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St Francis Links

St Francis Bay, South Africa

A 9-hole course opened in 1975 when the area was recognized as a great golf site overlooking the Bay. But it wasn’t until the investment in building a Jack Nicklaus Signature Golf Course that the area really took off when it opened in 2007.

It was named Best New South African Course that year and has been a fixture in the country’s Top Ten Courses since then.

While not a ‘true’ links, the layout exhibits many links golf traits as the fairways traverse rugged sandy turf but also feature strands of trees and water hazards to navigate.

The golf portion of the facility also features a top-of-the-line driving range, excellent personalized instruction, and a short Par 3 course.

Course Details

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Top 5 rated course in South Africa
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Championship Golf Course
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Jack Nicklaus Signature Golf Course
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Best time to play November – March
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Ideal Location for a South Africa Golf Tour

Course Facilities and St Francis Bay

Before St Francis Bay was known for world-class golf it achieved global recognition in the 1960s classic movie “The Endless Summer”, when Bruce Brown discovered his ‘perfect’ wave here.

Known as much for its hospitality and personal customer service as the challenging routing. The managing team of four PGA Professionals is led by Professional of the Year and Master Professional Jeff ‘Santa’ Clause, a passionate South African.

The facility features comfy self-catering accommodations as well as a luxury guesthouse to stay right on property.

Their Lighthouse Restaurant and Jack’s Bar are popular with the locals for their excellent cuisine and lively atmosphere. Another local and visitor favorite is the treatments at Bard’au & Co. MediSpa.

Away from the course, there are a variety of activities. The pristine beach will provide hours of entertainment as it stretches from Seal Point to Shark Point with the protected swimming area of Johnson’s Pool. There is the charming Port of St Francis with its shops featuring local goods and a variety of dining establishments. Visit the 475m St Francis Lighthouse, a National Monument standing sentinel for passing ships. Take a boat trip along the coast and don’t forget to surf the perfect wave from Cape St Francis to Jeffrey’s Bay.


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South Africa Golf Safari

Immerse yourself in the Rainbow nation, and discover the best of South Africa on this luxury 12-night tour.

Golfers will play the best courses in the country, including Pearl ValleyLeopard Creek, and Fancourt.

Sample some of the world’s finest wines, and enjoy game drives in the Kruger National Park.

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