Ugu South Coast Tourism (USCT) has welcomed back golfers to the many iconic courses on the KZN South Coast following the announcement by the Department of Sports, Art and Culture last month that recreational golfing can resume under Level 3 lockdown. Known as South Africa’s ‘Golf Coast’, the KZN South Coast is home to 11 diverse golf courses offering a variety of world-class 9- and 18-hole courses in close proximity.
“As a renowned golfing destination, the re-opening of recreational golfing has been welcomed with enthusiasm by many local residents,” said CEO of Ugu South Coast Tourism, Phelisa Mangcu. “We can confirm that the majority of our 11 courses are already open, or are preparing to re-open, and we encourage avid golfers, no matter your handicap, to support the local courses. It’s a great opportunity to enjoy the KZN South Coast’s magnificent winter weather on some of the country’s most spectacular courses.”
According to the Department, all golf courses will have to implement hygiene compliance protocols to minimise the risk of Covid-19 transmissions. Over the past few weeks, GolfRSA has equipped all clubs with Risk Mitigation Strategies, trained up Compliance Officers, and provided facilities with a state-of-the-art application that allows for the scanning and monitoring of golfers and staff. All golf clubs have to complete a Confirmation of Compliance Document and submit it to GolfRSA before they can open their facilities.
List of KZN South Coast Golf Courses
*Golfers are urged to contact the course ahead of time to check whether they are fully operational, which days they are open and what precautionary measures are in place.
“We would like to remind everyone that, while enjoying these recently-opened tourism locations, it’s important to practice all necessary Covid-19 health and safety precautions,” continued Mangcu. “The virus is no less severe with the lowered lockdown regulations, and we need to remain stringent to protect ourselves and our communities.”
USCT continues to provide support and exposure for all tourism facilities on the KZN South Coast, as lockdown measures permit. The free ‘Explore KZN South Coast’ app is constantly updated with the names and contact details of businesses in the area that are now operational. Tourism-related information – including videos and news about the annual Sardine Run – can also be found on the USCT website (www.visitkznsouthcoast.co.za) under the ‘COVID-19 updates’ tab.
Contact USCT with any questions via [email protected]. For more information on USCT, visit www.visitkznsouthcoast.co.za, the ‘South Coast Tourism’ Facebook page, @infosouthcoast on Twitter, or download the FREE ‘Explore KZN South Coast’ app.