East London Golf Course


Course Description:

East London Golf Club is one of the oldest golf clubs in South Africa, founded in 1893. Over the past 125 years the position of the course has changed three times. The common feature of all three courses was great views over the sea.The current layout is a coastal gem, which encompasses hills, dunes and indigenous bush. Constructed in the 1920s, the builders were forced to caress the land, rather than move thousands of tons of earth, which was fortunate for East London Golf Club. Today its relatively undisturbed terrain is its most pleasing feature.

The course has a combination of both links and parkland features and is home to several species of buck and birdlife.Views from the 12th green overlook the nearby harbour, seaside hotels and city.  Course designer Col SV Hotchin’s original drawings are still on display in the clubhouse.

East London Golf Course – Info and Other Data:

Carts compulsory:
Pull Carts:
Only 2 available for hire
Caddy’s Compulsory:
Member days:
We allow non-members to play on Wednesday mornings and Saturday afternoons during competition
Type of Course:
Combination of Links and Parklands
Walk able:
Course rating:
Course Designer:
Col SV Hotchin’s
How old is the golf course:
127 years
Difficulty of course:
Average depending on strength of wind
Signature hole (s):
Awards / Accolades
Top 10 SA course/ hosted many provincial tournaments as well as 8 Africa Open events (European Tour).
Celebrity Visits:
Louis Oosthuizen, Charl Schwatzel, Darren Fichardt, Retief Goosen and Ernie Els
Dress Code:
Golfing Attire
Handicap policy:
None for social golf
Warm up / Practice facilities:
Putting Green, Chipping area dn Driving Range on a separate property

Course Layout: