Mount Edgecomb Country Club


Course Description:

Mount Edgecombe Country Club is neatly tucked away in the rolling hills of KwaZulu-Natal North Coast. Plus, inland of Umhlanga Rocks, it boasts two unique championship courses, designed around the natural lie and habitat of the land. Being ideally located for users both local and afar, Mount Edgecombe Country Club Estates has been acclaimed for many years as one of the premier golfing Estates in Southern Africa; thus giving you an overwhelming sense of tranquillity, safety and enchantment.

Mount Edgecombe Country Club has two 18-hole championship courses, and the older Course One was upgraded about 20 years ago when the Mount Edgecombe residential estate was initially developed. Originally known as the Huletts Country Club, and created by Sid Brews in 1936, the course was upgraded and modernised in 1992 by Hugh Baiocchi, and is one of the few courses in the country to meet the USGA specifications.

Mount Edgecombe Course One (now “The Woods”) is a parkland layout, and this extremely attractive golf course has hosted numerous amateur as well as professional tournaments and will, therefore, test any level of golfer. With four sets of tees, the course is playable by golfers of any handicap.

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. Course 2 (now “The Lakes”) was opened at the end of ’97 and is undulating and different from the estate’s No 1 course, with indigenous bush in places, and its share of imposing water hazards. This course has the Watershed restaurant overlooking the Pani Dam where fish eagles can be spotted.

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 Edgecomb Country Club – Info and Other Data:

Carts compulsory:
Yes on The Lakes  /  No on The Woods
Pull Carts:
Yes – available for hire
Caddy’s Compulsory:
Member days:
Type of Course:
Both Parklands
Walk able:
Yes – The Woods / No – The Lakes
Course rating:
The Woods  Par 70 /  The Lakes Par 72
Course Designer:
 The Woods Sid Brews (1935), Hugh Baiocchi (1992)                                       The Lakes Daysen, De Villiers and Van der Merwe
How old is the golf course:
The Woods Opened 1936 (84 years).                                                                      The Lakes opened 1997 (23 years)
Difficulty of course:
Both courses are very playable by golfers of any handicap
Signature hole (s):
 The Woods – Amen Corner from holes 14 – 16                                                    The Lakes holes around Pani Dam 8, 9 + 14
Awards / Accolades
The Woods is one of the few courses in South Africa to meet the USGA Specifications.                                                                                                          The Lakes has undulating hills with isolated indigenous bush, a stream running from East to West, and the Pani Dam with two sensitive wetlands.
Celebrity Visits:
Mount Edgecombe is Brandon Stone’s Home Club. Gary Player, Ernie Els, Retief Goosen, Tim Clark, Rory Sabbatini, Louis Oosthuizen, Charl Schwartzel, Branden Grace, Hennie Otto
Dress Code:
Golfing Attire
Handicap policy:
World Handicap System (WHS) applies
Warm up / Practice facilities:
Putting Green and Chipping area on both courses as well as a separate full facility Driving Range and fitment academy

Course Layout:

The Woods:|Wds-course-one/

The Lakes: