Something for Everyone

MISSION STATEMENT

We strive to provide members, guest and visitors with an affordable and beautiful eco-friendly club with a top rated golf course, sporting and recreational facilities which offers an enjoyable experience with quality service in a hospitable and friendly environment.

VISION

Umhlali Country Club is to be the venue of choice for sports and recreation on the KZN North Coast.

VALUES

  1. Maintain the history and tradition of the club with the emphasis on the country character.
  2. A friendly hospitable environment and atmosphere.
  3. To treat all members with equality and respect and to protect their best interests.
  4. The family experience is valued.
  5. Umhlali Country Club is a non-discriminatory organization.
  6. Professional management and service is our core.

FACILITIES

  • 18 Hole Golf Course
  • Full Driving Range
  • 2 AA rated Floodlit Bowls Greens
  • 5 Tennis Courts – 3 with Flood Lights
  • 2 Squash Courts
  • Pool
  • Function/Conference Facilities
  • Full Restaurant
  • Pizza Oven

MEMBERSHIP & FORMS

EXECUTIVE COMMITTEE

Chairman:
Mike O’Donovan
083 608 1679
Committee:
Hugh Gaitskell
082 543 6485
Committee:
Leon Lotter
082 787 7238

Committee:

Ivan Hartley
072 143 1089
Committee:
Alex Winterbach
082 879 9523

FINANCE COMMITTEE

Chairman:

Ivan Hartley

072 143 1089

Chaiman

Alex Winterbach

082 879 9523

HISTORY

56 years old this year, we used to have a cricket pavilion and hockey fields. They have now been developed into the Housing part of the Estate. We have 302 houses within our Estate and Ballito Gardens.

The club has undergone numerous upgrades over the years and while parts of the facilities may bear little resemblance to the club of 1961, we are very proud of the club and its facilities. We hope even the long standing members of UCC still feel at home and that we will all continue to experience good times and great camaraderie at our special club.

 

The Umhlali Cricket Section was the embryo from which Umhlali Country Club grew.

 

History: Fifty Six years on, the Umhlali Country Club and its members have established a rich history that have been moulded by the individuals, events and stories which have made the club what it is today.

The History of Umhlali Country Club

1970
October 12

1960

“It all started with one farmer, a scotch cart and two oxen” Our Co-Founders were successful in leasing and later buying 90 acres at the acreage price of a going cane farm, with an option to purchase a further 18.65 hectares. This option-land mostly consisted of gum plantation, which was later transformed into the front nine holes of the course...Read More
October 12

1962

Early days: along with the 9 hole golf course the members also built the 2 bowling greens, 5 tennis courts and the clubhouse- mostly by themselves.
October 12

1970

A fully grown country club on the horizon: Peter Thomas built the 2 squash courts in 1970 and once the courts were complete Umhlali was at last a fully-fledged country club, offering golf, bowls, squash, tennis and a members’ clubhouse. Growth: Peter Matkovich accepted the invitation and almost 2 decades after the birth of Umhlali Country Club, the committee embarked..Read More
October 12

1979

The new 18 hole course was open amidst great fanfare on 11th November 1979.
October 16

1980’s Gaining Momentum

“UCC Continued to thrive” Umhlali kept the friendly sense of community that had been its trademark from the very beginning. You might arrive at Umhlali to play sport as a visitor, but you left as a friend. It not only met the sporting needs of the community but its social needs too.
October 16

1990’s

UCC was well established. Ballito as a town was still tiny by anyone’s standards, but had begun to flourish and attract large numbers of holidaymakers, many of whom would flock to UCC to play golf and other sports.
October 16

2000

UCC took a bold step and this marked the turning point in the condition of the course and was unquestionably an excellent investment in sustaining UCC’s main asset and income provider.
October 16

2002

Building begins on the housing estate. Construction started in November/December 2002. It was ironic that the first land to be turned under the new sale agreement was where it all started for UCC – at the cricket oval.
October 16

2004

Embracing the new era. By Christmas 2004 UCC had a new parking lot with just over 220 parking spaces, 2 new squash courts at roof height and the gatehouse nearing completion. Members were told that the time was approaching for the golf course to be overhauled, EXCO approved a budget of R2.4m for the purpose. This would include the rebuilding..Read More
October 16

2005

The period between Jan 2005 and the end of 2007 was going to prove to be one of Umhlali’s busiest and most eventful.
October 16

2007

UCC is taking wings; “our club is taking wings but it’s our members who make I fly”
October 16

2010

The fact that UCC emerged from almost a decade of intense change; with a full course upgrade, 5 new tennis courts, 2 new squash courts, an upgraded bowls pavilion and rebuilt bowling green, new roads and parking lots, a substantially renovated clubhouse, pro shop and irrigation system, the patronage of top class sporting tournaments and a happy and growing membership..Read More