Best golf courses: Garden Route, S Africa

Garden Route, S Africa: the table below provides brief details about the top golf courses in this country or region. Each golf club has been visited and/or researched by Where2Golf. Click on the course name below to discover more. The course ratings below range from 5 highest, to 2 lowest. They attempt to provide an indication of the golfing experience you might expect at the course (based on its design, condition and surroundings). Hover your cursor above the Rating Key for the rating definitions.
3-star: Good course – an enjoyable test for your game.
(Closed in 2008)
George
Player, Gary

Visitors?

(Closed in 2008)

Nearest city

George

Designer

Gary Player Design Co.

5-star: Fabulous – courses don’t get much better than this.
Rsrt guests only
George
Player, Gary

Visitors?

Rsrt guests only

Nearest city

George

Designer

Original design by Gary Player. Upgraded by David McLay Kidd (2006).

4-star: Above average course - well worth a visit.
Rsrt guests only
George
Player, Gary

Visitors?

Rsrt guests only

Nearest city

George

Designer

Gary Player

5-PLUS: In the world’s elite - has few peers; one of our top-rated 5s!
Rsrt guests only
George
Player, Gary

Visitors?

Rsrt guests only

Nearest city

George

Designer

Gary Player

4-star: Above average course - well worth a visit.
Visitors welcome
George
Murray, Dr. Charles

Visitors?

Visitors welcome

Nearest city

George

Designer

Dr. Charles Murray

3-PLUS: Good course - several memorable features; worthy of 3½ stars.
Visitors welcome
George
Player, Gary

Visitors?

Visitors welcome

Nearest city

George

Designer

Gary Player. The full 18-hole course opened in 2002.

3-PLUS: Good course - several memorable features; worthy of 3½ stars.
Visitors welcome
George
Obermeyer, Danie

Visitors?

Visitors welcome

Nearest city

George

Designer

Danie Obermeyer designed this Sally Little Signature golf course.

3-PLUS: Good course - several memorable features; worthy of 3½ stars.
Visitors welcome
George
Basson, Phillip

Visitors?

Visitors welcome

Nearest city

George

Designer

Phillip Basson

Unrated: Well regarded course not yet visited by the Where2Golf team.
(Nothing built yet)
George
Jacobs, Phil

Visitors?

(Nothing built yet)

Nearest city

George

Designer

Phil Jacobs, in association with Retief Goosen.

3-star: Good course – an enjoyable test for your game.
Visitors welcome
George
Grimsdell, Robert

Visitors?

Visitors welcome

Nearest city

George

Designer

Robert "Bob" Grimsdell and upgraded in 1999 by Danie Obermeyer.

4-star: Above average course - well worth a visit.
Visitors welcome
George
Els, Ernie

Visitors?

Visitors welcome

Nearest city

George

Designer

Ernie Els

4-star: Above average course - well worth a visit.
Visitors welcome
George
Fream & Dale

Visitors?

Visitors welcome

Nearest city

George

Designer

Ron Fream & David Dale

4-PLUS: Must play course - excellent standard; worthy of 4½ stars.
Visitors welcome
George
Matkovich, Peter

Visitors?

Visitors welcome

Nearest city

George

Designer

Co-designed by Peter Matkovich and Darren Clarke.

4-star: Above average course - well worth a visit.
Visitors welcome
George
Hawtree, Roger

Visitors?

Visitors welcome

Nearest city

George

Designer

Roger Hawtree. Upgraded later by Robert O'Friel.

4-PLUS: Must play course - excellent standard; worthy of 4½ stars.
Visitors welcome
George
Nicklaus, Jack

Visitors?

Visitors welcome

Nearest city

George

Designer

Jack Nicklaus

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Tournaments

Ryder Cup: Rome plays host to the first ever Ryder Cup to be staged in Italy, with the USA defending golf’s greatest team trophy at Marco Simone Golf & Country Club (Sept 29-Oct 1).

Solheim Cup: also in September, also in southern Europe, the 18th Solheim Cup will be contested at Finca Cortesin on the Costa del Sol, with Europe defending after their surprise win in Toledo, Inverness Club (Ohio) in 2021 (Sept 22-24). 

AVIS CAR RENTAL

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Who's Who

Céline Boutier: with many successes as both an amateur and professional golfer, Boutier added a major championship title to her impressive résumé at this year’s Evian Championship.

Alex Cejka: buffeted by rain and high winds, especially on the high-scoring final day, Čejka prevailed over Pádraig Harrington in a playoff at Royal Porthcawl, to scoop the Senior Open Championship title.

Marco Simone Golf & Country Club

Marco Simone Golf & Country Club: With a clubhouse that might befit a Roman Emperor, and a golf course to match, you can be sure of a memorable outing at Rome's most talked about golf facility.

Jim Fazio's original layout was much changed to create a modern Ryder Cup course ... now one of the Eternal City's (and Italy's) most revered.

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