Humewood Golf Course

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Designed and developed in 1929 by Col. Stafford Vere Hotchkin (1876 - 8 August 1953)

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!

Designer: 
S.V.Hotchkin / Donald Steel
Year Founded: 
1929
Par: 
72
Yards: 
6810
Green Fees: 
R 405
Day Rate Green Fees: 
n/a
Address
Address: 
Marine Drive
Summerstrand
Port Elizabeth
6001
South Africa
Phone: 
27 41 583-2137
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