Cotswold Downs Golf Course – Hillcrest

Cotswold Downs Golf Course – Hillcrest

This magnificent 18-hole signature course, designed by the renowned Peter Matkovich is built to USGA standards. Complete Golfer rated this course as the best conditioned in KwaZulu Natal and one of the finest in the country, already back in 2008.

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Golf and Nature

The Cotswold Downs golf course is a model of excellent design in which golf and nature go hand in hand. The elevation of the land provides some spectacular fairways, while the wetlands, ponds and dams create outstanding natural water features. As a finishing touch, bent grass greens create a superior putting surface.

Cotswold Downs is designed in such a way that strike lines are much further than at any other golf estate, which means that homes on the estate will not intrude on the golf course and vice versa.

This course ranks among the finest in South Africa, and since its opening in November 2006, has fast become a destination for discerning golfers from around the country – and around the world.

For a fact
  • Cotswold Downs – where even the greens are greener….
Course facilities:
  • Driving range (warm up facility): yes
  • Practice green: yes
  • Putting and chipping area: yes
  • Locker rooms: yes
  • Halfway house: yes
  • Bar/lounge: yes
  • Restaurant: planned for 2014
  • Caddies: no
  • Rental clubs: yes
  • Rental pull carts: no
  • Rental electric carts/buggies: yes, compulsory
  • Golf lessons: yes
Course information:
  • Course type: Country links
  • Course designer: Peter Matkovich
  • Founded/built: 2006
  • Rating: 18-hole, par 72
  • Course length: 6,193 meters (club/men) / 5,358 meters (seniors) / 4,904 meters (ladies)
  • Grass type(s): Bent grass (greens) / Bent grass (fairways) / bush (rough)
Dress code:
    • Standard golf attire is required at all times whilst on the course. Tee shirts and denims are not permitted.
    • Cotswold Downs is a soft spike facility. Metal spikes are not permitted.
    • In the Clubhouse golfers and guests are still required to be neat and presentably dressed.
    • When golfers attire is casual, management reserve the right to make the distinction between casual and inappropriate and will not hesitate to exercise this right. Extremes of ‘casualness’ will not be tolerated.

The following are not acceptable:

  • Vests, soccer and rugby shirts and t-shirts depicting advertising. Caps are not allowed to be worn and shoes must be worn at all times in the clubhouse. Golf shoes are not allowed in the carpeted areas.

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GPS Coordinates:
29°45′34″S / 30°47′40″E
Directions:

From Pietermaritzburg direction:

- From Pietermaritzburg travel on the N3 towards Durban;
- Take the M13 towards Assagay / Hillcrest / Shongweni;
- Turn off at the R103 Hillcrest Assagay Shongweni off ramp. At the top of the off ramp, turn left and drive till you reach a T-junction;
- Turn right into Old Main Road and continue to the second set of traffic lights;
- Turn left here into Inanda Road and continue for ± 5km. Cotswold Downs will be on your left;
- Once you see the course on your left, the next left will be the entrance (opposite the Le Domaine housing estate gate).

- Driving time Pietermaritzburg – Cotswold Downs Golf Course: ~50min. / ~60km.

From North Coast / Umhlanga:

- From the N2 follow the signs to Pietermaritzburg / Johannesburg. Take the N3 off ramp towards Pietermaritzburg / Johannesburg;
- Come up the N3 past the Pavilion Shopping Centre. Take the next off ramp to the M13;
- Drive up Field’s Hill past several turn offs towards the Kloof until you reach the turn off
Assagay / Shongweni;
- Turn right over the M13 and drive till you reach the T-junction;
- Turn right and continue until you reach the Inanda Road intersection at 2nd set of traffic lights;
- Turn left here into Inanda Road and continue for ± 5km. Cotswold Downs will be on your left;
- Once you see the course on your left, the next left will be the entrance (opposite the Le Domaine housing estate gate).

- Driving time Umhlanga – Cotswold Downs Golf Course: ~50min. / ~55km.

From Old Durban Airport (please note: this is NOT King Shaka Airport):

- From the airport take the N2 northbound, keep left as you come out onto the N2 and follow the signs Pietermaritzburg / Stanger;
- Take the N3 off ramp Pietermaritzburg / Johannesburg;
- Come up the N3 past the Pavilion Shopping Centre. Take the next off ramp to the M13;
- Drive up Field’s Hill past several turn offs towards the Kloof until you reach the turn off Hillcrest East (R103);
- Turn right at the traffic lights into Old Main Road. Drive through about 7 sets of traffic lights until you are at an intersection with shopping centers on both your right and left; turn right here into Inanda Road;
- Continue for ± 5km. until you see the Cotswold Downs golf course on your left;
- The next left will be the entrance gate (opposite the Le Domaine housing estate gate).

- Driving time from the Old Durban Airport – Cotswold Downs Golf Course: ~40min. / 45km.

Less than 5km. from the course:
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