St Francis Bay Golf Club


3-star: a good golf course with many fine features.
   St Francis Bay Golf Club Est. 1975

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St Francis Bay Golf Club: The delightful seaside village of St Francis Bay can now boast two very contrasting championship golf courses. The new kid on the block is the ruggedly challenging, Nicklaus-designed St Francis Links. For an easier-going and more parkland style golf outing, the very welcoming St Francis Bay Golf Club also attracts many visiting golfers. Created by an ancient sand dune system, St Francis Bay's gently undulating terrain is home to a mix of quite tight, bush-lined holes that have been carved out of the thick coastal fynbos, and others that have a more open and linksy feel. Small oyster-shaped and pot-style bunkers are sparingly used around the often small and gently sloping greens. The short par-4 11th through to the par-5 15th holes occupy their own parcel of land (on the other side of St Francis Drive) and bring you closest to the sea. However, sea views are limited to a quick glimpse of the ocean at the 12th and 13th holes, although around the course perimeter you can admire the white-walled, thatch-roofed houses very typical of St Francis Bay (in fact the vast majority of houses in the village are thatched). Among several testing holes, the short par-3 8th is a gem, with two palm trees standing watchfully on either side of the green and water to be crossed before reaching the safety of the putting surface. "The Club with heart, at the heart of the village" will provide a pleasant golfing challenge on a course that combines the characteristics of both parkland and links-style golf.

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Making Contact

St Francis Bay Golf Club
Lyme Road,
St Francis Bay, Eastern Cape 6312
South Africa
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Office   +27 (0)42 294 0467
Pro Shop   +27 (0)42 294 0467
Fax

  +27 (0)42 294 0917

Email   info@stfrancisgolf.co.za
Website   www.stfrancisgolf.co.za
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About the course

The course: 18 holes. Tree-lined & open parkland.
Gently undulating terrain - easy to walk.
 
Surroundings: Residential setting.
 
Designer: Robert (Bob) Grimsdell
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  Men Back Men Front Women Front
Metres 5882 5617 4941
Par 71 71 71
SSS or Slope 70 69 70
 
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How2Get There?

85 km W of Port Elizabeth
From the N2 highway, 11 km west of Jeffreys Bay turn-off, take exit 665 (Hankey / St Humansdorp) and follow the R330, direction Humansdorp. After 3.3 Km at T-junction turn left and follow the R330 direction St Francis Bay. After 16.4 km at "St Francis Links" roundabout, on the edge of St Francis Bay, turn left, direction St Frances Bay. After 100 metres, at T-junction, turn right. After 1 km golf is on your left.

Essential information

Green Fees:
2014/15 visitor fee, 18-holes: R340 (all days). Reduced rates for 9-hole rounds, and for affiliated golfers, juniors, students and groups. [Contact club for full details, discounts, packages, etc]. Credit cards accepted.
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Who can play and When?
Visitors welcome on weekdays and weekends.  Must book in advance.
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Other Information

Caddies available.
Practice facilities
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Did you know?

While in St Francis Bay, you may hear references to "The Canals". This is actually a very stylish, aquatic housing development located just to the north of the St Francis Bay golf course. The development has been created around a network of waterways that feed from the River Krom estuary.

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Published Ranking
2016 South Africa Golf Digest rating: 96th best course of the 450 courses in South Africa.
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Location

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Latitude: (-34.162644)
Longitude: (24.826151)
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Where2Stay including nearby courses also detailed in where2golf.com

Port Hotel 
Triton Avenue, Port St Francis, St Francis Bay
+27 (0)42 294 006
www.porthotel.co.za

The Port Hotel, located in an exclusive harbour village, offers luxury accommodation in the surrounds of a working harbour and vibrant waterfront. Superb luxury suites each with superior finish boast spectacular views of the harbour and ocean on the waters edge.

Golf at this hotel No
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Golf within 10 km St Francis Bay; St Francis Links
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Brisan on the Canals 4-star B&B
7 Spray Avenue, St Francis Bay 6312
+27 (0)42 294 1894
www.brisan.co.za

This elegantly appointed thatched guest house is located within the tranquility and beauty of the famous canals area of St Francis Bay. Abundant birdlife and canal side views are all around.

Golf at this hotel No
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Golf within 10 km St Francis Bay; St Francis Links
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