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“A "must play"” 5 of 5 stars
Review of St Francis Links

St Francis Links
Kouga Rural, Eastern Cape | St Francis Bay, Port Elizabeth, South Africa
+27 42 200 4500
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Type: Golf Courses, Sports
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Owner description: 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.
Port Elizabeth, Eastern Cape, South Africa
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11 reviews 11 reviews
5 attraction reviews
Reviews in 9 cities Reviews in 9 cities
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
“A "must play"”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 31, 2013

This is one of the courses that all golfers should play. It is a true links course (with every hole having a view of the sea and therefore the wind). Play early to avoid the breezes, or test yourself in the Eastern Cape winds.

Visited July 2013
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SFLinksSA, CEO-Director of Golf at St Francis Links, responded to this review, August 5, 2013
Thanks for coming to St Francis Links and sharing your kind words! Next time you "must play" it again...and again!!!
Jeff Clause
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Jeffreys Bay
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23 reviews 23 reviews
9 attraction reviews
Reviews in 10 cities Reviews in 10 cities
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
“Beautiful surroundings”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 8, 2013

The club house is wonderful and the views from the large outside deck area is divine. We had wonderful burgers there and the kids enjoyed the outside areas. The gardens and golf course is perfectly kept and an absolute joy to visit.

Visited May 2013
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Brisbane, Australia
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47 attraction reviews
Reviews in 64 cities Reviews in 64 cities
120 helpful votes 120 helpful votes
“Sensational course in pristine location”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 23, 2013

This was our second visit to South Africa and one of only 2 courses that we insisted on playing again. The links at St Francis is one of my favourite courses and as a solid 5 marker, have played it off both the plates and the forward tees and found both enjoyable, challenging and rewarding.

When the wind is blowing, you may well need a few balls, but on still sunny days, playing to your handicap is not as hard as you may think from this true links golf course.

Some of the holes are a bit mickey mouse i.e. the par 3 17th. Even at 179 metres from the blue tees, an eight iron pushed right will probably see your ball meander through the rough, past the bunker and down the long sloping green to the bottom pin position for an easy birdie.

That being said, the over all experience at St Francis Links is so good, we have now played here more than any other course in South Africa and I would play it more, but the trip from Australia is a killer.

Treat yourself if you are in the area, you won't be disappointed.

Visited May 2013
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Suffolk, UK
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72 reviews 72 reviews
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Reviews in 46 cities Reviews in 46 cities
56 helpful votes 56 helpful votes
“A Good Test of Golf”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 7, 2013

Was fortunate to play the course on a hot day with very little wind. Some quite testing holes which may prove difficult for the higher handicap or novice golfer, but an experience not to be missed. Excellent facilities in the clubhouse - recommend using a buggy as long walks from green to tee.

Visited February 2013
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Port Elizabeth, South Africa
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12 reviews 12 reviews
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4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
“Best kept secret in St Francis”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 4, 2013

I loved this venue - luxurious surroundings, friendly staff. Lovely menu with very reasonable prices. Stunning view.

Visited October 2012
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