8.6 165 reviews
Note: the course has re-opened for visitors, with social distancing and Covid-19 safety guidelines
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 10 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 has been 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.

Signature Hole – Hole 3, par 5

The 3rd hole, a 468-metre par 5, is rated the best third in the world. It requires players to hit their tee shot from the highest point on the course, overlooking the Indian Ocean, into a valley below completely exposing their drive to the ocean gusts. Players must avoid the trees on the right of this straight-away hole, but also miss the large fairway bunker that sits in the landing area on the left. Large trees protect the green’s left portion and will also punish any shot hit too long.
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Durban Country Club Reviews

Average Rating from 165 golfers
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Great welcome on arrival in the car park ( welcomed me by name ) and professional management of the check in and payment, superb golf course and Marshalls very switched on . GREAT EXPERIENCE all round 
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played by Neilon Monday, 27 July 2020
beautiful scenery, well groomed/trimmed fairways and greens. Overall, beautiful experience as always. 
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played by Thembaon Sunday, 26 July 2020
Scenery was amazing 
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played by Katlegofrom South Africaon Monday, 15 June 2020
Excellent layout and stunning course. Superb service from all staff. From the pro-shop to the caddies, all friendly and extremely helpful. An absolute must if you're in Durban! 
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played by Craigfrom South Africaon Friday, 28 February 2020
The course was excellent but the catering in the clubhouse was dissaoointing 
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played by Richardfrom South Africaon Wednesday, 11 March 2020
We know that it is highly rated and can see why but unfortunately we did not see it at its best. 
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played by DEREKon Tuesday, 3 March 2020
Traditional course layout. Easy to walk. Difficult to really assess as autumn greens work had started. Pro shop staff friendly and helpful.  
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played by Normafrom United Kingdomon Thursday, 27 February 2020
Great staff great course and Kevin Hart greets you at the first tee box to give you a hole by hole rundown of the course. Can't be that !! 
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played by Garyfrom South Africaon Thursday, 27 February 2020
every time, than we stay in durban Region we play your Wonderful golfcourse and it is Always an experience, we come back in nov. 2020 
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played by Franzon Tuesday, 25 February 2020
Course in good condition but greens very hard 
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played by Andrefrom South Africaon Monday, 24 February 2020

Club Facilities

Club Valet
Caddy / Golf Carts
Practice Facilities
Club / Shoe Rental
Locker Room
Night Golf
Golf Shop
Health Club

Course Details

6733 yards
Established in
Course Type
Grass Type
Unique to Destination
George Waterman

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