Main Bizana Rd (N3), Amadiba District,
nr Port Edward, Eastern Cape 4295
18 holes. Tree-lined & open parkland. Undulating terrain - several slopes to climb.
Woodland and open countryside.
Robert Trent Jones Jr.
175 km S of Durban
From Durban take the N2 highway south. Go past Southbroom, where the N2 becomes the R61, and continue on to Port Edward. Wild Coast Sun is on your left, 5 km past Port Edward just after crossing the Umtamvuna River.
Wild Coast Sun Country Club: For good reason this stretch of South Africa's eastern seaboard is called the Wild Coast. Hopefully the wind will not be blowing too fiercely when you set out to play this wonderfully scenic and often dramatic layout. Set in ruggedly undulating terrain, with many stunning Indian Ocean backdrops, Robert Trent Jones Jr. has laid out a challenging and hugely enjoyable golf course, with six excellent par-3's creating the par of 70. Free of any real estate development, the unique natural features of this site have all been retained, and that includes rivers, lagoons, waterfalls, ravines, open moorland terrain and occasional wooded areas. This memorable collection of beautifully crafted holes includes several "signature" holes. The par-5 12th, with its spectacularly elevated tee is played towards a cascading waterfall, while the par-3 13th requires you to play over the waterfall - a wide ravine separating the tee-box from the green. Like many a great course the best is saved 'til last. The very challenging par-5 16th is dangerously flanked by water to left and right. The par-3 17th is one of the most scenic par-3's in South Africa, while the closing par-4 requires a longish drive over a small lake and then a testing uphill approach shot to a heavily bunkered green. Wild Coast is worth every minute of the two-hour drive from Durban, but just hope that when you play the wind is not having a day "on the wild side".
Visitors welcome on weekdays and weekends.
Must book in advance.
Credit cards accepted. Contact club for full details, discounts, packages, etc. [Last updated: 2018].
Non-metal spike facility. Golf carts compulsory. Caddies and/or ball-spotters available.
Wild Coast Sun is home to the Nashua Masters, an annual Sunshine Tour event. It is also a member of the Sun International Group, which owns and operates many resort destinations in southern Africa, including the Sun City Resort north-west of Johannesburg, Fish River Sun near Port Alfred and Royal Swazi Spa in Swaziland (all detailed in Where2Golf.com).
2018 South Africa Golf Digest rating: 16th best course in South Africa.
Main Bizana Road (R61), Port Edward 4295, Wild Coast, Eastern Cape
+27 (0)39 305 9111Visit website
Set on the unspoiled beaches of South Africa's "wild coast", the resort attracts visitors for both its natural beauty and its other attractions - including golf and a casino. Situated just within the Eastern Cape, one kilometer across the border from Kwa-Zulu Natal, the resort is set on 750 hectares of natural bush between the Umtamvuna and Mzamba rivers overlooking the Indian Ocean.
Wild Coast Sun
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54 Outlook Road, Southbroom, KwaZulu-Natal 4277.
+27 (0)39 316 8202Visit website
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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