The San Lameer golf course is situated on the Durban South Coast and is
currently rated in the top 30 South African golf courses. Opened in
1922 the course is set on the largely unspoiled South Coast of
Fashioned out of the dense coastal bush and set in a
nature conservation area with its rich bird life, San Lameer is a
nature lovers paradise. Designed by Peter Malkovich and Dale Hayes, the
course features lots of water and magnificent views.
This estate course is extremely conscious of protecting the environment
and was designed to avoid areas of sensitive vegetation and to utilise
This course is a nature loverís dream with over 195
species of bird, groups of Impala, reedbuck and bushbuck sightings
recorded being recorded.
The fairways are narrow where many different challenges present
themselves; right - to - left doglegs, large bunkers, thick rough and
lots of water hazards (take plenty of golf balls with you)! The greens are fast
yet smooth. To enjoy this course you will have to play conservative
golf, straight down the middle, and stay out of trouble.
There is certainly an interesting blend of holes on this tight
economical layout, all memorable and all capable of frustrating the
player who throws caution to the wind. Besides the impenetrable bush,
there is an abundance of water on the course, but conservative playing
routes are always available.
It has often been said locally that no finer collection of par
threeís exists anywhere, and the 4th hole
, interestingly, is almost a
carbon copy of Augusta Nationalís famous 12th.
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