St Francis Links Golf Course

St Francis Bay


Golfing at St Francis Links Golf Course

Designed by Jack Nicklaus

St Francis Links Golf Course is located in the picturesque seaside village of St Francis Bay, Eastern Cape, South Africa. This exquisite golf course is set within a secure estate, nestled among the natural beauty of rolling dunes and indigenous coastal vegetation. The course offers stunning views of the Indian Ocean and the surrounding landscape, making it a prime destination for golf enthusiasts seeking a serene and scenic environment.

St Francis Links was designed by the legendary Jack Nicklaus, one of the greatest golfers and course architects in history. Nicklaus’s design philosophy focuses on creating courses that harmonize with their natural surroundings while providing a fair and enjoyable challenge for golfers. His expertise is evident in the thoughtful integration of the course with the landscape, ensuring a harmonious and engaging golfing experience.

St Francis Links
St Francis Links

Signature Holes

Hole 4: This par 5 hole is a standout with its elevated tee offering panoramic views of the course and the ocean. The hole features a winding fairway flanked by dunes and bunkers, requiring strategic shot placement and careful navigation.

Hole 14: A picturesque par 3, hole 14 demands a precise tee shot over a natural ravine to a green surrounded by bunkers and indigenous vegetation. The dramatic setting and challenging layout make it a memorable hole.

Hole 18: The finishing hole, a par 5, provides a dramatic conclusion to the round. With a long, sweeping fairway that doglegs around water hazards and an elevated green protected by bunkers, it tests golfers’ skills and nerves while offering stunning views of the clubhouse and surrounding landscape.

Golfers at St Francis Links can expect an exceptional and challenging experience. The 18-hole, par 72 championship course spans 7,192 yards, featuring a traditional links-style layout with wide, undulating fairways, strategically placed bunkers, and fast, true greens. The course is designed to test golfers of all skill levels, with its natural elevation changes and coastal winds adding an extra layer of difficulty. The layout emphasizes strategic play, rewarding accuracy and thoughtful shot-making.

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  • The elegant clubhouse provides a variety of amenities, including a well-stocked pro shop with the latest golf equipment and apparel, modern locker rooms, and a comfortable lounge area.
  • The clubhouse features a restaurant and bar, offering delicious meals and refreshing drinks with panoramic views of the course and the ocean. Golfers can enjoy alfresco dining on the terrace, taking in the stunning scenery.
  • Golfers can hone their skills at the extensive practice facilities, which include a driving range, chipping and putting greens, and practice bunkers.
  • The St Francis Links Golf Academy offers professional coaching and state-of-the-art training equipment, catering to golfers of all levels looking to improve their game.
  • St Francis Links is a popular venue for golf tournaments, corporate events, and private functions. The club provides professional event planning and catering services to ensure a seamless and memorable experience for all guests.
  • The estate offers luxurious accommodation options for visitors, providing a comfortable and convenient stay for those looking to immerse themselves in the full golfing experience.
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