We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.
We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.
The latest reviews. The lowest prices. The perfect place to shop for hotels.
Map updates are paused. Zoom in to see updated info.
Reset zoom
Updating Map...
Get directions
Address: Kouga Rural, Eastern Cape | St Francis Bay, Port Elizabeth, South Africa
Phone Number:
+27 42 200 4500

When the first review was submitted on our behalf, they listed St Francis...

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.

read more

TripAdvisor Reviewer Highlights

Read all 60 reviews
Visitor rating
  • 42
  • 10
    Very good
  • 0
  • 0
  • 0
Top links course

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... read more

Reviewed 12 March 2016
Peter R
Add Photo Write a Review

60 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

Traveller rating
Traveller type
Time of year
Showing 52: English reviews
Level Contributor
12 reviews
4 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed 12 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!

Thank Peter R
SouthAfricaSanta, CEO-PGA Director of Golf at St Francis Links, responded to this review

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 there in 2017! Come BACK! More 

Level Contributor
60 reviews
15 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
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.

1 Thank chiocseve
SouthAfricaSanta, CEO-PGA Director of Golf at St Francis Links, responded to this review

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! More 

Level Contributor
134 reviews
24 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 61 helpful votes
Reviewed 29 April 2015

This is the first time I have played CSF. What a pleasure. A difficult course to say the least, especially the greens and when the wind blows - then that is another story. If you are passing by then play a round here and stay at the Lodge and eat in the village. Not cheap but it is one of... More 

3 Thank MikeGrahamHermanus
London, United Kingdom
Level Contributor
39 reviews
12 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
Reviewed 12 March 2015

This is a wonderful golf course, the whole course is good and there are some outstanding holes, you need to take a few extra golf balls. It really benefits from being played a couple of times, as some of the holes need that experience. Super views, and the added attraction of wonderful bird life.

1 Thank Hols70
Hamburg, Germany
Level Contributor
203 reviews
55 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 63 helpful votes
Reviewed 26 February 2015

we were plaxing the 3rd time and so far have not mastered the beautiful and challenging course designed by jack nicklaus. the rating as one of the 10 best courses in south africa seems correct. we shall return with some extra balls on a day without wind..

1 Thank udoab
Level Contributor
374 reviews
95 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 150 helpful votes
Reviewed 15 January 2015 via mobile

Golfing in SA without playing this Jack Niclaus course is a no go. This one is to me as good as The Links at Fancourt, at a very reasonable price. GPs on the buggy, very friendly staff, a must! Please do not confuse it with the St Francis Bay course....

2 Thank Golfandtravelfan
Johannesburg, South Africa
Level Contributor
93 reviews
27 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 32 helpful votes
Reviewed 6 January 2015

This is a fantastic venue to just relax and have a good meal with a great view, good service and great food. I always visit the links when I am in St Francis Bay for holiday's and have never been disappointed so far.

1 Thank Lee-anne G
York, United Kingdom
Level Contributor
12 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 January 2015

If you want to play the finest Links Course in South Africa, then come to St Francis. This Course has all the features of a Links Course, Sand, Wind & Sea views. It also has well manicured Greens, well kept Fairways, a well stocked Golf Shop & a marvellous Club House. I make a point of playing this Course every... More 

1 Thank drb_indigo
Amersfoort, The Netherlands
Level Contributor
63 reviews
14 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
Reviewed 16 December 2014

We played the St. Francis Links three times: the golf course itself is challenging (not for beginners) and with one day of firm wind it was difficult. Very nicely done are the signs giving botanic information, thus making the course interesting for people who join golfers but do play themselves. Driving range: we stayed at the resident's area (6 days)... More 

1 Thank CNH_65
Rockingham, Australia
Level Contributor
74 reviews
16 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 38 helpful votes
Reviewed 24 October 2014

Jack designed, not overly long off the members tees, but you need to be straight and true. Nice greens and bunkers, fantastic club house and great staff. A pleasure to play

1 Thank Darwintaff

Travellers who viewed St Francis Links also viewed

Port Elizabeth, Eastern Cape
Uitenhage, Port Elizabeth
Port Elizabeth, Eastern Cape
Port Elizabeth, Eastern Cape

Been to St Francis Links? Share your experiences!

Write a Review Add Photos & Videos

Is This Your TripAdvisor Listing?

Own or manage this property? Claim your listing for free to respond to reviews, update your profile and much more.

Claim Your Listing

Questions & Answers

Questions? Get answers from St Francis Links staff and past visitors.
Posting guidelines
Typical questions asked:
  • Will you pick up and drop off at my hotel?
  • I have a family of 7. Can your tour accommodate all of us together?
  • How should I dress for this tour?