Prepare to be captivated by St Francis Golf Lodge, where the perfect fusion of African elegance and laid-back comfort awaits. Set against the backdrop of the St Francis Bay Links golf course, a masterpiece designed by Jack Nicklaus, our lodge promises a distinctive and unforgettable experience.
An Ideal Gateway to Explore
St Francis Golf Lodge is your gateway to adventure, nestled securely within the St Francis Links Golf Estate. Located between the Sunshine Coast's Port Elizabeth and the Garden Route's Plettenberg Bay, this serene enclave offers an excellent starting point for discovering the many wonders of South Africa's Garden Route, Route 62, and the nearby malaria-free 'Big Five' game reserves.
This exclusive paradise boasts unspoiled beaches, unique architectural styles, a rugged coastline, and an intricate canal system connected to a meandering river. Nature enthusiasts will find numerous footpaths winding through the indigenous fynbos species. For those seeking aquatic thrills, the water-sport facilities are second to none. And with two 18-hole golf courses and a leisurely pace of life, St Francis Bay attracts travelers from around the world.
A Retreat Unlike Any Other
Nestled beside the 1st tee of the Jack Nicklaus-designed St Francis Links, our lodge offers an escape for golf enthusiasts and travelers alike. Thoughtful service, a laid-back ambiance, and the chance to test your mettle on the award-winning Links course are all part of the St Francis Golf Lodge experience. Rest assured, you'll leave with a refreshed spirit and a renewed passion for the game.
Our lodge comprises two adjacent five-bedroom houses, each within a leisurely stroll of The Links Clubhouse. Both houses are at your disposal, with shared facilities that include open-plan lounge and dining areas, complete with an honesty bar and outdoor patios furnished for relaxation.
A Golfer's Paradise
For golf aficionados, St Francis Golf Lodge is a haven like no other. With sweeping vistas of the course and easy access to the 1st tee, you can tee off from dawn to dusk. Lodge guests receive temporary membership for full course access, along with reduced Gold Membership Green Fees. Conveniently, the Lodge is situated just 70 meters away from key golfing points on the course.
Crafted by golfing legend Jack Nicklaus, the St Francis Links has firmly placed St Francis Bay on the golfing map. Jack himself has hailed it as 'the best links course I have ever designed.' This course presents a diverse range of challenges, thanks to its exposure to the elements, undulating terrain, coastal grasses, and firm soil. It may not conform to the traditional notion of beauty, but its raw, untamed allure is both inspiring and demanding. In essence, it's a true Links course.
The Clubhouse, touted as one of South Africa's premier on-course facilities, is just a brief two-minute walk from the Lodge. Here, you can indulge your taste buds at The Links Restaurant, unwind at Jack’s Bar, and refuel at the Halfway House. The facility also houses a brand-new conference room, two lounges, a golf shop, player locker rooms, and an exceptional Spa with skilled therapists ready to pamper you. Don't forget to stop by the golf academy to hone your skills.
St Francis Links holds the esteemed position of no. 6 on Golf Digest's 'Top Ten' list of golf courses in South Africa.
For a distinctive golfing and leisure experience, come to St Francis Golf Lodge. We invite you to explore our website for additional information about our offerings and facilities.