continues to improve its course, year
on year, and has climbed the Golf Digest rankings in
South Africa to 58th in the Top 100 Courses and 28th in
Established in 1934 and now measuring
5564 metres, Southbroom Golf Club is considered one of
South Africa's finest and most popular holiday resort
courses. Over the years, the challenge and natural
beauty of the course has been systematically enhanced by
the introduction of more indigenous flora, dams, water
features and delightful stone bridges.
The course has recently undergone
further significant changes and new water hazards,
bunkers and narrower fairways now make it a 'must play'
course. Eighteen exciting holes, each able to boast its
own special feature, wind their way through some of the
coast's finest real estate and indigenous vegetation,
flanked by the Indian Ocean.
The par 3 fourth must be the most
famous hole on the Golf Coast and is undoubtedly the
hallmark of this beautiful golf course. At just 112
metres, it has spectacular sea views and you can hear
the waves crash over the rocks below the tee box.
Depending on the direction and strength of the wind, you
may be playing a gentle wedge into the green or hitting
a full-blooded four iron.
The series of dams which come into
play on all but eight holes are a refuge for an ever
increasing bird population and whales and dolphins can
frequently be seen frolicking in the ocean from the
fourth and fifth holes.
The clubhouse has great views of the
sea and is an ideal spot to relax after an exciting
game. The vibrant pro shop is run by resident PGA
professional Derek James and his wife Sheena. Voted
Teaching Pro of the Year (2008), Derek offers coaching for all levels of golfers.
With the fine accommodation
facilities available, Southbroom is the hub for both
foreign and local golf groups who come to enjoy the Golf