ROYAL PORT ALFRED GOLF CLUB
in Port Alfred, Amatola & Stormberg,
Eastern Cape, South Africa
"I have played on many Links courses around the world" said the awe-struck
visitor to the Royal Port Alfred Golf Club (situated halfway between Port
Elizabeth & East London) "but I’ve yet to gaze on a finer sea view than that
from some of your fairways" He went on "and the delightful Springbok, Impala,
scurrying flock of Guinea Fowl and the giant tortoise; what wonders and what a
fine golf course as well," He shook his head in disbelief.
"Yes, and in winter you will often spot a whale rolling its monstrous back out
of the sea," replied the club captain, with just a hint of a self satisfied grin
on his face.
Port Alfred widely known as the "warm heart" of the Sunshine Coast, is a small
picturesque town straddling the banks of the magnificent Kowie River (navigable
for 29kms) and is one of South Africa's premier holiday destinations. On either
side of the river mouth pristine white beaches stretch for miles and the sandy
shores are lapped by the warm waters of the Indian Ocean. Besides the
magnificent Golf Course the area boasts many other attractions which will ensure
a most memorable visit. We hope to see you soon!
The original Club House which was completed in 1916 has been altered and
enlarged many times over the years. Major renovations and refurbishments were
carried out before the centenary celebrations in 2007 and we now have a Club
House befitting our status. The lounge and Bar are elegantly and comfortably
furnished and the views over the course to the sea are splendid. The
conference/function room has equally as good a view as does the dining area
adjacent to the kitchen. Most golfing essentials and clothing can be purchased
at the pro shop situated at the entrance to the club house. The ladies and men’s
locker rooms are extremely functional and well appointed.
A lot of our very junior members enjoy playing the mashie course near the club
house but some longer in the tooth have also been spotted wedge in hand.
Practice facilities have recently been erected near the first tee to enable
serious competitors a chance to "warm up" before a game.
Mrs Vicky Petersen is the caterer and does a superb job. A wide variety of
snacks and meals are on offer and she also caters for conferences, parties,
weddings and formal dinners. The function room can comfortably accommodate 80
Royal Port Alfred is an ideal venue to host corporate golf days. It is centrally
situated in the Eastern Cape and there are a number of accommodation
establishments nearby offering excellent value for money. Corrie van Zyl, the
club manager, will ensure that these days are well organized and successful.
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