Golf

"Golf & Friendliness is our Game"

The Margate country Club was upgraded in 1995 and has been transformed into one of the finest golf courses on the Indian Ocean Coast of KwaZulu-Natal.

Margate Golf and Country Club is now included in the Golf Digest and attracts golfers from all over the country and an increasing number of overseas visitors. The coastal area is sprinkled with several top quality courses and golf estates and Margate is a match for them all. A real gem!

The Country Club enjoys an enviable reputation for its friendliness and hospitality. A warm welcome awaits you.

We have a well appointed clubhouse with an attractive welcoming area, ladies & gentleman changing facilities – a large bar and a good view the 9th and 18th green.

The clubhouse also has facilities to accommodate golf and bowls groups, social, business gatherings and meetings with an area suitable for braai’s.

There is also a popular outside seating area in close proximity to the halfway house where golfers and friends collect for refreshments.

Our kitchen provides a very comprehensive bar menu at very reasonable prices and “value for money” is guaranteed. Daily “lunch specials” are available as is an evening special each Friday. Buffet lunch is usually on the first  & second Sunday of the Month.

The course is set on high ground decorated throughout with Palm trees, banana trees and indigenous vegetation. There's a feeling of space, with excellent inland views. A delightful course to play, with water features and natural beauty enhancing the pleasure and challenges for every standard of golfer. The bent grass greens are superb, and five Par-3s are striking, picturesque and highly regarded.

For a wonderful golfing experience come to Margate Country Club - you will love it!

We also have a superb K.B.A. "A" rated Bowls green and our Bowling green and Bowls section is active throughout the year containing bowlers who are both competitive and social.

 

Margate Pro Shop is owned by Jan Nel, PGA Professional and Golf Director. Jan, who played on the Sunshine tour, offers custom fitting, golf and playing lessons. Margate Pro Shop offers a wide variety of leading brands and a comprehensive range of men's and ladies golf equipment, clothing & shoes.

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Phone: +27 (0)39 312 0571
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Scottburgh

Comparatively short at 5 323 m it boasts 2 par 5's and 5 par 3 holes, with the par 4 3rd being the most talked about hole on the course. It has the narrowest of fairways with out of bounds on the right and a coastal forest on the left to contend with. Like all coastal courses, Scottburgh can become quite tricky in the wind but one of the most spectacular shots is from the 18th tee where one flies the drive over towering trees, into the wild blue yonder and hopefully the fairway below.

039 976 0041

 

 


 

Port Edward

You'll enjoy more than the golf at Port Edward. This country club is reputed to have the friendliest 19th hole on the Golf Coast. The nine hole course is short but testing with pretty coastal and inland views. Water comes into play on four holes and the sloping fairways can be tricky to play. It's enjoyable, however, and there is always the warm welcome back at the clubhouse.

039 311 2589

 


 

Southbroom

Dennis Hutchinson, veteran pro golfer and a sports commentator describes Southbroom as one of the finest holiday golf courses to be found anywhere. It has a tough and tight layout through lush coastal bush and offers spectacular sea and surf views from the fourth and fifth tees. The first hole is an excellent start, a tricky par 4 to test your opening skills, and the par 3 will stop in your tracks. It’s the most talked about hole on our golf circuit, for it is part of the coastline and on rare occasions you can watch the dolphins play or whale basking in the warm Indian Ocean currents. Monkeys and birds abound and a birdie or two of your own is on the cards for even the average golfer who can hit two straight shots in a row. Beware the deceiving 68 rating (par71) there’s plenty of bush out there.

Southbroom was originally a 9 Hole golf course. It was laid out by J Naven, then professional at Umkomaas. The course was constructed by Frank Eyles and it was officially opened in 1938 by P G Stiebel, President of the Natal Golf Union.

In 1948 the course was extended into an 18-hole course and construction was carried out by the development company under the supervision of the course designer, Mr Mandy of Durban Country Club, and the co-operation of local enthusiasts and Ron Burd, the club’s first professional. Only four of the original nine holes were incorporated into the new layout.

In April 1950 it was decided to form the Southbroom Golf Club. Only 8 attended the inaugural meeting out of a possible membership of 50 regular players, and Gilbert and Eyles was elected first President and E A Marshall first Chairman and Captain.

039 316 6051

 


 

Umdoni Park

Umdoni, on the Kwa Zulu Natal South Coast, is a short but testing old fashioned golf course. This golf course in Umdoni is very hilly and playing it takes you through some beautiful indigenous bush. With splendid views over the Indian Ocean it is a delightful, if somewhat energetic experience if you are walking.

One of the hidden treasures of the Golf coast, this 18-hole course, situated on 200 hectares of indigenous coastal forest, is renowned for it's fauna and flora and magnificent vistas. A true pleasure to play. However, a strong North Easterly can make this course a challenge to any golfer.

Signature Hole: A uniquely South African hole, called Majuba, is the par-3 12th, just 110 metres, but played steeply uphill to a green seemingly perched in the bush.

039 975 1615

 


 

Wild Coast Sun

For a game that will really put your skills to the test, you’ve got to play the Wild Gold Golf Course, rated as one of the best courses in South Africa. Designed by Robert Trent Jones (Jnr), this course is one of the most challenging and scenic courses. The American Style Golf Course has been sculpted out of wild undulating terrain, with 59 large bunkers guarding manicured lawns, the whole layout and scenery border are fantastic. After a challenging day on the golf course you can relax in the clubhouse. Then when the sun goes down, head for the Wild Coast Sun – where Casino and nightlife will keep you going until the wee hours of the morning.

039 305 2799

 


 

Selborne

Selborne Park has been transformed into one of the most outstanding golf courses in South Africa. Already listed in the top 12, Selborne today is an exclusive 18-hole golf course estate complemented by a modern country clubhouse for golfers. Bird life abounds here too, so watch out for beautiful Purple Crested Loerie or Spurwing Geese.

The course is built on a magnificent site and is described by the developers as ‘somewhere between Gleneagles and Augusta’. Huge indigenous trees flank the fairways and water comes into play on most of the holes. It achieves a good balance between a fun round for the average player and a challenge for the low handicapper. Stray shots can be severely punished, like on the 3rd hole, a really testing par5 where the nearer you get to the green the smaller the target appears. Following this real ‘postage stamp’ short hole that requires a steady tee shot to survive.

Mr Denis Barker, a well known local sugar farmer and dairy farmer, purchased Selborne Park in 1979, which was used as his family home and to run his pedigree Jersey cattle herd. In 1985, following a visit to the United States and Canada, Denis decided to build a golf course on the property. Together with a handful of local friends who offered support and advice, Denis designed and built the beautiful 18 hole golf course with his younger son, Gary and Selborne duly became South Africa's first golf estate. In many ways, the privately owned and built Selborne golf course, which was voted 7th best in SA in its 3rd year, was the catalyst for what has become a booming "golf estate industry" with over 30 resorts now in the Southern African region.

039 688 1800

 


 

Umkomaas

It is a challenging 5 479 m course which tests the abilities of the low handicapped golfer to the full. Although there are no water hazards, the course is heavily wooded and abounds with bunkers. The most difficult hole has to be the par 4 3rd. Besides its formidable length (415 m) the fairway slopes from right to left and the tee-shot is critical if you are trying to the elevated green in two. A spectacular golf course and sea view awaits you on the 14th tee with the fairway stretched out way below you, and it's out of bounds on the right, all the way to the green.

039 973 1042

 


 

Harding

Harding Golf Club is situated 45km inland from Port Shepstone and offers a great challenge for casual and experienced golfers.

Negotiate the 6 water hazards, as you play 18 holes on this 9 hole course, thanks to the two tee-boxes provided at each hole. The relaxed country atmosphere has made Harding a very attractive getaway for golfers.

039 433 1738

 


 

San Lameer

San Lameer Country Club has added a new and exciting dimension to South Africa’s most successful villa resort. The emphasis here is on the landscaping and conservation and the great Walter Hagen once said, ‘Take time to smell the flowers’. The result is a golfer's dream – the park like setting with it’s many water features makes it one of the most picturesque courses in Southern Africa and is destined to become one of the top ten. Bird Life abounds – over 300 species have been noted and the grasslands and wooden areas provide a perfect habitat for a variety of wild animals and indigenous flowers.

Visitors are encouraged to report sightings of buck and antelope, the Wooley Necked Stork and other birds of significant conservation value. Peter Matkovich, course designer and pro golfer offers this advice, "it is easy to make, a bogey; par is difficult". The old experienced golfer will play down the middle and have a good time. The youngsters will probably take chances and be frustrated. There are 6 par threes but two of these don’t have fairways from tee to green! Just lined gorges and on the 13th, a waterfall and the twelfth (par five) is one of the most spectacular shots you are ever likely to play.

039 313 5141

 


 

Port Shepstone

The Port Shepstone Golf Course is situated on the banks of the Umzimkulu, Natal's second largest river. The well wooded first nine is considered by many visitors to be quite stunning in its natural beauty. The first three holes are more difficult than they appear and shots are easily thrown away here. The course is an easy walk along lush and level fairways except for the climb to the short 5th hole tee - aptly named the pulpit. The second nine is longer and the fairways wider but very exposed to the elements.

039 695 0140

 

 

 

 
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