Best golf courses: KwaZulu-Natal

KwaZulu-Natal: the table below provides brief details about the top golf courses in this country or region. Each golf club has been visited and/or researched by Where2Golf. Click on the course name below to discover more. The course ratings below range from 5 highest, to 2 lowest. They attempt to provide an indication of the golfing experience you might expect at the course (based on its design, condition and surroundings). Hover your cursor above the Rating Key for the rating definitions.
4-star: Above average course - well worth a visit.
Visitors welcome
Durban
Brews, Sid

Visitors?

Visitors welcome

Nearest city

Durban

Designer

Sid Brews. Updated by Gary Player in the mid 1990's.

Unrated: Well regarded course not yet visited by the Where2Golf team.
Visitors welcome
Durban
Unknown

Visitors?

Visitors welcome

Nearest city

Durban

Designer

Unknown
4-star: Above average course - well worth a visit.
Visitors welcome
Durban
Baiocchi, Hugh

Visitors?

Visitors welcome

Nearest city

Durban

Designer

Hugh Baiocchi
4-PLUS: Must play course - excellent standard; worthy of 4½ stars.
Visitors welcome
Durban
Matkovich, Peter

Visitors?

Visitors welcome

Nearest city

Durban

Designer

Peter Matkovich
4-PLUS: Must play course - excellent standard; worthy of 4½ stars.
Visitors welcome
Durban
Waterman & Waters

Visitors?

Visitors welcome

Nearest city

Durban

Designer

Original design by South African golf professionals George Waterman & Laurie Waters (1922). Later modifications by English course designers Col. Stafford Vere Hotchkin (1928) and Bob Grimsdell (1950s).

3-star: Good course – an enjoyable test for your game.
Visitors welcome
Durban
Daysen, De Villiers, Van Der Merwe

Visitors?

Visitors welcome

Nearest city

Durban

Designer

Daysen, De Villiers, Van Der Merwe

4-star: Above average course - well worth a visit.
Visitors welcome
Durban
Brews, Sid

Visitors?

Visitors welcome

Nearest city

Durban

Designer

Original 18-hole course laid out by Sid Brews (1935). Later remodelled by Hugh Baiocchi (1992).

Unrated: Well regarded course not yet visited by the Where2Golf team.
Course closed
Durban
Els, Ernie

Visitors?

Course closed

Nearest city

Durban

Designer

Ernie Els in association with course architect Greg Letsche.
Unrated: Well regarded course not yet visited by the Where2Golf team.
Visitors welcome
Durban
Brews, Sid

Visitors?

Visitors welcome

Nearest city

Durban

Designer

Sid Brews
4-star: Above average course - well worth a visit.
Visitors welcome
Durban
Matkovich, Peter

Visitors?

Visitors welcome

Nearest city

Durban

Designer

Peter Matkovich
3-star: Good course – an enjoyable test for your game.
Visitors welcome
Durban
Grimsdell, Robert

Visitors?

Visitors welcome

Nearest city

Durban

Designer

Original design by Innes Proudfoot & John Watt (1892). Modified by Robert Grimsdell (1935).
4-star: Above average course - well worth a visit.
Visitors welcome
Durban
Matkovich, Peter

Visitors?

Visitors welcome

Nearest city

Durban

Designer

Peter Matkovich
4-star: Above average course - well worth a visit.
Visitors welcome
Durban
Barker, Denis

Visitors?

Visitors welcome

Nearest city

Durban

Designer

Denis Barker
4-star: Above average course - well worth a visit.
Visitors welcome
Durban
Matkovich, Peter

Visitors?

Visitors welcome

Nearest city

Durban

Designer

Peter Matkovich
3-PLUS: Good course - several memorable features; worthy of 3½ stars.
Visitors welcome
Durban
Mandy, A.L.

Visitors?

Visitors welcome

Nearest city

Durban

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).
3-PLUS: Good course - several memorable features; worthy of 3½ stars.
Visitors welcome
Durban
Brews, Sid

Visitors?

Visitors welcome

Nearest city

Durban

Designer

Sid Brews
3-star: Good course – an enjoyable test for your game.
Visitors welcome
Durban
Matkovich, Peter

Visitors?

Visitors welcome

Nearest city

Durban

Designer

Peter Matkovich
Unrated: Well regarded course not yet visited by the Where2Golf team.
Visitors welcome
Durban
Grimsdell, Robert

Visitors?

Visitors welcome

Nearest city

Durban

Designer

Robert (Bob) Grimsdell
4-star: Above average course - well worth a visit.
Visitors welcome
Durban
Grimsdell, Robert

Visitors?

Visitors welcome

Nearest city

Durban

Designer

Robert (Bob) Grimsdell. Upgraded and re-designed by Golf Data (2007).
4-PLUS: Must play course - excellent standard; worthy of 4½ stars.
Visitors welcome
Durban
Jones II, Robert Trent

Visitors?

Visitors welcome

Nearest city

Durban

Designer

Robert Trent Jones Jr.

4-PLUS: Must play course - excellent standard; worthy of 4½ stars.
Rsrt guests only
Durban
Weiskopf, Tom

Visitors?

Rsrt guests only

Nearest city

Durban

Designer

The first Tom Weiskopf designed course in Africa

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