Kwazulu Natal has abundant golf courses, ranging from 9-hole to 18-hole courses. One of Kwazulu Natal golf courses, Durban Country Club, is regarded as the number 1 course in South Africa and on the African continent.
A number of quality KwaZulu-Natal golf courses dot the South Coast, from Amanzimtoti country Club down South. South Africa golf courses are also common on the North Coast. Zimbali, the popular Umhlali country Club and the new links-type Prince's Grant are 3 highly enjoyable and top quality options.
Amanzimtoti Country Club, South Coast, Durban:
Amanzimtoti Country club is set on the Golf Course Road, Prospecton. A 20-minute drive down the coast from Durban. Visitors are welcome to enjoy some exciting golfing in KwaZulu-Natal. As fading and slicing are the most common faults among beginners, Amanzimtoti is clearly a good place to start golfing in South Africa.
Good players will also enjoy a round here, as this golf course in KwaZulu-Natal is invariably in good condition throughout the year. The last 3 holes provide an interesting and fairly tough finish, especially in the wind.
Durban Country Club, Durban:
Durban Country Club is located in the dense bush, indigenous trees and undulating fairways in the centre of Durban. It is said to be the best golf course in South Africa and is acknowledged to have the best 3rd hole in the world.
Durban Country Club has hosted more South African Opens than any other Club has. Extremely challenging to the most skilled golfer, this KwaZulu-Natal golf course will be enjoyed, but rarely mastered.
Beachwood Country Club, Durban North:
This South Africa golf course is situated on Beachwood Place, Durban North. Facilities compromises of a professional and practice tee. There is a clubhouse offering light snacks, a dining room and squash.
This South Africa golf course has narrow, cynodon fairways and paspalum (country club) greens with subtle slopes. Water comes into play on the 8th of the first 9 holes. There are sod layered bunkers.
- 18 holes
- Ranking 72
- 6 150 metres
Glengarry Golf Course, Drakensberg:
Glengarry Golf Course is tucked away in the Drakensberg, truly a golfers delight. Glengarry Golf Course does not have a driving range however a practise tee is available.
This South Africa golf course also does not have a Pro shop but you can purchase balls, tees... from the clubhouse. This golf course in KwaZulu-Natal has about 40 members, open everyday of the year.
Kloof Country Club, Durban:
Situited on 26 Victoria Road, Kloof; this golf course in South Africa is regarded as one of Kwazulu-Natal's finest, it has been newly reconstructed and is set to test even the most talented golfers.
Each of the 18 holes has a unique character of it's own and integrates the natural beauty of the area with some challenging hazards for excellent golfing in KwaZulu-Natal.
All the greens are constructed to U.S.G.A. standards and are seeded to Penncross bent grass, which does well in the Mist Belt climate. Refreshments are available at the conveniently situated Halfway House.
- 18 holes
- Rating 69/70, 5 639 (men)
- 5 021 metres (women)
Margate Country Club, Natal South Coast:
This South Africa golf course game may appear to be easy at first, don’t be lulled into contentment; this is an extensively challenging course! Margate Country Club is set in Wingate avenue, Gayridge, Margate.
This golf course in KwaZulu-Natal is a new and challenging course, testing the skill of an increasingly large number of golfers, both from South Africa and abroad. Margate Country Club course was designed by Matkovich and Hayes.
Maritzburg Country Club, Pietermaritzburg:
Maritzburg Country Club is located on Duncan Mckenzie Drive, Pietermaritzburg. It is a clubhouse, which offers light snacks and has a dining room. The club offers tennis, squash, bowls and swimming facilities.
This KwaZulu-Natal golf course has lush, smooth cynodon greens, pine trees and water hazards featuring on 7 holes, numerous bunkers, very hilly courses with beautiful scenery - excellent test of golfing in South Africa.
- 18 holes
- Rating 70
- 6 115 metres
Monks Cowl Country Club, Champagne Valley. Drakensberg
Monks Cowl Country Club has kikuyu fairways and good greens as well as trout dams, a river on the course and superb views of the Drakensberg. This South Africa golf course is open everyday of the year, however always book your tee off times in advance.
- 9 holes
- Par-70 (alternate tees)
- Rating 69
- 5 596 metres
Mount Edgecombe Country Club Estate, Natal North Coast:
This KwaZulu-Natal golf course has a large variety of trees and subtropical vegetation. It is a unique course, more of a park-like aspect than most coastal golf courses in South Africa.
Water hazards come into play on numerous occasions and the ball will have to be struck long and straight to overcome them.
With Mount Edgecombes’ large, slick greens, it is essential to position shots carefully on a course that will test patience and skill to the limit.
Port Shepstone Country Club, Natal South Coast:
This South Africa golf course is located in the Main South Coast road, Port Shepstone. This course has a driving range and a practice tee. There is a club house, offering light snacks and has a dining room, tennis, squash and bowls facilities.
The fairways, which are mainly covered with Buffalo grass, are fairly wide and generally in an excellent condition. The putting surfaces are country club grass and the rough is kept short on a flat but picturesque layout, with 3 holes (7, 9 and 10) right next to the river.
- 18 holes
- Rating 69
Prince’s Grant Golf Club:
The 12th Hole, Par 4 (297m) Stroke 18. 'Bunkers' is the name of this hole. A fairway that is lined with them makes this hole a great challenge, it will surely test your driving accuracy.
This South Africa golf course is open everyday of the year and is open to visitors and Lodge guests, however please book your tee off times in advance.
Royal Durban Golf Course, Durban:
This KwaZulu-Natal golf course is in 16 Mitchell Crescent, Durban. This course is one of the most demanding golf courses in South Africa.
At first glance it looks easy with its flat layout and lack of trees, but there is little protection from wind and that can mean a difficult game. Other hazards include, narrow lush fairways with little run, thick rough and bunkered greens.
San Lameer Country Golf Club, Natal South Coast
This KwaZulu-Natal golf course is located just off the National Highway between Southbroom & Port Edward. San Lameer is rated as one of the top 10 courses on the subcontinent, adding a new dimension to golfing in Southern Africa.
This golf course in South Africa has superlative scenery and wildlife, one of the most picturesque golf courses in Africa. The abundance of water features make this a demanding course, especially when the wind blows.
Sani Pass Golf Resort:
Sani Pass Golf Resort allows no golf carts on the course. This golf course in South Africa does not have a driving range however a practise tee is available.
There is no Pro shop but you can purchase balls, tees... from the hotel. This KwaZulu-Natal golf course is open every day of the year.
Selborne Golf Course:
Selborne Golf Course is set in the old Main Road, Pennington. Formerly a dairy farm, Selborne Park has been transformed into one of the most outstanding golf courses in South Africa.
This KwaZulu-Natal golf course is built on a magnificent site and is referred to as the 'Augusta' of courses.
Selborne Golf Course Huge indigenous trees flank the fairways and there is water in play on the majority of its holes. The course is both fun for the recreational player and a challenge for a low handicapper.
A player will require a deft touch and a good mental approach to the game while golfing at this golf course in South Africa.
Southbroom Golf Course:
Southbroom Golf Course is located on 301 Captain Smith Road, Southbroom. Southbroom course is said to be one of the finest golf courses in South Africa, it has a tight layout through lush coastal bush, with spectacular sea views.
Water comes into play at many of the holes and with newly constructed greens; the course has an increased difficulty factor. Playing this golf course in KwaZulu-Natal golf course is a truly African experience, as there are always Monkeys and indigenous birds to be seen.
St Michael's Golf Course:
This KwaZulu-Natal golf course is a lovely course to play, it has a beachfront setting - wonderfully relaxed atmosphere.
Designed by professional golf course architects, this 9-hole, 18-tee course has the most challenging fairway, with water features in play at many of the demanding holes. There is an extensively stocked shop on the premises for all you South Africa golfing needs.
Umdoni Country Club:
This South Africa golf course is open everyday of the year and it’s open to visitors at any time. Umdoni is a typical south coast course, where the wind plays a major roll in your game. A strong North Easterly can make this course a challenge to any golfer.
Umhlali Country Club:
Renowned for its abundance of water, indigenous trees, bird life and superb views, this South Africa golf course guarantees a relaxing and enjoyable game. This golf course in KwaZulu-Natal is situated in the heart of the Dolphin Coast.