Marine Drive, Summerstrand,
Port Elizabeth, Eastern Cape 6001
18 holes. Seaside links. Gently undulating terrain - easy to walk.
Designed by English course architect Col. Stafford Vere Hotchkin (1928).
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: 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.
Visitors welcome on weekdays and weekends.
Must book in advance. Handicap required
Credit cards accepted. Contact club for full details, SA affiliated and other discounts, packages, etc. [Last updated: 2018].
Non-metal spike facility. Golf carts available for hire. Caddies available. White socks must be worn to accompany shorts.
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.
2018 South Africa Golf Digest rating: 13th best course in South Africa.
Carnavon Place, Humerail, Port Elizabeth
+27 (0)41 585 9655Visit 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.
Humewood; Port Elizabeth
Marine Drive, Summerstrand, Port Elizabeth
+27 (0)41 583 3131Visit 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.
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