Jeffrey’s Bay is the ideal holiday destination for a variety of reasons; long stretches of pristine beaches, fun and affordable accommodation, and world-famous surf spots. While J’Bay has well-earned the reputation of being a laid-back seaside getaway, there are ample opportunities for sportsmen to stay active without donning a wetsuit. The golfing enthusiast is in for some great golfing in and around Jeffrey’s and, due to the temperate Eastern Cape climate, this is an activity that can be enjoyed year-round.
Jeffrey’s Bay Golf Course is a 9-hole course designed in 1976 by Piet Vermaak. The smart-casual Clubhouse is an ideal venue for holidaymakers to mingle with local golfers, and swop heroic tee-off tales. Golf Carts are available, but it is likely that golfers will take pleasure in the comfortable stroll from hole to hole. The par rating for men and women is 72, and the SAGA rating is 70 for men and 71 for women. The green boasts a delightful blend of Bayview Fairways and Kikuyu grasses. Additional facilities include a Bar, Boardroom, Chipping Green, Halfway House, Pool Room, Pro Shop, Locker Rooms, Putting Green and Function Facilities. http://www.g-i.co.za/clubs/?c=315
St Francis is a short car trip from Jeffrey’s Bay and now offers golfers a choice of two 18-hole course. The St Francis Bay Golf Club is one of these esteemed courses. It is a links-style course is ideal for most levels of golfing proficiency, and boasts a par of 71. This course was opened by Leighton Hulett in 1975, but only 9 holes were included. Since then, this course has been forced to grow and develop due to its popularity. This course is so popular, not only due to its superior layout and challenging holes, but also as a result of the idyllic setting in which it lies. The St Francis village is a quaint thatched seaside resort where relaxation and comfort are a priority, even among the residents!. http://www.stfrancisgolf.co.za/
Another exciting J’Bay development is the Jubilee Lakes Estate, home to the 18-hole course designed by Jack Nicklaus. This estate focuses on maintaining a healthy lifestyle while enjoying the luxurious benefits of authentic estate living. The golf-course is set in the 1000 hectare property, alongside olive groves and fruit orchards. http://www.jubileelakes.co.za/
Whether you are in Jeffrey’s Bay alone for business, backpacking with friends, or with the family, a round of golf is almost always in order. Enjoy the variety of course available, while remaining confident that beautiful surrounds and a friendly round are standard features of the area.