The special attraction of the 18-hole championship course at Olivewood Private Estate and Golf Club, near Chintsa, is the golfing experience – and challenge – offered to all golfers, irrespective of their abilities.
Developed to follow the natural shape of the land where hole locations are determined by the contours and ridges of the topography, the course utilises the Wild Coast’s characteristic rolling hills, meadows and deep, forested gullies.
From its highest point, the fairways meander down to the river plain and tidal lagoon, after which they route back up the hill to the 18th hole and our magnificent clubhouse.
Our immaculately manicured kikuyu fairways provide a superb shot-making surface whilst creating a green parkland effect.
A selection of well-thought-out tee positions, bunkers and water hazards ensure that golfers of all levels are presented with a worthy challenge on this course designed by golf professional Algy Kietzmann. The rough has been kept relatively short, while long bushveld grass on the outskirts awaits any errant shots.
Our A1/A4 bent grass greens (rated as offering the best putting surface) contain subtle breaks but always see the ball run true. When the wind blows, they offer an interesting challenge, even to advanced golfers.
We encourage you to come and test your skills on our signature 15th hole. Measuring 128m from the club tees, the par three is a short hole that presents the player with a thought-provoking tee shot: the shot needs to extend over dense bush to reach a green guarded by two bunkers and shaped with difficult sloping from back to front. Club selection is key on this hole, especially when the prevailing east wind blows.
Come and enjoy the challenge!