Humewood Golf Club

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Year Opened1929
Par 72
GreensGulf Green

Home to one of the world’s most challenging links courses, Humewood is ranked 15th among South Africa’s Top golf courses.In 1929, Port Elizabeth Golf Club members asked course architect Colonel SV Hotchkin to design a second championship course for the town. He owned Woodhall Spa in Lincolnshire, but his love for the Old Course at St Andrews inspired him to produce Humewood.

He did break away, though, from the traditional 9 holes out and 9 holes back approach and, instead, he built a course of two separate 9’s. Each 9 returns to the Club House in the middle of the course in a similar way to the Muirfield Links in Scotland.

As a result, the holes run in different directions so that the golfer doesn’t get to play a long sequence of holes, either downwind or into the wind. His design included 8 par 5’s on a par 76 layout. Humewood is considered his finest work!

Found in the coastal city of Port Elizabeth, the golf course is a genuine seaside links, with wide and undulating fairways, fast greens and thick coastal bush. A round is a must for any golfer visiting the ‘Friendly City’ of Port Elizabeth.

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Played today, course was in fantastic nick, greens were perfect, I've been lucky enough to play a lot of the better courses in South Africa including St Francis & Fancourt Links, plus both at Sun City and champagne sports, but Humewood is special a proper course cut out of the dunes in PE. If you want a special day out on a fantastic track look no further, and pray the wind is kind to you, a must for all golfers5
12:00 am October 12, 2014

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