Durban’s year-round sunny climate and lush, natural environment provide a pleasant backdrop for the numerous golf courses to be found close to the city. From sea views to indigenous forest and even some courses with wild game, golfers will find many challenges and memorable holes to test their abilities. You could spend a week or more in Durban and play a different 18-hole course every day, and the 19th-holes are also legendary. Here is a brief summary of the top courses.

Durban Country Club

Durban Country Club is Durban’s finest golf course and is considered by many to be the best in the country. Rated as one of the top 100 courses in the world, the course lies close to the beach and is fashioned into the sand dunes. Breathtaking to play and gorgeous in its verdant natural beauty, this premier golf course demands your attention.

Enquiries: 031 313 1777

Durban Country Club Beachwood

Lying some 2km north of Durban Country Club, the recently upgraded Beachwood course is no less beautiful and offers a different challenge. The fairways are narrow and long, and lined with dense foliage requiring precision tee shots, making this a difficult but rewarding course for the patient golfer.

Enquiries: 031 313 1777

Royal Durban Golf Club

Royal Durban is a links type golf course set in the middle of a horse racing track. The course is distinctive for its lack of large trees and vegetation, which means that wind becomes a major factor. It is well known for its notoriously thick rough, and is a demanding course that challenges every golfer.

Enquiries: 031 309 1373

Maidstone Country Club

Suitable for golfers of all abilities, this 9 hole (18 tee) course is bordered by trees and laid out in a residential village. Each hole is pretty in aspect but holds many surprises for the unwary golfer in the form of cunning water hazards and 33 bunkers. It’s a testing and relaxing course and well worth the 30 minute drive north from Durban.

Enquiries: 031 945 0419

Mount Edgecombe Country Club

Tucked away into the undulating hills of the North Coast, Mount Edgecombe Country Club boasts two championship golf courses designed to USPGA specifications. Each course is a nature lover’s treat, with attractive surrounds and a host of bird life. Both courses are challenging but fair, and provide a very enjoyable round of golf.

Enquiries: 031 539 5330

Amanzimtoti Country Club

Located south of Durban on the attractive Sapphire coast, Amanzimtoti Country Club is not only a unique and challenging course with a links feel to it, but the sea is visible from the majority of the course providing stunning views. As picturesque as it is enjoyable to play, Amanzimtoti Country Club is well worth a visit.

Enquiries: 031 902 1166

Kloof Country Club

Kloof Country Club is a testing course set unobtrusively in the leafy natural beauty of its surrounds. Immaculately maintained and dotted with intimidating hazards, the course requires a thoughtful round that will bring golfers back for more.

Enquiries: 031 764 0555

Cato Ridge Country Club

Leaving behind the balmy air of the coast, Cato Ridge Country Club lies midway between Durban and Pietermaritzburg. Set in the countryside, the course ambles and winds its way between cane fields allowing for a pleasantly relaxed day of golf. The large number of trees lining the fairways makes accurate tee shots a must.

Enquiries: 031 782 1985

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