Simola Golf and Country Estate

1 Oldcate Road, Knysna, 6570, South Africa

Simola Golf and Country Estate in South Africa is a golfer’s paradise, offering a challenging yet rewarding experience set against a backdrop of breathtaking scenery. Sheltered beneath high ridges, the course enjoys a respite from the coastal winds, providing a serene environment for golfers. The layout of the course, with its natural, undulating contours, harmonizes beautifully with the surrounding landscape, and the unique configuration of five par 5s and five par 3s brings an exciting twist to the game.

Every hole at Simola Golf and Country Estate boasts spectacular views, either stretching across the Knysna Lagoon to the Heads or overlooking the picturesque Knysna River as it meanders through the valley. This visual feast enhances the golfing experience, making each round memorable.

Proudly the first Jack Nicklaus Signature course on the Garden Route, Simola reflects the legendary golfer’s design philosophy of adapting the course layout to the natural terrain. This approach has resulted in a course that not only presents a series of golfing challenges but also blends seamlessly with its stunning environment, making Simola Golf and Country Estate a must-visit destination for golf enthusiasts.

Course Details

18 Holes Par: 72 Length: 6401 meters Slope: 141 Rating: 74.2

Course Informations

  • Year built: 2005
  • Architect(s): Jack Nicklaus, Thomas Pearson, Greg Letsche
  • Greens:
  • Fairways:
  • Season: Year round


  • Metal spikes allowed: No
  • Dress Code: Appropriate golf attire required


  • Carts: Yes
  • Clubs: Yes


  • Driving range: Yes
  • Pitching/chipping area:
  • Putting green: Yes
  • Teaching pro: Yes


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