Golf is one of South Africans favorite sports. South Africa offers rolling landscapes with many picturesque golf courses professionally designed in these beautiful landscapes. There are celebrity golfers who created a few of the best golf courses in the country, and a few of these courses are in the vicinity of Umhlanga rocks. The North Star Micro Hotel is situated close to a few prominent golf courses to book for a round of golf.
The climate on the North Coast ensures beautiful green fairways and perfectly manicured greens. The upkeep of the courses is meticulous and offers a challenging but beautiful warm day on the golf course.
Here is a selection of five golf courses to book when you are staying at the North Star Micro Hotel.
Durban Country Club
Durban Country club is a twenty-minute drive from the North Star Micro Hotel along the scenic Durban motorway. The Durban Country club opened in 1922, and the golf club cherishes a proud golfing history. The Durban Country club golf course is one of the top golf courses in the world that offers a spectacular scenic golf experience to amateurs and professionals. Several pro golfers have made an appearance at the Golf club, celebrity golfers like Gary player have recording memorable golf moments on the Durban fairways and greens. The club consists of restaurants, functions rooms, a pool, and areas for kids to play. The club values a high standard of dress code and behavior to make the exceptional golfing day a day to remember and respect the club’s heritage. Contact the club to book a Tee time in advance. Follow the website and news for events and golfing days to attend.
Durban Beachwood golf course was taken over and restored to championship standards by Durban Country Club. Beachwood, the golf course local name, occupies coastal property right on the water’s edge and lies north of the Durban Country club separated by the Umgeni River.
The golf course is challenging that offers lush scenery bordering the beach and the sea. A seaside golf course in this position is windy and full of weather surprises. It is a course for precision shots and club selection.
The links offer caddies, carts, pull carts, and a welcomed halfway house after navigating your way through the challenging course. Virginia airport borders the golf course on the north, adding to the fairway views when aircraft take off from the runway. Book a Tee in advance and be prepared for an unrivaled golf course experience.
Zimbali Country Club
Zimbali Country club is a thirty two-minute drive from the North Star Micro Hotel on the N2 in a northern direction. The Tom Weiskopf designed course meanders up and down through the beautiful seaside landscape with many sea views. Zimbali Country Club is an eco-conscious golf course and estate. The tee boxes are in challenging positions to avoid environmental disturbances. The first eleven holes take you over rolling hills that offer magnificent sea views. Holes twelve to eighteen explore the lush Zimbali indigenous forest rich in bird and wildlife. Golfers are allowed to play with soft spike golf shoes and must adhere to the strict course rules. A golf cart is a must. Book your cart with a Tee time in advance. To view each hole before you play, visit the website to familiarise yourself with the golf course and hole layout.
The Cotswold downs golf course is a fifty-minute drive on the n2 motorway inland from the North Star Micro Hotel. The eighteen-hole championship Peter Matkovich golf course blends seamlessly with nature and features bent grass greens, undulating fairways, and outstanding natural water features. The golf course is finely manicured and maintained. The fairways consist of dams, wetlands, and ponds that attract a variety of birds and insects. Both beginners and experienced golfers are welcome and will find the course challenging and enjoyable.
Book a Tee time in advance. You can sign up for a golf lesson before your round of golf to receive coaching and tips for the golf pro.
Princes Grant golf estate is a fifty-five-minute drive on the N2 towards the north. Princes Grant eighteen-hole course is one of the best-ranked golf courses in South Africa, boasting natural scenery and excellent conditioning. The Pat Matkovich designed links golf course overlooks the Indian ocean. The Golf course was named Best Golf Development in South Africa by the World Property Awards. The golf course is currently undergoing maintenance, but you can still book for an eighteen-hole golf day teeing off from different tee boxes. The golf course runs between sugar cane fields and the Indian Ocean. Book your Tee off time in advance and visit the website for the golf course layout and more information regarding the estate.
The North Star Micro Hotel and the Belvedere Bar will welcome you back after a scenic and beautiful golf day out on the North Coast or the rolling hills of Kwazulu Natal.