Knysna Golf Course

Knysna Golf Club

Knysna Golf Course Knysna Golf Course

The course measures 5,924 metres off the men’s tees and 5,168 metres off the ladies’ tees.

It plays to a par of 73 with a South African Golf Union rating of 71.

Tee Markers
Blue: Men
White: Seniors
Pink: Ladies
Distance Markers
(to middle of green)

White: 200m
Yellow: 150m
Red: 100m
Flag Positions
White: Front
Yellow: Middle
Red: Back

Course Description:

Knysna Golf Club was founded in 1909 and only moved to its present location in 1953. It started as a 9-hole course and was made an 18-hole course in 1960. The course originally had bayview greens and very few bunkers until, in 1994, an extensive upgrade program was launched and 19 new Crenshaw bent grass greens were built.

Over the years, new tidal pools and channels have been introduced and real attention paid to the bunkering throughout the layout. That this has been successfully implemented can be seen from the clubhouse, for the eighteenth hole now has a superb bent grass surface covering a large undulating area. Together with an attractive and potentially hazardous water feature as a backdrop, shapely and well-manicured bunkers protecting the green add to what is now a substantial finishing challenge.

The Knysna golf course nevertheless remains an enjoyable and gentle stroll through tree-lined fairways and you will not experience the fatigue you might on the more testing courses in the region. The surrounding hills and mountains provide scenic backdrops and there is a great variety of trees, flowers and bird-life to watch out for. The newly rebuilt clubhouse has a pleasant halfway house with a welcoming bar and deck of substantial proportions. The atmosphere is friendly and relaxing, so enjoy!

Course Facilities

Practice Facilities
Prior to a round of golf, players are able to practice on a large putting and chipping green as well as a short game practice range (100m). A full-length driving range is situated nearby and enquiries may be made through the club.

Equipment Hire
Golf clubs, pull trolleys and golf cars are all available for hire, although bookings are essential, particularly in season. A team of dedicated and experienced caddies is available to assist the visitor and provide expert advice as you navigate what can be a tricky golfing experience.

A newly renovated clubhouse comprises a luxurious bar and lounge with 4 widescreen satellite television screens. A large deck with braai (barbeque) facilities overlooks the 9th green and provides a good view of this wonderful golf course’s signature hole. The Halfway House serves light meals, snacks and drinks at affordable prices. The Knysna Golf Club is able to cater for large groups and frequently hosts business and social functions.

Club Rules & Regulations

Members, visitors and guests are requested to adhere to the club’s dress code. Men may wear long or short socks with golf shorts. No rugby or bermuda shorts, jeans or collarless shirts are permitted to be worn on the golf course. Collared shirts and shoes with socks must be worn in the clubhouse.

All players should familiarise themselves with Knysna Golf Club local rules, copies of which may be found on notice boards with key rules printed on the back of the score card. The use of sand bags is compulsary to repair divots on the fairways and players are required to repair all pitch marks on the greens.

Opening Times

October to March – 06.30 – 17.00

April to September – 07.00 – 16.30


The Knysna Golf Club is situated adjacent to the famous Knysna lagoon on the way towards the Heads. Turn off the N2 into George Rex Drive and take the fourth turn left into Howard Street. Follow the road all the way around behind the golf course until you find the car park and clubhouse on your right

Contact Details

Golf bookings can be made through Simon OR Warren by telephone +27 (0)44 384 1150 or email us

Alternatively, come to the club and book on the time sheets with the assistance of any of our staff.

Contact : Quinten Webster (Manager)

Address : P.O. Box 110



Phone : +27 (0)44 384 1150

Simon (Bookings Essential)

Fax : +27 (0)44 384 1033

Email :

Knysna Golf Club – Info and Other Data:

Carts compulsory:
Pull Carts:
Caddy’s Compulsory:
Member days:
 Wednesday afternoons for men and Thursday afternoons for ladies
Type of Course:
Walk able:
Course rating:
 Men – White 70.9, Blue, 69, Red 66.6                                                           Ladies – Blue 75.1, Red 72.4
Course Designer:
How old is the golf course:
 111 years
Difficulty of course:
Signature hole (s):
Awards / Accolades
Celebrity Visits:
Dress Code:
 Golfing Attire
Handicap policy:
 Any handicap certificate
Warm up / Practice facilities:
 Putting Green, Chipping area and Warm up net

Course Layout: