Zimbali Country Club

4+ (4 gold): one of our top-rated 4-star courses, worthy of 4½ stars.
   Zimbali Country Club Est. 1998

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Zimbali Country Club: You will enjoy many breathtaking views down onto the Indian Ocean from this big, expansive golf course that roams across the spectacular Zimbali Coastal Resort. Created from natural forest and former sugar cane plantations, Tom Weiskopf has laid out an exceptional and always challenging course. The front-nine is both open and undulating with many excellent golf holes. The Resort's red-roofed real estate flanks some of the holes, but is not overly dense and will not intrude on your shot-making or enjoyment of this immaculately presented course. Water hazards and wetland areas come into play only occasionally, but watch-out when they do. The par-4 2nd and 6th holes, for example, are both tightly wrapped around small lakes, which stretch from tee to green. The downhill par-4 10th is accompanied by a small creek that runs alongside the fairway before crossing in front of the green, while the very good downhill par-3 11th is also dangerously protected by water. A change of scene awaits at the long, sweeping par-5 12th, as you enter the more wooded part of the course, which also includes the stunning downhill par-4 13th and plunging downhill par-3 14th. On the closing stretch of three holes more open terrain makes a return, and builds to another panoramic view of the Indian Ocean at the 18th green. If the wind blows, which it frequently does here, you might be well advised to drop the idea of playing to your handicap, and settle instead for soaking up the wonderful views and the overall quality of this fine course.

At this Stay & Play facility, you can rise from your bed in the morning and head straight for the first tee.

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Making Contact

Zimbali Country Club
Zimbali Coastal Resort, off the M4,
nr Ballito, KwaZulu-Natal 4390
South Africa
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Office   +27 (0)32 538 1041
Pro Shop   +27 (0)32 538 1260

  +27 (0)32 538 1040

Email   proshop@zimbalicc.co.za
Website   www.zimbali.co.za
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Golf Pro
Kyle Caitano (Golf Professional)
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About the course

The course: 18 holes. Links-style & coastal parkland.
Undulating terrain - several slopes to climb (and some long green-to-tee walks).
Surroundings: Woodland, residential and rural countryside.
Designer: The first Tom Weiskopf designed course in Africa
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  Men Back Men Front Women Front
Metres 6524 5568 4858
Par 72 72 72
SSS or Slope 73 71 70
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How2Get There?

42 km N of Durban
Take the N2 highway north from Durban, direction Stanger. After approx 50 km take exit 210 (Ballito) and follow direction Ballito. At second roundabout turn right onto the M4 direction Durban. After 1.4 km turn left into Zimbali Country Club.

Essential information

Green Fees:
2014/15 visitor fee, 18-holes: weekdays R605; weekends R670. Compulsory golf cart R270 (R135 pp). [Contact club for full details, discounts, Stay&Play rates and packages, etc]. Credit cards accepted.
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Who can play and When?
Visitors welcome on weekdays and weekends.  Must book in advance. Handicap required
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Other Information
Non-metal spike facility. Golf carts compulsory.
Caddies usually available.
Practice facilities
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Did you know?

Substantial expansion plans were developed sometime ago for the golf facilities at Zimbali. The plans include a second course, together with a Gary Player Golf Academy. The new course has been designed by Gary Player and is likely to be called Zimbali Lakes, forming part of the Silver Lakes development of the Zimbali Coastal Resort.

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Published Ranking
2016 South Africa Golf Digest rating: 22nd best course of the 450 courses in South Africa.
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Latitude: (-29.546006)
Longitude: (31.198388)
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Fairmont Zimbali Lodge 5-star
Zimbali Coastal Resort, Umhlali 4390, KwaZulu-Natal
+27 (0)322 538 1007

Zimabli Lodge is one of South Africa's most exclusive boutique hotels, now part of the luxury Fairmont Hotels group. 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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Fairmont Zimbali Resort 5-star
Zimbali Coastal Resort, Umhlali, KwaZulu Natal.
+27 (0)32 538 5000

Fairmont Zimbali Resort offers 154 well-appointed rooms with wonderful views of the Indian Ocean, oversized verandas, and elegant decor of stone, wood and earth tones inspired by the area’s natural surroundings. The region itself contains thousand-year-old battlefields and renowned eco-parks, providing the opportunity for game-viewing and safari opportunities. Located alongside the hotel is the Zimbali Country Club championship golf course.

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