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Zimbali Country Club

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Note: the course has re-opened for visitors, with social distancing and Covid-19 safety guidelines
Offering irresistible ocean and forest views, exceptional water and wetland features and an inspiring natural setting, Zimbali Country Club has developed the reputation of a memorable course with charisma and challenge.

With the agenda of "conservation takes precedence," international golf course designer and former British and South African PGA champion, Tom Weiskopf, had to integrate a "cart only" course into a property with dramatic elevation changes, varying eco-systems and substantial residential sections. This was no easy task, but the end result is a prestigious South Africa golf course that is ecologically sound, yet it maximizes the natural landscape. Having been described as "an enthralling journey through 18 holes," the changing terrain stretches the skill yet captivates its golfers. With the Weiskopf philosophy of "presenting a fair challenge to any level of play," the essence of this course is that it will reward the good shot and punish the bad.

The remains of a ruined farmhouse framed around an ageing wild fig tree dominates the entrance to the clubhouse. Again construction had to take place around nature and this feature not only marks the entrance of the modern, colonial-styled clubhouse, it also bears testimony to the preservation ethos of the developers of Zimbali Country Club. The clubhouse has been designed and decorated in an African Classical theme, with extensive use of hand crafted décor, fittings and furnishings. Raised decks provide unparalleled elevated course and sea views, trees grow through decking leading down to the 18th green and parking for the course was carefully planned to minimize impact on the forest surrounds. Impeccable service, superb catering, a well appointed Golf Shop and plush cloakrooms enhance the venue even further.
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Zimbali Country Club Reviews

8.9
Average Rating from 111 golfers
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9
played by Andre from za on Thursday, 22 October 2020
Very nice course with friendly staff. 
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10
played by Duane from South Africa on Thursday, 12 November 2020
Greens almost back to normal 
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8
played by Andre from za on Sunday, 1 November 2020
Lovely course and greens were much better already 
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8
played by Andre from za on Tuesday, 20 October 2020
Beautiful course. Fantastic service and all round amazing experience.  
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9
played by Zhivanni from za on Sunday, 18 October 2020
Lovely course and club but the greens were hollowtined which is understandable this time of the year 
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played by Andre from za on Thursday, 15 October 2020
Beautiful, challenging golf course. Shame that the 3 4 balls in front of us (a) didn't let us through (we were a 2 ball) and they didn't rake their bunkers or repair their pitch marks. But I suppose you get these types of ignoramuses everywhere. Course in exceptional condition, delightful views. What more can a couple of 18handicap 73 year- olds want in life. 
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9
played by Keith from South Africa on Wednesday, 22 July 2020
great golf course 
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10
played by Jaweet from South Africa on Saturday, 7 March 2020
Well maintained course, great scenery, good variety of holes, friendly and helpful staff and good value for money. 
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10
played by David from United Kingdom on Monday, 10 February 2020
Course in excellent condition with interesting and challenging holes.  Very scenic course with some wildlife  
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10
played by Alan from United Kingdom on Friday, 28 February 2020

Club Facilities

Club Valet
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Dining
Spa
Club / Shoe Rental
Locker Room
Night Golf
Golf Shop
Accommodation
Health Club

Course Details

Holes
18
Par
72
Length
6524 yards
Established in
1998
Course Type
Resort
Grass Type
Unique to Destination
Designer
Tom Weiskopf

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