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The Ernie Els for Autism day is a must play!

As we come off three great charity days that raised thousand of rand for local needs, it’s time to enter the last big charity event of the “cool season” – Els for Autism with all funds raised staying in SA for the development of knowledge and treatment for those affected by autism. The charity, backed by Ernie and Liezl themselves, has aided in the development of the EEC – Ernie Els Centre in SA.




 Els Donation

Charity is the real winner here! 

Two Woodlands Dairy Daysfor HOSPICE and the Stulting School Fundraiser generated thousands of rands for their needs through golf and St Francis Links! We love running tournament s golf and running events professionally to ensure that it is a great day for the sponsors and the players! When I tried to discourage the Stulting organisers from following the Woodlands, they simply said, “no worries” and from what I heard from the supporters, they were very convincing and in the end, all fields for the three days were full!  SAAAAAAWWWWEEEEEEEEETTT!

Woodlands Dairy celebrates a Hole-In-ONE as Tim Mountford fond the bottom of the cup on the 17th. Two days of perfect weather combined with the fine condition of the course led to great team scoring worthy of the prize tables provided for the two days and nearly 230 players. The winners on Day One were Mark Jensen and George Efstratiou on 49 points and Day Two, Dale Hunter and JP VD Merwe on 50 points. But, the real winner here again was charity – St Francis HOSPICE-Kouga! After sponsorships and players support and the  the two auctions, a check was handed over for R350 000-00 to Sister Ingrid from Hospice! 
After the event I received a mail stating more funds cam in that night thaking the total to a record R400 000-00!

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Woodlands Dairy Days for HOSPICE (Kouga) 

When I first me with the Supporters Group regarding the planning for their Golf Day, I asked how much they wanted to achieve in funds raised – tey responded with a condident “big number”. I then pointed out that following the Hospice days woulf be a challenge BUT that was the only day they could have because that was the only day their “celebs” could come – a challenge. I further pointed out that some of the “big players/contributors may be playing in the Hospice days – another challenge. THEY said, no problem.

The day was nearly full with 100 players (great job) and the dinner attracted more than 190 people (WOW). But the big news came after the event when I received a call from a member of the Supporters Group, who were relentless in getting the field full, in attracting sports legends, in securing a great Afrikaans MC (the American couldn’t touch what he did) and in raising what he believed would be more than R230 000-00 after all fees and costs for the day were paid Yeeeeeeehaaaaah!

Another Perrrrrrrrrrrfect Day for Golf – Everyone was a winner! 

R630 000-00 raised through golf at St Francis Links in 3 great Charity Days


 This Saturday is the date for our Newest Golf Championship! 

first foursomes

Foursomes is a golf competition format in which a team is comprised of two golfers, and those two golfers alternate hitting the same golf ball. That’s why Foursomes is also very commonly called “alternate shot.”


Pick your partners now and get planning for the 1st Annual Foursomes Champs! 
Enter as a Men’s Team, a Ladies’ Team or a Mixed Team


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More to remember!

This was our best year to date in almost every way:

  • We finished our 108th home on the estate (58 are permanent residents with M/M Hein Sevenster as our newest! )
  • 15 homes are under construction 
  • 25 homes are in the planning or application stages
  • We are financially sound with great lifestyle choices for the entire family
  • To date, we are 500 rounds UP on budget
  • Our golf rounds featured golfers from more than 20 different countries – from Wisconsin to New South Wales 
  • We moved up in the nation ratings to No. 7 in Golf Digest
  • The UK rates us No. 6 
  • The Swedish press rate us No.4
  • With our members, No. 1

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Don’t stop yet! 


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  May 2017 at the Links sm


Will be our sponsors for OPEN Wednesday (2nd Wednesday) with meat and added prizes. Invite your friends to enjoy SA’s best with special rates for golf, snacks after the game and great prizes – Hey, Curry Night follows – stay or take away!

Monday Roll-up!  Pitch up and play (9 holes from 3pm) let’s add you to the What’s app group
All day Saturdays-Morning and afternoon fields – the afternoon field will be booked from 12 noon backwards with emphasis on “ready golf” – Prizegiving and Happy Hour at 17h00

May 27                FOURSOMES – pick a partner ans sign up!
June 3                 Ladies’ Invitational 
June 14               Itec Open Wednesday – R235 with Green Fees, Comp fees, Great snacks and R1000 in Meat prizes


Jan 2-3                Men’s Member-MemberSt Francis Bay wins by .18 of a point! Well done! 
Jan 7-8                The Pam Golding Annual, Derek Ryan and Scott Keevy, Champions
Mar 11                 Greensomes over 18 holes (NEW) Sandra Marais/Ingvild Stiansen; Mauro Nettl/Yan Coesens
Apr 28-30            Club Championships – Ralph Richardson and Helen Bridges, Champions  
May 7                   Inter-Estate Challange (St Francis Links) 
May 18-19            Woodlands’ Dairy Golf Days for HOSPICE  
May 27                 Foursomes over 18 holes (NEW)
Jun 3                   Ladies’ Invitational 
Jun 10                 Sanlam – Links Qualifier

Jun 22                 Els for Autism at St Francis Links (finals at Highland Gate)
Jul 2-3                 National Junior Order of Merit
Jul 20-23             Men’s Invitational
Jul 23-25             The Annual “Road Trip”
Aug 6                   Sanlam Cancer FINALS at St Francis Links 
Aug 8-23             Spring Programme – Course and Clubhouse Closed
Sep 30, Oct 1       Links Cup
Nov 11-12           Pam Golding Ladies OPEN Weekend
Dec 2                   Ladies’ Member-Member

Dates for Mixed Events, as well as the Knock-outs to follow. 

Seasonal packages are now on offer

It’s also the time of year for golf travel. We join others in advertising our course countrywide. The are are a couple of subtle differences between what you pay and what you receive in a golf package. We pride ourselves on over-delivering with personal services, additional opportunities, special events, shoot-outs and so much more. We’ll supply the braai or what you need to do it yourselves; we’ll serve your meals here or recommend the area establishments who will exceed your expectations (and of course, we’ll do the booking for you). Why? Because we can and we want to!

Why not sign up for the special events coming up in the future and expand them into a few days of play! Play in the Inter-Estate Challenge, enter the Ernie Els for Autism in June, start planning for the Invitationals – ladies and men; Invite your friends in for the best golf in SA (and beyond).


Every Great shot starts with a SMILE santa


The St Francis Links Team

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