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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

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

    Durban Country Club Reviews

    Average Rating
    from 44 golfers
    played by Luvuyo from South Africa on Sunday, 25 June 2017
    verified review
    Course is challenging but playable for even a mid to high handicap like myself. Field maintained a good pace of play so no frustrations there.

    Course was also in great condition, staff were excellent, change rooms were excellent, had a wonderful day out on the course, will definitely be returning to play again when in Durban.
    played by Alexander from South Africa on Friday, 16 June 2017
    verified review
    Beautiful course, great service, made a plan to accomodate us even though the golfscape reservation did not go through to their system. 
    played by Charles from South Africa on Monday, 12 June 2017
    verified review
    Outstanding golfing experience 
    played by Patricia from South Africa on Friday, 9 June 2017
    verified review
    Very badly signposted. Hard to find tee boxes. Also difficult finding the route to 10th tee. More signage needed for visitors. 
    played by Wendell from South Africa on Thursday, 8 June 2017
    verified review
    The service at the pro shop and at halfway was good. The course was in decent condition considering the time of the year. 
    played by Andries from South Africa on Thursday, 1 June 2017
    verified review
    Awesome course and friendly staff. 
    played by Ryan from South Africa on Friday, 28 April 2017
    verified review
    For a top 10 course and at that rate, not good enough. Terrible bunkers, mostly not raked! Tee boxes were ordinary! Cups were not cleanly cut, probably about 10 days since cups were cut. Still one of my favorite courses purely on layout the rest was ordinary! 
    played by Andries from South Africa on Friday, 28 April 2017
    verified review
    The conditioning of the course was not 100% on the fairways there were patches of detsroyed grass. Some of the greens were not well maintained. Otherwise it is a difficult course to play with a bit of wind. 
    played by Clyde from South Africa on Sunday, 9 April 2017
    verified review
    It's a very nice course.. I'm not sure it deserves to be rated 5th in SA though 
    played by Sam from United States on Wednesday, 8 March 2017
    verified review
    Wonderful staff, great company, and an all around delight! 


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