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“Awesome” 5 of 5 stars
Review of Simola Golf

Simola Golf
Knysna, South Africa
+27(0)44 3029677
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Ranked #3 of 34 attractions in Knysna
Type: Golf Courses
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“Awesome”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 7, 2013

If you want some spectacular challenging holes then this is where you need to go. Some of the tee shots (2nd and 8th) make you cringe but don't be concerned - the fairways are makeable over some very dense growth. Just hope the baboons don't take a liking the white plastic items (golf Balls. The green fee included lunch drink and cart and was very reasonably priced. The golf director we met in the bar with a couples of his mates were a lot of fun and very welcoming after a challenging day of golf
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Visited December 2013
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Lichfield, United Kingdom
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“Fabulous lunch”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 4, 2013

We had the most delightful lunch there which is of the self service style and it was very good wonderful views topped this stop off.

Visited November 2013
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Farnham, United Kingdom
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“Golfing perfection in the Garden Route”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 3, 2013

I am amazed this stunning course is not more widely recognised in South Africa, it has everything and is located in two beautiful quiet valleys high above Knysna, the centre of The Garden Route. I have stayed here a number times but have never seen it in better condition, a new green keeper has lifted the course to a very exalted level.
The course, a Nicklaus design, has lots of bunkers, but wide fairways and a collection of fantastic holes make it a good challenge, particularly from the back men's tees which creates a course nearly 7000 yards long, a test for powerful hitting and precision short game technique. Unforgettable golf holes abound including the 'drop' hole at 2, to the incredible par three over a valley at 6, and the challenge of five awesome par5s...... there are also 5 par 3s. However despite its length ( and the staggered tees make it an equally thrilling game for the less confident) the course is a very fair challenge and rewards a positive approach.
My only criticism concerns the lack of good long game practice facilities and course buggies that are not always reliable, but these are small moans in the golfers' nirvana that is SImola.

Visited November 2013
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Paradise Beach, South Africa
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“Not to be missed!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 13, 2013

The Simola Golf Course was designed by Jack Nicklaus and is a very tough test of golf! Apart from the incredible design, the course is in fantastic condition. Beware of the quick and difficult to read greens.
This is a must for another visit!

Visited November 2013
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“Immaculate and Spectacular”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 27, 2013

As is expected from Nicklaus course, a great golfing experience. Well manuicured fairways and amazing views. Friendly staff and good clubhouse. Greens were recently hollow tined so slightly inconsistent but otherwise in good shape.

Book on Golf passport if you're looking for a golf tour package.

Visited September 2013
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