Why choose St Francis…
Let me share some reasons why
We are remote, yet accessible
We remain quiet but never sleeping
We offer amazing clean air unless the smell of the ocean puts you off, or the fragrance offered by the fynbos
Wonderful year-round weather (with a few perky days)
No ROBOTS (traffic lights) – in some cases not even stop signs where they are supposed to be!
ENJOY unbelievable Nature all around
An outdoor paradise with everything from hiking, walking, running, cycling, fishing, surfing, kite-surfing, birding, fooding, drinking, canal cruising and paddling, river boating and even golfing at not one, but two, Top-100 courses.
Try the Local Chokka (squid) and let Clive show you how it’s done.
Take in parkrun on Saturday at 8 or join the Running Club on Tuesdays at Quayside
Learn how to miss the bumps and take them in stride – only visitors drive a straight line!
Google the Chokka Trail and experience one of SA’s award winners.
Drink some wine and catch the sunset on the Wild Side.
Walk the dunes in Oyster Bay and all around.
Walk between the Two Harbours
and follow it with a fresh brew at Bruce’s
Go Greek at the Big Time, Italian at Mauro’s, join the locals at Christy’s, take the kids to Rambling Rose, get great beer and food at St Francis Brewing Co., start the day at Peddle and Spoke or Tails and Thyme, let JP fill your gaps at Pommes Frite or spend the day at Joe Fish or Fullstop.
I recommend the Santa Burger at The Links!
Sell St Francis whenever you can!
As I see 2020 already sailing along, I continue to meet people from all over the world who ask me what I like most about St Francis Bay. I say simply, “Your blood pressure drops when you cross the Kromme River Bridge”. After you have chased the traffic in CT and battled for tee times in the Garden Route, remember all that we offer and all at an easy pace! This weekend we hosted another wedding with new friends coming from all parts. Guess what, they all went away happy!
Greet others before they greet you!
Our very first group celebrated 14 years here!
Colin Higgins has been bringing his mates to St Francis Links since February 2007. The majority of them have made every trip and it took 14 years for them to be all square going into the Singles matches. After two rounds of betterball matchplay and one 18 of greensomes. Altus was easily this year’s MVP as he fashioned a little sub-40 back nine in his first match, then continued on undefeated, carrying every teammate with him. We love hosting the guys and every year, without fail, the Chef prepares everything needed for dinner and then they braai or bake it!
Lynn and Margot take out the ladies, bring on the men!
Dr Lynn Slogrove and Margot McGregor have always been a formidable pair to compete with on the course. This time they teamed up for the Ladies’ Knockout and marched to victory over Debbie McCracken and Elmarie Maarschalk.
Because we can, their final match will be against the Men’s Champions!
Pam Golding Ladies’ Open Weekend 2-3 May
(spots for only 8 more teams)
Have you entered yet?
Club Championships April 24-26, 2020
The 2020 Calendar and results
This year, we will be seeing more weddings, fewer golfing National events (due to rotation) and more member functions as our member play is the fastest-growing category in golf. We look forward to more sponsored days with ITEC and Selective Lighting/The Fire Works and the addition of a new partnership between Pam Golding Properties and Village Square SuperSpa
4-5 Jan The Pam Golding Annual, SFBGC Champions, Series tied 7 all
7-8 Jan Men’s Member-Member Partnership, Roger Smith and Charlie Gilmore, Champions
8 Jan ITEC Open Wednesday, Dr Danie Cronjé and Mel Maubec, winners on 51pts
18 Jan Windhoek Pairs qualifying, Geoff Garratt and Ernest Müller, winners on 49pts
29 Jan Pam Golding/ Village Square SuperSpar Alliance, Gill, Hool, Garratt and Wilson-Jones on 87pts
12 Feb ITEC Open Wednesday, Karl-Johann and Nyana Persson on 45pts
14 Feb Valentine’s Day Dress-up Golf; Dinner with entertainment, The Gobby’s 45pts
26 Feb Pam Golding/ Village Square SuperSpar Alliance, Coesens, White, Gobby and Spangenberg 91 pts
12 Mar ITEC Open Wednesday
25 Mar Pam Golding/Village Square SuperSpar Alliance
27 Mar Ernie Els for Autism Golf Day
3 Apr Selective Lighting / The Fireworks – 15h00 shotgun
8 Apr ITEC Open Wednesday
11 Apr Greensomes
24-26 Apr Club Championships
1 May Selective Lighting / The Fireworks – 15h00 shotgun
2-3 May Pam Golding Ladies Open Weekend
13 May ITEC Open Wednesday
21-22 May Woodlands Dairy Charity Days for HOSPICE
24 May Nomads at St Francis Links (10h30 off 2-tees)
27 May Pam Golding/Village Square SuperSpar Alliance
6 Jun The Bard’au Ladies’ Invitational
10 Jun ITEC Open Wednesday
12 Jun Selective Lighting / The Fireworks – 15h00 shotgun
17-19 Jun Nomads National Order of Merit* – Juniors earning International points
5 Jul Selective Lighting / The Fireworks – 15h00 shotgun
20 Jun Foursomes
21-22 Jun PGA Pro Pairs (SFL)
24 Jun Pam Golding/Village Square SuperSpar Alliance
8 Jul ITEC Open Wednesday
17-19 Jul Men’s Invitational
26-27 Jul PGA Regional Finals (SFBGC and SFL)
29 Jul Pam Golding/Village Square SuperSpar Alliance
1-2 Aug EP Amateur Championships (course closed)
7 Aug Selective Lighting / The Fireworks – 15h00 shotgun
8-9 Aug EP Amateur Championships – Matchplay finals
20-3 Aug/Sep Closed for Spring Programme
4 Sep Selective Lighting / The Fireworks – 15h00 shotgun
9 Sep ITEC Open Wednesday
25-27 Sep LINKS CUP South Africa (Ryder Cup at Whistling Straights)
30 Sep Pam Golding/Village Square SuperSpar Alliance
2 Oct Selective Lighting / The Fireworks – 15h00 shotgun
3 Oct Stulting Golf Day
14 Oct ITEC Open Wednesday
28 Oct Pam Golding/Village Square SuperSpar Alliance
5 Nov Eastern Province SENIORS
6 Nov Selective Lighting / The Fireworks – 15h00 shotgun
11 Nov ITEC Open Wednesday
16 Nov Men’s Muirfield Day (3rd Annual)
22 Nov “The Trophy” – St Francis Links sponsored Amateur Champs
25 Nov Pam Golding/Village Square SuperSpar Alliance
25 Nov Members’ Oscars
5 Dec Ladies’ Member-Member
9 Dec ITEC Open Wednesday
12 Dec Ultimate Par-3 Championships
16 Dec The Kromme-Enviro Trust Amazing Race
5-6 Jan Men’s Member-Member Partnership
8-9 Jan The Pam Golding Annual