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St Francis Links

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Top course, awesome experience.

We went as a group and had an altogether lovely experience. The course was (as always) in great... read more

Reviewed 16 April 2018
GrandTour767066
Golf experience

Played twice in one week , just had to go back for the 2nd! What. Great course , Views and... read more

Reviewed 16 April 2018
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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...more
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Reviewed 16 April 2018

We went as a group and had an altogether lovely experience. The course was (as always) in great shape and we could not ask for better weather. I love this course because I don't think you can ever grow tired of it. It presents a...More

Thank GrandTour767066
SouthAfricaSanta, CEO - PGA Director of Golf at St Francis Links, responded to this reviewResponded 17 April 2018

You are now our newest Ambassador! Thanks for taking the time to write and share your comments.

Reviewed 16 April 2018 via mobile

Played twice in one week , just had to go back for the 2nd! What. Great course , Views and hospitality second to non. Jeff and all the staff were really great and are what makes the place. So relaxed no rush golf . Well...More

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SouthAfricaSanta, CEO - PGA Director of Golf at St Francis Links, responded to this reviewResponded 17 April 2018

Thanks Rob for taking the time to write. Coming from Clovelly, one of South Africa's friendliest Clubs, it means a lot! I hope to see you there soon.

Reviewed 4 March 2018

Thoroughly enjoyed playing this fabulous course- despite gale force winds. The scenery is stunning and the holes challenging. Outstanding flora and fauna- many of the plants are named and have descriptions of their characteristics. The general manager and head pro were charming and welcoming. Would...More

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SouthAfricaSanta, CEO at St Francis Links, responded to this reviewResponded 6 March 2018

Mother Nature has her own moods at the coast worldwide. I am glad you could see beyond her bad day. If it was windy everyday we wouldn’t be here! Please come and stay longer!

Reviewed 24 February 2018

Great place to spend a couple of days of golf. Elma at the St Francis Lodge took good care of us. The golf course was in good shape and the people at the links and restaurant was very service minded. First day of golfing we...More

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SouthAfricaSanta, CEO and PGA Director of Golf at St Francis Links, responded to this reviewResponded 26 February 2018

Once again, we thank you and everyone who takes the time to write about St Francis Links. Elma runs a great Lodge (The Golf Lodge) located on our first teen and while we cannot control Mother Nature, we are pleased that you recognized the quality...More

Reviewed 4 February 2018 via mobile

Very nice golf place on the Garden Route. If you stay in this area you must play this course. The links course was in an excellent condition, the views amazing. The Service in the Golf Shop and halfway house very good. It is sometimes windy...More

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SouthAfricaSanta, CEO at St Francis Links, responded to this reviewResponded 6 February 2018

Hi Christoph, Thanks for taking the time to put words and thoughts to paper. We are always motivated by the testimonials we receive - cherishing the good and learning from constructive criticism. We hope to see you back soon. Jeff

Reviewed 16 January 2018

The hospitality we received from Jeff Clause and his team was first class - they went out of their way to make our visit very enjoyable indeed. The course is a fantastic links course which is well designed with multiple tee options. It is very...More

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SouthAfricaSanta, other at St Francis Links, responded to this reviewResponded 31 January 2018

Thank you for your praise! It certainly re-enforces our commitment to excellence. Jeff Clause CEO

Reviewed 2 December 2017

Classic Jack Nicklaus course, fair, but challenging depending on which tees you decide to play from, every hole was distinctive, with great par 3's in particular. The course was in fantastic condition, with great greens. Definitely a course you'll want to play again.

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mrsclause2014, Manager at St Francis Links, responded to this reviewResponded 4 December 2017

Dear Brian S, Thank you for your review! We hope to welcome you back again soon!

Reviewed 1 September 2017

We played the course end of August. Right at the beginning we were told the greens would be bad as three weeks before was hollow tining. Therefore reduced greenfee. The staff provided us with a towel as the weather looked not that good. Halfway we...More

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SouthAfricaSanta, CEO and PGA Driector of Golf at St Francis Links, responded to this reviewResponded 6 December 2017

I have played courses after they have done their "spring programme" - usually because I was not informed. I cannot allow a golfer on our great course without making him or her aware that we are in "recovery" and not at our high standard. I...More

Reviewed 20 April 2017 via mobile

The St Francis Links golf course is a "must play". Stunning Jack Nicklaus design and in magnificent condition. Definitely not easy, but once you select the right set of tees, it is most enjoyable. Very cleverly designed holes. Risk and reward, but you can also...More

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SouthAfricaSanta, CEO and PGA Director of Golf at St Francis Links, responded to this reviewResponded 6 December 2017

Thanks, Bertu! We appreciate you taking the time to put your thoughts "to paper". Keep up your great work with Louis and the brand.

Reviewed 6 March 2017 via mobile

The golf experience at The Links must be rated as one of the best in the world due to not only a remarkable course but due to the golfing experience created by the manager,Jeff and his team. From the moment you arrive at the course...More

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SouthAfricaSanta, CEO and PGA Director of Golf at St Francis Links, responded to this reviewResponded 6 December 2017

Thanks for commenting about the experience as we endeavor to treat you all as members for your stay! Playing golf does take time - but when the time spent is rewarded before, during and after the game, it's even more memorable!

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