year thousands of holiday-makers from all over southern Africa flock to the beaches, luxury
hotels and paradise-like setting of Plettenberg Bay, which is situated on the famous &
beautiful Garden Route. It's a sporty place, with most of the activities focused around the
sea, surf, lake and lagoon. But 'Plett' also has an excellent golf course, set in the lovely
Piesang (Banana) Valley, which is surrounded by high hills.
area has been proclaimed a nature reserve and it is rich in bird life and home to the
strikingly beautiful Knysna Loerie.
The modern clubhouse is situated on high ground overlooking the course. The 470-metre par-five
4th hole plays particularly long in a southeaster when the average golfer will have little
chance of reaching the water-guarded green in two, and sometimes even in three. By contrast
the 11th is only 110 metres long, one of the shortest par-threes in the country. The 300-metre
par-four 14th is a sharp dogleg-left which features two tall oak trees which are on the
left-hand side of the fairway just after the hole curves towards the green. The foliage makes
the drive an exacting one.