Francis Links land may not have been
grazing land for the sheep and rabbits,
but a natural course between the beach
and arable land it is. Jack Nicklaus has
had the pleasure of taking Mother
Nature's best piece of links land and
signed his name to something unique. St
Francis Links will challenge all who
play it and reward those who respect it.
layout combines every element of shot
making with its undulating terrain,
greens and surrounds as well as its
variation in length and direction.
bunkers look as though they have been
simply plowed out of the land. It is the
bunkering that truly defines the quality
and character of St Francis Links.
Others have designed and built courses
with a links look. Here you will easily
see what separates St Francis Links from
the rest a consistent look throughout.
One will agree that, almost from the
opening shot, St Francis Links carries a
look and feel that breathes history from
times gone by.
of the greens comes from the natural
movement of the land. The greens have
simply been placed on top of the sand,
changing shape in construction as the
wind changed its mind. Some are more
undulating than others. All putting
surfaces and green surrounds present a
mental and physical test.
Francis Links is South Africa's Pure
Jack Nicklaus is a name long associated with greatness. Also known as The Golden Bear, Nicklaus boasts 105 professional victories worlwide, including a record 18 professional major championships, ranking him amongst the greatest sport stars of all times.
The Nicklaus name is now also associated with the best in course design world wide. Nicklaus Design boasts more than 300 courses open for play in 29 different countries. Of those, the Golden Bear has been involved in the design of 250 courses. Nicklaus Design, the worlder leader in course design, has projects currently under development in 37 different countries.
At least 48 Nicklaus Design courses have been ranked in various national and international Top-100 lists (Golf Digest, Golf Magazine, and Golfweek).
It is therefore with pride that St Francis Links is counted amongst the exclusive list of Jack Nicklaus Signature Courses.
“Designing a golf course is my total expression. My golf game can only go on so long, But what I have learned can be put into a piece of ground and that will last beyond me.”