Zimbali Country Club

4.0000000000 4.0 stars from 5 (2)
  • Holes: 18
  • Par: 72
  • Length: 6524 meters
  • Layout


Carts: Yes - R160
Clubs: Yes - R300
GPS: Yes


Driving range: Yes
Putting green: Yes
Practice hole: Yes
Teaching pro: Yes
Golf school / academy: Yes


Walking allowed: No
Metal spikes allowed: No
Dress code: Appropriate golf attire required.

Tees | Layout | Full Scorecard

Tee Par Length Rating Slope
Championship 72 6524 meters N/A N/A
Club 72 6052 meters N/A N/A
Forward 72 5569 meters N/A N/A
Ladies 72 4858 meters N/A 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

Rating Snapshot

GA Rating Index 4.0 stars from 5
Off-Course Amenities: 4.8 stars from 5
Value: 5.0 stars from 5
Pace of Play: 4.2 stars from 5
Staff Friendliness: 4.8 stars from 5
Course Layout: 5.0 stars from 5
Course Conditions: 4.0 stars from 5
Rating Breakdown 2 Reviews
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recommend this course

2 out of 2 reviews



Overall Rating
Type of Golfer

"Beautiful though challenging, and disappointing greens"

rtcorke99's avatar
Age:  65+
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a week

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 11/05/2017
First time playing

Reviewed on

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.

Pace of Play: Good

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Excellent

I recommend this course

"Zimbali a perfect resort course for vacation golf"

JasonDeeganGA's avatar
Golf Advisor
Age:  35-44
Gender:  Male
Skill:  Advanced
Plays:  Once a week
Handicap:  5-9

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 12/10/2015
First time playing Paired up at course Used cart Played 18 holes Good weather

Reviewed on

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.<br/> 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.<br/> 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.

Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Good

Value for the Money: Excellent

Quality of food & beverage: Good

Off-Course Amenities: Good

Course Difficulty:  Somewhat Challenging

I recommend this course

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