Mount Edgecombe Golf Courses
Mount Edgecombe Country Club has two magnificent championship golf courses uniquely designed offering the competitive golfer a true test of golf and the social golfer an enjoyable round. All bookings are made through the Golf Department. The Mount Edgecombe Driving Range offers world class facilities for both practicing and tuition.
The Mount Edgecombe’s:
Course One, formerly the Hullets Country Club, was redesigned by Hugh Baiocchi and incorporates a residential estate in an ecologically maintained environment. This is one of the few courses in South Africa designed to USGA specifications.
Designer: Sid Brews (1935), Hugh Baiocchi (1992)
Distance: Champ 6 243m, Club 5 977m, Par 72
Character: Parkland layout with many exotic trees, formerly known as Huletts CC, until converted to a residential estate in the early 90s. Begins with four shortish holes, then builds in strength right to the finish.
Signature hole: There are three special holes that constitute the course's "Amen Corner" from the 14th to 16th, where water hazards come into play. The first one is a par 5 with water guarding the green, followed by a par 3 across water, and a par 4 where a dam must be carried to reach the fairway.
In 1924, development on the Natal Estates Sports Club began. An 18 hole course was developed along with additional facilities for the Natal Estates Limited staff. In 1946, a more substantial clubhouse was opened and membership extended to 'town' members. This was to mark a historical and trying period ranging from flood damage to a fire that reduced the magnificent clubhouse to a mass of rubble. From this heartbreaking ruin arose the highly acclaimed Mount Edgecombe Country Club.
In 1988, the magnificent clubhouse was rebuilt and second 18 hole course developed by Moreland Developments.
Over the years, the Club has hosted Mount Edgecombe Trophy – a PGA event, the SA Amature Championship, another landmark in the history and development of one of South Africa’s most popular, picturesque and testing golf courses.
Plans for the second course began in 1994. Daysen, De Villiers and Van Der Merwe were commissioned to design the championship course directly south of the existing course on Estate 1. The topographical features, undulating hills with isolated indigenous bush, a stream running from East to West, the Pani Dam and two sensitive wetlands were taken into account when the development began.
The design philosophy adopted by the golf course architects was a course that is challenging, but fair – where a serious golfer could test his skills but an occasional golfer could enjoy the game.
Mount Edgecombe is now the only visually pleasing ambiance reminiscent of yesteryear. Estate residents are automatically members of the prestigious Mount Edgecombe Country Club and are encouraged to make full use it it’s facilities. In addition to the two 18 hole golf courses, these include tennis and squash courts, bowling greens, swimming pools and a 7km golf cart path, which is also used for jogging, walking and cycling.
In addition to the main clubhouse, a second clubhouse has been built overlooking the Pani Dam, where members relax and enjoy the sweeping velvet green vistas of the golf course. Environmental aspects have also been created for the wide range of bird species found on the Estate. Great care has been taken to preserve the existing wetlands, marshlands and grasslands.
A complete lifestyle is convenient, comfortable sat, secure and stress free...this is what you will experience at Mount Edgecombe Country Club Estates. One of Kwa Zulu Natal’s best kept secrets!