Namibia is home to some of Africa’s most beautiful attractions. Whether you love the wildlife and the nature, the adventure sports, or simply the native African culture, visitors to Namibia can always find something to keep their spirits high.
Interestingly, Namibia is also home to a handful of beautiful and challenging golf courses for locals and international golfers alike. If you want to experience the beauty of Africa while playing your favourite sport, these courses are a perfect way to reach your goals. Here are 5 of Namibia’s best golf courses to check out on your next African adventure!
Windhoek Golf and Country Club
The Windhoek Golf and Country Club is renowned throughout Southern Africa for its iconic past and exciting golf action. It is based just outside Namibia’s capital city in the natural bushveld south of Windhoek. The course is easy to access, and houses a relaxing 18-hole course for golfers.
The Country Club is also the oldest of its kind in Namibia, and regularly attracts international visitors. Large groups are always welcome to enjoy the golf course, the hotel, the restaurant and bar, and even the Club’s on-site casino if they miss their local bingo hall in NZ.
Omeya Golf and Residential Oasis
Travel just 30km outside of Windhoek and you will discover the Omeya Golf and Residential Oasis. The establishment is surrounded by mountains, and every hole boasts amazing views of nature. You might also encounter wildlife on the fairways, including warthogs, antelopes, and other indigenous animals!
Rossmund Golf Course
Rossmund Golf Course in Swakopmund is one of only 5 desert-based golf courses in the world. It inverts the traditional golf course layout, making for an interesting course with greens and fairways in the sand rather than dotting the greenery.
The course is home to free-roaming native animals and birds, and players are welcome to wander along the course and enjoy the unique African atmosphere. The par 72, 18-hole course is a superb place to play golf thanks to the region’s warm days, misty evenings and seaside location.
Walvis Bay Golf Club
This golf course is definitely out of the ordinary. All of the greens and tees on the Walvis Bay Golf Course are grass, but the 9-hole course is comprised mainly of sand.
If you prefer to keep your rounds short and experience the incredible natural views around you, this is a fantastic environment to play in. All members of the public are welcome to play a round at Walvis Bay, although be warned, it might not be ideal for beginners due to its irregular terrain.
Oranjemund Golf Club
Oranjemund’s golf course is a highly challenging adventure for those who are up for it. The course has wide fairways bordered by hectic roughs across its landscape. Players usually also have to deal with serious winds as they play, but anyone is welcome to take a shot regardless. There is a big focus on social games at this club, and the generous use of mulligans is fully permitted!