The Course overview

Course Rating:

  • In: Par 36 Blue 2731 White 2873 Gold 3024 Red 2530
  • Out: Par 36 Blue 2835 White 2992 Gold 3142 Red 2627
  • Total: Par 72 Blue 6162 White 5862 Gold 5542 Red 5204
George Golf Club has a two tee start twice a day, with morning starting times between 7am and 9am in summer and 8am and 9am in winter. The afternoon field tees off between 12pm and 2pm in summer, and 11:30am to 1:15pm in winter. On certain days, a one tee start is offered.

In the interest of all players in the field, please note:
  • A maximum of 4 hours and 20 minutes is allowed to play the course comfortably (2 hours per nine holes and a maximum of 20 minutes in the halfway house). Please keep up with the four ball ahead.
  • A maximum of 4 players per tee time. One golf bag per person. Compulsory sand bag per player.
  • Please fill divots and repair pitch marks on greens.

Hole One

This deceptively difficult and very picturesque opening hole has a dam on the left and trees on the right which all come into play. A well placed bunker makes the approach shot to this green fairly difficult.

Par 4 Stroke 7 Blue 285 White 310 Gold 321 Red 285

Hole Two

This mammoth par 5 starts off with a tricky tee shot through a couple of large trees onto a fairway, which doglegs to the left. Don’t be surprised to be hitting in a longer iron for your third shot.

Par 5 Stroke 9 Blue 463 White 508 Gold 530 Red 420

Hole Three

A well-placed drive is imperative on this hole, as the green is guarded on the right side by large trees and on the left front by a strategically placed bunker. The undulating green allows for some interesting pin placements.

Par 4 Stroke 5 Blue 339 White 365 Gold 376 Red 318

Hole Four

This hole is a short par 4 on any day. The signature feature on this hole is the bunkers on the left and right sides of the fairway, as these bunkers are in play for most golfers. Use of a long iron or fairway wood is often the best option for your drive on this hole.

Par 4 Stroke 17 Blue 310 White 310 Gold 326 Red 277

Hole Five

Some very pretty trees on the right hand side of the fairway are the only real obstacles on this hole. A drive down the left of the fairway will leave you an open shot to this large par 4 green.

Par 4 Stroke 11 Blue 311 White 324 Gold 338 Red 293

Hole Six

This is the only par 3 on the front nine. The large bunker on the left of the green and a mound on the right, means that missing this green will normally end in dropping at least one shot to par.

Par 3 Stroke 13 Blue 133 White 140 Gold 158 Red 126

Hole Seven

This par 4 dogleg right has a well-earned stroke 1 rating. The view of the mountain will test your concentration, so be sure to finish the hole before you stop to stand and look in awe of this hole’s beautiful setting.

Par 4 Stroke 1 Blue 390 White 404  Gold 420 Red 335

Hole Eight

The way to play this hole is to hit a long iron or wood to the right of the dangerous left-hand bend of this hole. Some interesting trees and bunkers guard most of this green.

Par 4 Stroke 15 Blue 287 White 287 Gold 308 Red 256

Hole Nine

This par 4 is one of the most intimidating driving holes on the course. However, if you miss the wall of trees on your right and the lateral hazard on your left with your drive, the approach shot to the green is very straightforward.

Par 4 Stroke 3 Blue 317 White 344 Gold 365 Red 317

Hole Ten

The first hole on the back nine is characterised by large trees guarding the left and right sides of the fairway. The out of bounds fence only really comes into play at the green where a shot pulled to the left of the green will often end up out of bounds.

Par 4 Stroke 6 Blue 337 White 337 Gold 350 Red 319

Hole Eleven

A good tee shot on this par 5 will leave you with a straightforward approach to the green. All golfers must however be aware of the out of bounds fence running down the entire length of the left hand side of the hole. This fence separates the golf course form the King George Protea Hotel.

Par 5 Stroke 14 Blue 447 White 474 Gold 497 Red 418

Hole Twelve

The drive down this hole will always feed from left to right, so a drive on the left of the fairway will keep you well away from the dangerous trees on the right. If you can, you may want to ask a local golfer for some tips on how the green breaks, because it can be confusing.

Par 4 Stroke 16 Blue 299 White 312 Gold 330  Red 299

Hole Thirteen

This is the first of the three par 3’s on the back nine. This is the shortest of all par 3’s on the golf course, it has been known to be one of the most difficult. With all the slopes on this green, getting the pace and direction correct is crucial.

Par 3 Stroke 10 Blue 123 White 137 Gold 152 Red 104

Hole Fourteen

The trick to making a good score on this hole is to keep your drive well right. Large trees on the left tend to hide most of the green if your drive finds the middle or left hand side of the fairway. Long hitters do tend to hit this par 5 green in two quite regularly.

Par 5 Stroke 18 Blue 423 White 444 Gold 455 Red 374

Hole Fifteen

This amazing par 3 has an elevated tee down to a large green. This corner of the course is peaceful and quiet, so take some time to reflect on the beauty that this course has to offer, and try to forget about some of those bad shots you may have played up to now. Eagle opportunity!

Par 3 Stroke 8 Blue 140 White 155 Gold 172 Red 140

Hole Sixteen

This is the third and last par 5 you will play on the back nine. The hole has a bunker on the right of the fairway, which is well positioned to catch any golfer trying to cut the corner. A bunker also guards the front of the green, so laying up for your second shot is normally a better option.

Par 5 Stroke 12 Blue 457 White 469 Gold 492 Red 413

Hole Seventeen

Finally you’ve got to the signature hole on the golf course. The par 3 has always been regarded as one of the best par 3’s in the world. It’s a long par 3 that leaves you no room for error and is therefore rated as the second most difficult hole on the back nine. This hole rated as one of the top 500 in the world, as well as the best par 3 in South Africa.

Par 3 Stroke 4 Blue 165 White 173 Gold 185 Red 142

Hole Eighteen

18 is the most difficult hole on the back nine. It has a large dam and thick bush on the left of the fairway, and the fairway feeds towards these hazards. Your approach shot down to the green has to be well positioned, because if you hit your ball right of the green, you could find yourself hitting out of what the locals so proudly call “the snake pit”. Bobby Locke’s best two finishing holes in South Africa.

Par 4 Stroke 2 Blue 340 White 372 Gold 391 Red 321