Royal Swazi Spa Country Club

Main Road (MR103), Ezulwini,

nr Mbabane, Swaziland

  • Office

    +268 2416 4000
  • Pro shop

    +268 2416 5297
  • Fax

    +268 2416 8807
  • Golf pro

    Stephen Berg (Director of Golf).

About the course

  • The Course:

    18 holes. Tree-lined & open parkland. Undulating terrain - several slopes to climb on back-nine; flatter on front-nine.

  • Surroundings:

    Woodland and open countryside.

  • Designer:

    Upgraded by Peter Matkovich
Back
tees
Club
tees
Front
tees
Metres
6140
5038
Par
72
72
SSS or slope

Location

Latitude:

-26.407750

Longitude:

31.169844

How to get there:

180 km S of Nelspruit / 7 km S of Mbabane / 2 km S of Ezulwini

Access to Swaziland is relatively straightforward, especially from north-eastern cities in South Africa such as Nelspruit or Johannesburg / Pretoria. Entry visas for most nationalities can be obtained at the border crossings (but worth checking this before your visit). The golf course is located just off Hwy 3, about 8 km south of Swaziland's capital, Mbabane, and 2-3 km south of the village of Ezulwini. Travelling south, Royal Swazi Spa and golf course is on your right.

Royal Swazi Spa Country Club

Unrated: Well regarded course not yet visited by the Where2Golf team.

Est. 1968

Royal Swazi Spa Country Club: Not yet visited by Where2Golf, we are indebted to Royal Swazi Spa (formerly Royal Swazi Sun) for the following description: This picturesque course nestles on the side of a hill, in the lovely Ezulwini Valley. At only 6,166 metres (5258 metres for women) in length, the par-72 layout opened in 1966, and has been laid out on the slopes of the Lebombo Mountain Range, which slopes into the Ezulwini Valley. The first nine holes are flat, while the second and more scenic nine takes you on a trip through hills and dales, including the famous walk up "Thrombosis Hill" from the 10th green to the 11th tee. From the top of the hill you will be rewarded with some of the best views of the valley. The layout makes effective use of the sloping terrain to either steer the wayward hitter's ball off into the rough or guide the well hit tee shot safely down the fairway. Bigger hitters will relish the par-5 12th, where a solid drive can catch the slope and leave your ball only a wedge away from the green.
List of courses: Kruger Park, S Africa

Visitors

Who can play and when?

Visitors welcome on weekdays and weekends.

Must book in advance.

Green fees

Non-resident visitor fee, 18-holes: R460 (resort guest: weekdays R250; weekends R320).
Credit cards accepted. Contact club for full details, discounts, Stay&Play packages, etc. [Last updated: 2018].

Other information

Non-metal spike facility. Walking permitted. Golf carts available for hire. Caddies available.

Did you know?

Royal Swazi Spa, formerly known as Royal Swazi Sun, seems to go under either name. Royal Swazi's hotels (see below) and golf course are members of the Sun International Group, which owns and operates many resort destinations in southern Africa, including the Sun City Resort north-west of Johannesburg, Wild Coast Sun near Port Edward and Fish River Sun near Port Alfred (all detailed in Where2Golf.com). | Swaziland is an independent country, separate from, but bordered on three sides by South Africa. Mozambique also borders Swaziland to the east. The royal house of Swaziland dates back 400 years, and is one of Africa's last ruling dynasties. About 95 percent of the population are black Africans called Swazi, though small minorities of white Europeans and Zulus also live there. | The golf course is home to the Swazi Open, a regular Sunshine Tour event, past winners of which include Ernie Els.

Published ranking

2020 Golf Digest rating: No.1 course in Swaziland (now Eswatini).

Where2Stay

  • Royal Swazi Sun/Spa Resort4/5-star

    Main Road, Ezulwini, Mbabane, Swaziland

    +268 416 5000

    Visit website
    In the fascinating kingdom of Swaziland is a lush and verdant valley named ‘heaven’ by the noble Swazis. In this valley lies a sensational casino resort comprising a trio of hotels. Each touched by the magic of Africa, none more so than the 5-star Royal Swazi Spa.
    • Golf at this hotel:

      Royal Swazi Spa

    • Golf within 10 km:

      No

    • Golf within 30 km:

      No

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