Royal Durban Golf Course is near to The Riverside Hotel
9 Mar 2018
Royal Durban Golf Course is close to The Riverside Hotel
Royal Durban Golf Club is one of the very few golf courses to be sited in the middle of a horse racing track and has hosted some renowned golfing tournaments in the last 100 years.
Situated in the heart of one of South Africa’s largest “melting pot” cities, Durban, lies the Royal Durban Golf Course. Confined within the grounds of Greyville Racecourse since inception, the club dates back to 1892 and has changed dramatically over the years.
Address: 7 Mitchell Cressent, Greyville, Durban, 4001 Distance from The Riverside Hotel: 16 Minutes
Bob Grimsdell was commissioned to rebuild the course in 1932 and it quickly became known for its unforgiving rough. Being flat and tree-less the course seems, at first, to be an easy game. The prevailing winds and aforementioned rough as well as being in such close proximity to the racecourse have added an incredible challenge not fully appreciated until you’re in the thick of it.
Notable tournaments played here include the South African Championships and the Commonwealth Tournament of 1975 in which the eighteen year old Nick Faldo played at. Holes are balanced well in length and the par 4 9th is the courses signature. Visitors are of course openly welcomed and the chance to play a round on one of South Africa’s oldest and most unique courses should not be missed.
Source: SA-Venues and Royal Durban Golf Club
The Riverside Hotel Complex
The Riverside Hotel is a full service hotel in Durban North that provides accommodation for families with family rooms as well as for the individual on a business trip.Facilities available at the hotel include, a 24 hour reception, currency exchange, Conference facilities at The Riverside Conference Centre, room service, laundry, gym, baby-sitting facilities, shuttle quest , tour’s and much, much more.The Riverside Conference Centre is ideally situated directly opposite the front entrance to the hotel ensuring Durban conference delegates staying at the hotel have easy access to their rooms should they so require.For day delegates there is plenty of secure parking within the hotel grounds and with the hotel being so centrally located it allows for easy access no matter where the delegates are travelling from.Restaurants available at the hotel include The Riverside Cafe and The Hops Sports Bar where there are daily activities and specials.The Riverside Café is a restaurant situated inside The Riverside Hotel.This tropical-like restaurant and bar has something to offer everyone and makes for a terrific escape from the normal city life.The Riverside Cafe has a daily Happy Hour and a Sunday plated roast buffet.Hops Riverside is the premier venue of choice in Durban. Situated adjacent to the Riverside Hotel.The venue caters for most sporting events on the big screen.The emphasis on the entertainment is to create and sustain a wide variety of events ranging from local bands to comedians dancing classes in Salsa and quiz evenings.Have a make over with Martin Pearman Hair - Creative Salon.Is a progressive hair design and care solutions studio.That provides cutting edge with latest trends and product technologies.We use our knowledge to create the unique style that is right for the unique individual you are.There is no shortage of things to do during your stay at The Riverside Hotel. You can take a stroll along the golden mile visit uShaka Marine World, the enormous Gateway Theatre of Shopping, Umgeni Bird Park, play a round at the Windsor Golf Course, or catch a game at the Moses Mabhida Stadium. Whatever you’re into, you’ll find it situated within a few minutes travel from The Riverside Hotel. See a full list of activities and attractions close to the hotel.Discover how amazing your stay can be by visiting The Riverside Hotel, we are only 5 minutes away from Durban CBD, 15 Minutes away from Umhlanga central business district and 28 Minutes away from King Shaka International Airport.