The beauty of the South African coast meets the expert designs of golfing legend Jack Nicklaus at the inspiring St. Francis Links. Set near the picturesque town of St. Francis Bay, the 18-hole championship golf course and indulgent activities offer a truly unforgettable golfing adventure.

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Reminiscent of classic courses in Scotland and Ireland, St. Francis Links has been acclaimed as “The Best New Course in South Africa” by Golf Digest and recognized as a “Five Star Golfing Experience” by Compleat Golfer for three consecutive years. The natural geography of slopes and plains has been preserved, proving a challenge for even the most experienced golfers. Navigate the dunes and drive through the cherished Millwood trees on the front nine. Breathtaking panoramas of the sea, St. Francis Bay village and distant northern mountains prove a gorgeous backdrop for the elevated back nine. Two-time PGA Professional of the Year, Jeff Clause, works with an expert staff to craft a completely custom golfing outing for discerning players.

Experience estate living at its finest at the St. Francis Golf Lodge. Your room faces the first tee of the championship course, an ideal location for early-morning games. Posh linens and opulent furnishings enhance your comfortable retreat. Facilities include an ample en suite bathroom, laundry service, internet access and complimentary breakfast each morning. Relax on the verandah and soak in the surrounding views of the course, the ocean and the coastline.

Visit the clubhouse to warm up at the 20-bay driving range or enjoy mid-game respite. Sample signature cocktails and wines in Jack’s Bar, named of course for the great Jack Nicklaus. The Lighthouse Restaurant features international dishes both stunning in presentation and exquisite in flavor. Browse the pro shop for the latest apparel and equipment to keep you at the top of your game.

For guests who prefer lounging to links, the Aqua Spa and Skin Clinic is pleased to provide an array of pampering services. Luxuriate as professional therapists treat your spirit to amazing aromatherapy, massages and the finest salon-style beauty treatments. Venture further afield to superb waterside activities in nearby St. Francis Bay. Stroll along the pristine beaches or board a yacht for coastal wildlife tours. Humpback and Southern Right whales can be seen seasonally, while dolphins, otters, penguins and seals inhabit the bay year round.

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