Princes Grant Golf Club is located 45 minutes drive north from Durban, and is well worth making the journey out. Large greens, undulating fairways and views to inspire. Each hole at Prince’s Grant is unique and provides golfers with a most rewarding and challenging experience. The course has constantly been ranked as one of the top courses in South Africa. We recommend Princes Grant for anyone considering South Africa golf holidays based in Durban and it is easy to reach from hotels such as The Oyster Box in Umhlanga Rocks.
The course is located on the coast, nestled between sugar cane plantations and away from the traffic of the city. The first hole looks fairly uninspiring with a wide open fairway dropping down to a standard looking first green. From there on in things change! The Peter Matkovitch designed course is partly links in style and partly parkland. He has made good use of the terrain with challenging holes that cross valleys and wind through the contours of the course.
There is lots of water on the course with some tricky par 3s. There are great views throughout the course and a stunning hole that runs parallel to the ocean with an elevated tee dropping down into the valley.
A golf cart is recommended, but also at least one caddy per four ball who can show the optimum line as well as keep an eye on any wayward balls.
A stiff off shore breeze can add to the challenge especially on the par 3’s, a couple of which are played into the prevailing wind, making it hard to keep the ball on the green.
This course is a hidden gem, and a personal favourite. You can play Princes Grant as part of our Zulu Kingdom Safari & Golf Holiday Itinerary.
For more information about playing at Princes Grant and South Africa golfing Holidays, contact us here or call +44 208 249 5919 to speak to our South Africa Golf Holidays team.
ReviewsJan 2020 - Princes Grant is undergoing some work to rejuvenate the Back 9. At the moment, those holes are closed and will only reopen on July 2020. The course is still open and set up so that the front 9 is played twice.
Exactly as you said, we were rather disappointed by the first hole but from then on, the course was amazing. We would have liked to have played it again.
Mr & Mrs T. UK
Princes Grant Golf Course Information
- Holes 18
- Par 72
- Mens Length: 6360 yds
- Ladies Length: 5376 yds
- Putting Green
- Clubs for Hire
- Pro Shop
- Golf Carts
- Halfway House
- Locker Rooms
- Accommodation on site (Golf Lodge)