East London

-Eastern Cape, South Africa

East London golf course is a hidden gem and well worth the detour.

East London Golf course is about 2 hours drive north east of Port Elizabeth on the Indian Ocean just south of East London. Designed by Col S V Hotchkin this championship course is one of the oldest and most challenging in South Africa. It underwent a serious revamp in 2007 when all the greens and bunkers were redone. It has always received high recognition holding many national and regional tournaments as well as the South African Open six times.

The reward for making the long drive into the Eastern Cape is to play a very special golf course. There are incredible views of the Indian Ocean on several holes before descending amongst the fynbos lined fairways to keep you protected from the prevailing wind. The fairways meander through a rolling and undulating landscape of coastal dunes on the front nine and more of a parkland feel on the back nine.

The opening par five 475 yard hole gets you in the swing of things taking you from more open terrain just below the clubhouse to a green surrounded on three sides by small trees and bushes of the indigenous fynbos. The excellent par three 2nd known as ‘the Drop’ for obvious reasons is played to a green surrounded by six bunkers. There are several attractive and sweeping dogleg holes, wide enough to take the driver from the tee. The signature hole is the long par four 9th regarded as one of South Africa's great golf holes. It is a dogleg played from an elevated tee onto an undulating fairway into a valley framed by indigenous bush. There is no water to worry about on this course. Fierce winds whistle through the valleys and as always, keeping it straight is the order of the day, avoiding the bushes and well bunkered greens.

Need to know

  • Length of course: 6640 yards Par 72
  • Designer: Col SV Hotchkin
  • Who can play and when - visitors welcome weekdays and weekends. Booking in advance advisable.
  • Nearest courses to play - Fish River Sun, Port Alfred, Humewood

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+44 (0) 20 7228 5777 Wedge and Wildlife Ltd, 94 Manchuria Rd, London, SW11 6AE,