Raising the roof: St Francis Links unveils new functions venue

BY JEFF CLAUSE - JUNE 10, 2015

After creating magic for more than 150 brides and after hosting numerous conferences, golf tournaments and functions of all shapes and sizes over the past eight years, conference planners and prospective brides can now see their future plans come to life under a new permanent roof and spacious deck.

The management team at St Francis Links, who have always provided the anticipated level of service and quality of food and beverage for larger groups under a large freeform marquee, have taken a positive step forward for the growth of future business.

St Francis Links has always utilized the Club and the estate facilities to expose visitors to what we have on offer. More than 20 000 new faces have come to our village for weddings, conferences and a great variety of functions from mountain bike racing to children’s parties.

Every guest is a potential investor and long-term member and friend. We are now in an even better position with the new roof and enlarged space to host even more events that not only benefit the estate but also our entire community.   

In addition to the larger floor space, the new structure also features floor to roof gabled windows, open trusses and tall stacking doors which bring the amazing views of the Jack Nicklaus Signature Course and the mountains to the north right into the clubhouse.

The first major function was the awards dinners for the National Sages golf championships, played on both the Links and the St Francis Bay courses. The new facility combined with the Lighthouse restaurant comfortably allowed for 270 guests to be seated and served.

St Francis Links is located on Main Road, St Francis Bay, an hour’s drive West of Port Elizabeth. In addition to the Club facilities and championship golf course, the estate also offers accommodation by way of a 10-bedroom lodge, the St Francis Golf Lodge, located on the first tee as well as two- to six-bedroom homes for short and long-term rental.

Plan your next event at St Francis Links where “visitors are always welcome”. Stay for the day or invest in a lifetime of memories!