Keeping your head down at Simola Golf Course can be a challenge due to the amazing views around the course and it is clear to see why Simola takes it’s place as one of South Africa’s premier golfing destinations.

t’s also the first Jack Nicklaus Signature course on the Garden Route, reflecting the maestro’s philosophy of attuning the layout and design to the natural lie of the land.

The course offers challenging and rewarding golf amidst spectacular scenery. Set below the high ridges, it’s free from the wind that so often plagues coastal courses. Fairways flow with the natural undulating contours of the terrain and the unusual configuration of five par 5’s and five par 3’s adds a new dimension to the game. It’s par for the course that every hole boasts exceptional views; either out across the Knysna Lagoon all the way to the Heads or over the picturesque Knysna River as it twists and turns through the valley below.

Jack Nicklaus Signature Simola Golf Course

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 Course proudly joins the ranks of this elite group of internationally recognised courses.