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Saint Francis Links

St Francis Bay, South Africa
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18

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72

Architect

Jack Nicklaus

Built

2006

Type

Seaside

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.

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Golfclub Dreibaumen e.V.
11 Hcp 31 courses played
Fabulous
interesting links place. Well maintained. You should definitely play.
2 July 2018
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Oitavos Dunes
12 Hcp 34 courses played
Fabulous
Well maintained, interesting layout and fabulous views.
14 January 2018
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Kikuoka Golf and Country Club
6 Hcp 46 courses played
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A must to play, a real links, fast greens, tricky too read, still fair if the wind is not blowing too much. The layout shows you 18 total different holes with great views down to the sea. Nature and birds arround are amazing.The maintenance is perfect, the staff very friendly , overall a 5 star course, under the 10 best courses in SA.
7 January 2018
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