Golfing in Southbroom and the South Coast of Natal
Soutbroom Golf Club borders the beach and is one of the most scenic golf courses in the country. Many of the 18 holes have a panoramic view over the coastline. The series of dams on all but 8 holes are a refuge for an ever increasing bird population. Whales and dolphins are frequent sights from the 4th and 5th.
Just some 500 metres from the house, an easy stroll brings you to the Club which, in 2005 ranked 63 in the 100 best golf courses in SA. Not the longest of courses (5,564 metres) it challenges any thinking golfer with water hazards and lush vegetation with the par 3 fourth being perhaps the most famous hole on the golf coast and most certainly the hallmark of this stunning course. At just 112 metres this hole has spectacular sea views as you make your judgment to the sound of the waves crashing over the tee box below. The direction and strength of the wind will be the deciding factor as to whether you play a gentle wedge into the green or a full on four iron!
After an exciting game, the Club House offers a perfect spot to relax and have a bite to eat or a cold beer. The busy pro shop is run by resident PGA professional, Derek James and his wife Sheena. Derek is fast becoming one of the country’s top teaching professionals and offers training clinics for all levels of golfers.
Bookings can be done via e mail at email@example.com which goes straight though to Derek at the Pro Shop or by phone 27 39 316 6051. For up to date green fees, cart, club and caddy hire please see here: http://www.southbroomgolfclub.co.za/visitor_info.htm#green
South Coast Golf Courses
From Durban heading south you are on South Africa’s Golf Coast and spoilt for choice in this area – here’s a taster of some of the courses within 5 – 30 minutes drive from 25 Southbroom.
• 3km inland from the coast with distant sea views
• Par 70; length: 5,807 metres
• Palm trees, banana trees, indigenous vegetation
• One of the top 10 SA golf courses
• Par 72; length: 6,111 metres
• Large bunkers, thick rough, water hazards
• Nature lover’s dream
• Described as “somewhere between Gleneagles and August”
• Par 72; length: 6,040 metre
• Natural forest and trails
• 59 large bunkers
• Par 70: length: 5,807 metres
• 13th, a par 3 played across a waterhole
• Dramatic scenery
And more …(south from Durban)
- Umkomaas Golf Club
- Scottburgh Golf
- Umdoni Golf Club Club
- Port Shepstone Country Club at Umtentweni
- Port Edward Country Club