Simbithi Country Club

4-star: generally an excellent standard golf course, well worth visiting.
   Simbithi Country Club Est. 2006

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Simbithi Country Club: Simbithi is something of a unique 18-hole golf development with a layout comprising 13 par-3's, four par-4's and one par-5. Contained within the par of 60 and Simbithi's 3902 metres from the back tees, Peter Matkovich has crafted a wonderful and varied collection of short holes, complemented by five very good longer holes. With the ability to go round in under 3 hours, this terrific "short course" will give your straight game and iron play a thorough workout. The front-nine has a very natural and partly tree-lined feel, with a densely wooded creek running alongside many holes. Wetland areas not only create some threatening water hazards, but are also home to a fabulous array of chattering birdlife. On the longer back-nine, which contains the two longest par-4's and the good-length par-5, the terrain is more open and the holes equally stunning. The plunging short par-3 17th, to perhaps the smallest island green you've ever played is just one of many gems to be found around this intriguing layout. Bunkering, as you might expect, plays a key role in the majority of holes. With excellent quality maintenance and many natural features, Simbithi is a delight to play, even if it lacks the length of a typical new 18-hole development.

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Making Contact

Simbithi Country Club
Shaka's Rock Road,
Ballito, KwaZulu-Natal 
South Africa
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Office   +27 (0)32 525 4632
Pro Shop   +27 (0)32 946 5407

  +27 (0)32 525 4631

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Golf Pro
Elbert du Plessis (Golf Mgr)
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About the course

The course: 18 holes. Tree-lined & open parkland.
Undulating terrain - several slopes to climb.
Surroundings: Rural countryside and residential.
Designer: Peter Matkovich
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  Men Back Men Front Women Front
Metres 3902 3539 3075
Par 60 60 60
SSS or Slope 60
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How2Get There?

45 km N of Durban
Take the N2 highway north from Durban, direction Stanger. After approx 45 km take the Shaka's Rock Road exit, and turn right onto Shaka's Rock Road. After 1.2 km golf is on your left.

Essential information

Green Fees:
2015 visitor fee, 18-holes: ZAR 275. Reduced SAGA-affiliated 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 and compulsory most of the time; walking permitted at certain times under the discretion of the Golf Mgr.

Practice facilities
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Did you know?

Like much of this area of KwaZulu-Natal, Simbithi has been carved out of what was former sugar cane plantation. Course designer, Peter Matkovich, will be one of the homeowners to live around the course.

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Latitude: (-29.509537)
Longitude: (31.220419)
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Zimbali Lodge 5-star
PO Box 404, Umhlali 4390, KwaZulu-Natal
+27 (0)322 538 1007

Zimabli Lodge is one of South Africa's most exclusive boutique hotels. The Lodge is set within the serene confines of a coastal forest reserve, overlooking the beautiful Indian Ocean. Amongst the wide array of facilities and services, Zimbali offers an excellent 18-hole championship golf course, health and beauty spa, beach, horse riding, nature trails, tennis, mountain biking, conference facilities and fine dining in the Thandi restaurant.

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Golf within 10 km Umhlali; Simbithi
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Golf within 30 km Prince's Grant; Mount Edgecombe I & II
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Protea Hotel, Umhlanga 3-star
Protea Mall Cnr Lighthouse & Chartwell Drive, Umhlanga Rocks 4320, KwaZulu-Natal
+27 (0)31 561 4413

Centrally situated in the heart of Umhlanga Rocks, the Protea Hotel Umhlanga is approximately 2 minutes walk to the main protected beach. Also within walking distance of many pubs, restaurants, shopping centres and the vibrant nightlife. Upmarket towns of La Lucia, Umdloti and Mount Edgecombe are only minutes away.

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Golf within 10 km Mount Edgecombe I & II; Durban CC (Beachwood course)
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Golf within 30 km Zimbali; Umhlali; Simbithi; Durban CC; Royal Durban; Cotswold Downs.
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