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    Durban Country Club

    • Isaiah Ntshangase road
    • Durban, Kwa Zulu Natal 4001 South Africa

    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

    Holes
    18
    Par
    72
    Length
    6733 yards
    Established in
    1924
    Course Type
    Links
    Grass Type
    Unique to Destination
    Designer
    George Waterman

    Durban Country Club Reviews

    8.7
    Average Rating
    from 12 golfers
    10
    played by Etienne from South Africa on Friday, 5 August 2016
    verified review
    The caddies were brilliant. Staff was very friendly and accommodating. The course had terrible rain a couple weeks back and there was only evidence of it on two holes. The course is in great condition. The holes are challenging and make you think about your game a lot more than you normally would. 
    8
    played by Pooventhran from South Africa on Sunday, 17 July 2016
    verified review
    The course was great. There was just a lot of ponding on the fairways because of the rain 
    9
    played by Gary from United States on Tuesday, 28 June 2016
    verified review
    Great land for golf. Nice Golden Age design,  wonderful short par 3.

    Gary
     
    8
    played by Soji from Nigeria on Sunday, 5 June 2016
    verified review
    Amazing natural landscape. Exemplary green keeping, leaving you to score if you dare ! 

    Amenities

    Club Valet
    Caddy / Golf Carts
    Practice Facilities
    Lessons
    Dining
    Spa
    Club / Shoe Rental
    Locker Room
    Night Golf
    Golf Shop
    Accommodation
    Health Club

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