With glorious sandy beaches, plenty of sunshine and vast areas of unparalleled natural beauty, South Africa ranks among the world’s top golfing destinations. Situated in the heart of the KwaZulu-Natal Province, The Oyster Box Hotel is within easy reach of some of the country’s best golf courses, and just a short drive from the renowned Durban Country Club. To sample the very best of South African golfing, take advantage of our Golf in Luxury offer and enjoy three night’s accommodation and an assortment of special golf packages. Take a look at our selection of top golf courses in KwaZulu-Natal and start planning your next getaway.
Durban Country Club
Minutes from the beach and with wonderful views of the Atlantic Ocean, Durban Country Club dates back to 1922 and is built on a magnificent cluster of sand dunes. One of the most scenic golf courses in KwaZulu-Natal, many pro-golfers consider Durban Country Club the most challenging course in the country due to its gusty winds, hilly landscape and soft, sandy terrain.
Famous for its wildlife (be cautious of monkeys on the golf course!) Durban Beachwood is only a short drive from its affiliate course, Durban Country Club. An 18-hole course – watch out for the challenging signature 6th hole, complete with stream, bush and water hazards – golfers are sure to enjoy the majestic scenery and proximity to the beach at this photogenic golf course.
A relative youngster among the golf courses in KwaZulu-Natal, Cotswold Downs was opened in 2005. Engineered by renowned golf course designer Peter Matkovich, this 18-hole course is known for its many water features, including an impressive number of wetlands and ponds – the bentgrass greens are also popular amongst golfing enthusiasts for their super-smooth finish and velvety texture.
Umhlali Country Club
A scenic parkland golf course, Umhlali Country Club is treasured by many golfers for its tropical garden setting and verdant greenery. Don’t be surprised to spot a variety of indigenous wildlife across the estate – the black and orange Monarch butterfly is a beauty.
Kloof Country Club
Founded in 1926 by over 50 enthusiastic golfers, Kloof Country Club is still a popular golfing destination for both local and international players. Its abundance of trees (the local tree planting program has made the grounds a popular spot for birdwatchers) and scenic lake, all add to its allure. Golfers in need of a post-golfing pick-me-up can stop by the conveniently located Halfway House for a range of refreshments.
Header Image: Aerial shot of Durban Country Club course © Durban Country Club