St Francis Bay Golf Club

Lyme Road,

St Francis Bay, Eastern Cape 6312

  • Office

    +27 (0)42 294 0467
  • Pro shop

    +27 (0)42 294 0467
  • Fax

    +27 (0)42 294 0917

About the course

  • The Course:

    18 holes. Tree-lined & open parkland. Gently undulating terrain - easy to walk.

  • Surroundings:

    Residential setting.

  • Designer:

    Robert (Bob) Grimsdell
Back
tees
Club
tees
Front
tees
Metres
5882
5617
4941
Par
71
71
71
SSS or slope
70
69
70

Location

Latitude:

-34.162644

Longitude:

24.826151

How to get 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.

St Francis Bay Golf Club

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

Est. 1975

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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Visitors

Who can play and when?

Visitors welcome on weekdays and weekends.

Must book in advance.

Green fees

Visitor fee, 18-holes: R340 (all days).
Credit cards accepted. Contact club for full details, SA affiliated and other discounts, packages, etc. [Last updated: 2018].

Other information

Caddies available.

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.

Published ranking

2018 South Africa Golf Digest rating: 90th best course in South Africa.

Where2Stay

  • Port Hotel

    Triton Avenue, Port St Francis, St Francis Bay

    +27 (0)42 294 006

    Visit website
    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

    • Golf within 10 km:

      St Francis Bay; St Francis Links

    • Golf within 30 km:

      No

  • Brisan on the Canals4-star B&B

    7 Spray Avenue, St Francis Bay 6312

    +27 (0)42 294 1894

    Visit website
    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

    • Golf within 10 km:

      St Francis Bay; St Francis Links

    • Golf within 30 km:

      No

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