Royal Port Alfred Golf Club


Course Description:

In 1923 a visitor described the course as “A monument to the origins of golf played on a South African links next to a southern sea” Not much has changed since then. The undulating course snakes its way through thickets of pristine coastal forest and over hilly dunes always with both smells and sounds of the Indian Ocean close by. The blue waters offer the most panoramic views from many of the fairways. In true links tradition every slope, mound and dip remains untouched, demanding creative shot-making and deft reading of angles.

Adding to the allure and charm of the course is its resident wildlife. Normally shy bushbuck will continue grazing contently as you walk by while springbok and impala pronk with delight. The blesbok, fallow deer duiker and giant tortoise peer at the golfers with suspicion and there is bird life in abundance.

Royal Port Alfred Golf Club – Info and Other Data:

Carts compulsory:
Pull Carts:
Caddy’s Compulsory:
Member days:
No specific days
Type of Course:
Walk able:
Course rating:
Par 72
Course Designer:
Numerous Designers – original design by Dr WH Atherstone with the assistance of Mr L Walters.
How old is the golf course:
Constituted in 1907 – 113 years
Difficulty of course:
Fairly difficult in windy conditions
Signature hole (s):
Awards / Accolades
1922 S.A Open and Amateur
Celebrity Visits:
Bobby Lock, Prince Arthur of Connaught, Prince Edward (later Edward V111) of Wales, Prince George (later Due of Kent)
Dress Code:
Smart Casual – Golfing Attire
Handicap policy:
Warm up / Practice facilities:
Putting green and Chipping area


Course Layout: