Bramble Hill Golf Course

Montagu Street (R404),

Blanco, George, Western Cape 6529

  • Office

    +27 (0)44 804 0000

About the course

  • The Course:

    18 holes. Links-style & parkland. Undulating terrain - a few slopes to climb.

  • Surroundings:

    Rural countryside.

  • Designer:

    Gary Player Design Co.
Back
tees
Club
tees
Front
tees
Metres
5517
5081
4538
Par
70
70
70
SSS or slope
69
67
68

At the same location:

18-hole golf courses at Fancourt: LINKS course (par-73, 6930 metres from back tees; members and resort guests only); MONTAGU course (par-72, 6714 m; day visitors welcome); OUTENIQUA course (par-72, 6312 m; day visitors welcome); par-70 BRAMBLE HILL course (par-70, 5517 m; currently closed).

Location

Latitude:

-33.962850

Longitude:

22.400479

How to get there:

6 km W of George (centre)

From Cape Town follow the N2 highway direction George. Take exit 425 (George Airport/Herolds Bay) and head north on the R404, direction George Airport/Blanco/Oudtshoorn. After 5.5 km Fancourt is well signposted, on your right off the R404.

Bramble Hill Golf Course

3-star: Good course – an enjoyable test for your game.

Est. 2001

Bramble Hill Golf Course: GOLF COURSE WAS CLOSED IN 2008, probably on a permanent basis. Check current status before planning a visit. Fancourt's three other championship courses (Links, Montagu and Outeniqua) remain fully open for the club's members, resort guests and day visitors (no day visitors on The Links).

[Original Where2Golf description]: Of the four Fancourt courses, only Bramble Hill is open to outside visitor play. Although not as grandiose as its stablemates, Bramble Hill nonetheless contains some of the genetic make-up of the other three. Its rugged, linksy openness, bears a resemblance to the mighty Fancourt Links.

Bramble Hill may not be of quite the same pedigree as its stablemates, but does contain its fair share of undulating terrain, rolling fairways, pot bunkers, and bumps and hollows around the greens. Like the Links, the greens are elevated and full of tricky slopes and borrows.

The Bramble Hill course comes close to rubbing shoulders with its more revered sibling (The Links) at the short par-4 10th hole, which is played towards the clubhouse of the Links course. The very short par-3 5th provides a good opportunity to look across the course with the picturesque Outeniqua mountains providing a fabulously scenic backdrop.

For the closing six holes, Bramble Hill moves closer to the parkland persona of the Montagu and Outeniqua. Again not quite up to their lofty standard, but good enough to ensure a testing finish to your round, even if the tiny par-3 17th goes down as one of Bramble Hill's most idiosyncratic holes.
List of courses: Garden Route, S Africa

Visitors

Who can play and when?

Check with club (if and when it reopens).

Green fees

Check with club (if and when the course reopens).

Other information

Non-metal spike facility. Golf carts available for hire. Caddies available at all times, but not compulsory.

Practice facilities

Excellent

Did you know?

The owners and visionaries of Fancourt are Dr Hasso and Sabine Plattner. Hasso Plattner is a highly successful German entrepreneur and co-founder of the software giant SAP. Golf at Fancourt started with 27-holes constructed in 1990, which were officially opened in 1991. An additional 9-holes were added in 1997 to create today's outstanding duo, the Montagu and Outeniqua courses. The Links course followed in 2000 and Bramble Hill (now closed) in 2001.

Where2Stay

  • Fancourt South Africa5-star

    Montagu Street, George 6530

    +27 (0)44 804 0000

    Visit website
    A combination of old world charm and contemporary luxury makes the Fancourt Hotel a distinctive and luxurious stay and play location. Guests can choose between a room in the beautifully restored Manor House or one of the many stately Garden Suites and Studios.
    • Golf at this hotel:

      Fancourt (The Links, Montagu and Outeniqua courses).

    • Golf within 10 km:

      George; Kingswood

    • Golf within 30 km:

      Oubaai

  • Oakhurst Manor3-star

    Cnr Meade & Cathedral Streets, George 6529

    +27(0)44 874 7130

    Visit website
    Oakhurst is a boutique Manor House Hotel, deliberately small and exclusive. The hotel is centrally situated in the business centre of George and makes it perfect for business and sight seeing.
    • Golf at this hotel:

      No

    • Golf within 10 km:

      George; Kingswood; Fancourt (Montagu, Outeniqua, The Links & Bramble Hill courses)

    • Golf within 30 km:

      Oubaai

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