KwaZulu Natal Golf CoursesPort Shepstone Country Club
Designed by Syd Brews
Type Parklands golf course
Fairway Grass Buffalo
Greens Grass Buffalo
Telephone+27 (0)39 695-0140
The gem of the South Coast and just an hourís drive from Durban, Port Shepstone Country Club stands tall today as one of South Africaís favourite golfing courses and estates. The course is set alongside the stunning UMzimkhulu River and the Indian Ocean.
Lush coastal forest set the scenery for the front nine with tropical bush and mangroves lining the fairways before the Par 72 championship course takes you along a decidedly more links-style approach for the back nine, which are exposed to wind interference and feature a number of water-traps which lie in wait for their spoils.
Birdlife here is spectacular and features Fish Eagles, Egyptian Geese, various species of Stork, Duck and many more. It is also not uncommon to see Dyker and Monkeys foraging around whilst out on the course.
The history of Port Shepstone is fascinating and dates back to 1912 when the first nine holes were laid out. Whilst enjoying the famous 19th the locals are more than keen to share a couple of anecdotes with visitors.
Today the club is a regular championship host and you can expect all the facilities of a first rate club kept in pristine condition. Book your tee-off ahead to avoid disappointment.