St Francis Linkswww.stfrancislinks.com
"St Francis Links is South Africa's pure links"
St Francis Links, nestled in the dunes above the Indian Ocean in St Francis Bay, is South Africa’s best new golf and lifestyle destination. The Jack Nicklaus Signature course, already ranked in SA’s top 10 courses, is framed natural beauty of the Eastern Cape. Expect welcoming and anticipating service. 4-star accommodation is available on and off the estate.
Location: St Francis Bay, Eastern Cape, South Africa
Year founded: 2006
Courses: St Francis Links, 6719 meters
Architect: Jack Nicklaus (2006)
Hole #4 - 159 meter par 3
Whether you are playing from the back tee to the front green OR the front tee to the back green, this is truly one great par three. one for the memory books. Number 4 at St Francis Links offers two great shot-making options. Allow for the prevailing wind when playing the bottom green; when it comes from the west, those greenside bunkers get pretty big! When playing to the top, take an extra club - it carries all the way and the green surface is a lot bigger that it looks.
Hole #5 - 324 meter par 4
WOW!!! Get the camera out better yet, get the video out and take a 360 degree shot from the upper tee! After the photo shoot with your friends, refocus on the golf and make a decision take driver (Braveheart) and have a go at greatness! The safer play is a long iron or fairway club up the well-bunkered fairway, leaving a short iron to the postage stamp green. Why take the driver BECAUSE YOU CAN! Keep in mind the word CAN, in this case, may not refer to ability just decision-making. Dont waste a great birdie opportunity by being TOOOOOO Brave!
Course played: St Francis Links
Date played: 5th and 6th December, 2011