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 11 in South Africa by Golf Digest SA.
A combination of lush vegetation, sand dunes and stunning views of the Indian Ocean make this course one of the most unique, and challenging, in all the world. One of the defining characteristics of Durban Country Club are the massive undulations in the fairways, especially the 5th, 8th and 17th. The course was built on sand dunes and they are large and interesting.
The par five third hole is rated the best third in the world. Playing from a high tee to a narrow fairway with dense bush and a predatory bunker on the left hand side you’ll see why this is the most popular hole on the course.
Durban Country Club is a shot makers course that you have to think your way around. Most golfers don’t make use of their driver until well into their round due to the narrowness of the opening holes.
The course, overlooking the Blue Lagoon estuary and the Indian Ocean, has hosted the South African Open 17 times, including the centenary SA Open in 2010, this is more than any other club in South Africa.
• Travel south along the N2 towards Durban and take the Inanda Rd/Umgeni Rd turnoff.
• At the top of the glide-off you need to go straight across the traffic light intersection.
• You will now find yourself travelling parallel to the N2 highway.
• At the bottom of the incline is a set of traffic lights where you turn left into Umgeni Road. Keep to the middle lane! At the next multi-level interchange (Connaught Bridge), you must go straight and underneath the interchange.
• Follow this road until you get to an intersection Smiso Nkwanyana Rd (formerly Goble Road), just before the robots take the left hand slipway into Smiso Nkwanyana Rd. Keep to the middle lane, at the traffic light (T-junction) turn right into Masabalala Yengwe Ave (formerly NMR Avenue).
• Keep to the middle lane, at the traffic light (T-junction) turn right into Masabalala Yengwe Ave (formerly NMR Avenue). Keep left, at the 1st set of robots turn left into the Durban Country Club entrance.
• R250.00 per cart. Carts are not compulsory.
• R150.00 caddie fee. Caddies are not compulsory.
• To be confirmed