Royal Port Alfred Golf Club

St Andrews Rd,

Port Alfred, Eastern Cape 6170

  • Office

    +27 (0)46 624 4796
  • Pro shop

    +27 (0)46 624 4796

About the course

  • The Course:

    18 holes. Relatively open parkland. Undulating terrain - several slopes to climb.

  • Surroundings:

    Woodland and residential areas with several ocean views.

  • Designer:

    Original nine-hole design by founder member Dr W.H. Atherstone; extended to 18-holes by Dr Atherstone and Laurie Waters (1908). Modifications by English course architect Col. Stafford Vere Hotchkin (1928), and by Robert "Bob" Grimsdell (1950s).

Back
tees
Club
tees
Front
tees
Metres
5739
5025
Par
72
72
SSS or slope
70.0
70.1

Location

Latitude:

-33.602941

Longitude:

26.884957

How to get there:

Located in West Bank area / 1.5 km S of Port Alfred centre.

Royal Port Alfred Golf Club

3-star: Good course – an enjoyable test for your game.

Est. 1907

Royal Port Alfred Golf Club, home to a pleasant open parkland layout, is located in the southwest of the town of Port Alfred. The course offers stunning views onto the Indian Ocean from many holes. Course description, images and other details to follow soon.

List of courses: South Africa

Visitors

Who can play and when?

Visitors welcome on weekdays and weekends.

Must book in advance.

Practice facilities

Good

Did you know?

King George V conferred the Royal title on Port Alfred GC in 1924, based on a visit in 1923 by Prince Arthur & Princess Alexander of Connaught. Prince Arthur, one of Queen Victoria's 42 grandchildren, was Governor General of South Africa at the time; his wife Princess Alexander was a great-grandaughter of Queen Victoria and granddaughter of Edward VII. There are four golf clubs in South Africa honoured by royal prerogative: Royal Cape (1910), Royal Port Alfred (1924), Royal Johannesburg (1931) and Royal Durban (1932).

Published ranking

2018 South Africa Golf Digest rating: 98th best course in South Africa.

Where2Stay

  • Royal St Andrews Lodge

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    • Golf at this hotel:

      Royal Port Alfred (o.5 km)

    • Golf within 10 km:

      No

    • Golf within 30 km:

      No

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