The Golf Coast with its 11 distinguished golf courses on the KZN South Coast has long been a favourite golfing destination for South African and international golfers. Think of Selborne Park Golf Estate or South Africa’s first golf estate, San Lameer; popular Umdoni Country Club or sophisticated Southbroom Country Club; historic Port Shepstone Country Club or casual Harding Country Club; Scottburgh Golf Club at the start or Port Edward Country Club at the end; Margate Country Club or neighbouring Umkomaas Golf Club or the championship Wild Coast Country Club just over the Umtamvuna River.
But despite the Golf Coast’s long-standing and distinguished reputation, playing at any of these inimitable golf courses doesn’t have to mean not having fun! One of the fun activities introduced recently, include enjoying a game of Night Golf with golfing buddies, friends, colleagues or family.
Experience golfing in a whole new way at night with night golf. Fun and exciting, night golf allows for great group and team-building activities as well as a different dimension of play. It’s also cooler and easier to find the ball and ideal for daytime professionals who would like to indulge in their favourite pastime at night and those who are not comfortable trying out the sport in the day. LED lights illuminate various features of the golf course, tee off markers and golf balls. Players wear glow lights for visibility and are given torches.
Enquire with any of the 11 golf courses on the Golf Coast when thinking about organising your next fun group activity, and for night golf, why not try these golf courses:
Selborne Park Golf Estate
Designed by Denis Barker, the superlative Selborne Golf estate boasts a world-class parkland course that is ever-challenging with a resident pro at hand to offer advice. Considered Grand Dame of the South Coast’s championship courses. Call 087 135 0559
Umdoni Country Club
Having made it onto the Top 10 Most Fun Courses in South Africa, historic Umdoni is designed for your enjoyment. Part of the Umdoni Park Trust, it nestles between coast and country side and also offers guided environmental walks. Call 039 975 1615
Southbroom Country Club
Appealing to discerning golfers, Southbroom Country Club is a classic and Scenic. Play elegant surroundings with coastal wind providing the challenge. Host to men’s, ladies and mixed amateur, Southbroom is popular all year round. Call 039 316 6026
San Lameer Country Club
The first golfing estate developed in South Africa, San Lameer is situated within a magnificent nature conservancy. The 18-hole championship course weaves though a wetland forest and is proud host of the SA Women’s Open. A quality golf experience in its own right, San Lameer is a must on any golfer’s itinerary. Call 039 313 0111
The Wild Coast Country Club
Part of the Wild Coast Sun Hotel and Casino, the Wild Coast Country Club is on the KZN border in the Easter Cape and alongside the mighty Umtamvuna River. A daunting, but picturesque championship course, every green has its own challenge amid unspoilt coastal vegetation. Still one of the best courses in South Africa, so book in advance. Call 039 305 2799
By Kay Robertson