St Francis Links

1 Jack Nicklaus Dr, St Francis Links, St Francis Bay, 6312, South Africa

St Francis Links in South Africa is a remarkable testament to the art of golf course design, masterfully crafted by the legendary Jack Nicklaus. Nestled between the beach and fertile land, this course wasn’t originally grazing land for sheep and rabbits but has been transformed into a natural, classic links course. Nicklaus took Mother Nature’s finest canvas and created something truly unique, a course that challenges all levels of golfers and rewards those who approach it with respect and strategy.

The course’s layout is a masterful blend of shot-making elements, featuring undulating terrain, creatively designed greens and surrounds, and a varied mix of lengths and directions. The greens themselves are a standout feature, shaped by the natural contours of the land and further sculpted by the whims of the wind during construction. This results in a diverse range of putting surfaces, some more undulating than others, all presenting a rigorous test of both mental and physical golfing skills.

St Francis Links is more than just a golf course; it’s an experience that immerses golfers in the true spirit of the game, surrounded by the raw beauty of the South African landscape.

Course Details

18 Holes Par: 72 Length: 6553 meters Slope: 149 Rating: 76.5

Course Informations

  • Year built: 2006
  • Architect(s): Jack Nicklaus, Greg Letsche
  • Greens: Bent Grass
  • Fairways: Rye Grass
  • Season: Year round


  • Metal spikes allowed: No
  • Credit cards accepted: Yes
  • Dress Code: Collared shirts, Shorts above knees. No denim pants allowed.


  • Carts: Yes
  • Pull-carts: Yes
  • Clubs: Yes


  • Driving range:
  • Pitching/chipping area: Yes
  • Putting green: Yes
  • Teaching pro: Yes


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