Champagne Sports Resort

4-star: generally an excellent standard golf course, well worth visiting.
   Champagne Sports Resort Est.

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Champagne Sports Resort: Few 18-hole championship golf courses enjoy such spectacular mountain scenery as is found here at Champagne Sports. Located in the central Drakensburg area, with a magnificent backdrop provided by the Champagne and Catkin Peaks, this course offers an excellent golfing challenge and a scenic experience that is in itself reward enough. Whilst badly misdirected shots will be punished, particularly in the wetlands and at the water protected holes, the fairways here are generally wide, bordered by light rough. Hugh Baiocchi's enjoyable layout contains 84 well-located bunkers that add to the course's good looks and overall challenges. With significant elevation changes at some holes, though less undulation on others, you will be required to make a few blind tee shots, and may find scoring easier on your second and subsequent outings.

At this Stay & Play venue, the on-site accommodation is located close to the golf facilities.

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Making Contact

Champagne Sports Resort
Central Drakensberg, KwaZulu-Natal 3340
South Africa
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Office   +27 (0)36 468 8000
Pro Shop  

  +27 (0)36 468 1072

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Golf Pro
Trevor Livesey
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About the course

The course: 18 holes. Parkland.
Undulating terrain - a few slopes to climb.
Surroundings: Rural countryside and Drakensberg mountains.
Designer: Hugh Baiocchi
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  Men Back Men Front Women Front
Metres 6694 5632 4757
Par 72 72 72
SSS or Slope
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How2Get There?

240 km NW of Durban / 32 km SW of Winterton.
Driving time to Champagne Sports is approx 4 hours, and 2 hours from Durban. FROM DURBAN take the N3 north-west direction Estcourt. Approx 15 km after the Estcourt off-ramp, turn off the N3 onto the R74 direction Winterton. In Winterton take the R600 heading south. After 32 km Champagne Sports Resort is on the left hand side. FROM JOHANNESBURG head south on the N3 to Harrismith, then Ladysmith. Turn-off the N3 onto the R600 to Winterton. (From Winterton - see above).

Essential information

Green Fees:
2015 visitor fee, 18-holes: R325 (SAGA affiliated). Reduced resort guest and 9-hole rates. [Contact club for full details, discounts, packages, etc]. Credit cards accepted.
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Who can play and When?
Visitors welcome on weekdays and weekends.  Must book in advance.
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Other Information
Golf carts available for hire.

Practice facilities
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Did you know?

There are many activities on offer at Champagne Sports in addition to golf. Mountain walking, mountain biking, cycling, fishing, horse-riding, art studios, sailing and battlefield visiting are just some of the things you can opt for in this marvellously natural setting.

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Published Ranking
2016 South Africa Golf Digest rating: 35th best course of the 450 courses in South Africa.
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Latitude: (-29.004350)
Longitude: (29.467006)
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Champagne Sports Resort 
Central Drakensberg, KwaZulu-Natal
+27 (0)36 468 8000

The resort offers a variety of fully serviced accommodation. The 122 hotel bedrooms are made up of twin rooms, family rooms, and various suites, all with well-appointed bedrooms and either mountain views or garden views. A further 81 Timeshare Units on the estate are used for hotel accommodation subject to availability.

Golf at this hotel Champagne Sports
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Drakensburg Sun 
R600 Central Drakensberg, nr Winterton, KwaZulu Natal 3340
+27 (0)36 468 1000

Drakensberg Sun is a luxury timeshare resort situated high in the dramatic landscape of the Cathkin Peak area of the Drakensberg Mountains; offering visitors breathtaking views and fresh mountain air. Champagne Sports Golf Course is nearby.

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