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Should you wish to tour with one of South Africa’s Professional Players, currently playing on the Sunshine Tour, our own Steve Basson, we can arrange this at any course of your choice. Steve is available to play any course from 3 day's to as many as you wish. Please see our Golf Tours Home Page for more details on this South African Star!!!
Please note that itinerary’s can be tailor-made to your course preference. See below the Golf Courses available in KwaZulu Natal.
Beachwood Country Club - as it was known before - has now become The Durban Country Club Beachwood Course and is part of Durban Country Club lying about 2 km north of DCC. Although it borders the Indian Ocean, Beachwood does not quite have the accentuated undulating fairways so common to Links courses, especially those of the Country Club Course. Barring the par 3 second, all the fairways run parallel to one another in a N-NE / S-SW direction. The sixth and ninth fairways both have a dog-leg left to consider whereas the other fairways are all straight.
There are 41 bunkers around the greens, and 33 fairway bunkers waiting for wayward shots. Four of the holes are blessed with water features and most fairways are lined with trees. The Western perimeter of the course is lined with private homes bordering the course boundary, but none of these is part of the course, and as such out of bound balls are difficult to recover. For the weekend adventurist this course is a very good challenge to the handicap, for the fairways are narrow and long, and require precision tee shots and lay-ups. The course is maintained with the same diligence and care as that of the Country Club Course
SIGNATURE HOLE The sixth is one of the most demanding par 4's you will find anywhere. At 410m from the back tee, set high in the dunes, the hole doglegs left, with a stream, bush and water hazard to be negotiated en route to the green
Stats Par: 72 | Distance: 6111 | Year Opened: 1922| Designer: George Waterman
For more than 80 years, Durban Country Club has taken pride in providing its members with a range of exceptional facilities and amenities. It is situated in the city of Durban, KwaZulu-Natal, only 1 kilometer north of Durban’s ‘golden mile’ beachfront.
A course steeped in tradition and history, Durban Country Club boasts the unique claim of being the only course on the African continent to be rated in the TOP 100 GOLF COURSES OF THE WORLD by Golf Magazine USA and is rated in the top 6 in South Africa by Golf Digest SA.
Durban Country Club came into existence on 9th December 1922. The decision to build it grew largely from the misfortunes of the Royal Durban, South Africa’s oldest club which was host to the 1919 national golf championships: the course became so waterlogged that the winner took 320 squelching strokes to finish.
The new course opened in 1922 and two years later Durban Country Club staged the first of many South African Opens. The Durban Country Club is said to be one of the best golf courses in South Africa and is acknowledged to have the best third hole in the world. With its dense bush, indigenous trees and undulating fairways it is hard to believe that this spectacular championship course is actually situated in the centre of Durban.
The Mount Edgecombe’s Course One, formerly the Hullets Country Club, was redesigned by Hugh Baiocchi and incorporates a residential estate in an ecologically maintained environment. This is one of the few courses in South Africa designed to USGA specifications.
Character Parkland layout with many exotic trees, formerly known as Huletts CC, until converted to a residential estate in the early 90s. Begins with four short holes, then builds in strength right to the finish.
There are three special holes that constitute the course's "Amen Corner" from the 14th to 16th, where water hazards come into play. The first one is a par 5 with water guarding the green, followed by a par 3 across water, and a par 4 where a dam must be carried to reach the fairway.
Signature hole - The ninth is a long and narrow par 4 that has water all along the left side of the hole, and thick bush on the right.
Stats Par: 72 | Distance: 5834m | Year Opened: 1994| Designer: Peter Matkovich
With large greens, undulating fairways each and every hole is unique and provides golfers with a most rewarding and challenging golf experience. The course has magnificent sea views, natural bush and Zululand interior. The course is a links / parksland layout, was built on dune land that was previously a sugar-cane farm. The course winds in and around these dunes and has a links feel in areas and a parkland feel in others. An extensive rehabilitative landscaping program was undertaken on the golf course and the estate to bring back many of the swamp and sand forests that existed in the area previously - which has been very successful. Since opening in 1994 the Prince's Grant golf course has flourished just as the design team intended. With large greens and impressive fairways, it creates a completely unique and challenging experience for any golfer.
Stats Par: 72 | Distance: 6,111m | Year Opened: 1992| Designer: Peter Matkovich
The 18-hole golf course makes use of the good rainfall and lush coastal vegetation. While the course is not particularly long the layout is famous for its numerous water hazards, palm trees, and indigenous bush and subsequently places an emphasis on the need for accuracy. The clubhouse overlooks a wonderful scene of greens and large expanses of water. Some might not appreciate the aesthetics of these hazards, as it can be an intimidating course for the novice.
The par-five 13th is a real gambling hole. Once you get your drive away on a 454-metre hole that doglegs sharply left, you either have to find an island fairway with your second shot, or go boldly for the green protected by water.
Stats Par: 72 | Distance: 6,040m | Year Opened: 1987| Designer: Dennis Barker
Selborne is a parklands course set in an indigenous and natural environment where the houses don't impose on the golf course. The course while beautifully maintained has a lovely rural feel. It is quite undulating, and has a nice mixture of short and long holes and lots of water; the hazards are not that confrontational.
The signature hole; the par-five third is a unique hole, curving and sweeping downhill through an avenue of trees and bush to a green protected by water. Selborne is consistently ranked in the top thirty golf courses in the country.
Nestling in the Pennington precinct; no more than an easy hour's drive southwards from Durban, lies Umdoni Park, part of the historically fascinating and ecologically important Umdoni Park Trust. Umdoni Park consists of 210 hectares of Kwazulu Natal’s Southern countryside and derives its name from the water-loving Umdoni trees scattered throughout the estate. Umdoni Park Golf Course, one of the hidden treasures of the Golf coast is situated on the 210 hectares of indigenous coastal forest and is renowned for its fauna and flora and magnificent vistas. Umdoni Golf Course has a considerable reputation in Kwa-zulu Natal, not only for being regarded as breathtakingly beautiful but also hugely pleasurable to play.SIGNATURE HOLE A uniquely South African hole, called Majuba, is the par-3 12th, just 110 metres, but played steeply uphill to a green seemingly perched in the bush.
Stats Par: 72 | Distance: 5948m | Year Opened: 1975/2006| Designer: Peter Matkovich
Umhlali Country Club is to be the first choice sports and recreation club for families on the KZN north coast. Umhlali Country Club is committed to providing relaxing, family-orientated facilities and activities of exceptional quality, supported by friendly service in a garden-like environment for the enjoyment of members and the community. The golf course is the jewel in the crown and recently voted the most improved course in KZN for 2008 by Compleat Golfer.
Umhlali Golf Course, Umhlali, North Coast, KwaZulu Natal / Neighbouring on Ballito Bay, only 15 minutes North of Umhlanga Rocks, Umhlali, just 20 minutes drive north of Durban is a scenic undulating course in a tropical garden setting. Although not a very long course, the holes at Umhlali Golf Course are cleverly designed and varied, providing a fair golfing test. Indigenous vegetation is predominant at some of the holes, with others featuring mainly palm trees and water hazards.
Umhlali Golf Course sports sweeping fairways, exotic palm trees and seven magnificent water holes. Hosting thousands of visitors annually, Umhlali Golf Course offers the kind of hospitality one would expect on the Dolphin Coast. Strategically positioned T-Boxes are designed to test the skills of the more competitive golfer, as well as catering for the longer handicappers, playing off the front markers.
Stats Par: 70 | Distance: 5,807m | Year Opened: 1983| Designer: Robert Trent Jones Jr
And for drama nothing can match the outstanding par 5, twelfth. Here the drive is hit from a high elevated tee to a fairway far below that snakes its way through a valley flanked by a dam and stream on the left with a natural hillock on the right. The more of the river you take on with your drive the easier the approach to the green - an excellent example of a risk and reward par 5.
Possibly the greatest challenge is to conquer the prevailing winds which add an entirely new dimension to the course. Some of South Africa's finest and certainly most dramatic golf holes can be found here. The thirteenth, a par 3 played across a waterfall is generally regarded the best short hole in the country.
A first glance at the score card might suggest that this course is a bit of a push-over - less than 6 000 metres in length with six par threes. On face value this might seem so but in reality the Wild Coast Sun Country Club is one of South Africa's most testing layouts. Indeed renowned American golf course architect, Robert Trent Jones Jnr has created a dramatic golfing experience overlooking the Ocean.