South Africa has amazing golf resorts that can be compared to the best in the world. They offer excellent value for money and range from budget self-catering to luxury all-inclusive golf holidays. Whether you are looking for an adventure to enjoy with your friends and family or a relaxing and romantic time with your partner, you will find a golf resort in South Africa that suits your budget and style. Here is our list of the Top 10 Golf Resorts in South Africa.
The Golf Mecca of South Africa and home of The Links Golf Course, ranked number One. This golf resort offers three championship golf courses designed by legendary Gary Player. Accommodation includes self-catering lodges, the 5* Fancourt Hotel and the exclusive Manor House. There are 5 dining options to choose from and activities for young and old at the Leisure Centre, the heartbeat of the resort. The award winning spa, hair salon, boutique and fitness centre caters for the discerning traveler. Enjoy the outdoors with walking trails, two swimming pools, fishing, walking and biking trails and tennis courts.
Known as A World in One Country, this is one of the most popular golf resorts among local and visiting golfers. Another two championship golf courses including Gary Player Country Club where the coveted Nedbank Golf Challenge is hosted annually. There are six accommodation options ranging from three stars to five star and the popular hotels are Cabanas, Soho, Cascades and the exclusive Palace Hotel. The recent refurbishment of over R1 billion has given a fresh new look to the hotels and many activities have been added. The main activities are still the golf, Valley of the Waves, the Casino & Safari.
It’s all about exclusivity at the world class Pearl Valley Golf Resort in South Africa. It forms part of the Val de Vie Estate which has been awarded the Best Multi-generational Resort in the World (2018) by New World Wealth. It also holds the titles for the most secure luxury lifestyle estate in Africa and it is considered one of the best property investments. Unsurpassed for its natural beauty and surrounded by magnificent mountain ranges, it is a must for visitors to Cape Town and the Winelands. The impeccable golf course was opened by Jack Nicklaus and Gary Player and in 2014 Justin Rose selected the 4th hole as one of his favorite “Nine Holes From Around The World”. This exclusive golf resort offers activities no other resort has, such as their polo fields, L’Huguenot wine cellar, a coffee roaster, equestrian centre, soccer fields and boma on the banks of the Berg River.
Pinnacle Point is the only South African golf course to make the top 10 list of the World’s Most Beautiful Golf Courses by Golfscape. Which explains why more than half of the permanent residents that owns property here are from outside South Africa. All of them came for a short golf holiday, fell in love with the beauty and the people, and now live here at least 6 months of the year. The golf resort is set on a clifftop and offers 270 degree views of the ocean. Pinnacle Point is all about tranquility and nature with walking, hiking & MTB trails, fishing and two unspoiled private beaches. Perhaps the most impressive site is the caves below the Clubhouse where evidence was discovered that suggest homosapiens evolved here in Africa when the world was in the ice age.
Luxury, exclusive, stylish, getting spoiled, being pampered, attention to detail, all visitors to Arabella are treated like royalty and your stay will be unforgettable. The golf course was designed by Peter Matkovich and he ensured that his 18 holes encompass the mountain as Da backdrop, the lagoon frontage and the forests. This unique design offers links, parkland and coastal aspects, while the fairways provide natural vantage points to the surrounding scenery.