Find the golf getaway you want
With over 70 golf courses in Kwazulu-Natal we have selected the top and most challenging golf courses for both amateur and professional. Well-maintained greens, inspiring landscapes, stunning views – all come together for a perfect round.
Durban Country Club
Probably one of the most famous in South Africa, Durban Country Club is the only course on the African continent to be rated in the Top 100 Golf Courses in the World by Golf Magazine USA and one of the Top 5 golf courses in South Africa by Golf Digest SA. What makes this golf course unique is the combination of the abundant coastal vegetation, traditional Links layout and stunning views over the Indian Ocean. Considerable undulations on the fairways due to the sand dunes the course is sitting on are particularly noticeable on the 5th, 8th and 17th holes making it as rewarding as it is challenging for both professionals and amateurs alike.
Right next to Durban Country Club is the Durban Country Club Beachwood – a fantastic challenge for the golfer who likes a Links layout. Ranked 29 in the list of hundred best courses in South Africa, DCC is famous for its proximity to Virginia airport, small commercial airport for private charters and helicopters. This adds to the atmosphere as you can enjoy watching flights take off and land directly overhead while travelling to your next hole. You are urged to be careful not to hit one of those planes though!
Mount Edgecombe Course One is a popular spot for the numerous amateur and professional tournaments owning to its Parkland layout and spectacular views. It offers 4 sets of tees to allow for any handicap. Course 2 that was opened over 20 years ago is quite different to Course One by the amount of indigenous vegetation and water. The clubhouse overlooks Pani Dam which is just right for that refreshment after an exciting round.
Designer Tom Weiskopf, former British and South African champion, was tasked to preserve original landscape and vegetation when planning this cart only course that could fit into an estate with varying eco-systems and considerate undulations on the North Coast 30 minutes away from Durban. Described as "an enthralling journey through 18 holes", it will charm and challenge the golfer of any level.
Umhlali Country club is situated on the Dolphin coast and boasts beautiful palm faiways, several water hazards, well maintained greens and superb views of the Indian Ocean. The course was designed by Peter Matkovich and despite its relatively short distance is quite a challenge for any golfer. Indigenous bush and wildlife with the Indian Ocean to the East and rolling hills to the east will set the tone for a fantastic round.
The Prince’s Grant golf course featuring Links/parkland layout was designed by Peter Matkovich and opened in 1994. Since then it has regularly received Compleat Golfer 5-Star Golf Experience Award and has been named the Best Golf Development in South Africa by the World Property Awards. The course is built over four ridge lines overlooking the Indian Ocean. Scenic views, coastal vegetation and well maintained greens and fairways earned a reputation of one of the best golf courses in South Africa. This together with the perfect all year round weather of Kwazulu-Natal makes Prince’s Grant a course that you want to come back to over and over again.
For an excellent round Wild Coast Sun Country Club offers a gentle and very well planned golf course that was designed by Robert Trent Jones Jr. If not for the Indian ocean just next to it some holes will make you think you are in Scotland or Ireland. The winds of the coast come into play very often as even the slightest change in direction will transform the game completely. Holes of different difficulty, all with brilliant views, will be enough to satisfy even the most demanding golfer.
Designed by Peter Matkovich and Dale Hayes, San Lameer is built on one of the few remaining wetland forests on the South Coast of Kwazulu-Natal, home to over 195 bird species and abundant flora and fauna such as Impala, red, grey and blue Duiker, Reedbuck and Bushbuck. The golf course boasts one of the best collections of Par 3 holes, putting it in the top 10 most difficult golf courses of South Africa by Compleat Golfer.
Ranked 1st as the Most Fun Course in South Africa by Golf Digest, this course is one of the hotspots on the lower end of the South Coast of KZN. Integrated with Southbroom village, this unique layout of South African style and beachy foliage would make you mistake yourself for Ireland or Britain. Only a short stroll away from the Indian Ocean and surrounded by the Frederika Nature Reserve with lush, tranquil views and an ocean to adorn, the Golf Club course offers a relaxed environment that will charm anybody. It is a rare South African layout and you could be thinking you were in Ireland if not for the abundant Palm trees. Every hole is unique and will challenge the most skilled golfer. The most famous one of the seaside holes is Par 3 fourth that is only 114 meters long. It is a breeze during a quiet day, but when the wind picks up you will need to plan carefully: Water, in the form of both dams and rivers flowing to the sea, come into play to test your perseverance and add a bit of fun.
Umdoni Park Golf Club is a hidden gem of the South Coast, offering scenic sea views from 70% of the golf course. Measuring only 5560 meters long it has a reputation of the most charming golf courses in Kwazulu Natal, situated in 200 hectares of indigenous coastal forest. All 18 holes lie over the most scenic terrain. The first 9 stretching alongside the ocean while the back 9 go into the thick bushes of the forest. This course is anything but flat! Dramatic undulations will not only challenge your drive but also surprise you with exquisite views. The par 5 eighteenth and par 3 sixteenth holes are both elevated tees, which makes the length judgment critical. The clubhouse has been recently renovated and offers spectacular views
Cotswold Downs boasts one of South Africa's best manicured golf courses. Designed by Peter Matkovich to USGA specifications, this beautiful championship parklands course blends seamlessly with its surroundings, and features undulating fairways, bent grass greens and a few water hazards. Water dams and little ponds are impeccably incorporated in the layout and attract a variety of wildlife. Clever location of tee boxes and considerate undulations of fairways allow for a picturesque view from every hole. The course is challenging for both amateur and pro and at a length of 6193 offers several Par 5 holes, that will test your skills amidst bunkers and water hazards.