St Francis Golf CLUB

Enjoy A Round And Revel In The Beauty Of The St Francis 

Enjoy A Round And Revel In
The Beauty Of The St Francis Golf Course.

St Francis Bay Golf Club is renowned country-wide for its warm hospitality and a great club spirit, which has been the essence of the club over the years, and continues to grow. For all golfers, especially those visiting the Eastern Cape in South Africa, the opportunity to visit St Francis Bay Golf Club for a couple of rounds should not be missed.

Situated in one of South Africa’s, if not the worlds, the most exclusive locations, St Francis Bay Golf Course has been fashioned on an incredible piece of estate that overlooks the ocean that the town of St Francis Bay is built up against. The club, originally a nine hole course designed by Robert Grimsdell and funded by Leighton Hulett in 1975 was for private use but has since then incurred dramatic changes and a further 9 added by Maxwell in 1999 resulted in the 18 hole it is today.

The par 71, of moderate length provides a challenge and breaking par on this “thinking” course is going to prove to be a challenge. Fail or succeed there’s always the 19th to work out just what happened! Activities in the area include swimming, surfing, windsurfing, tennis, squash, bowls, paddle tennis and mountain biking.

Tee TImes

View times available on  Clubmaster on-line booking system

Pro Shop

Our Proshop is fully stocked with the latest brands of clothing and accessories


We advise our members to check the calendar on a regular basis

CLub house

The lounge and dining area can seat 100 people comfortably

The origins of the St Francis Bay Golf Club date back to 1975 when Leighton Hulett, the developer of the area then known as Sea Vista, opened a 9-hole private golf course. He employed Robert Grimsdell, who also designed courses such as Mowbray, Durban Country Club and Hans Merensky CC, to design the nine-hole private course which was opened in 1975.

In December 1976 the first Committee was elected and the club was named “The Cape St. Francis Golf Club”. The first Chairman was the late Buller Pagden. In the early 1980’s the village changed its name to St Francis Bay, and the club likewise became “St. Francis Bay Golf Club”. During this period the course was also developed from sandy to lush fairways and greens (exclusively Poa Annua) to achieve its acknowledged status as the best nine hole course in the Eastern Cape and South Africa’s best kept secret.

The course has undergone many changes since the original Grimsdell design was developed by Maxwell Hulett, the most significant which was the construction of an additional nine holes. As a result of the decision taken in 1997, the Club now has a full eighteen-hole course which was finally opened in December 1999.


Jeremy BartonJeremy Barton
18:40 18 Jan 24
Such a lovely golf course friendly club house
Mike WMike W
08:43 17 Jan 24
Elmarie HornElmarie Horn
17:28 08 Jan 24
Friendly staff and a very playable course especially when the wind is blowing
Cuan WrightCuan Wright
11:24 04 Jan 24
08:26 03 Jan 24
Percy ThaverPercy Thaver
09:54 13 Nov 23
Fantastic course. Good condition & quite technical. Winds play a major role here so prepare for a 3+ club up or club down when she blows. Beautiful scenery and overall good experience.
Darren WebbDarren Webb
19:19 03 Oct 23
First time that I played this course...what a absolute gem...great variety of holes...beautifully maintained grounds and the friendliest of will definitely be seeing me again soon
04:10 20 Jun 23
What a beautiful golf course and an interesting layout that both high and low handicap players can enjoy. Friendly service. The halfway house food could do with an upgrade.
Dylan GriffinDylan Griffin
15:48 15 Apr 23
Such a great course. Greens are excellent and fairway is nice. Beautiful view of the ocean from one of the holes. Staff are friendly and welcoming.
Donne BessesenDonne Bessesen
07:27 05 Feb 23
The course is really well maintained, the drinks are nice and affordable.Food could be better though, nice home cooked meals would be great value for money and really make a big difference.