St Francis Bay Golf Club

St Francis Bay Golf Course Greens

Course Description:

St Francis Bay Golf Club is renowned country-wide for its warm hospitality and great club spirit – which has been the essence of the club over the years and continues to grow. For all golfers, especially those visiting the Eastern Cape in South Africa, the opportunity to visit St Francis Bay Golf Club for a couple of rounds should not be missed.

Situated in one of South Africa’s (if not the worlds) most exclusive locations, St Francis Bay Golf Course has been fashioned on an incredible piece of estate that overlooks the ocean that the town of St Francis Bay is built up against. The club, originally a nine hole course designed by Robert Grimsdell and funded by Leighton Hulett in 1975 was for private use but has since then incurred dramatic changes and a further 9 added by Maxwell in 1999 resulted in the 18 hole it is today.

The par 71, of moderate length, provides a challenge and breaking par on this “thinking” course is going to prove to be a challenge. Fail or succeed there’s always the 19th to work out just what happened!

St Francis Bay Golf Club – Info and Other Data:

Carts compulsory:
Pull Carts:
Caddy’s Compulsory:
Member days:
Type of Course:
Links / Parklands
Course rating:
Par 71 – slope 123
Course Designer:
Robert Grimsdell / Maxwell Hulett
How old is the golf course:
 45 years – opened in 1975
Difficulty of course:
Player friendly, however the coastal winds can make it challenging when they pick up
Signature hole (s):
 8th and 12th
Awards / Accolades
Top 100 by Golf Digest SA
Celebrity Visits:
Wallie Coetsee and James Kamte, both Sunshine Tour Players
Dress Code:
 Golf Attire
Handicap policy:
Warm up / Practice facilities:
Putting Green, Chipping Area, Practice Bunker and Hitting Nets

Course Layout: