The Cape St. Francis Lighthouse has been keeping ships off the rocks for well over a century, but golf only came to this part of Port Elizabeth in 1975, when nine holes were tentatively laid out. Finally the real thing arrived in 2006, when Jack Nicklaus was given a chance to design a full eighteen on a choice piece of land alongside, and very likely once underneath, the ocean. In other words, this course seems to deserve the title of an authentic modern links; and indeed Nicklaus, veteran of forty years of British Opens, knows the real thing when he sees it. The bunkering is reminiscent of that at St. Andrews where, the story goes, the first bunkers were made by sheep digging into hillsides to try to escape the wind. That wind determines the shape of the greens, which are therefore constantly in a state of flux.