Southbroom Golf Club

3+ (3 gold): one of our top-rated 3-star courses, worthy of 3½ stars.
   Southbroom Golf Club Est. 1938

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Southbroom Golf Club: Located at the heart of the attractive Wild Coast community of Southbroom, this very enjoyable and always undulating parkland layout will thoroughly test your all-round game, not least if the wind is blowing in from the Indian Ocean. Your first view of the sea comes spectacularly at the par-3 4th. This gem of a short hole has its tee-boxes virtually sitting on the rocky foreshore, and requires an accurate iron-shot onto the green just 114 metres along the beach. With many short par-4's you might be forgiven for thinking that scoring here will be easy, but think again ! Many holes bring water dangerously into play and several greens are protected by water crossing in front of them. From time to time the usually good-width fairways are replaced by much tighter demands from the tee, with trees and bushes lining the holes. Occasionally, as you move from a green to the next tee, you will walk or drive through dense vegetation; although not directly in play, this jungle-like environment is home to the resident monkey population. The ocean remains largely hidden behind a thick swathe of coastal vegetation, and occasionally some real estate, but it can be seen from some of the course's higher elevations (stunningly so at the par-4 13th) and of course at the beach-hugging, signature 4th hole. Maintenance standards are generally good at Southbroom, with excellent quality greens on which to practice the fine art of putting.

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Southbroom Golf Club
Captain Smith Road,
Southbroom, KwaZulu-Natal 4277
South Africa
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Office   +27 (0)39 316 6051
Pro Shop  

  +27 (0)39 316 6040

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Golf Pro
Derek James (Golf Director)
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About the course

The course: 18 holes. Tree-lined & open parkland.
Undulating terrain - several slopes to climb.
Surroundings: Woodland, seaside and residential.
Designer: Original 9-holes designed by J Naven (the then pro at Umkomaas). Course extended in 1948 to 18-holes, layout designed by A.L. Mandy (of Durban Country Club).
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  Men Back Men Front Women Front
Metres 5564 4932
Par 72 72
SSS or Slope 69 70
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How2Get There?

145 km S of Durban
From the N2/R61 (Port Shepstone - Port Edward road) take the Southbroom North exit (at traffic lights). After o.4 km turn right direction Southbroom Golf Club. After 1 km golf is in front of you.

Essential information

Green Fees:
2015 visitor fee, 18-holes: ZAR 230 (ZAR 270 if not a member of a golf club). [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
Non-metal spike facility. Golf carts available for hire.
Caddies available.
Practice facilities
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Did you know?

Southbroom GC very helpfully puts small name labels on many of their trees, enabling you to identify the wonderful variety of species that line the course. Among those we identified are : palms of many varieties (including a fabulous royal palm at the par-3 11th), sparsely-leafed coral trees, tall norfolk pines, unusually-shaped milkwoods, umdoni trees and the green-barked fever tree >> The community of Southbroom dates back to 1884, when Alfred Eyles established a mission here. His sons Frank and Gilbert are acknowledged as the town's founders. Southbroom's golf course started life as a 9-hole layout, established in 1939 by Frank Eyles. It was extended to 18-holes in 1948.

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Published Ranking
2016 South Africa Golf Digest rating: 83rd best course of the 450 courses in South Africa.
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Latitude: (-30.917560)
Longitude: (30.322276)
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Sunbirds - Modern Luxury B&B 5-star
54 Outlook Road, Southbroom, KwaZulu-Natal 4277.
+27 (0)39 316 8202

With Southbroom Beach just a 3 minute stroll away, this modern, luxury B&B benefits from the attentive service of your hosts Liz and Jonathan Shaw. Many of the Wild Coast's excellent golf courses are within easy reach; both San Lameer and Southbroom being less than a five-minute drive. A range of excellent dining options are also close at hand.

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Mondazur Resort Estate Hotel 4-star
Mondazur Resort Estate Hotel, San Lameer, P O Box 88, Southbroom 4277
+27 (0)39 313 0011

Located alongside a lagoon, overlooking the Indian Ocean on the San Lameer estate, the Mondazur Hotel offers 8 elegantly appointed classic rooms, 26 deluxe rooms, 2 superior rooms, 2 executive rooms and 2 suites. The centrepiece of the estate’s domain is the championship golf course. The layout winds through pristine coastal flora and the tastefully constructed villas.

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