Garden Route Golf CoursesOubaai Golf Club
Designed by Ernie Els
Type Links golf course
Fairway Grass Veld
Greens Grass Veld
Telephone+27 (0)44 851-0131
The first of the Ernie Els signature courses in South Africa, and proud of it, Oubaai is golfing heaven. The course is idyllic yet challenging and wrapped up in the most breath-taking scenery the Garden Route, indeed all of South Africa, has to offer.
Perched on the edge of the hill cliffs leading down toward the Indian Ocean and with the Outeniqua Mountain Range behind it, the club really does enjoy the best of both worlds. The fairways undulate over the hilly terrain and the grounds are in pristine condition.
Veld vegetation lines the kikuyu fairways over the courses unusually lengthy (for a coastal course) 6516 metres, which bears testament to the size of the estate just 8 kilometres outside of George. The design philosophy of Els is that courses and concepts are to be moulded according to the landscape and not vice versa. So you can expect accuracy and good shot selection to play a vital key in your games results - especially as it is devastatingly well bunkered.
The course has the full host of first rate facilities including a clubhouse that overlooks the ocean as well as holes 16 through 18 and a driving range to loosen up on.