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Zimbali Country Club

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About

Holes 18
Type Resort/Semi-Private
Style Links/Parkland
Par 72
Length 6524 meters
Slope 0
Rating 0.0

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

Tee Par Length Rating Slope
Championship 72 6524 meters
Club 72 6052 meters
Forward 72 5569 meters
Ladies 72 4858 meters
Scorecard for Zimbali Country Club
Metrics:
Hole 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 Out 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 In Total
Yellow M: 72.0/136 429 360 523 466 209 507 414 405 240 3553 404 209 580 412 174 434 405 482 483 3583 7136
White M: 70.0/130 396 332 500 435 183 488 366 382 211 3293 382 183 547 393 148 389 376 455 454 3327 6620
Red W: 71.0/139 317 274 410 359 149 422 325 317 142 2715 314 125 448 313 100 324 257 384 370 2635 5350
Handicap 6 16 18 2 12 10 4 14 8 7 13 11 5 15 1 9 17 3
Par 4 4 5 4 3 5 4 4 3 36 4 3 5 4 3 4 4 5 4 36 72

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 - R400
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.

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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
I Recommend This Course
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Good weather
Used cart

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
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Stay & Play Offers

$382 Starting price
Valid dates: Mar 21, 2019 - Dec 31, 2019
This Stay and Play Package is good for 36 Holes and One Night Stay at the Embassy Suites. Host site of the 2012 & 2018 PGA Professional Championship. Ranked in the Top 50 courses to play by Matt Ginella.
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