9thB

The golf course layout has been masterfully planned by the DDV Design Group. This includes 9 holes and 18 tee variations. The course was opened on the 7 March 2013 and the facilities include a clubhouse, pro shop, driving range and academy. The course adheres to USGA standards and has received rave reviews since its launch. It is one of the top golf courses in KZN and has been named as one of the top 9-hole courses in South Africa by Golf Digest.

Course Fact Sheet

  • 9 hole GRASSLAND LINKS styled golf course played from alternate tees to make up the full 18 holes
  • 72 tee boxes
  • Tees are planted with a mix of Rye, Tall Fescue and Kentucky Blue grasses
  • Course setup ranges from 6821m to 5527m
  • Greens constructed to a modified USGA specification
  • Green sizes range from 400-650m²
  • Putting surface is a bent grass, known as Mackenzie creeping bentgrass
  • There are 50 bunkers on the course amounting to 9026m²
  • A total of 1264 tons of silica in the course’s bunkers.
  • A total of 13,6 hectares of manicured kikuyu fairways
  • 6 of the 9 holes have water in play
  • Holes 3 and 5, play both as par 4’s and par 5’s
  • The longest hole is the par 5 ninth, playing 568m long
  • The shortest hole is the par 3 fifteenth, playing 109m
  • The continuous concrete cart path/jogging path measures at 66 25m
  • The driving range has 11 target greens
  • The target greens are surfaced with A1/A4 bent grass
  • The practice tee, at 2100m², is planted with Rye, Tall Fescue and Kentucky Blue grasses
  • The chipping green is 1049m², surfaced with Mackenzie bentgrass
  • The putting green is 797m², also surfaced with Mackenzie bentgrass
  • Prevailing wind is a north westerly wind direction, with speeds up to 70KPH
  • Water usage on the course is 425m³ per day on average, supplied from a fully automated irrigation system