Overview of golf course named St Francis Links

St Francis Links

St Francis Bay, South Africa

Details

Holes

18

Par

72

Built

2006

Type

Seaside

Architect

Jack Nicklaus

St Francis Links moved up from Number 7 to 6 in this year’s Golf Digest ratings for golf courses in South Africa. The ratings come out every other year and many travelers use them in planning their golfing holidays. St Francis Links was voted best new course in South Africa in 2007 and has been in the Top-10 each year they were eligible. St Francis Links rates highly for shot-making and shot values (the course requires and rewards a variety of golf shots). Over the past 12 years, much has been done to improve playability by widening the landing areas, removing the heavier grasses around the bunkers and opening areas around the greens. The course, under the guidance of Superintendent, Charl Blaauw, is also rated the 3rd best conditioned course in South Africa, moving up in that category as well. Jeff Clause, CEO and PGA Director of Golf at St Francis Links commented, “our rounds have increased steadily over the past few years partially due to the quality of the course and the golfing experience. At the International Travel Market in Cannes, France, in December, we met with more than 30 International Tour owners and operators to grow our region event more. They quality of the courses around us and the outdoor activities on offer are now attracting more and more international friends. Last month, we experienced our best February in 12 years with internationals coming from no less than 22 countries around the world. That keeps us all striving to be even better going forward”.

Community

Member

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Followers

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Golfers who played here

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Reviews

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St Francis Links
Hcp 6 1 course played
Fabulous
5 November
Golf in the dunes above the beautiful Indian Ocean. Great variety of shots as no two holes are alike. The course is challenging, yet rewarding at the same time. I'll play it over and over again and never get tired of playing one of Jack Nicklaus' best!
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Bearwood Lakes Golf Club
Hcp 12 80 courses played
Fabulous
31 October
Absolutely fabulous. Easily our favourite course in SA. A stunning & tough test. Could happily stay & play here for a week.
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Cover pictures (9)

29 Sep 2015
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Grant Leversha captures St Francis Links (10)

30 Oct 2018
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Cover pictures (9)

29 Sep 2015
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Grant Leversha captures St Francis Links (10)

30 Oct 2018

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