Southbroom Golf Club
to improve its course year on year and boasts one of the most popular
golf courses on the lower South Coast of KwaZulu Natal. As an integral
part of the Southbroom village, the course is a rare South African
layout and if it wasn't for all the palm trees and tropical foliage,
you'd think you were in Britain or Ireland.
Only a stone's throw from the Indian Ocean, Southbroom Golf Club
affords golfers impressive views of pristine beaches and the sea; the
tranquility of playing alongside the lush indigenous vegetation of the
Frederika Nature Reserve; and an opportunity to feel the pride of the
Southbroom village as the course meanders past elegant coastal
residences. Each of the 18-holes has its own unique feature and ability
to test the skill of even the most accomplished golfer.
The Southbroom golf course is not a breeze to play especially when you
experience it on a windy day. Water, in the form of
both dams and river flowing to the sea, quietly but surely come into
play and golfers need a careful game plan to negotiate this charming
Established in 1938, the Southbroom golf course has consistently been
improved and upgraded over the years and always has a neat, manicured
look about it. A recent improvement doubled the size of the green on
the par-5 ninth which now sweeps towards the edge of a large water
hazard that is hidden from view when playing your approach.
The clubhouse commands impressive views of the course and the Indian
Ocean, affording opportunities for frequent whale and dolphin spotting,
and lives up to the early expectations of "popular amenity and social
centre" of the village. With fine accommodation facilities available,
Southbroom is becoming the hub for both foreign and local golf groups
who come to enjoy the ‘Golf Coast’ experience in Kwa Zulu Natal.
The par-3 fourth, just 114 meters, is the
most famous of the two seaside holes. On a calm day it's a wedge, but
it's a tiger when the wind is blowing into you.
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