Boasting 11 top-class golf courses, the KZN South Coast has earned its title as ‘The Golf Coast’ while playing host to several major golfing tournaments. This year, from 4 to 6 September, San Lameer Estate welcomes the country’s top golfing stars vying for the top title at the relaunched South African Women’s Masters.  


Established in 1996, this is the third oldest and second most contested professional women’s golf tournament in South Africa after the South African Women’s Open. The South African Women’s Masters, sanctioned by the Women’s PGA of South Africa, has seen legendary golfers take the title.


The inaugural win went to Sally Little, a two-time LPGA (Ladies Professional Golf Association) Major winner with Olympian, Ashleigh Buhai (nee Simon) winning the event in 2006 as an amateur, the year before she turned professional.

Jenny Havenga of Lifestyle Golf said bringing the tournament home to the KZN South Coast was significant as the region was known as the ‘Home of Women’s Golf’, having hosted the SA Women’s Open from 2012 to 2017, and the SA Women’s Masters from 2018 to 2020. Sponsored by Ray Nkonyeni Municipality, the Master’s drove domestic and international tourism and Investment to the KZN South Coast.


“Relaunching this event on the lower KZN South Coast is exciting and the sponsors and promoters are committed to hosting this as an annual event to showcase what the region has to offer in terms of property investment opportunities. It has a year-round subtropical climate, the province’s highest number of Blue Flag beaches, great golf courses, and so much natural beauty,” said Havenga.


Golfers and spectators will get to enjoy the 18-hole championship golf course of San Lameer Estate – the country’s first golfing estate – which is set within a 200-hectare nature conservancy, landscaped with 620 luxury villas offering world-class accommodation. The tournament format will include a pre-tournament pro-am on Day 1, followed by the 2-day pro tournament.


Deborah Ludick Acting CEO of South Coast Tourism & Investment Enterprise (SCTIE) said they welcomed the relaunch of the South African Women’s Masters on The Golf Coast: “As a key MICE destination, with top golf courses, great accommodation, and so much to see and do, hosting the Masters on the KZN South Coast is a natural fit. San Lameer Estate is an exquisite setting, and we look forward to welcoming the country’s top golfers while encouraging spectators to take advantage of the great tourism offerings found throughout the KZN South Coast!”


Don’t miss out on the golfing action at the KZN South Coast where ocean sunrises and hinterland adventures await!


Find out more by visiting the KZN South Coast website; following South Coast Tourism on Facebook; South Coast Tourism and Investment Enterprise on YouTube; @infosouthcoast on Twitter or Instagram; and South Coast Tourism & Investment Enterprise on LinkedIn. And click here to check out previous SCTIE press releases. Watch why KZN South Coast is a top tourism destination here. Check out the latest Southern Explorer Route Guide for the KZN South Coast here.


For bookings to play in the pre-tournament Pro-am and for sponsorship opportunities, contact Jenny Havenga from Lifestyle Golf on 083 411 7237 or email


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