Everything You Need to Know Before Playing Zimbali’s Golf Course

Imagine lush fairways hugging the Indian Ocean, emerald greens kissed by the sun, and the rhythmic crash of waves cheering your every shot. This, my friends, is the enchanting reality of playing Zimbali’s golf course. 

More than just a championship-level layout, Zimbali is a golfer’s paradise, where breathtaking beauty meets exhilarating challenges, and memories are forged on every swing.

Conquering the Challenge: Course Layout & Difficulty

golf cart at The Capital Zimbali golf course

Zimbali’s 18-hole, par-72 masterpiece, designed by renowned architect Tom Weiskopf, winds through rolling hills and indigenous coastal forests, offering stunning ocean vistas at every turn. 

Its 7 000+ yards present a test for golfers of all levels, with strategic bunkering, water features, and undulating greens demanding precision and finesse. Both the serious and the amateur golfer will enjoy the exciting challenges this course offers.

Where Ocean Meets Green: Breathtaking Views & Amenities

Beach in Zimbali Durban

Beyond the challenge, Zimbali’s allure lies in its unparalleled setting. The course seamlessly integrates with the natural beauty of the surrounding landscape, offering panoramic ocean views, lush greenery, and the occasional sighting of exotic wildlife. 

The contemporary Indonesian-African clubhouse serves as a haven of relaxation after your round, boasting a world-class pro shop, delectable dining options, and a bar with breathtaking ocean vistas.

Mastering the Game: Tips for Every Skill Level

Whether you’re a seasoned golfer chasing birdies or a novice teeing off for the first time, Zimbali has something for you. Here are some tips to maximise your experience:

  1. Book Early: This popular course fills up fast, so secure your tee time in advance.
  1. Choose Your Weapon: Consider your skill level and select the appropriate tee boxes.
  1. Embrace the Elements: Be prepared for the ever-changing South African weather with layers and sunscreen.
  1. Hydrate & Refuel: Stay energised with water and snacks throughout your round.
  1. Rent a Cart: The hilly terrain can be demanding, so consider a golf cart for a more comfortable experience.
  1. Respect the Course & Wildlife: Be mindful of the delicate ecosystem and enjoy responsible wildlife viewing.

Beyond the Green: Additional Activities & Experiences

The Capital Zimbali waterpark

Golfing is just the tip of the iceberg at Zimbali. The resort offers a plethora of activities for the whole family, from swimming in sparkling pools and exploring nature trails to indulging in spa treatments and savouring delicious cuisine from a range of world-class restaurants.

Wrapping Up: A Memorable Round Awaits

Playing Zimbali is more than just a round of golf; it’s an unforgettable experience etched in your memory. From the breathtaking scenery and exhilarating challenges to the warm hospitality and endless leisure options, Zimbali promises a golf vacation unlike any other. 

So, pack your clubs, tune your swing, and prepare to be captivated by the magic of this golfing paradise.

Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)

What are the green fees?

The Capitals Zimbali offers a variety of rooms and suites to suit every need, from luxurious ocean-view options to spacious family-friendly apartments.

What’s the best time of year to play at Zimbali?

The weather in Zimbali is pleasant year-round, with average temperatures ranging from 18°C (64°F) to 28°C (82°F). However, the peak golfing season is between April and October, when the skies are clear and the humidity is low. This is also the whale watching season, so you might be lucky enough to spot these majestic creatures during your round.

What are the transportation options to and from the course?

If you’re staying at The Capital Zimbali Resort, you can easily access the course on foot or by using the resort’s complimentary shuttle service. If you’re coming from outside the resort, you can arrange for a taxi or rent a car.

Is there anything else to do at the resort besides golf?

Absolutely! Zimbali offers a variety of activities for everyone, including swimming in the resort’s pools or the ocean, exploring nature trails, playing tennis, indulging in spa treatments, and enjoying a variety of restaurants and bars.

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