Rob O’Friell Golf Course Architect “extraordinaire”, fresh from his successes at River Club and Royal Johannesburg was given Carte Blanche to upgrade the design of greens and surrounds at Plettenberg Bay Country Club. During the contract his farsighted recommendations on certain water features and ponds were also implemented.
Plettenberg Bay Country Club has an 18 hole golf course set in a private nature reserve. The highly rated course is a very popular tourist destination. The course is easy to walk, and the 2 main inclines can be observed from the veranda. Visitors are welcome. Lush Kikuyu grass fairways and bayview greens recently over seeded to bent grass provides golfers with an excellent playing surface on this park like golf course. Despite intense competition from the beautiful white beaches and rolling surf, the club is busy and booking is essential.
This is no ‘little seaside golf course’, all greens and bunkers are to USGA specifications. All greens and fairways are on automatic sprinkler systems – the result is a golf course you will remember.
The Parkland Course has no intrusive houses or traffic noise and is populated mainly with indigenous flora and fauna.
The natural beauty of the course has been carefully retained. Monkeys, birdlife like the Knysna Loerie and woodpeckers as well as the occasional deer are more likely to put you off your game.