Oubaai Golf Course

Oubaai Golf Course

Oubaai Golf Course Oubaai Golf Course

Course Description:

Oubaai is situated some 7kms from George Airport on the coastline of The Garden Route at Herolds Bay. Oubaai Golf Club is a Championship Golf Course designed by 3 times Major Championship Winner Ernie Els. Els himself has placed Oubaai as his favourite course in the world.

The layout of the course is traditional Links (that is 9 holes out and 9 holes back). This has enabled the Club to offer a unique two tee operation, the first being an exclusive member’s only area on the 1st tee and a visitor section on the 10th tee. Each area having its own clubhouse for golfers to enjoy the tranquillity and benchmark golfing experience offered by Oubaai.

You could scarcely wish for a more dramatic location on which to create a golf course. It was clear from the outset that this golf course would be designed to maximize the impact of its natural, rugged and beautiful surroundings.

Oubaai Golf Club was designed with its philosophy rooted in flexibility; the course itself has been sculpted in accordance with the landscape, ensuring that the surrounding environment is enhanced and not hindered. The result is a lush stretch of land that is framed by the magnificent Outeniqua Mountains which hover in the distance, while the Gwaing River Valley winds a vicarious route just below the course.

Oubaai Golf Course – Info and Other Data:

Carts compulsory:
Pull Carts:
Caddy’s Compulsory:
 Caddies not allowed
Member days:
 Wednesday afternoons
Type of Course:
 Links type course but not true links
Walk able:
Course rating:
Course Designer:
 Ernie Els
How old is the golf course:
 15 Years
Difficulty of course:
Signature hole (s):
Awards / Accolades
Celebrity Visits:
 Ernie Els, Brandon Grace, Louis Oosthuizen, Johan Rupert, AB de Villiers to   name a few
Dress Code:
 Normal Golfing attire
Handicap policy:
 Must be handicapped
Warm up / Practice facilities:
 Putting Green, Chipping area and Driving Range

Course Layout:


Course Facilities

Oubaai has an 18 hole championship golf course, with Pro Shop, 2 clubhouses fully equipped with restaurant, bar and locker rooms. We also have a driving range, golf academy and an warm up area.

The 100-room Hyatt Regency Oubaai Golf Resort & Spa also offers 2 restaurants, Freesia Spa and The Village Market.

Course Information

Oubaai is a Par 72.

We have 4 tee options namely:

  • Black – rating 74
  • Blue – rating 73
  • Green – rating 67
  • Red – rating 69

The course has Kikuyu tees and fairways, which are lined with veld grasses of synodian, rye and aragustus, and the greens are A1 A4 bent. Oubaai is designed by Ernie Els and it is his 1st signature in South Africa.

Club Rules & Regulations

Normal golfing attire with soft spikes
We have no caddies.

Opening Times

  • 1st tee times:
  • Summer:  06h30
  • Winter:  07h30



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