Royal Port Alfred Golf Club is a little jewel in the crown of the small town of Port Alfred, just 20 minutes from Kenton.
The Golf course is a Par 72 links type course which was granted the right to use the ‘ROYAL’ prefix by King George V in 1924. With a history dating back to 1907, the course has evolved into what was once described as a course with no equal in South Africa. With spectacular views of the sea and the rolling sand dunes from both the front and back nine, players can also enjoy being watched by the wandering wildlife of impala, springbok, bush buck, blesbok, duikers, hares and tortoises that regularly roam and are totally unfazed by passing players. The abundance of bush and trees provides a haven for bird watchers and at last count a total of 96 different varieties of birds have been spotted. The golf course has a unique lay out with holes 1 to 13, then 14 to 18 both returning to the clubhouse.
The half-way house is set at hole 8, but access to the club house is easily reached from the 13th or the 18th hole, depending where you start your game. The clubhouse was rebuilt in 2006 and is open from 07h00 every day except Christmas Day. Catering is outsourced and provided by Bram @ the 19th, a favourite spot for an early breakfast prior to a round of golf, or a scrumptious lunch afterwards. Visitors are most welcome every day though a quick call to the Pro Shop (046624 4796) or email: firstname.lastname@example.org to secure a tee time.