Length of Course: Men 6001 m Ladies 4879 m
Type of Course: Links/Parkland
Visitors: Booking essential in season, welcome on any day.
PGA Club Professional: Wynand Myburgh 044 533 5082
Tuition: Yes (2 PGA Professionals available)
Club Shop: Yes
Practice Facilities: Putting greens, driving range and short game area
Hire Facilities: Clubs, trolleys and drive carts with GPS
Catering: Bar, restaurant, halfway house and functions on request
Location: 2 km outside Plettenberg Bay towards Port Elizabeth on the N2 motorway
Managing Director: Nici Hutchinson
Postal address: P.O.Box 1320, Plettenberg Bay 6600
Phone: 044 533 2391
Fax: 044 533 2856
AN EXCELLENT CLIMATE
The Goose Valley Golf Club is situated in pristine surroundings, only 2 km from Plettenberg Bay, bordering on the Keurbooms Lagoon with access to the club from the N2 motorway.
This magnificent golf estate offers a splendid Gary Player-designed 72 par, 18-hole signature golf course in the heart of the Garden Route with its excellent climate, spectacular beaches and secure, holiday atmosphere.
Golfers will experience breathtaking views of the Keurbooms Lagoon, the Indian Ocean, the spectacular Tsitsikamma Mountains and the famous Robberg Peninsula. The beauty of the manicured fairways, natural fynbos, indigenous trees and an abundance of animal and bird life add a special dimension to your golfing experience.
The course is comprised of sweeping landscaped fairways around wonderful water hazards, large and undulating greens and a series of different moods. Tree-lined fairways are interspersed with an open and uncluttered landscape and the rise and fall of the natural terrain adds much to the variety and flow of classic and challenging holes.
The clubhouse includes a spacious, elegant restaurant and bar with a delightful choice of light meals. The well-stocked pro-shop handles green fees, golf cart and golf club hire. You can expect a warm and friendly reception from a helpful team of staff members and PGA teaching professionals.
The golfing experience is further enhanced by a state-of-the-art driving range with practice chipping, putting and bunker play facilities.
The unique siting of the golf course on a sand dune allows for easy draining of the course and provides the perfect base for year-round play, even after heavy rains on tees and greens. An excellent blend of indigenous and coniferous trees complements the picturesque views and water features to provide a challenge to golfers of all abilities.
Gould’s Special Note
There is an excellent driving range. The location, so near the ocean, makes for some very scenic and memorable moments throughout the game here. You will be highly impressed with the standards of manicuring.
The signature hole described below captures both of these factors.
11th Hole – Par 3 – Men 150 m Ladies 129 m
This is regarded as the signature hole and it is on this tee that you will get a sense of the visual beauty of the area. A glorious par three starts from an elevated tee overlooking dense foliage with the green below. Five bunkers surround a wide and narrow target. The Keurbooms Lagoon and the Indian Ocean are the backdrops to enhance the total picture.
Travel on the N2 for about 2 km past Plettenberg Bay on the way to Port Elizabeth. The entrance to the course is on the right, next to the highway and is clearly signposted.