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A knobkierie is a traditional walking stick turned upside down. The knobkierie is cut from indigenous trees and no two are alike. The course is played with a ball which have little bounce and is the size of a tennis ball.

Why play a round on our Knobkierie Golf course?

The knobkierie golf course is situated on the lower slopes of the Magaliesberg. You breathe the fresh clean mountain air and experience the nearness of nature.

You play golf the way it started many years ago. 

  • Our 9 hole, par 35 and 841 meter knobkierie golf course is the only knobkierie golf course in the world.
  • The course offers the opportunity for both golfing and non golfing friends to meet and have fun together as everyone has to learn new skills and adapt to the playing conditions. 

What does it entail?

The fun start at Base Camp where you try  different clubs. 

  • You have to master your knobkierie, the ball and the course whose characteristics changes with the seasons and the weather.
  • After mastering your gear you hike to the start of the course.
  • The nature of the course allows for some unique and fun rules:
  • This is the only golf course where you can play in your jeans and tekkies.
  • You can place the ball back on the fairway without taking a penalty.
  • No shot is ever out of bounds.
  • No need to worry about hazards as the course is the hazard itself.
  • Speed of play is determined by the time it takes to find your ball in the seriously deep rough.
  • The course ends with a final hole half way down the side of a kloof.

What is required?

A sense of humor

  • Wear loose-fitting clothing and closed shoes (tennis shoes, light hiking boots etc.; no sandals).
  • Bear in mind that it becomes exceptionally hot on the Magaliesberg during the summer months.
  • Bring along refreshments and a small rucksack to carry your refreshments and water.

    What is included?

Golf club, tee, ball, rule and score card. 

  • Bring along a picnic which you can have anywhere along the course
  • Have a dip in our splash pool at the end of your round. 
  • You may also make use of our braai facilities. Just bring your own food, utensils and charcoal.

Terms and conditions

Anyone in good health and reasonable fitness can handle the knobkierie golf course.

  • R180pp includes a R50pp ball and club deposit. Every group's deposits will be pooled to cover lost balls and broken clubs.(Lost ball R40, broken club R200)
  • Available 7 days a week.

  • Enquire for availability by clicking on Enquire Now above or by contacting Corry at 071 473 6298.

  • All Knobkierie Golf experiences must be booked and paid for in advance.

  • Please note: If you are more than 30 minutes late for your booked time you will be considered a no show and will forfeit the experience with no refund.

  • Gates are locked at 17h00.
  • No noise is allowed (no singing, shouting, screaming or music) on the mountain and at Base Camp as Shelter Rock is situated in 2 conservancies and there is wildlife on the property.
  • Please respect fellow guests who want to relax in the stillness of nature. 
  • No offensive clothing allowed. 


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