The Golf Course

Acclaimed as the ‘Augusta’ of South Africa, Selborne Park Golf Course is situated on the South Coast of beautiful KwaZulu-Natal.
The recently revamped 18-hole, Par 72 course has water features at most holes and stunning sea views from 11 of the 18 holes. Designed by Denis Barker, the man who established Selborne, the golf course is renowned as a great test of golf and regularly hosts Sunshine Tour events.
A world-class driving range adjoins the property, alongside Africa’s biggest putting green with our resident Pro always on hand.

Although difficult to single out a signature hole, the par 5 third challenges you to really climb into your drive with trouble on the left, but some forgiveness right. Described by Dale Hayes as “A hole not for the faint-hearted”, the second has been likened to hitting into a funnel with natural bush on the right and “out of bounds” on the left.

For the low handicapper who hits a very long ball, taking on the green is full of reward but the risk left and back of the green looms in the form of a stunning natural water feature.

Set amidst an eco-estate, golfers are sure to spot some of the resident wildlife that graze around the course’s manicured fairways, costal forest and lush, natural bush.
The subtropical climate provides a fantastic all-year-round golf experience, and our luxury villas offer visitors an unforgettable seaside holiday experience. The estate’s private beach club offers resident visitors a tranquil and private facility with unlimited beach access away from the hubbub of the public facility.


hole one

Par 5

402m | Stroke 13

A dogleg par 5 needing some thought! A 5 wood off the tee should make your second easier and put you in a safe position for a simple approach. Watch out for the bunker protecting the front right half of the green.

hole two

Par 4

265m | Stroke 17

A short par 4 with water on the left and to the right to catch wayward shots. Play towards the right taking note of the bunkers in front of the green.

hole three

Par 5

479m | Stroke 7

A great par 5! The 2nd shot requires laying up short of the water, making the 3rd a short approach to the green.

hole four

Par 3

135m | Stroke 9

A lovely par 3 to an elevated two-tier green. Pin placement here requires a very accurate shot to get the ball close to the flag.

hole five

Par 4

346m | Stroke 5

A superb par 4 played from an elevated tee down to a valley fairway. Wind conditions will determine your club selection off the tee.

hole six

Par 3

156m | Stroke 11

Play this lovely par 3 from alternate tees. Beware the water that protects the front of the green. Club selection from the tee is essential.

hole seven

Par 4

343m | Stroke 3

An interesting par 4, which doglegs to the right. The tee shot is played to a plateau fairway with most of the trouble on the right side. Keep left to enable a clear shot to an elevated green.

hole eight

Par 4

270m | Stroke 15

A short par 4 with a tee shot played over a lake to a fairly wide fairway. Keep right to avoid the tree on the front left of the green. Accuracy is essential, consider an iron off the tee.

hole nine

Par 4

387m | Stroke 1

The longest par 4 on the course requiring two very good shots to reach the green in two. Large trees and an uphill climb to the green justifies its stroke index.

hole ten

Par 5

479m | Stroke 10

This is the longest par 5 on the course, played from an elevated tee to an uphill fairway. The green is well guarded by two bunkers on the left and one deep-faced bunker front right.

hole eleven

Par 3

126m | Stroke 18

A short par 3 requiring a short iron but be careful not to go off the line left or right! Club selections is a big factor.

hole twelve

Par 5

485m | Stroke 6

A pleasing par 5 that needs some good course management. Play a safe second shot with an iron into a fairly wide part of the fairway. The green is well guarded - no bunkers needed around the green here!

hole thirteen

Par 4

400m | Stroke 2

This par 4 requires a very accurate tee shot. The green is well guarded by bunkers left and right leaving a narrow entrance to negotiate.

hole fourteen

Par 4

302m | Stroke 12

A short par 4 but dangerous if you get greedy. Watch out for the water as well as the avenue of trees all the way to the green. A bunker protects the left of the green.

hole fifteen

Par 3

148m | Stroke 14

A fine par 3. One has to negotiate water all the way from tee to green. With bunkers on the left and right of the green, club selection is of utmost importance.

hole sixteen

Par 4

359m | Stroke 4

An interesting par 4, which doglegs to the right after the tee shot. A fairway bunker guards the left side and a menacing tree protects the right. Watch out for the water and bunkers covering the left and right of the green.

hole seventeen

Par 4

332m | Stroke 8

A par 4 played over water in front of the tee, would be no problem as the carry is +/- 50m. Favour the right side of the fairway.

hole eighteen

Par 4

267m | Stroke 16

The shortest par 4 on the course, tricky because of the lake, which cuts into the right side of the fairway. Play short of the water or over the lake. The green is surrounded by bunkers!