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Zimbali Country Club

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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

Average Rating from 18 golfers
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Effecient and functional  
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played by Mario from South Africa on Sunday, 13 January 2019
The service could have been better. However, it is in my humble view, the best course to play in the world 
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played by Zarina from United Arab Emirates on Thursday, 5 July 2018
Design perfect Greens fast proshop excellent bar good atmosphère Staff pro 
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played by Alain from Senegal on Sunday, 18 March 2018
Beautiful Design. Very nice staff and players in my flight. A very nice Day at Zimbali. 
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played by Michael from Germany on Thursday, 15 March 2018
Very good course. Excellent condition.Some scarifying,but has to be expected. Friendly staff & will play it again shortly. 
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played by Michael from Portugal on Tuesday, 6 March 2018
The Zimbali Golf Course is well maintained and beautifully integrated into the subtropical hilly landscape. The big greens are fast and the bunkers are filled with top quartz sand. The essential and existing golf carts have a good PGS system. The entire staff is friendly. The Pro Shop has a wide assortment ready. 
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played by Heike from Germany on Wednesday, 28 February 2018
Fascinating golf course, hilly and challenging and in good condition.  
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played by Åke from South Africa on Friday, 2 March 2018
the course was very tough,since the wind was strong and on several holes you must pass a wide water, which was ålmost impossible for elderly people with hcp around 20 
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played by Jan from Sweden on Tuesday, 30 January 2018
Great course in good condition and one of the best on the Durban coast. Unfortunately, the pace of play at Zimbali is painfully slow. It’s a difficult course and there are lots of old members who struggle and are simply too slow. Our round took over 5 hours so I will be playing elsewhere in future. 
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played by Simon from United Kingdom on Thursday, 28 December 2017
Unfortunately Slow Play was tolerated which definitely spoiled the experience. The course is great, but greens did not keep up with it.  
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played by Erwin from Austria on Saturday, 28 October 2017

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Course Details

6524 yards
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Course Type
Grass Type
Unique to Destination
Tom Weiskopf

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