Durban Country Club Golf Course is shrouded in deep history and rich traditions. While being ranked in the top 5 golf courses in the country, it also retains the honour of being ranked in the top 100 in the world. It is the only world-ranked course in South Africa. The experience of the course is a challenging one that offers unique surroundings. The contrast between the sand dunes and green vegetation is something quite unusual. The view of the Indian Ocean glistening in the background is phenomenal.
Prevalent undulations in the greens, exacerbated by the sand dunes on which the course is laid, cause difficulty at times, for both the professional golfer and amateurs alike. The course is one that requires thought to complete it successfully. The narrow nature of the holes at the beginning of the course means that the use of the driver is only required later on in the round. The golf course which lies overlooking the Indian Ocean, as well as the Blue Lagoon Estuary, has been the scene of many a tournament. It has hosted the South African Open on 17 occasions, and the Volvo Championship in both 2013 and 2014.
A Hole for the History Books
Hole number 3 is classed as a par 5. With a length of 468m, this hole is ranked as the third best in the golfing world. A bush-lined, narrow fairway, which incorporates a bunker on the left, makes for some exciting play time. The tee box for the third is the highest point on the course and is often subjected to the elements, gusty winds create an unsuspecting challenge. The left side of the green is engulfed in trees, which will serve up punishment for long shots. A course worth every inch of the time spent on it, all the tense moments and excitement culminate in a round of golf that provides the experience of a lifetime.