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What you need to know
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EEven if you feel you are unable to afford to play at South Africa’s top golf establishments such as Sun City, Fancourt and Zimbali, there are numerous more affordable courses to try out around the country. You don’t have to be a member to play at most country clubs and you’ll likely find the green fees at these establishments very reasonable by general international standards. 

Most establishments offer the option of only paying for nine holes if you don’t wish to play 18. If you don’t want to bring your clubs to South Africa, you will be able to hire a set at most courses. Multiple driving ranges are available in all of South Africa’s major cities and mini-golf establishments in Johannesburg, Cape Town and Durban are easily accessible and inexpensive. 

While Gauteng is generally considered expensive by South African standards, you can still play 9 holes of golf for about R150 and hire a cart for R190. The Huddle Park Golf Club, near OR Tambo International Airport, offers this sort of rate and has 3 different courses to choose from. Visitors are always welcome here. If you are staying in Pretoria, you’ll get good value by visiting Akasia Country Club. 

The Metropolitan Golf Club, situated next to the Cape Town Stadium, offers 18 holes in a combination of urban and natural surroundings, at R430. You can also hire clubs here. If you’re travelling along the Garden Route, Plettenberg Bay Country Club is one of the more affordable courses. 

If you can’t afford the Durban Country Club, then consider the Kloof Country Club for a much cheaper round. Bosch Hoek Country Club, a 90-minute drive from Durban, is a 9-hole course with very forgiving fairways so you're likely to save money on balls as well as green fees if you’re a hacker. 

Did You Know?

TTravel tips & planning info 


Who to contact 


Huddle Park Golf Club 
Tel: +27 (0)11 640 4456 

Metropolitan Golf Club 
Tel: +27 (0)21 430 6011  

Kloof Country Club 
Tel: +27 (0)31 764 0555 

Plettenberg Bay Country Club 
Tel: +27 (0)44 533 2132 

Akasia Country Club 
Tel: +27 (0)12 542 1309 



What it will cost 


Driving ranges generally charge around R30 for a bucket of 50 balls. A round of 9 holes at a standard country club starts from around R350 and 18 holes, R750. 


Best time to visit 


Some establishments offer specials or cheaper rates during the week. 


What to pack 


You may find it cheaper to rent clubs in South Africa than to take your own set with you. 


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