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Pezula Championship Golf Course

Lagoonview Drive,

East Head, Knysna, Western Cape 6570

  • Office

    +27 (0)44 302 5300
  • Pro shop

    +27 (0)44 302 5310
  • Fax

    +27 (0)44 384 1277
  • Golf pro

    Chris Dixon (PGA Golf Professional).

About the course

  • The Course:

    18 holes. Links-style & open parkland. Undulating terrain - several slopes to climb and long green-to-tee walks.

  • Surroundings:

    Residential, coastal clifftop and seaside.

  • Designer:

    Ron Fream & David Dale
Back
tees
Club
tees
Front
tees
Metres
6355
5630
4708
Par
72
72
72
SSS or slope
73
69
69

Location

Latitude:

-34.069565

Longitude:

23.089914

How to get there:

65 km E of George

Just over 1 km from the centre of Knysna, heading east, turn off the N2 into George Rex Drive. Pass Knysna Golf Club on your left, then turn left into Wilson Street, then right at traffic circle into Duthie Drive. Continue up the hill to Pezula Estate.

Pezula Championship Golf Course

4-star: Above average course - well worth a visit.

Est. 2000

Pezula Championship Golf Course: Variety, a roller-coaster ride (especially if the wind is blowing) and magnificent views ensure Pezula's place as one of the Garden Route's most exciting golf destinations. This impressive and undulating tract of coastal land, is home to a thoroughly absorbing and always challenging golf course. The front-nine keeps you a kilometre or so back from the Ocean, on a ridge of land from which the views down into Knysna are spectacular. The long and tough opener (stroke index 1, par-5) will help dispel any illusions that your round will be a gentle stroll in the park. A precise tee-shot and a second over a ravine are needed to avoid the dense fynbos vegetation and set up your approach to a seriously large and extravagantly undulating green. Thankfully the holes do not come much tougher than this. Also starting from the clubhouse, the back-nine takes you quickly down to the cliff's edge and some close-up views of the Indian Ocean. The potentially driveable par-4 14th is played alongside the cliffs, but beware, all manner of trouble awaits the errant drive. For much of the time the layout here will feel quite open, but stray offline and dense fynbos awaits, stray too far offline and some of the growing number of large villas spread around the course might also come into play. The more you play Pezula the better you'll understand where to "work" the ball, and the more you'll marvel at the course's dramatic undulations and ever-present and majestic views.
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Visitors

Who can play and when?

Visitors welcome on weekdays and weekends.

Must book in advance.

Green fees

Visitor fee, 18-holes (Oct thru' April): R750 (all days). Golf cart included.
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 compulsory; carts are fitted with GPS. White socks must be worn to accompany shorts.

Practice facilities

Good

Did you know?

Pezula, sitting on its lofty cliff-top perch is well-named. It is an African word meaning "high up with the gods". Pezula Resort & Spa was the vision of Pezula group Chairman, Keith Stewart, whose dream was to create a luxury resort in one of the world's most scenic locations. Stewart, born in the UK and raised in Zimbabwe, returned to Africa in the 1990's having made his mark in America. In 2000 he bought the land he was to call Pezula. The Resort Hotel & Spa are now operated by Conrad, a brand of Hilton Hotels.

Published ranking

2018 South Africa Golf Digest rating: 17th best course in South Africa.

Where2Stay

  • Pezula Resort & Spa5-star

    Pezula Estate, Lagoonview Drive, Eastern Head, Knysna 6571

    +27 (0)44 302 3333

    Visit website
    A 5-star luxury experience all the way. The accommodation, cusine, spa, service and setting all rank with the very best in South Africa. The Pezula Hotel & Spa is currently owned and operated by Conrad Hotels, a member of the Hilton Hotels group.
    • Golf at this hotel:

      Pezula

    • Golf within 10 km:

      Knysna; Simola

    • Golf within 30 km:

      Plettenberg Bay; Goose Valley (35 km)

  • Protea Hotel Knysna Quays4-star

    Waterfront Drive, Knysna 6570

    +27 (0)44 382 5005

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    The Protea Hotel Knysna Quays enjoys a spectacular outlook. Located on the banks of the famous Knysna lagoon and facing the warm Indian Ocean through the Knysna Heads, this exciting hotel development is an integral part of the Knysna Quays Waterfront. Facilities at the PH Knysna Quays include a heated outdoor swimming pool, wellness centre for massages and a variety of restaurants to choose from for memorable lunch and dinners.
    • Golf at this hotel:

      No

    • Golf within 10 km:

      Knysna; Pezula; Simola

    • Golf within 30 km:

      Plettenberg Bay; Goose Valley (35 km)

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