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St Francis Links

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Kouga Rural, Eastern Cape | St Francis Bay, Saint Francis Bay 6312, South Africa
+27 42 200 4500
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Superb if difficult course

We played this course a year ago and again today. It is beautifully integrated between the dunes... read more

Reviewed 13 February 2017
Brinylobster
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Auchterarder, United Kingdom
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Spectacular Golf Course

Friendly efficient and warm welcome. For such a prestigious course the atmosphere was relaxed. The... read more

Reviewed 13 February 2017
fionawood66
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Ilkley, United Kingdom
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When the first review was submitted on our behalf, they listed St Francis Links as Jack Nicklaus at St Francis Links IN Port Elizabeth. through pretty good promotion and customer awareness, we have managed to get some great reviews and even the 2014 Certificate of Excellence - rated No. 2 with 5-starts behind the great attraction Shamwari. However, we are located outside Port Elizabeth in St Francis Bay. I am very happy with the reviews; however, if your search St Francis Links in St Francis Bay, you will not find us. If you search attractions, it asked for a city...when I search St Francis Bay, South Africa, St Francis Links will not appear. Please advise how I can maximize my presence with tripadvisor. I am not unhappy - just seeking the best Portal.
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Kouga Rural, Eastern Cape | St Francis Bay, Saint Francis Bay 6312, South Africa
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Reviewed 13 February 2017 via mobile

We played this course a year ago and again today. It is beautifully integrated between the dunes and fynbos, every hole different and very separate from the others. It's a tough ladies' course, but still fun to play. You will lose balls as you're not...More

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Reviewed 13 February 2017 via mobile

Friendly efficient and warm welcome. For such a prestigious course the atmosphere was relaxed. The course, varied and pretty challenging in the wind - which I understand was quite calm on the day we played. Lunch with a beer on the balcony following the game...More

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Reviewed 27 December 2016 via mobile

A day trip to the St Francis Links Golf Estate is a magical experience. From the person who appreciates an impeccably conditioned golf course to the person who is mesmerized by the intelligent architecture to the person who enjoys a rainbow like diversity of flowers...More

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Reviewed 10 September 2016

What an unbelievable venue and team for the biggest day of your life!! A few weeks after our engagement we visited the Links as a potential venue. We've attended events there before so we knew it was beautiful and professional but we'd seen nothing yet!...More

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Reviewed 10 August 2016

We traveled to St. Francis to visit friends. I was fortunate enough to play the par 3 course at St. Francis and can't say enough about this course and the experience as a whole. The staff was beyond amazing. They made it comfortable, made every...More

Thank Devin H
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Reviewed 12 May 2016

Beautifully shaped course where every obstacle was in the right place. Playing the course you feel almost alone since more or less all the holes har "it's own room". Well maintained and firm quick greens. Just need to come back some time!

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SFLinksSA, CEO-PGA Director of Golf at St Francis Links, responded to this reviewResponded 13 May 2016

Thanks for your comments! Please let us know when you are back in our area so that we may assist wherever possible.

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Reviewed 10 May 2016

Our group has played over 90 diferent courses in SA, we have never being treated in the way we were treated at St Francis Links. To everyone involved, well done. Rated best golf club in SA, keep it up! Strokers Golf

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SFLinksSA, CEO - PGA Director of Golf at St Francis Links, responded to this reviewResponded 13 May 2016

Wow! Very special words! OK, you have qualified for Life membership! See you next time! Santa

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Reviewed 23 April 2016

We stayed a few days at the St. Francis Golf Lodge and played a few rounds of golf at St. Francis Links. The Lodges were stunningly prepared, down to baked goods, tea, coffee and drinks available on arrival and the accommodation has great views over...More

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SouthAfricaSanta, CEO at St Francis Links, responded to this reviewResponded 25 April 2016

Thanks Dee for your kind words - we are doubly pleased that both the Lodge and the time here pleased you. Elma and her team see to all of your accommodation needs and we endeavor to make your stay here memorable, as well. See you...More

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Reviewed 11 March 2016

Frankly, it is hard to say anything bad about St Francis Links. After the Old Course, Prestwick this is my favourite links course in the world. Great condition, good, welcoming club house - avoid it if the wind is blowing!More

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SouthAfricaSanta, CEO-PGA Director of Golf at St Francis Links, responded to this reviewResponded 14 March 2016

Thank you for taking the time to write about St Francis Links. I have been fortunate to have played a few great courses in Scotland, Ireland and Northern Ireland. I am delighted that you put us in the company of Prestwick as I am traveling...More

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Reviewed 8 January 2016 via mobile

Played the 2nd nine on this very challenging golf course (bring extra balls). Great facilities and well maintained golf course as well as fantastic support facilities like restaurant, showers, personalized lockers, etc. One of the top 10 golf resorts in South Africa.

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SouthAfricaSanta, CEO-PGA Director of Golf at St Francis Links, responded to this reviewResponded 14 March 2016

Please come back as the 1st nine actually builds into the 2nd nine! Every hole is unique - each with it's own character. Thanks for taking the time to review St Francis Links!

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