Zimbali golf course will challenge players of all handicaps in the most delightful surroundings. It is one of the most popular golf resorts on the north coast of KwaZulu Natal, approx 40km north of central Durban and just 10 minutes from the King Shaka International Airport. The course is located on a large residential estate which is also home to two hotels. Zimbali is an ideal base for golfers on a holiday in South Africa, exploring the courses around Durban.
The course was designed by Tom Weiskopf and opened for business in 1998. The layout was designed specially for use by carts as the hilly terrain makes this course impossible to walk. Hire of a golf cart is compulsory but confusingly not included in the green fee by the golf club. It features magnificent vistas of the Indian Ocean and combines links, coastal and forest vegetation. The par 3, 13th hole is the most scenic on the course and is bordered by natural wetlands.
The course features a number of elevated tee boxes that drop down either directly to the green or the fairway below. The back nine has some tighter fairways that wind through the trees making it imperative to get a good straight tee shot into play and avoid the danger. There is quite a lot of water on the course either creating a hazard from the tee boxes or guarding the greens.
The large, airy club house offers a welcome refuge after golf, with a nice bar and patio area. There is an extensive menu, and a nice place to enjoy a cold beer before returning to the hotel.
We recommend staying at one of the Zimbali hotels and using this as a base to play other nearby courses such as Princes Grant and Durban Country Club. You can play Zimbali Golf Club as part of our Zulu Kingdom Safari and Golfing Holiday Itinerary.
For more information about playing at Zimbali and South Africa golfing, contact us here or call +44 208 249 5919 (Uk) or +65 919 412 56 (Asia) to speak to our South Africa Golf Holidays team.
Zimbali Golf Course Information
- Holes: 18
- Par: 72
- Typ:e Combination Links / Coastal/ Forest
- Length Mens Club Tees: 6052m
- Length Ladies Tees: 4858m
- Pro shop
- Driving range
- Practice tee
- Caddies available
- Club hire
- Halfway House
- Restaurant and Bar
- Locker Rooms
- Accommodation on site (5* Hotel)