Plettenberg Bay Country Club

Piesang Valley Road,

Plettenberg Bay, Western Cape 6600

  • Office

    +27 (0)44 533 2132
  • Pro shop

    +27 (0)44 533 2132
  • Fax

    +27 (0)44 533 0035
  • Golf pro

    Nico Truter (Resident Professional)

About the course

  • The Course:

    18 holes. Tree-lined & open parkland. Undulating terrain - a few slopes to climb.

  • Surroundings:


  • Designer:

    Roger Hawtree. Upgraded later by Robert O'Friel.
SSS or slope






How to get there:

95 km E of George

Leave the N2 at the Piesang Valley / Plettenberg Bay South exit. Follow the Piesang Valley Road downhill and after 1.6 km turn right into golf entrance (also signposted for Schoongezicht Estate). Follow this road to the left and then right, direction Plettenburg Bay CC.

Plettenberg Bay Country Club

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

Est. 1977

Plettenberg Bay Country Club is laid out in the beautiful Piesang River Valley. The course has retained a wonderfully natural feel, based on the environmental protection of the tree-covered hills that surround it. With no roads or housing intruding onto this layout, golf can be enjoyed in a quiet and peaceful setting, where some of the holes will feel quite tight and wooded, others a little more open and easier-going.

On both the front and back-nines, the opening holes take you down into the valley, while the closing holes wind their way back up to the clubhouse, perched in its lofty vantage point. With most of the course played down in the valley, you can be sure that the meandering river will come into play on several holes, either skirting the fairways or crossing in front of some greens.

There are many good and testing holes to be enjoyed: the short par-5 7th is one of the tightest, while the long par-3 8th includes a small family graveyard as one of the "obstacles" to be avoided. On occasions the river opens out into small ponds, where dense vegetation and tall reeds await anything too wayward. Within this very natural setting it is little wonder that birdlife abounds, and should even allow a few sightings of the resplendent Knysna Loerie (see Did You Know section below).
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 (July thru' June): R390.
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. Caddies available.

Practice facilities


Did you know?

Set in a nature reserve, the indigenous fauna at Plettenberg Bay Country Club includes a wide variety of bird life and small animals, such as the antelope and bush pig. The site has also become popular with local bird-watchers and is home to a large colourful bird known as the Knysna Loerie. Amongst many tree species around the course, there are many beautiful yellowwood trees.

Published ranking

2018 South Africa Golf Digest rating: 45th best course in South Africa.


  • 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:


    • Golf within 10 km:

      Plettenberg Bay; Goose Valley.

    • Golf within 30 km:

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

  • The Plettenberg5-star

    40 Church Street, Plettenberg Bay 6600

    +27 (0)44532 7818

    Visit website
    This 5-star Relais & Chateaux hotel is built on a rocky headland with breathtaking vistas of the sea, mountains and miles of golden sand.
    • Golf at this hotel:


    • Golf within 10 km:

      Plettenberg Bay; Goose Valley.

    • Golf within 30 km:

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

Find a course


Where2Golf Spotlight

PGA Championship: the year’s second men’s major championship is hosted by Southern Hills CC, Tulsa, Oklahoma.
Soudal Open: Belgium’s return to European Tour golf sees 36-hole Rinkven International GC host the Soudal Open, the country’s national open championship (May 12-15).

Who's Who:
Scottie Scheffler: bags the 2022 Masters Tournament title, and with it a fourth win in six starts on the PGA Tour and his first major championship victory.

Latest Golf Course Updates

Marco Simone Golf & Country Club "makes its tournament debut with the hosting of the Italian Open on the European Tour" by Richard Humphreys.

Golf Son Gual is located just a few kilometres from Palma (Mallorca). Palma's Old City shows clear influences from the city's Arab past.


Discover the world's finest heathland courses located in Surrey / Berkshire

Popular videos

You can subscribe to the Where2Golf channel on YT if you like to see more video content. You'll find a "Subscribe" button on any of our YouTube videos. Or if you want a quick and direct access subscribe here. Once done, any new published videos will show up in your Subscriptions feed.

Ryder Cup 2021 at Whistling Straits

What is the Golf World Top 100?

Woking Golf club