These days several coastal (and inland) courses other than Humewood (the genuine article) claim to be a “Links.” But if any layout deserves that classification it is St Francis Bay. This unpretentious and well-conditioned layout has several holes straight out of the links playbook. There’s none of the dramatic holes you find at St Francis Links, yet the fairways undulate in a linksy fashion, and the terrain has that seaside look to it. In fact, the 12th green is so close to the ocean that the club is concerned for its future. You can also run the ball into greens, allowing you a greater variety of shots.