Dullstroom is a well-known destination for those who love to embark on genteel country pursuits. Fly fishing, walking, horse riding, archery and clay pigeon shooting are just some of the things to do in Dullstroom, right alongside the gentlemen’s game of golf.
While resident in the wide variety of luxurious hotels in Dullstroom, guests can enjoy golfing at a handful of courses nearby, such as Middelburg Country Club, Highlands Gate golf course and Lydenburg Golf Club.
The exclusive Highland Gate golf course is one of the newer clubs in the area and is the brainchild of South Africa’s darling, Ernie Els. The grandeur of the scenic countryside is reminiscent of the Scottish Highlands with expansive views stretching for many miles. The course itself provides a real test for golfers of every level, with multiple tees, strategically placed hazards and tricky elevations.
As of February 2018, the course has also been ranked as number 15 out of 100 in Golf Digest’s Top 100 Golf Course Rankings making it a definite bucket list item. Should a round of golf not be up your street, enjoy a delightful dining experience at the Clubhouse’s Flycatcher Restuarant or take a picnic out onto the estate. Ideally located just 20 minutes from Walkersons Hotel & Spa, there are no excuses for missing out on this fantastic course.
Middelburg Golf Course is located under two hours’ drive from Dullstroom, in the picturesque flatlands outside of Middelburg, surrounded by the rolling savannahs of Mpumalanga. This 18-hole course was set up during the 1890s by the British Troops in the area looking for an off-duty diversion. The course has subsequently been revamped by Gary Player and hosted the SA Mid-Amateur Championships during 2014.
The par 72 course features sloping fairways of well-maintained kikuyu, bent greens and formidable bunkers flanked with veldgrass playing a prominent role in the rough. A driving range, squash courts and tennis courts, a swimming pool, bowling greens, a bar, halfway house and locker rooms are additional facilities at this course.
Lydenburg Golf Club is located just 1h20 min from Dullstroom and is great for a quick round, with just 9 holes. This golf club plays host to the popular annual Strelitzia Tournament.
Whether you are a seasoned pro or just starting out, you are sure to encounter a level of golfing in Dullstroom to suit your needs.
Enquire about the best Dullstroom golf courses for you when booking your Dullstroom accommodation.