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Simola Golf

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Address: Knysna, South Africa
Phone Number: +27(0)44 3029677
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Simola Golf Course is by far on of the best courses I have ever played. The course itself is a fantastic Jack Nicklaus design with a breath taking view around every corner. The... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed 2 weeks ago
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Simola Golf Course is by far on of the best courses I have ever played. The course itself is a fantastic Jack Nicklaus design with a breath taking view around every corner. The golf course is always in wonderful condition and they are the smoothest greens you will ever putt on. One downside is the price, Simola is quite expensive... More 

Thank gclindeque
Sedgefield, South Africa
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We went and had lunch at the club house with its beautiful pool looking out over the entire knysna and the golf course. Simply spectacular views. Staff were amazing and friendly. The menu is basic and simple and you dont need any more than that. They also have a great kids menu. And the cocktails are delicious and well priced.... More 

Thank chereseholmes
Plettenberg Bay, South Africa
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112 reviews
18 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 29 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Jack Nicklaus did s stunning job here We played in November Course condition is excellent The lay out is spectacular Pity there is no Marshall as many players were downright inconsiderate. Slow play and driving into us whilst we were waiting for players in front of us No shouting fore Upon reporting it to Pro shop we were told They... More 

Thank graham e
Guildford, United Kingdom
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9 reviews
3 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 2, 2015

Played on an overcast day as a 2 ball with my wife. Some holes / drives are very challenging but I had a great experience - the views and layout is stunning and e cel lent green and tee box and fairway condition despite recent rain. The staff were great especially the young lady in the pro shop who was... More 

Thank Tickettoride2015
Wassenaar, The Netherlands
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109 reviews
19 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 138 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 26, 2015

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 

Thank MarinaBahrain
George, South Africa
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74 reviews
13 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 19, 2015

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
20 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 7, 2015

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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14 reviews
5 attraction 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.

Thank AnnelieArno
Phalaborwa, South Africa
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7 reviews
6 attraction reviews
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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.

Thank Mpho M

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