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Simola Golf

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Address: 1 Old Cape Road, Knysna 6571, South Africa
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+27 44 302 9677

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The golf course was in excellent condition. It was incredibly challenging but Oh so worth it! The views were outstanding. This was the last golf course we played during our visit... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed yesterday
Yvette K
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17 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

The golf course was in excellent condition. It was incredibly challenging but Oh so worth it! The views were outstanding. This was the last golf course we played during our visit to South Africa and we certainly left the best to last! Stunning!

Thank Yvette K
Exeter, United Kingdom
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307 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 138 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

Another 'American' style golf resort, buggy paths etc. Prefer my courses more natural, though if you like manufactured courses this one has some lovely views and a number of nice holes. No handicap certificates required so rounds are pretty slow. Halfway house disappointing as your food coupon covers a snack but no drink.

Thank steadyslack
Plettenberg Bay, South Africa
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234 reviews
35 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 69 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

We checked on today for 18 holes All good until the halfway house Staff are unfriendly and arrogant, service is poor Staff treat golfers like it's an effort Prices are ridiculous -a tin of coke light and water R44 You get halfway paid for when u check in --- "sorry you have to pay extra for drinks "sic" This will... More 

Thank graham e
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50 reviews
10 attraction reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Ok, this is a Jack Nicklaus Signature golf course... it makes the most of stunning views over Knysna and its position on the side of a steep hill. Like most JN courses the emphasis is on the second shot and putting. Fairways are very generous in width and the greens huge but the flags are often tucked behind bunkers or... More 

Thank troublelove
Bishops Stortford
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19 reviews
6 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

My son, husband and I played 9 holes here and then l8 at the end of January. Our first visit (prebooked and paid for) was due to be on a rainy, windy day and the staff were obliging in changing our tee time. The bar staff are also very pleasant and we all enjoyed the sunset drink. The course is... More 

Thank Virginia T
Harrogate U.K.
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4 reviews
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Expensive by SA standards,and not in brilliant condition-especially the bunkers,of which there are many!You drive miles between holes,up and down,and some holes are of the Mickey mouse variety,with massive drops in elevation off the tee,especially on the front nine. We were 10 minutes late teeing off as they had run out of buggies.The halfway house choice and quality was poor,and... More 

Thank redsfan5
York, United Kingdom
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52 reviews
6 attraction reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

The most impressive thing about Simola are the views of the Knysna Heads and Lagoon. These are superb and the sunsets are beautiful. The golf course is well laid out and is very well maintained. The staff are very helpful and friendly. We stayed in a suite for four nights. The suites are really large apartments with a kitchen-dining-lounge area.... More 

Thank 542Kenneth
Ilkley, United Kingdom
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15 reviews
6 attraction reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

A very special course with amazing views in all directions. The course was challenging with many sloping fairways. It was immaculately presented. The fairways were quite forgiving and the rough low which meant that speed of play and rhythm were maintained. Sadly our round was interrupted by a severe downpour however, the PRO's shop handled this situation efficiently and we... More 

Thank fionawood66
Knoxville, Tennessee, United States
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9 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

The English have taken over this golf club, & some are pompous bastards! It seems the two girls in the pro shop have some serious attitude problems. They wouldn't be working for that's for sure! I've heard the views ares better than the course. Because of the people in the pro shop, I wouldn't play this golf club for free!!

Thank Steve W
Banbury, United Kingdom
1 review
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Wonderful golf course.After paying for 4 persons we were forced to come in after 9 having been told the weather was fine for the day by the pro shop.Attitude from pro shop manager appalling He was rude and just pointed at a sign no refund for bad weather.A little more sympathy would have been appreciated.Have played there before never coming... More 

Thank tregawne

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