The Goose Valley Golf Estate and Goose Valley Golf Club was developed in 1994 on land belonging to Gary Player. Goose Valley is the only residential Golf Estate in Plettenberg Bay. The Estate boasts magnificent Cape Fynbos vegetation. Properties are in demand and considered an excellent investment, particularly because the Estate is right next door to all Plettenberg Bay's major facilities.
The golf course and the Estate is 100% irrigated from the nearby Ganz River which meanders through the grounds, ensuring that the Estate and course are always in superb condition. Goose Valley has for several years been ranked amongst South Africa's Top 50 Golf Courses and in the Top 20 Best Conditioned Courses.
Goose Valley is situated between the N2 National Road and the Keurbooms River Estuary, just 2km to the North of Plettenberg Bay town centre.
Goose Valley is 104kms from George International Airport and the magnificent scenic route along the N2 highway with its towering mountains, beautiful lakes and spectacular indigenous forests, is quickly covered in just 75 minutes by car.
Charter flights can be arranged to fly directly into Plettenberg Bay Airport. Transport can be arranged from George airport to Plettenberg Bay. The coastal road is in excellent condition and many tourists choose to hire a motor vehicle at the airport from rental companies such as Avis & Hertz or Europcar and enjoy a picturesque drive to Plett.
Investment returns at Goose Valley are excellent with minimum annual growth thus far being more than 15% per annum. In fact average investment growth over the past 10 years has been 20% per annum! Excellent rental returns are also available to investors who wish to purchase property on a Buy-to-Let basis.
Goose Valley is a great self-catering base for anyone to experience the most amazing and cost effective holiday on the Garden Route. Many owners let their properties, and apartments and houses are always available for rental through Chas Everitt.
Over the past six years Chas Everitt has sold approximately 80% of all Goose valley properties and also operates an on-site Rental Office that specialises in holiday letting, real estate sales and home management services.
The Goose Valley Golf Estate consists of three different housing developments. The first, completed in 1996 is the 272 Unit Goose Valley Sectional Title Scheme; the second, Turtle Creek Golf Estate, has 60 freehold homes for which stands were released in 2002; and the third, Fairway Close Private Estate, has 13 homes, for which 13 freehold housing stands were released in 2004. The three developments are as follows:
The Goose Valley Sectional Title development comprises 2, 3 and 4 Bedroom condominiums (apartments) that are individually owned. The scheme has a Homeowners Association managed by a General Manager with maintenance, gardens, administration and security teams reporting to him. This development offers accommodation in units that have between 78 and 120 square meters of floor space.
Turtle Creek is on the south side of the Goose Valley Golf Course. Homes are individually owned with freehold title to each property. The homes each occupy a freehold stand of between 700 and 1000 square meters and the size of houses varies between 300 and 700 square meters. Turtle Creek has a Mediterranean design theme.
Fairway Close is a small freehold housing estate, and has a design theme based on New England / Cape Cod styled homes. Fairway Close in on the north side of the golf course. The size of homes varies between 300 and 500 square metres on freehold stands of 700 to 1000 square metres.
All three developments liaise closely with one another, contributing to overall homeowner harmony on the Estate.
International golfing icon, Gary Player, is also a homeowner. The player holiday home has been at Goose Valley for more than 25 years, which resulted in Gary deciding to surround his family home with a world class golf course.
All home owners are automatically members of the Golf Club and their annual golf subscriptions are included in their monthly Homeowner Association levies.
The Estate employs its own Security Manager and security is amongst the best available in Plettenberg Bay. The entire Golf Estate is surrounded by an electrified palisade fence which is zoned and has video camera surveilance, and is controlled by computer from the security office. There is 24-hour patrolled security. Video cameras keep a record of all people entering or leaving the Estate.
The Goose Valley Estate is managed by a General Manager, who goes out of his way to keep all owners and visitors happy. He has highly competent staff reporting to him, including the Security Manager, Maintenance Manager, Gardens Manager and Administration Manager.
There is no entrance fee for owner members who receive two free membership entrances; a primary and a secondary membership. Annual golf subscriptions are extremely low and Goose Valley is without doubt the best value for money golf course in South Africa. Owner members' green fees are also very attractive.
Goose Valley is an indigenous estate with incredible diversity of fauna and flora. The Estate is home to small duiker (buck) and endangered Angulate tortoises. More than 100 bird species have been recorded on the Estate. Guinea Fowl and many other birds, from the large Burchell's Coucal to small Sunbirds, are abundant. In the mornings and evenings Mongooses sometimes pop out the bush and are used to visitors.
Goose Valley is not just for golfers and many owners do not actually play golf. It is great for kids and the Golf Club is open to all. A relaxing family orientated environment ensures a memorable experience. There is a squash court, two tennis courts and a lovely rim-flow swimming pool overlooking the Bay. Jungle gyms and swings are enjoyed by the kiddies. Goose Valley is great for walking or jogging and nothing beats the peace of living on this golf course in the most beautiful part of our Planet.
There is direct access to the Keurbooms Estuary which is part of the National Park under administration of Cape Nature Conservation. The estuary is safe and great for swimming, boating and fishing and is also home to the rare Knysna Sea Horse. The Pansy Shell, the emblem of Plettenberg Bay, also breeds in the Estuary and boating is therefore restricted in certain parts of the river to 10 kph. Skiing areas are available further up river.