The Wild Coast Sun Golf Course might seem like a push-over at first glance with less than 6 000 metres in length with six par threes. In reality the Wild Coast Sun is one of South Africa's most testing layouts and renowned American golf course architect, Robert Trent Jones Jnr has created a dramatic golfing experience overlooking the Ocean.
Possibly the greatest challenge at The Wild Coast Sun Golf Course is to conquer the prevailing winds which add an entirely new dimension to the course. Some of South Africa's finest and certainly most dramatic golf holes can be found here. The thirteenth, a par 3 played across a waterfall is generally regarded the best short hole in the country.
And for drama nothing can match the outstanding par 5, twelfth. Here the drive is hit from a high elevated tee to a fairway far below that snakes its way through a valley flanked by a dam and stream on the left with a natural hillock on the right. The more of the river you take on with your drive the easier the approach to the green - an excellent example of a risk and reward par 5. The course may be a daunting challenge for professionals and amateurs alike but its wide fairways and huge greens, attract golfers of all levels.
Carts are compulsory but this does not detract from the competitive challenge. The club has a driving range, practice tee and halfway house as well as a bar with big screen TV. Tennis courts, squash courts and a swimming pool are also available.
Take the N2 going south from Durban. Pass Ramsgate, Southbroom, San Lameer and Port Edward. Cross the Mtamvuma River Bridge and the Wild Coast Sun entrance is on the left. Follow the signs to the clubhouse.
Packages that include this Golf Course
Wild Coast Sun Golf Break
Available: 1 Dec 2016 - 30 Nov 2017
- 2 Nights B&B accommodation at Wild Coast Sun
- Round of golf at Wild Coast per nights' stay
- One meal voucher to the value of R200 per golfer per stay
- One draught beer on tap per round of golf
2 nights, 2 rounds from R3 489 pp
Wild Coast Sun
South Africa, Kwazulu Natal South Coast,
Accommodation Type: Hotel, SA Residents Set between the Mtamvuna and Mzamba rivers, Wild Coast is within easy access of the Kwazulu Natal south coast.