Umdoni Park Golf Club – a beautiful and pleasurable golf course to play!

Umdoni Park Golf Club

The ultimate enjoyment of golf and conservation lies at the heart of Umdoni Park Golf Club in Pennington, in the KwaZulu Natal South Coast countryside. 

Umdoni Park Golf Club has, without a doubt, among the most spectacular views of any golf course in the world. Expect extensive Indian Ocean views, a 200ha lush indigenous coastal forest, sightings of dolphin, whale, bushbuck, monkeys, mongoose, jackal to name a few and over 150 bird species as you enjoy the rolling fairways.

It is not a coincidence that conservation is part of their philosophy.

The story of the Umdoni Park Golf Club traces back to May 1920. Today, it is regarded as a breathtakingly beautiful and hugely pleasurable golf course to play.

Golfing at Umdoni Park Golf Club

Umdoni is noted as one of the best 18-hole golf courses in the KwaZulu Natal. Nine holes run alongside the Indian Ocean, while the remainder stretch inland through dense indigenous forest vegetation.

The golf course itself measures 5 560 metres from the tips. Its par 5 eighteenth and par 3 sixteenth holes are both elevated tees, which makes for an interesting game.

You can join the Umdoni Park Golf Club HERE.

Read more about Umdoni HERE.


Planning to stay over at the golf club? Umdoni Park offers stay and play packages as well as leisure escapes in comfortable self-catering accommodation. See their full accommodation offering HERE.

While staying over you can enjoy activities such as a park run, horse-riding and their mountain bike track through the forest.

Umdoni Park Golf Club Restaurant

The Umdoni Park Golf Club Restaurant & Bar boasts with spectacular views of the ocean, definitely the best sea view on the South Coast! The A la Carte Menu has a great selection of meals and is based on the principles of using high quality ingredients, freshly cooked and presented with care and attention. The Bar is fully stocked with five Draughts on Tap. Definitely the perfect location for every occasion!

Reviews from other golfers

“The golf course was in great condition, the wind made play pretty tough though. The food at the club is really good and great value for money,” wrote Trevor W on their TripAdvisor page.

CookRE agreed; “This is a superb golf course with amazing views over the Indian Ocean. We loved so many of the holes and although a challenge off the tips it was a fair and enjoyable course to play. We look forward to playing there again.”

“If you want to enjoy a fantastic meal combined with an amazing view onto the golf course and the Indian Ocean that’s where you have to go 🤗. Great value for money, excellent staff and a great choice of delicious foods,” said Traveljakobine.

To find out more about Umdoni Park Golf Club, call +27 (0) 39 975 1615 or email Visit them at 1 Don Knight Avenue, Pennington. You can find them online at or follow them on Facebook. Here is their location on Google Maps.


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