The Garden Route is a golfer's paradise featuring some of South Africa's top golf courses


Oubaai Golf Club

31.9 km’s from Shining Waters Guesthouse (+/- 31 mins’ drive)

Oubaai golf course is proud to be the first Ernie Els signature course in South Africa. The course is a traditional links layout ideally situated between the Indian ocean and the Outeniqua mountains.


Fancourt South Africa

24 km’s from Shining Waters Guesthouse (+/- 32 mins’ drive)

Fancourt’s golf courses were designed by a dynamic team spearheaded by Gary Player and the estate’s owner 


Simola Golf & Country Estate

46.6 km’s from Shining Waters Guesthouse (+/- 46 mins’ drive)

The magnificence of the site inspired golfing legend Jack Nicklaus to design a masterpiece amidst the rolling hills of the Simola Estate. Lauded as the greatest golfer in the history of the game, the Golden Bear is also acknowledged as one of the world's leading golf course designers with more than 200 courses around the globe bearing his famous signature. Now, the Simola Golf Club proudly joins the ranks of this elite group of internationally recognised courses. 


Pezula Championship Course

51.3 km’s from Shining Waters Guesthouse (+/- 48 mins’ drive)

The breathtaking, award-winning 18-hole golf course, designed by David Dale and Ronald Fream of Golf Plan USA, offers visitors who wish to play the ultimate golf course in Knysna, an unsurpassed golf experience, and rates amongst the best and the most scenic golf courses in the world. In 2001, just a few months after it opened, the course was awarded Best New Golf Course in South Africa. Each year the Complete Golfer has rated it a five-star experience. 


Pinnacle Point Golf Estate

69.1 km’s from shining Waters Guesthouse (+/- 49 mins’ drive)

The Pinnacle Point Golf Course is something truly unique for the discerning golfer. Well-known South African golf course architect designed this 18-hole championship golf course, Peter Matkovich who opened the course together with top Irish Tour Golf Professional Darren Clarke in November 2006.

Goose Valley Golf Club

78.8 km’s from Shining Waters Guesthouse (+/- 1 hour drive)

This magnificent golf estate offers a splendid Gary Player designed 72 par, 18-hole signature golf course in the heart of the Garden Route.

Golfers will experience breath-taking views of the Keurbooms Lagoon, the Indian Ocean, the spectacular Tsitsikamma Mountains, and the famous Robberg Peninsula.  The beauty of the natural fynbos, indigenous trees and an abundance of animal and bird life add a special dimension to your golfing experience.