Durban Beachwood Golf Course, Durban
Durban Beachwood Golf Course, Durban, KwaZulu Natal / The Durban Country Club boasts 2 championship course; namely the Durban Country Club Course and the Durban Country Club Beachwood Course.
Beachwood Country Club - as it was known before - has now become The Durban Country Club Beachwood Course and is part of Durban Country Club lying about 2 km north of DCC. Although it borders the Indian Ocean, Beachwood does not quite have the accentuated undulating fairways so common to Links courses, especially those of the Country Club Course
Barring the par 3 second, all the fairways run parallel to one another in a N-NE / S-SW direction. The sixth and ninth fairways both have a dog-leg left to consider whereas the other fairways are all straight. There are 41 bunkers around the greens, and 33 fairway bunkers waiting for wayward shots. Four of the holes are blessed with water features and most fairways are lined with trees.
The course was taken over by DCC a few years ago and underwent some refining and alterations to bring the course closer to championship standard - offering the discerning golfer an alternative challenge at Beachwood. An interesting aspect of the course is that it lies at the southern end of Virginia Airport - mainly for small commercial aircraft, private flights, training flights and helicopters - adding an element of excitement to see these small aircraft take off and land directly overhead.
The Western perimeter of the course is lined with private homes bordering the course boundary, but none of these is part of the course, and as such out of bound balls are difficult to recover. For the weekend adventurist this course is a very good challenge to the handicap, for the fairways are narrow and long, and require precision tee shots and lay-ups. The course is maintained with the same diligence and care as that of the Country Club Course.
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Beachwood Country Club - as it was known before - has now become The Durban Country Club Beachwood Course and is part of Durban Country Club lying about 2 km north of Durban Country Club.
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