Built in the grounds of an old colonial home that was once the home of a dairy farming magnate, Selborne is now one of the most picturesque golf courses in South Africa. The bird-life, lush vegetation and abundance of water which features on 15 of the 18 holes, make for a tranquil setting. The course is set in the grounds of the 4* Selborne Hotel & Spa making it an ideal base for South Africa golf holidays starting in Durban.
This beautifully manicured and maintained 18-hole, par 72 golf course provides a challenge for the more proficient golfer whilst also offering the social player an enjoyable round. With its natural forests and trails, Selborne is one of South Africa’s most scenic courses. There are a number of small antelope that reside on the course along with mongoose and an amazing array of bird life. A late afternoon round with lengthening shadows is a wonderful time to play when the animals venture out to enjoy the cooler temperatures.
The terrain is hilly and winds through natural coastal bush and forest. The sloping gradient rewards the well-placed shot and challenges the professional and amateur alike with uphill and downhill shots. Course management is critical on some of the holes, so if you have invested in a caddie, their advice will prove invaluable for the first time player. Fairways are guarded by trees, thick bush and irregular rough that compel you to drive straight, but once you get on the dance floor, the large greens are straight and true! There is plenty of water on the course, with some tricky decisions about laying up or trying to find a few extra metres.
The course is featured in our Zulu Kingdom Golfing Holiday Itinerary.
Caddies are available for hire at Selborne, and they offer invaluable insights into playing the course to its best. It is a nice easy course to walk – if someone else is carrying your golf bag!
It is possible to stay at the Selborne Hotel which has good size rooms, a restaurant, pool, spa treatments and a beach club with shuttle bus.
For more information about playing at Selborne and South Africa golfing Holidays, contact us here or call +44 208 249 5919 to speak to our South Africa Golf Holidays team.
Selborne Golf Course Information
- Holes: 18
- Par: 71
- Type: Parklands golf course
- Length Mens Tees: 5952m
- Length Ladies Tees: 4749m
- Pro shop
- Driving range
- Club hire
- Pull trolleys
- Caddies available
- Accommodation on site (4* Hotel)