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Simola Golf

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Address: Knysna, South Africa
Phone Number: +27(0)44 3029677
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Awesome day out!!

This is a beautiful course with great views. The course is very challenging but also very forgiving for someone with a high handicap like me. Shot my second best score here and... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed 1 week ago
George, South Africa
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Wassenaar, The Netherlands
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99 reviews
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

I'm not a big golf fan so won't bore you with details about this golf course - it definitely has a lovely view over the Knysna Lagoon. Food in the Simola restaurant was at best mediocre - not very tasteful and missing the general love and care you come to expect as the average standard in Knysna. Staff was not... More 

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George, South Africa
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63 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

This is a beautiful course with great views. The course is very challenging but also very forgiving for someone with a high handicap like me. Shot my second best score here and the halfway house and clubhouse is also great. Was a real treat to play here. PS: don't forget your Sand Wedge as there are many bunkers.

Thank Coles8
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69 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Absolutely stunning course in the hills above Kynsna affording great views on almost every hole. The course involves some significant changes in elevation and water comes into play on a few, but every hole is interesting, with several spectacular tee shots in particular, great half way house and club house, great value top quality golf course.

Thank Brian S
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13 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 15, 2015

Stunning, breath-taking views. Every green was well manicured, the course was challenging with risk and reward. At the halfway house we had breakfast with the best cooked bacon I have ever tasted. Compliments to the chefs. After a the 18 we proceeded to the 19th hole. The bar has a patio that one can see the whole course, and the... More 

Thank Marinda B
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14 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 27, 2015 via mobile

Visited my family in Knysna recently and to my delight my sister treated me to have a pedicure done at Simola. It was honestly the most relaxing experience, i actually fell asleep at one point! Totally recommend.

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Phalaborwa, South Africa
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 29, 2015

Great Breakfast before the slices and hooks. Brilliant service and well stocked proshop. The layout is very playable for all skill level. loved the second hole.

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Western Cape, South Africa
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 20, 2015

The golf course unfortunately is in the laps of the rain gods.Given the difficult terrain an improbable(eccentric) location for a golf course.We played there last week and all bunkers were GUR due to downpours.And winter has not yet really arrived... I wish the team there all the best but suspect a longterm losing battle against the drainage problems caused by... More 

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South Africa
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263 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 29, 2015

An amazing course, on tp of the hills outside Kysnsa. It is quite expensive to play but that's cos the course demands you take a motorised golf cart (would be impossible to play without one due to the huge hills). The golf cart hire and half way house food and driinks are all included in the golf round price, which... More 

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Scotland, Maryland
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70 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 20, 2015 via mobile

We arrived and were met but a member of staff who whisked our bags off to the tee, so we ambled up to the magnificent club house and checked out the pro shop (well stocked and reasonable prices with friendly staff). Near to our tee time we got on our buggy and set off for the fist tee, where we... More 

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75 reviews
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 21, 2015

The course has too many Disney like golf holes which are maybe nice to play once but not for a real golf course. Example is the second hole with a tee shot drop of maybe 60 meters. It may seem look nice but has nothing to do with a golf hole. A simple drive and than 100 meters in; easy... More 

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