Fancourt South Africa
Since opening in the early 1990's, Fancourt has developed at an incredible pace, and is now firmly entrenched in the elite of world golf resorts. Only 7 kilometres from the George Airport, and situated right in the heart of the Garden Route, Fancourt couldn't be more perfectly located to enjoy a world-class golfing holiday.
Gary Player's 27 holes were the foundations of the golf resort at its inauguration and Fancourt now boasts 3 first class championship courses making the estate's golf complex the envy of the African continent. The headline golf course at Fancourt is The Links, which has previously hosted European Tour events and rightfully so earned its spot as the number 1 ranked golf course in South Africa. The 2 remaining courses, the Montagu and Outeniqua, still boast a high ranking within South Africa, presenting two stunning parkland layouts to enjoy for all golfers.
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Golf Courses at Fancourt South Africa
Owner Dr. Hasso Plattner commissioned the legendary Gary Player to add the Links to Fancourt's existing layouts, and upon completion, the layout became an instant classic. Player's love of seaside golf spurred him to study his favourite coastal layouts of the UK and Ireland, and their influence is plainly visible. The demanding Links can be extended to a mighty 7,625 yards from the tees used for the 2003 Presidents Cup and the 2005 South African Open, but rest assured there are tees to suit the mere mortal. The Links is now one of the world's most celebrated courses, and is a ‘must play' for serious golfers.
Fancourt's Montagu Course has in the past been ranked as South Africa's best, but with the inception of the Links in 2000, it appeared slightly dated. That is why the management implemented a thorough overhaul that involved major renovations, including the addition of two new holes. The resultant parkland layout - 7,385 yards - is once again celebrated in South Africa and beyond, and its spectacular holes will be remembered for a long time to come by fortunate Fancourt visitors.
The Outeniqua takes its name from the dramatic mountain range that guards over the Fancourt estate, and was also conceived by Gary Player. Its character is similar to the neighbouring Montagu layout, with immaculate fairways and greens carved through the rugged dunes and expanses of water that characterise the landscape.
In addition to its comprehensive academy, these amazing courses are truly awe-inspiring, which is why golf holidays at Fancourt are so sought after.
If your game is need of fine tuning, head to the comprehensive Taylor Made Performance Lab, where the experts will leave you with no excuse for bad shots!
Accommodation at Fancourt South Africa
Visitors to the Fancourt Hotel and Country Club Estate will be housed in the utmost luxury, either in the Manor House or the private garden suites.
The Manor House was established in 1847 when Henry Fancourt set up a base for workers constructing the Montagu Pass, and is now a national monument. Located near the heart of the Fancourt estate, the Manor House is home to 34 charming bedrooms, which blend the traditional charm of the house with the modern facilities required of a good hotel. Set amid delightful wooded parkland, the Manor House is the intimate choice for your stay at Fancourt.
The resort's Garden Suites and Studios offer outstanding accommodation, courtesy of 1, 2 or 3 bedroom units, all set in a peaceful garden environment. Old World charm is complemented by excellent contemporary amenities in the private suites, every one of which is perfectly tailored to guarantee an amazing golf holiday at South Africa's greatest modern resort.
The Fancourt Spa combines professional service with the ultimate in relaxation therapy, where the best health and beauty treatments are available, all under the gaze of the Outeniqua Mountains. A heated Roman bath, sauna, steam room, cold plunge pool, tepidarium and a jacuzzi. In terms of activity, Fancourt has a superb gym, four tennis courts, indoor and outdoor swimming pools, and volleyball courts, while the magnificent estate is best viewed from the running, cycling and hiking trails. Keen ornithologists will be aware of the Garden Route's amazing birdlife - Fancourt itself has over 200 species, which are documented in a resort guide book.
Fancourt has six separate restaurants, offering a fine range of cuisine from all over the world. The steaks in the Grill Room and the African flavours in Sansibar are among the highlights while Henry White’s combines local flavours with modern cuisines to produce a true masterclass while in an elegant, flamboyant setting.
- Golf Buggies
- Driving Range
- Pro Shop
- Putting Greens
- Practice Area
- Golf Club Hire
- Club House
- Championship Standard Course
- Golf Academy
- Indoor Swimming Pool
- Steam Room
- Beauty Salon
- Outdoor Swimming Pool
- In House Restaurant
- In House Bar
- On-Site Parking
- Satellite TV
- Wake-up Call
- Room Service
- Direct Dial Telephone
From the moment we arrived we were treated like royalty. The car was parked for us, clubs placed in secure area ready for the first round the following day. Sparkling wine or water whilst we did the formalities at reception. Then whisked off in a club cart to our rooms. All the restaurants were good , the White restaurant the best and incredible value.
A brilliant golfing resort where nothing is left to chance. We did not want for anything and thloroughly enjoyed our stay.
We loved it, a very well run complex with three great courses
The estate is well managed and the facilities are second-to-none. Food at the Henry White and Monet restaurant were exceptional. The evening meal at the Italian style restaurant was poor and not up to the standard expected for Fancourt.
The golfing destination in South Africa - excellent place to stay. Whole experience from arrival to departure was superb hence 5* ratings. No gripes whatsoever and would not hesitate to return.
Excellent location with great golf courses and friendly and helpful staff
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Definitely worth playing. It was superb.
We were allowed club carts on this course , but we were also provided with a complementary caddy.warm areas brilliant again and the course very picturesque and challenging
You are required to walk this course, but the caddies carry your clubs and help you on the greens. Warm up areas very good and your caddy gets an idea of your capabilities, or lack of them !!. Nice halfway house. Overall we would play there again tomorrow.
Harder of the two courses we played with some challenging holes. Again in great condition generally but there were a couple of areas on the edges of some greens that were undergoing repairs, although in no way did this spoil a fantastic golfing experience.
A beautiful golf course in fabulous condition with great views and very enjoyable to play.
Loved the clubhouse on arrival Great course, very different to the other two Caddies helped We played round in four hours including halfway house, no one in front or behind!!
Very nice, playable course
Fantastic course layout in superb condition. I can't praise the greens staff enough.
What a course. The whole experience was a dream, spoilt only by the lack of reception at the end of the round on the 18th green: no hot towel and no refreshing drink was provided. Despite my best efforts the Caddy was difficult to talk to and showed little interest in my game.
Not the No1 ranked course in South Africa for nothing. A superb course and a really tough test - even more so in driving rain and howling winds as we faced (the previous day was supposedly too hot!) Caddies a real must and excellent assistance provided. Its long and tough but very satisfying to get round!
Harder than Outeniqua and a real test of golf - a great challenge and a pure pleasure to play on Xmas Day with a bottle of champagne in the cooler!!
Lovely course to cut our teeth on - still a good test of golf though!
Lovely course and once we got through a fourball a nice and fast round
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