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Beachwood Country Club

Beachwood Country Club

A stone’s throw from Durban Country Club, the Beachwood course is a hidden gem offering a superb challenge for the golfer that enjoys a typical Links layout. It is currently rated 29 in the Golf Digest Top 100 Courses in SA.
The course was taken over by Durban Country Club in the early 1990’s and underwent some refining and alterations to bring the course closer to Championship standard – offering the discerning golfer an alternative challenge at Beachwood.

An interesting aspect of the course is that it lies at the southern end of Virginia Airport – mainly for small commercial aircraft, private flights, training flights and helicopters – adding an element of excitement to see these small aircraft take off and land directly overhead.

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.

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.

DIRECTIONS

  • From Durban Country Club
  • Exit the main gates, and turn left – this will take you to the Ruth First Freeway (M4).
  • Continue over the Umgeni River, past the Riverside Rd turnoff, you will also pass the Pick n Pay Hyper on your left. Keep to the left hand lane.
  • Take the Swapo (Durban North) turnoff, about 1.3 km after the river. Be careful here – as you come off the highway reduce speed.
  • There is a yield sign where you must turn right onto and over the bridge, and then turn immediately left after the bridge at a sign which reads “Fairway”.
  • There are numerous speed bumps along the road. Follow this for approximately 1.8 km to a sign that reads “Durban Country Club – Beachwood Course” and turn right down Beachwood Place where the clubhouse facilities are on your left about 80 meters further on down this lane

CART FEES

  • R240.00 per cart. Carts are not compulsory
  • R160.00 per caddie. Caddies are not compulsory

HOLLOW – TINING

  • First week of September