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Offering a phenomenal golf experience for players of all abilities, the Murray Smit Golf coaching academy utilises some of the most advanced technology available to help each and every golfer reach their full potential. 

Situated at our prestigious golf club, Murray Smit Golf offers professional coaching by instructors with broad experience in the game of golf.

Head Teaching Professional

Murray Smit

A member of the PGA of South Africa and having had assisted a wide variety of players, from absolute beginners to Sunshine Tour Professionals, Murray Smit has a wealth of experience coaching on both Trackman and Flightscope.

Murray is a Trackman Level 2 Certified instructor and also holds accreditation by the Titleist Performance Institute (Level 2 – Golf and Junior).

Assistant Teaching Professional

JP Viviers

Originating from Kroonstad in the Free State, JP Viviers has a strong playing background, having represented the Free State Golf Union at both U19 and U23 levels before becoming a fully qualified PGA of South Africa member in 2015. JP still plays at a high standard, having won three regional Pro – Ams since 2018 at De Zalze, Westlake and Bellville.

Assistant Teaching Professional

Stiaan Albertyn

Also a fully qualified member of the PGA of South Africa, Stiaan completed his studies and practical hours through The Golf School of Excellence in Cape Town. 

Having coached in Durbanville from 2020 to 2022 before joining Murray Smit Golf, he enjoys helping golfers of all ages fulfil their potential and is committed to growing the game we all love.

De Zalze Golf Club Stellenbosch

Head Teaching Professional

Murray Smit

A member of the PGA of South Africa and having had assisted a wide variety of players, from absolute beginners to Sunshine Tour Professionals, Murray Smit has a wealth of experience coaching on both Trackman and Flightscope.

Murray is a Trackman Level 2 Certified instructor and also holds accreditation by the Titleist Performance Institute (Level 2 – Golf and Junior).

De Zalze Golf Club Stellenbosch

Assistant Teaching Professional

JP Viviers

Originating from Kroonstad in the Free State, JP Viviers has a strong playing background, having represented the Free State Golf Union at both U19 and U23 levels before becoming a fully qualified PGA of South Africa member in 2015. JP still plays at a high standard, having won three regional Pro – Ams since 2018 at De Zalze, Westlake and Bellville.

De Zalze Golf Club Stellenbosch

Assistant Teaching Professional

Stiaan Albertyn

Also a fully qualified member of the PGA of South Africa, Stiaan completed his studies and practical hours through The Golf School of Excellence in Cape Town. 

Having coached in Durbanville from 2020 to 2022 before joining Murray Smit Golf, he enjoys helping golfers of all ages fulfil their potential and is committed to growing the game we all love.

A State of the Art Academy

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Offering a phenomenal golf experience for players of all abilities, the Murray Smit Golf coaching academy utilises some of the most advanced technology available to help each and every golfer reach their full potential. 

Make a Booking

Offering a phenomenal golf experience for players of all abilities, the Murray Smit Golf coaching academy utilises some of the most advanced technology available to help each and every golfer reach their full potential. 

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Celebrating a rich history, the origins of our championship golf course dates back to the mid-1990s when renowned golf course designer Peter Matkovich was first commissioned to design an 18-hole course stretching over three farms on the outskirts of Stellenbosch. With courses such as the Steenberg Golf Course in Cape Town and Arabella near Kleinmond under the belt, Matkovich was eager to turn De Zalze Golf Estate into a golfing experience like no other.