Explore beautiful Garden Route and experience top-quality golfing in anything from 1 day to as many as you wish...
Should you wish to tour with one of South Africa’s Professional Players, currently playing on the Sunshine Tour, our own Steve Basson, we can arrange this at any course of your choice. Steve is available to play any course from 3 day's to as many as you wish. Please see our Golf Tours Home Page for more details on this South African Star!!!
Please note that itinerary’s can be tailor-made to your course preference. See below the Golf Courses available in the Garden Route.
Stats Par: 72 | Distance: 5770 | Year Opened: 1990| Designer: Gary Player
Water comes into play on a number of holes and you even have to cross the Old Woman's River twice by raft to get to your ball, once with the tee shot on No.13, coming back with an approach to the 16th.
At 6 300 meters this Gary Player designed course is no push-over. In designing the course Gary Player went to extraordinary lengths to ensure that the outstanding natural features of the area were not compromised. The course therefore takes the golfer on a seaside ramble that is most rewarding no matter what the golf is like. The setting for the Fish River Sun Golf Course is exquisite, with the course stretching out along the Indian Ocean coastline. Being so close to the coast, one would expect the Fish River to be a Links course but in fact it has a distinctive Parklands layout. When the coastal wind blows the whole character of the course changes and it becomes a tough challenge.
The Fish River Sun Golf Course is situated near Port Alfred in the Eastern Cape, South Africa. With delightful views of the Indian Ocean from several of its holes, the Fish River Sun Country Club offers golfers a parkland type challenge along the beautiful and unspoiled East Cape coast.
Humewood is consistently ranked as one of South Africa's Top 10 golf courses. The late Bobby Locke considered Humewood Golf Course to be the best in South Africa and said that Humewood Golf Club was good enough to host The British Open should this Championship ever have to be played outside of Britain. Today, Humewood is still one of only a few genuine links courses found outside of Britain. Humewood has hosted the South African Amateur 9 times and the South African Open 4 times.
The course is surrounded by coastal bush and, although it is close to the centre of Port Elizabeth, one sees very little evidence of human encroachment. The fairways are wide and undulating in order to compensate for the strong prevailing south-easterly and westerly winds, but the rough that borders them is unforgiving. The holes are simple yet neat, however, golf is a game of skill and this beautifully manicured course makes no apologies to the average hacker.
SIGNATURE HOLE: Most consider the par-four 13th the signature hole at The Humewood Golf Course. Some golfers consider it the greatest par four in the world. The hole measures 408m of narrow rolling fairway to an elevated green hidden from sight by a sandy hill and hazards all around it. Abundant animal life is found including monkeys, small buck, tortoises, meerkats and plovers - also found on the club's emblem. This Crowned Plover is locally better known as the "kiewietjie".
Stats Par: 72 | Distance: 5800m | Year Opened: 1907| Designer: L Waters
The historic Royal Port Alfred Golf Club was constituted in 1907. Situated in Port Alfred on the South East coast - SUNSHINE COAST - of the Eastern Cape half way between the Ports of East London and Port Elizabeth. The club was granted its 'Royal' prefix when the Prince of Wales visited in 1927, and today his putter is mounted in the bar.
One of the true links courses in South Africa, it is set on the rolling hills of Port Alfred, with plenty of indigenous bush, game and wonderful sea views. The 5800 meter course has a unique layout, which, in true links tradition, tests your ability to read the elements as much as the course. A golfing experience not to be missed!
Its built on rolling hills and sand dunes with views over the Indian Ocean, and each hole is individualy named, sometimes quite aptly in the case of Whale's back, the Punch Bowl and Hippo's bath. The Club House has a grande view over the course and the sea and theres a equily good vista from the high top tee on Greenmantle, the 12th. Many of the holes are quirky, but that simply adds to the intrigue, forcing you to play unconventional shots and theres fun to be had here.
Stats Par: 71 | Distance: 5613 | Year Opened: 1975| Designer: Robert Grimsdell
St Francis Bay Golf Club’s renowned warm hospitality and the great club-spirit has been their signature since the beginning dating back to 1975. Leighton Hulett is the man who opened the 9 hole private golf course back then and ever since it has seen many exciting changes. Today it’s an 18 hole coastal golf course comparing in good favor with the best courses in the Cape and since the opening, has continually been undergoing improvements in collaboration with acknowledged Golf Course Designers. A number of the holes have been lengthened for the longer hitters and the third and seventeenth green rebuilt and repositioned making the course somewhat more of a challenge. Some safety aspects also had to be incorporated with screens being erected to minimize the risk of flying golf balls hitting golfers!
The moderate length of the course will ensure a pleasurable game for the average golfer, yet provide the challenge for those wishing to break par 71 (includes five par 3's). St Francis Bay Golf Club is destined to become host to the best 18 holes holiday course in the Eastern Cape.
Stats Par: 72 | Distance: 6,126m | Year Opened: 2006| Designer: Jack Nicklaus
The layout of the St Francis Links Course combines every element of shot making with its undulating terrain, greens and surrounds as well as its variation in length and direction.
Undulating bentgrass greens, varying in size and shape from hole to hole are framed by bunkers that appear to be scratched out of the natural surrounds. The greens have simply been placed on top of the sand, changing shape in construction as the wind changed its mind. To many enthusiasts, the bunkers define the look of the course with their rough edges and ever-changing slopes. You see, this course is a perfect balance of natural, fynbos covered dunes with perfectly manicured fairways, tees and greens.
The links at St Francis is a championship course that offers the golfer every challenge and reward the game has to offer. As the course lies between seven natural dune scapes that move from east to west, the course plays equally well, yet very differently as the wind changes in direction. One might say that there are two courses at St Francis Links – the East Course and the West Course!