Southernmost Golf Course In Africa

Gansbaai Golf Club has a beautiful 9-hole (18-tee) golf course, nestled between blankets of indigenous fynbos and the ocean in Kleinbaai. The course has a links-style layout, with stunning views of the sea from most of the fairways to enhance your golfing pleasure. The club has permanent spectators that include the resident Kiewiet birds, Anguilla tortoises and Cape grysbokkies, who all quietly observe the golfing shenanigans as golfers make their way toward the 19th hole. If squash is your game, Gansbaai Golf Club has a court ready to help you get your steps in for the day. And when all the sporting activities come to an end, Gansbaai Golf Club’s clubhouse bar welcomes members and their guests for a refreshing drink and monthly social events. The Gansbaai Golf Club also has a spacious function hall available for hire that has seating arrangements for 150 people with ample secure parking on the grounds.

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Gansbaai Golf Club proudly carries the title of being the southernmost golf course in South Africa.

This is a flourishing club, a place where many happy hours can be spent on the golf course. It is also a course that has been known to turn boasting macho men into weeping infants!  Many great players arrived with the firm conviction that this little 9-hole course would be a walkover, no sweat at all, and returned humbled with scores reminiscent of a cricket match.

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The challenge comes in the form of a lovely cool sea breeze, which can turn into a howling fury in an instant. Many of the course's regular players have tamed this wind to some extent, and have honed the skill to play some of their best golf in these conditions. Moreover, this has created a wonderful challenge that players from around the globe return for, time and time again.



Gansbaai Golf Club was started by accident during the Easter weekend of 1985.  Mr Jacob de Villiers had all his children over to visit and, the menfolk were awakened early to try and get them to go on a fishing trip but they said they wanted to play golf instead. Jacob went to his barber, Dirk Kotze, for a haircut and complained about the fact that the kids had to go to Hermanus to play golf and so lost out on family time. Since Dirk was also the chairman of the Kleinbaai Rate Payers Association, Jacob asked him if it was not perhaps possible to donate a section of land for the building of a golf course in Kleinbaai. Dirk agreed and pointed to portions 212 & 213 on a map of the area and, that was the birth of Kleinbaai Country Club / Gansbaai Golf Club.

The building of a golf course and recreation club was approved by the Municipality in December 1985, and an amount of R120,000 of the reserve fund was allocated for this purpose. The Divisional Council of Caledon, being the trustee of the assets of Kleinbaai RPA, agreed on the 24th of July 1985 to offer the KRC a lease of 99 years on portions 212 & 213 for the princely amount of R1 per annum. On the 27th of December 1985, Jacob was voted chairman of the Kleinbaai Rate Payers Association and, during a meeting in the garage of Hans Swart, the Kleinbaai Country Club was founded and included committee members from Gansbaai, Kleinbaai and Pearly Beach. The aim was to build a recreation club with a clubhouse on the grounds and to coordinate the different types of sports that would be played there. The first tentative plan for the layout of the course was pencilled in on copies of maps of the area by Jacob and Andries Brand. This was handed over to surveyor DJ Nicol of Hermanus, who surveyed and pegged the area free of charge. 

In June 1986 a bush clearing machine began clearing the first three greens, present-day hole numbers 1, 8 and 9. After the tops of the bushes were hacked down, teams of contractors used ploughs to break through a maze of roots which were then cleared by hand with pitchforks and shovels by workers from Gansbaai Co-op Fisheries and Gansbaai Marine. Then began the mammoth task to plant the grass by hand. The first grass cuttings were brought in by Erik de Wet, from his farm Retreat in Robertson, using his lorry and workers. Schalk Joubert, Boetie Geldenhuys, Gansbaai Co-op, Bokkie Botes, Wilfred Butler, Gansbaai Marine, Andries Brand and Kobus Havenga and their workers, all did a magnificent job in planting the first cuttings.

Finally, in December 1986 the first water was pumped to the course and the Divisional Council fixed the account for water use at R1 per annum. Ahh, the good old days, things have changed dramatically since then.

On the 7th of October 1987, the Kleinbaai Golf Club was officially founded in the Sea View Hotel in Gansbaai, with Andries Brand as president and Boetie Geldenhuys as vice-president. After sight inspections, plans for the clubhouse were finalised, and on the 18th of June 1987, the tender for the clubhouse building was awarded to DCW Swart & Sons.

Three additional holes were cleared during 1988 when Jac de Wet returned with his lorry full of cuttings, which his workers planted to create the 4th green. In 1990 the last three greens were completed, which qualified the club to join the South African Golf Union.

On the 21st of December 1991, the 9-hole golf course was officially opened by Andries Brand. Former State President, FW de Klerk, had been invited but had already accepted a prior invitation to the opening of the Kleinmond Golf Course which was to be held on the same day. However, in January 1992 FW popped in and played a 9-hole competition with Andries, Jacob and a sponsor. A memorable day and an interesting story to note is that FW’s official guard accidentally broke FW’s putter when he collected his clubs from the car. Luckily a member of the club, Darrel Fautly, was also a lefty like FW was and saved the day. Darrel loaned FW his putter after which the president proceeded to thoroughly enjoy his game.

Today, Gansbaai Golf Club is a thriving monument to the vision, courage, perseverance and will of ordinary people in a community. An average of 13,000 rounds of golf are played annually and membership includes players from South Africa, Germany, Belgium, Liechtenstein, Austria, England, Wales, Ireland, Scotland, Channel Islands, Canada, USA, Norway, Sweden,  Switzerland and New Zealand. 

Green Fees

Green Fees

The Gansbaai Golf Club’s green fees are as follows:

Pre-Paid Membership
  • R5,060 per year
Adult Member
  • 9-Holes - R70
  • 18-Holes - R90
Student Member
  • 9-Holes - R60
  • 18-Holes - R80
Scholar Membership
  • 9-Holes - R35
  • 18-Holes - R55
Affiliated Member
  • 9-Holes - R160
  • 18-Holes - R240
Non-Affiliated Adults
  • 9-Holes - R240
  • 18-Holes - R330
Non-Affiliated Students
  • 9-Holes - R110
  • 18-Holes - R180
Golf Cars

Golf Cars

Gansbaai Golf Club has a fleet of golf cars available for hire to get you and your clubs around the course.

  • 9-Holes - R120
  • 18-Holes - R200
  • 9-Holes - R135
  • 18-Holes - R225
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Squash Court

Squash Court

Gansbaai Golf Club’s squash court is open to members and visitors.

Squash Court Fees

  • Members - R35
  • Visitors - R70

Please note that there is no equipment hire facility at the club. 

19th-Hole Bar

19th-Hole Bar

The 19th-Hole is the place to get together with like-minded people, make new friends and unwind, whether you are a member of Gansbaai Golf Club or not.

Enjoy ice-cold beers and other refreshing drinks from the fully-licensed bar that also hosts popular steak evenings once a month.

Function Hall

Function Hall


Whether your get-together is a wedding, birthday, business conference, indoor market, dance class or music recital, the spacious function hall at Gansbaai Golf Club is perfect for just about any event.


  • 150 Pax


  • Tables and Chairs
  • Bar (fully-licensed)
  • Kitchen (fully equipped)
  • Catering (by arrangement)
  • DJ (by arrangement)
  • Rest Rooms
  • Secure Parking

Contact Gansbaai Golf Club to enquire about venue fees and availability. 



“Our visit to Gansbaai Golf Club was an excellent experience! If you want a drink after a long day, this is the place! This is a social golf club with a welcoming staff, the barman served us drinks and was great company. If you want a good time, this club comes highly recommended.”  Hannes Retief
“Gansbaai Golf Club has a wonderful course. It was taxing and a great challenge, the greens are out-of-this-world. Playing the southernmost golf course in Africa is very special. Greatly recommended.”  Gina Esterhuizen
“Gansbaai Golf Club has a tricky little 9-hole links course. Beware the wind! Very unforgiving but fun. You are either in the fairway or your ball is gone. Greens were good.”  FD van Eeden
“Gansbaai Golf Club has a lovely 9-hole course in good condition. A warm welcome and cheap beers.”  Allan Speirs
“Gansbaai Golf Club is one of the few down-to-earth golf clubs on the planet. Beautiful views. Enjoy!”  Adèle C



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