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About

Holes 18
Type Resort/Semi-Private
Style Links/Woodland
Par 72
Length 6524 meters
Slope N/A
Rating N/A

Zimbali is a new golf resort on the north coast of Durban. This superb course has been designed by Tom Weiskopf specially for use by carts. It features magnificent vistas of the Indian Ocean.

Location: Zimbali is situated on the north coast of Kwazulu Natal, approximately 42 kms north of Durban.

Unique Selling Points:
- Championship Course
- Combination Links, Coastal and Parklands
- Designed by Tom Weiskopf
- Spectacular views

Course Details

Year Built 1998
Fairways Royal Blue Grass
Greens Isle 2000 Grass
Golf Season Year round
Architect Tom Weiskopf (1998)

Rentals/Services

Carts Yes
Clubs Yes
GPS Yes

Practice/Instruction

Driving Range Yes
Golf School Academy Yes
Teaching Pro Yes
Putting Green Yes
Practice Hole Yes

Policies

Metal Spikes Allowed Soft spikes only
Dress code Appropriate golf attire required.

Food & Beverage

Bar, Restaurant, Halfway House

Lodging

Lodging Available

Available Facilities

Conference Facilities, Banquet Facilities, Spa, Showers, Locker Rooms

Available Activities

Swimming, Billiards

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4.0
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Skill Intermediate
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4.0
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Beautiful though challenging, and disappointing greens

Played here 3 times while staying at nearby hotel. Lovely staff and good clubhouse. The course is cut through jungle and although there is some housing it is not obtrusive. Some carries were rather demanding from the longer tees, and our main criticism was that the greens (following a long dry spell) were slow and bumpy. Otherwise the course was in great condition, and the hole design was varied and often spectacular. Monkeys need to be watched or you will lose not only food, but golf balls! On balance, definitely recommended.

Conditions Good
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Good
Amenities Excellent
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Handicap 5-9
Skill Advanced
Plays Once a week
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Zimbali a perfect resort course for vacation golf

Zimbali Country Club doesn't feel like a Weiskopf course. That's not a knock, just an observation. It lacks that signature short par 4 that is a staple of so many of his other designs. Zimbali offers a solid routing through the jungle with plenty of sweeping elevations and nice vistas.
There are three or four drives that feel like blind shots for the newcomer, playing over ridges in the fairway, but the fairways are usually wide enough to accommodate people who pick the wrong line or hit a stray ball. A new tee on the 15th hole should eliminate the blind spot on that drive, which must stop short of a wetland hazard players can't see. The downhill fourth provides a brief glimpse of the Indian Ocean.
If you're gung-ho - or foolish - like me, you can start at Zimbali and finish with a round at the historic Durban Country Club a half hour away. That's an impressive combination.

Conditions Good
Value Excellent
Friendliness Good
Pace Excellent
Amenities Good
Difficulty Somewhat Challenging
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