April 13, 2024

Tee off 2024 with the right balance of work and play

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Golf remains one of the world’s most popular sports, and a key strategy for business networking and engagement. The KwaZulu-Natal South Coast, known colloquially as ‘The Golf Coast’, is home to 11 different courses with a backdrop of ocean views, coastal forests and sunny skies.

This quality MICE (meetings, incentives, conferences and exhibitions) destination, with top accommodation, conferencing and team-building facilities, is the perfect spot to close the deal on the greens!

“Golf continues to provide businesses of all sizes with an ideal space to combine recreation with valuable networking opportunities,” says Deborah Ludick, manager of Finance & CS of the South Coast Tourism & Investment Enterprise. “On the KZN South Coast, we not only have a wide variety of courses to suit every budget and handicap, but we also have the necessary accommodation offerings, conference facilities, restaurants and outdoor adventure that make this the perfect breakaway from the mundane office space. This year, we’re encouraging businesses to consider the KZN South Coast for corporate retreats, golf days and conferencing events.”

The selection of golf courses on the KZN South Coast provides a wide variety of 9- and 18-hole courses, ranging from links to championship courses. Arguably one of the most renowned courses in the region is Wild Coast Sun Country Club, which is consistently rated as a top 10 course in South Africa and forms part of the South African PGA circuit with a par 70 card rating. However, this is just one of many exceptional courses from the coastline inland to the farming village of Harding.

The KZN South Coast’s golf courses

  1. Umkomaas Golf Club (Umkomaas)
  2. Scottburgh Golf Club (Scottburgh)
  3. Selborne Park Golf Estate (Pennington)
  4. Umdoni Park Golf Club (Umdoni)
  5. Port Shepstone Country Club (Port Shepstone)
  6. Harding Country Club (Harding)
  7. Margate Country Club (Margate)
  8. Southbroom Golf Club (Sothbroom)
  9. San Lameer Golf Course (San Lameer Estate – Marina Beach)
  10. Port Edward Country Club (Port Edward)
  11. Wild Coast Sun Country Club (Wild Coast Sun)

The ultimate business breakaway

Alongside the 11 golf courses, the KZN South Coast is home to the highest number of Blue Flag beaches in the province, three marine protected areas, two world-class dive sites, two gorges, waterfalls and nature reserves. These set the backdrop for the ultimate team-building adventures.

Some examples include: scuba diving and snorkelling, gorge swinging and ziplining, paintball contests, and KwaXolo Caves Adventures.

There are also several hinterland excursions such as the Umzumbe River Trail, Beach-to-Beach Hike, Weza Trail, the Mission Tourism Route extending into the rural communities, and the Wellness Way Route for mental and physical well-being.

The KZN South Coast is the ultimate breakaway adventure where ‘tees and seas’ apply!

Image credit: drobotdean/Freepik

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