Selborne was created in 1985 when a well known local sugar farmer and dairy farmer, Denis Barker, purchased Selborne Park in 1979 which was used as his family home and to run his pedigree Jersey cattle herd. In 1985, following a visit to the United States and Canada, Denis decided to build a golf course on the property. Together with a handful of local friends who offered support and advice, Denis designed and built the beautiful 18 hole golf course with his younger son, Gary and Selborne duly became South Africa’s first golf estate. In many ways, the privately owned and built Selborne golf course, which was voted 7th best in SA in its 3rd year.
This beautifully manicured and maintained 18-hole, par 72 golf course provides a challenge for the more proficient golfer whilst also offering the social player an enjoyable round. With its natural forests and trails, Selborne is rated as one of South Africa’s most scenic courses. There are water features on the 15 and 18 holes. There is a resident golf professional available for those who need to brush up on some of their skills.
The Signature hole is the par-five third – a unique hole, curving and sweeping downhill through an avenue of trees and bush to a green protected by water.