direction Herolds Bay. After 2.1 km turn left direction Oubaai. After 3 km turn left at golf club sign. After 200 mtrs golf is in front of you.

Oubaai Golf Club

4-PLUS: Must play course - excellent standard; worthy of 4½ stars.

Est. 2005

Oubaai Golf Club: Smooth, undulating slopes, generous fairways and a large expansive layout may create the impression that Oubaai will be a "big easy" course to play. If however the wind is blowing straight off the Indian Ocean, then scoring on this well presented, Ernie Els designed course will be anything but straightforward. With its distinctly open, links-style qualities, and wonderful vistas onto the sea and across to the Outeniqua mountains, Oubaai is both wonderfully scenic and an excellent golfing test. There is certainly the chance to take advantage of the generally good-width fairways, providing you can stay out of the plentiful bunkering that attractively defines many holes and lies in wait around the greens. On the front-nine the good-length par-4 5th, stunning par-3 6th and par-5 7th are played alongside the beautiful Gwaing River Valley, its steep tree-lined slopes disappearing down to the river below. On the back-nine the short par-3 17th steals the most scenic hole award. Tastefully designed real estate is mainly restricted to the course perimeter, although some plots inside the course are under construction, but not to the detriment of the golf. Although not quite as dramatic a clifftop layout as its coastal neighbour, Pinnacle Point (near Mossel Bay), Oubaai is an excellent addition to the new generation of golf and real estate developments on the Garden Route.
List of courses: Garden Route, S Africa

Visitors

Who can play and when?

Visitors welcome on weekdays and weekends. Closed Mondays.

Must book in advance.

Green fees

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

Practice facilities

Good

Did you know?

Somewhat unusually Oubaai has two clubhouses, located about 1 mile apart. To the east, and adjacent to the 1st and 18th holes is the Members Clubhouse. To the west and adjacent to the 9th and 10th holes is the Visitors Clubhouse - meaning that visitors usually play the back-nine first, followed by the front-nine.

Published ranking

2018 South Africa Golf Digest rating: 35th best course in South Africa.

Where2Stay

  • Hyatt Regency Oubaai Golf Resort & Spa

    406 Herolds Bay Rd, Herolds Bay, George 6530.

    +27 (0)44 851 1234

    Visit website
    The 100-room Hyatt Regency Oubaai Golf Resort & Spa in George is a 316-acre upscale residential and golf development on South Africa's Garden Route. Overlooking the Indian Ocean on Herolds Bay, the development features Ernie Els’ first signature 18-hole golf course in South Africa, complete with a Lifestyle Centre and Golf Academy.
    • Golf at this hotel:

      Oubaai

    • Golf within 10 km:

      George; Kingswood; Fancourt (Montagu, Outeniqua and The Links courses)

    • Golf within 30 km:

      Mossel Bay; Pinnacle Point

  • Protea Hotel King George4-star

    King George Drive, George 6529

    +27 (0)44 874 7659

    Visit website
    The Protea Hotel King George, renowned for old-fashioned attention and service, overlooks the famous George Golf Course. Stylishly designed rooms and luxury suites offer superb accommodation, all amenities and services offer comfort for both holiday and business travellers.
    • Golf at this hotel:

      No

    • Golf within 10 km:

      George; Kingswood; Fancourt (Montagu, Outeniqua, The Links & Bramble Hill courses)

    • Golf within 30 km:

      Oubaai

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