Golfing in the Drakensberg and Natal MidlandsThe Drakensberg and Natal Midlands in KwaZulu-Natal, a region with a temperate climate, is building its reputation as a leading golfing destination in South Africa. Offering more than 20 golf courses from resorts set against the backdrop of the spectacular Drakensberg Mountains to lush courses dotted around the Natal Midlands, KwaZulu-Natal offers a diversity of golfing destinations within one destination.
Golfing accommodation throughout the province is superb and opportunities for activities other than golf abound, and the golf courses offer a high standard are especially breathtaking.
1. CATHEDRAL PEAK HOTEL GOLF CLUB
Cathedral Peak opened this scenic golf course on the 13th January 1996. Set against a majestic mountain backdrop the challenging 9-hole golf course (with alternate tees for an 18-hole game) has been termed the "thinking golfer's" course.
2. CHAMPAGNE SPORTS RESORT
The championship, 18-hole golf course, set against the magnificent backdrop of Champagne and Cathkin Peaks offers the golfer not only a superb challenge of golf on a perfectly manicured layout but also a scenic experience that is reward enough.
The Club House is easily accessible from the resort and caddies are available as well as ,motorized golf carts which can be hired. The Pro-Shop is well stocked and lessons can be arranged with our Resident Professional.
The clubhouse is also equipped with both ladies and gentlemen's locker room, a bar and light meals are served in the golf lounge and one the magnificent verandah which overlooks the golf course and the mountains beyond.
3. MOOI RIVER COUNTRY CLUB
Mooi River Country Club, is set in the hills with a panoramic view of the Drakensberg and surrounding farming lands. Enjoy our majestic sunsets whilst meeting the locals in the friendly Bar, the full a-la-carte menu offers scrumptious breakfasts, lunches and suppers all at reasonable prices. Enjoy a game of Golf on one of the most beautiful courses in the Midlands. The 11 hole, 18 tee par 72, rating 71 golf course will provide a challenge to the most discerning golfer. The club is a member of the Abraxis handicapping network.
4. MONKS COWL COUNTRY CLUB -
Named after the Monks Cowl outcrop on the nearby mountain range, the Monks Cowl Country Club offers the chance to play its scenic golf course against wonderful views of the Drakensberg. Started in 1973, the club now numbers around sixty members. The course is 9 holes, with 18 tees. It is generally level and the 5th hole, witch crosses the deep gorge at Hattingspruit, is accessed by a swing bridge. The fairways are planted with Kikuyu, and the greens with Cynodon dactylon.
5. SANI PASS GOLF CLUB
6. GLENGARY GOLF CLUB
Set deeply in the Southern Drakensberg with superb views onto the majestic mountains including Rhino Horn, Glengarry is situated on the property of the Drakensberg Gardens Hotel. The Par 4 Sixth hole (Thrombosis Hill) presents players with a challenging climb to an elevated tee. The wide open fairway, combined with the elevated tee gives you the opportunity to take out the Tiger Wood(s).
7. ESTCOURT GOLF CLUB
8. KLOOF GOLF CLUB
9. HOWICK GOLF CLUB
10. PIETERMARITZBURG GOLF CLUB
11. UNDERBERG GOLF CLUB
12. MOUNT EDGECOMBE GOLF CLUB
Mount Edgecombe Lodge offers the visitor a taste of Colonial Elegance. Its lodge is built along those elegant, colonial lines which remind one of early Africa - without the hardship! Situated on the ninth tee of Course One (there are two golf courses at Mount Edgecombe), the Lodge is within walking distance of the Clubhouse and all its facilities. The magnificent, subtropical vegetation allows you to believe that you are in a golfers´ paradise - indeed you are!
13. SAKABULA GOLF CLUB
The country style club house with its warm and friendly ambiance has panoramic views over the golf course from the attractive verandah area. The club house provides a substantive lounge incorporating the golf registration area and the bar.
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