Photo of Humewood Golf Club

Humewood Golf Club

Marine Drive, Summerstrand,

Port Elizabeth, Eastern Cape 6001

  • Office

    +27 (0)41 583 2137
  • Pro shop

    +27 (0)41 583 2138
  • Fax

    +27 (0)41 583 1775
  • Golf pro

    Graeme Van Der Nest (Resident Professional)

About the course

  • The Course:

    18 holes. Seaside links. Gently undulating terrain - easy to walk.

  • Surroundings:

    Coastal duneland.

  • Designer:

    Designed by English course architect Col. Stafford Vere Hotchkin (1928).

Back
tees
Club
tees
Front
tees
Metres
6390
6022
5367
Par
72
72
73
SSS or slope
73
71
73

Location

Latitude:

-34.000464

Longitude:

25.678611

How to get there:

4 km W of Port Elizabeth

From Port Elizabeth centre, take the M4 (Settler's Way) heading south. Continue south along the coast on the M4, at various times called Humewood Road, Beach Road and finally Marine Drive. The club is located on your right immediately after the Summerstrand Hotel.

Humewood Golf Club

4-PLUS: Must play course - excellent standard; worthy of 4½ stars.

Est. 1931

Humewood Golf Club: Had the R&A ever needed an overseas venue for The Open Championship, the great South African golfer, Bobby Locke, would not have hesitated in putting forward Humewood as a suitable venue. This high quality golf course, located beside the sea, possesses all the characteristics you'd expect of one of Britain or Ireland's best links layouts. Small bushes and uncompromising rough line the fairways, which in turn provide something of a roller-coaster ride as they lead you towards excellent bump-and-run territory around the putting surfaces. You will quickly discover that the gently sloping and good-sized greens are home to all manner of subtle slopes and borrows that will test your putting skills to the full. As on many great links layouts (although not in quite the same numbers as found on some), you will also need to stay out of the strategically located revetted bunkers if a winning score is to be carded. There are no water ditches to worry about at Humewood, but it will give you many fine views of the Indian Ocean. From August to December you can probably count on the wind to provide assistance in "shaping" your shots; at other times of year sun, wind or rain may be present - occasionally all on the same day. If the wind should pick-up to gale force (its been known !), sanctuary can always be found in Humewood's excellent and distinctively white-walled, red-roofed clubhouse.

List of courses: South Africa
  • Photo of Humewood Golf Club
  • Photo of Humewood Golf Club
  • Photo of Humewood Golf Club
  • Photo of Humewood Golf Club
  • Photo of Humewood Golf Club
  • Photo of Humewood Golf Club
  • Photo of Humewood Golf Club
  • Photo of Humewood Golf Club
  • Photo of Humewood Golf Club
  • Photo of Humewood Golf Club
  • Photo of Humewood Golf Club
  • Photo of Humewood Golf Club

Visitors

Who can play and when?

Visitors welcome on weekdays and weekends.

Must book in advance. Handicap required

Green fees

Visitor fee, 18-holes: R350.

Credit cards accepted. Contact club for full details, SA affiliated and other discounts, packages, etc. [Last updated: 2018].

Other information

Non-metal spike facility. Golf carts available for hire. Caddies available. White socks must be worn to accompany shorts.

Practice facilities

Good

Did you know?

In addition to many SA Amateur Championships and Sunshine Tour events, Humewood has hosted the South African Open championship on a number of occasions. After a gap of 49 years, the SA Open returned here in 2006, and was won by Ernie Els (see our Tournaments section >by Venue >Humewood). | The club logo is a crowned plover or "kiewietjie", which is commonplace on the course, as are tortoises ! >> Humewood's designer, Major S.V. Hotchkin (who later became Colonel) was a respected English golf course architect. Hotchkin was the original owner and designer of perhaps the most famous inland links course in England, namely Woodhall Spa, and also contributed to the design of other great courses, including West Sussex.

Published ranking

2018 South Africa Golf Digest rating: 13th best course in South Africa.

Where2Stay

  • Paxton Hotel4-star

    Carnavon Place, Humerail, Port Elizabeth

    +27 (0)41 585 9655

    Visit website

    The Paxton offers luxury beachfront accommodation in Port Elizabeth, with spectacular views of Algoa Bay harbour. Air-conditioned rooms and suites offer stunning harbour views, as well as facilities and services of the highest standard.

    • Golf at this hotel:

      No

    • Golf within 10 km:

      Humewood; Port Elizabeth

    • Golf within 30 km:

      No

  • Summerstrand Hotel3-star

    Marine Drive, Summerstrand, Port Elizabeth

    +27 (0)41 583 3131

    Visit website

    Located alongside Humewood Golf Club, this 3-star hotel is ideally located on the Summerstrand beachfront. The recent renaissance and transformation of the Summerstrand Hotel, has re-established this fine hotel as a leading player in the region.

    • Golf at this hotel:

      Humewood (next door)

    • Golf within 10 km:

      Port Elizabeth

    • Golf within 30 km:

      No

Find a course

Or

Where2Golf Spotlight

Tournaments:
2021 Opens: whether by accident or design, four of the top five mens’ Open Championships played in the British Isles occupy consecutive weeks in July: the Irish Open (1-4), Scottish Open (8-11), The Open (15-18) and Wales Open (22-25). The recently relaunched English Open is scheduled for early-August.
Hoag Classic: Ernie Els defends his title in this prestigious PGA Tour Champions event, played since 1991 at the Newport Beach Country Club, CA (Mar 5-7).

Who's Who:
Brooks Koepka: won his second Phoenix Open title, with a chip-in eagle at TPC Scottsdale’s short par-4 17th included in his final round.
Annika Sörenstam: the legendary Swede makes a return to the LPGA Tour in the Gainbridge LPGA, to be played at Lake Nona, her home club (Feb 25-28).

Latest Golf Course Updates

New course opens for play at Barnbougle
Bill Coore designs 14-hole layout with “sporty” holes on dune ridge above Lost Farm.

New links course planned for Scottish Highlands. Landowner aims to appoint a ‘world-class architect’ to work on site next to Cromarty Firth.

New Faldo Design layout in Vietnam set for summer completion. Nine holes of the course at Thanh Lanh are routed across a the lake peninsula.

Dundonald Links Scotland: Construction work is in progress on new practice facilities and course changes at Dundonald Links in Irvine, Scotland, as part of a £25 million investment by new owners Darwin Escapes that also includes the construction of a new clubhouse with rooms, plus eighteen lodges. Read more ...

R&A submits planning application for new golf facility in Glasgow.
Look up the Top Golf Courses in Scotland.

Travel

Discover the world's finest heathland courses located in Surrey / Berkshire

Popular videos

You can subscribe to the Where2Golf channel on YT if you like to see more video content. You'll find a "Subscribe" button on any of our YouTube videos. Or if you want a quick and direct access subscribe here. Once done, any new published videos will show up in your Subscriptions feed.

Top Golf Courses in the Americas

Top Golf Courses in Australia

Top Golf Courses in Ireland