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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

    Rushane Peters (Golf Director).

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 its Open Championship, the great South African golfer, Bobby Locke, would no doubt have strongly advocated Humewood as a suitable venue. This high quality golf course, located beside the sea, possesses all the characteristics you'd expect from one of Britain or Ireland's best links layouts.

The undulating fairways, often lined with small bushes and uncompromising rough, provide something of a roller-coaster ride as they lead towards excellent bump-and-run territory around the greens. You will quickly discover that the gently sloping and good-sized putting surfaces are home to all manner of subtle slopes and borrows to test your putting skills to the full. As on many great links layouts (although in lesser numbers than on some), you will also need to stay out of the strategically located revetted bunkers if a winning score is to be carded.

Water is notably absent on the Humewood layout, although there are many fine views onto the Indian Ocean to be enjoyed. From August to December you can probably count on some wind assistance from the ocean in "shaping" your shots. If gale force gusts are blowing across these veritable links (it's been known!), sanctuary can always be found in Humewood's distinctive white-walled, red-roofed clubhouse.

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Visitors

Who can play and when?

Visitors welcome on weekdays and weekends.

Must book in advance. Handicap required

Green fees

Visitor fee, 18-holes (all days): R550 (non-affiliated); R400 (SA-affiliated).

Credit cards accepted. Contact club for full details, discounts, packages, etc. [Last updated: 2022].

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?

Humewood's designer, Major S.V. Hotchkin (later promoted to Colonel) was a respected English golf course architect. He is best known as a former owner of Woodhall Spa in England, a revered inland heathland course, which he helped redesign in the 1920s. In the late-1920s, Hotchkin also contributed to the design/redesign of several notable South African courses, including: Durban CC, East London, King David Mowbray and Royal Port Alfred.

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!

Published ranking

7th best course in South Africa (SA Top 100 website, 2022).

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

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