Durban Country Club

Durban Country Club Golf Course, Durban, KwaZulu Natal:

101 Walter Gilbert Road, off NMR Avenue, Durban

The Durban Country Club boasts 2 championship course; namely the Durban Country club course and the Durban Country Club Beachwood Course.

Opened in 1922, the Durban Country Club is consistently ranked one of the top golf courses in South Africa and is acknowledged to have the best third hole in the world, has hosted the S.A Open championships 14 times. With its dense bush, indigenous trees and undulating fairways it is hard to believe that this spectacular championship course is actually situated in the centre of Durban.

Situated along the shores of the Indian Ocean, this semi-links course has been carved into the dunes. The course is both scenic and demanding and to score well you have to play well. Strong onshore winds that blow through the valley don’t help.

The Course:

Extremely challenging to the most skilled golfer, the course will be enjoyed, but rarely mastered. Elevated tees and greens are guarded by an array of tropical bushes, tall trees and large bunkers. This, together with the narrow fairways and steep slopes make for a challenging course. This is not a golf course where you come to learn the game of golf! The Durban Country Club is definitely geared towards the more experienced golfer.

A particular talking point is the par 5 third - it 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 it is the most popular hole on the course.

Durban Country Club

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