Par: 70 Length: 5 329 metres Course designer: Robert Trent Jones II Date course opened: 1983 Course type: 18-hole coastal layout
Fairways – Cynodin and Kikuyu
Tees – Cynodin
Greens – Country Club
A Tee shot just to the right of the fairway bunker will leave you a medium iron shot to a large green guarded by water on the right and bunkers on the left. Correct placement off the tee is key as the target becomes narrower the further right you stray
A Tee shot favouring the left half of the fairway will leave you a short pitch to the green. Avoid the fairway bunker as best you can as the green is long and narrow, and slopes back towards two steep bunkers.
A lengthy coastal par-five which requires two well-hit shots to reach the putting surface. A small stream flanks the right-side of the fairway and can come into play off the tee for the longer hitters. The green is two-tiered making your approach shot all the more important.
Only a short iron required to a green very susceptible to spin. A large bunker guards the right edge and drops away even more towards the bushes so be careful of the crosswinds.
The second most difficult hole on the course. An accurate tee shot is required to a fairway over a blind rise. Favouring the left half of the fairway with your tee shot will leave you a medium iron to an L-shaped green flanked on both sides by bunkers.
A medium iron down to a well-guarded green, bunkers left and right with a water hazard also on the left. Finding the green is pivotal as it is on a plateau and anything left, right, or long will find its way towards bush.
A long coastal par-five which won’t easily be found in two, even for the longer hitters. Bunkers guard the left edge of the fairway and are in range off the tee. The green is also surrounded by bunkers making it a difficult prospect for par if your approach shot doesn’t find the surface.
The large dam to the right of the green provides a daunting challenge especially when the winds pick up. Commit to your target, and a birdie is more than likely your reward.
The fairway doglegs to the left and runs uphill all the way to the green. There are two fairway bunkers on the left-hand side at the dogleg. The best way to tackle this hole is to play well right of the bunkers leaving a straightforward approach to the green, which is fairly large with bunkers on the left, right and at the back. This is one of the easier greens on the course.
A relatively easy hole where a good tee shot to a wide fairway will leave you a short iron to an elevated green. The only hazards on the hole are a couple of fairway bunkers which will feature for the shorter hitters while two bunkers guard the front and right-side of the green.
The wind is very influential on this hole and changes the dynamic completely depending on its direction. A medium iron is normally required to a clover leaf shaped green guarded by bunkers left and right.
This hole provides stunning views of the course from the tee box. A good drive is required to a fairway well below which is flanked by water up the left and bunkers right. The green is elevated and difficult to find in two unless you are in the middle of the fairway.
One of the most picturesque holes in South Africa. Four different tee boxes each provide challenges of their own as you hit your shot over a gorge with a waterfall to a wide green with a bunker guarding the back. Choice of club ranges from fairway wood to short iron depending on the direction of the wind.
Placement off the tee is crucial on this stroke one as anything to long will find water while anything right leads to thick bush where the odd snake can be found. A long-iron second shot is then required to a green guarded by a bunker on the left and thick rough on the right.
The fairway is wide on this hole so you can open your shoulders a bit off the tee. A really big drive which finds the down slope on the fairway could in fact come quite close to the green. Otherwise, a short iron to an open green will set you up with an easy birdie chance.
This hole requires good course management as water comes into play both left and right leading the whole way up to the green. Attempting this green in two is extremely risky but those who succeed will most certainly walk off with a four.
Crosswinds play a big part in this par-three. Once again an accurate tee shot over a gorge is needed to a green well-guarded by thick bush and bunkers. Anything long is a safer bet but will leave you with a tricky up-and-down.
The longest of hitters can have a dip at this green, but will need to hit a high draw over the clubhouse on the hill. Otherwise, a straight tee shot to the guarded fairway will leave a short approach to a heavily-guarded green.
Wild Coast Sun Country Club
The Wild Coast Sun Country Club caters to the most competitive and rugged of tastes to match its golf course. From bird watching to a lazy walk on the beach, there is something to suit everyone at the Wild Coast Sun Resort and Casino.
Wild Coast Sun facilities include:
Driving Range (use own golf balls)
With its championship golf course and close proximity to Durban, the Wild Coast Sun is the ideal location for golfing holidays in the Eastern Cape.
Golfing At Wild Coast Sun Country Club
Home to a challenging 18-hole championship golf course that stretches along the expansive Wild Coast in the Eastern Cape, the Wild Coast Sun Country Club forms part of the South African PGA circuit. With its par-70 card rating, the course boasts magnificent ocean views and magnificently curated fairways and greens.
Opened in 1983, many golfers insist that this coastal course is one of the most beautiful golfing ranges in South Africa. However, the course offers more than just pretty fairways and well-kept greens. The course’s architect, Robert Trent Jones Jnr, made every effort to utilise the natural topography and geography of the region to its fullest. The result? A one-of-a-kind course that blends in with its natural surrounds.
The Wild Coast Sun Golf Course
Famed for being one of the top golf courses in South Africa, the Wild Coast Sun golf course extends over rugged terrain along the Indian Ocean. Creating a dramatic golfing experience, this breathtaking golf course in Port Edward is played over hills, ravines, rivers, dams and waterfalls making it a challenge for professionals and amateurs alike.
Right from the opening hole, which sweeps down towards a lagoon, to the 18th with the Indian Ocean as its backdrop, the par-70 golf course makes golfing at Wild Coast Sun an unforgettable experience.
From R280 per day per visitor.
Golf cart hire is compulsory
Dress code: standard dress code applies; please wear soft spikes only
Golf clubs are available for hire
A driving range is available to practice but players must bring their own golf balls
Course designer: Robert Trent Jones II
Date course opened: 1983
Course type: 18-hole coastal layout
Grass type: fairways are Cynodon and Kikuyu and tees are Cynodon
Wild Coast Sun Country Club
Overlooking the 18th green, the Wild Coast Sun Country Club is ideal for an after-golf wind-down. The club caters for golfing and non-golfing patrons and serves a selection of snacks, drinks and light meals.
Wild Coast Sun Country Club facilities
Golf club hire
Driving range (players must bring their own golf balls)