The Dolphin Coast is home to a number of challenging and superb golf courses and each one offers a unique golfing experience. Spend your next holiday trying out all the courses in the area and finding your favourite place to play the game. Contact Utopia Ballito to find a beachfront apartment to relax in after a day on the links.
Here is a list of our top 5 golf courses to try in the area:
This 18-hole golf course was designed by Peter Matkovich and is the first US-style executive course in South Africa. Simbithi has a par of 60 and is made of par 3s, par 4s, and one par 5. The layout of the course is designed in a way to make sure you use every club in your bag and enjoy a truly challenging round of golf. The Fig Tree restaurant at the clubhouse serves a range of delicious food and the attached Drop Zone bar is a great place to get a drink and recap your latest game.
The Zimbali Country Club golf course was designed by Tom Weiskopf and features magnificent views of the natural forests and ocean. This 18-hole course has tee boxes that are situated in tricky positions to minimalize environmental disturbances and this provides for a challenging game of golf. You can hire a golf cart and golf clubs from the Pro Shop. This course has a strictly enforced dress-code collared shirts that are tucked into trousers or knee-length shorts.
This 18-hole Peter Matkovich designed golf course features manicured fairways that are surrounded by indigenous bush. The flat terrain makes this a great place to play for golfers of every level. Umhlali Country Club features a Pro Shop and Driving Range. At the end of the game head to the restaurant to socialize with your fellow golfers and compare the days’ scores. You will find squash courts, tennis courts, and bowls at the clubhouse if you still have any energy to expend after your game of golf.
This visually stunning 18-hole golf course was designed by Peter Matkovich and is laid out over a number of ridges with views of the Indian Ocean. You can book your tee-off times, golf clubs, caddies, and golf cart hire online for this course. At the clubhouse, you will find a Pro Shop that stocks golf apparel from all major brands. The Prince’s Grant golf course has won the Compleat Golfer 5 Star Experience Award on numerous occasions. The course is a 20-minute drive from Ballito along the N2 freeway.
The Durban Country Club was established in 1922 and the attached golf course is the only course in Africa to be rated in the top 100 golf courses in the world by Golf Magazine USA. This course was built on sand dunes which provide unique undulations that are challenging to golfers of every level. Enjoy views of the city of Durban, the Indian Ocean, and coastal bush as you make your way around the 18-holes. The Durban Country Club is steeped in history and tradition and is truly a bucket list golf experience for South African golfers.