St Francis Links- a Jack Nicklaus signature layout


Located in St Francis Bay, The Jack Nicklaus Signature layout at St Francis Links is South Africa’s number 6 ranked course and will provide every golfer with a serious, rewarding and entertaining day of golf.

The layout has been sculpted unobtrusively into the original site, which has resulted in a perfect links golf landscape.

The course has enhanced and protected an ecologically sensitive environment and prompted Jack Nicklaus to comment, about the finished product and his own creation, that this may well be “the best course I have ever seen”.

As a leisure destination the phrase ‘a welcoming home-away-from-home where both great friends and great memories are made’ is the sort of copy which might just look like more insincere brochure blurb.
However the estate’s management team, led by USA native and 3 times PGA of South Africa Professional of the Year Jeff Clause, prides itself on its hospitality ethic and delivers on what it promises.

Winning the award as the ‘Best Reception Venue’ in South Africa, in each year it was awarded from 2010 to 2013, bears eloquent testimony to this.

The development’s property is in a Natal plantation farmhouse style, with state-of-the-art security protocols, including access control and a security fence around the entire property.
The facilities include excellent conference, spa facilities, running, hiking and cycling trails, added to which a new hotel complex is breaking ground.
This new addition will complement the St Francis Golf Lodge and top class villa rentals options on site and complete the elements necessary for St Francis Links to become a completely self- contained destination.

If the non-golfers can manage to prise themselves away from the attractions of the estate, then they will find a number of marvellous beaches, for which the region is justly famous, close to hand.

Jeffrey’s Bay is one of the world’s surfing capitals, so the non-golfers can take a beach horse ride, charter a boat for a deep sea fishing trip, spend the day sunning on the area’s beaches, or visit the Baviaanskloof nature reserve.

Whatever your personal interests, the concierge’s desk at St Francis Links, will be able to recommend and book a wide range of activities.


Write by Editor, John Cockayne.