I played there yesterday with 8 friends and paid the highest price for golf ever - I am a regular player in Western Cape for 20 years. I expected the best, but was disappointed and will not return or recommend. The carts had no GPS/screen, no hole lay-out on T-box, no distance markers on sprayers, coloured posts for 50/100/200 only one side of fairway and no stroke saver …
Another round at Simola with a club/shareholder member, therefore an acceptable greenfee with the golfcart included as the course is impossible to walk with a trolley. Already after hole 1 going steep uphole over a mountain and a nice high tee shot down in the valley. The fairways are sloping to one side and that is also the side of the bunker. Sometimes to protect your b…
Keeping your head down at Simola can be a challenge; simply because the views around the course are awe-enspiring, and with this, it is clear to see why Simola takes its place as one of South Africa's premier golfing destinations. It'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.