The Links at Fancourt


5+ (5 gold): one of our top-rated 5-star courses, worhty of 5½ stars.
   The Links at Fancourt Est. 2000

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The Links at Fancourt: Here at one of South Africa's best known golf and leisure resorts, visiting golfers can enjoy three varied and challenging championship golf courses, as well as excellent practice and learning facilities. Of the three, the most demanding and perhaps most distinctive layout is the Links course.

A superb and testing British links-style course is not perhaps what you'd expect to find a few miles inland on South Africa's Garden Route - but make no mistake this is a "links" in name and in character. Gary Player's masterpiece was in fact built on a flat, disused airfield. More than 750,000 tons of earth was moved to create a classic looking dunescape, onto which this world class links-style course was crafted. The result is a superb and very testing championship course.

As aficionados of links golf would expect, the terrain is open, the fairways full of rolling bumps and hollows and lined with sand dunes (housing is conspicuously absent). There is deep uncompromising rough awaiting the long-carries from the tees, plenty of strategic pot bunkering and some huge, undulating greens.

Integrated into the design are some wonderfully natural wetland areas, which means that water is dangerously brought into play on a few occasions. Wooden-slatted walkways are used on a few occasions to get you from green-to-tee. As one of the very well-trained local caddies accurately put it, "this is a great course - enjoy it".

Stay & Play at Fancourt: luxury onsite accommodation available, see Where2Stay section below.

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Making Contact

Fancourt, South Africa
Montagu Street,
Blanco, George, Western Cape 6530
South Africa
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Office   +27 (0)44 804 0000
Pro Shop   +27 (0)44 804 2880
Fax

  +27 (0)44 804 0732

Email   links@fancourt.co.za
Website   www.fancourt.co.za
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Golf Pro
 
Doug Wood / Garth Milne.
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Academy
 
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About the course

The course: 18 holes. Links-style.
Undulating terrain - a few slopes to climb.
 
Surroundings: Rural countryside.
 
Designer: Gary Player
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  Men Back Men Front Women Front
Metres 6930 5692 5205
Par 73 73 73
SSS or Slope 76 70 72
 
At the Same Location:
18-hole golf courses at Fancourt: LINKS course (par-73, 6930 metres from back tees); MONTAGU course (par-72, 6714 m); OUTENIQUA course (par-72, 6312 m); BRAMBLE HILL course (par-70, 5517 m; currently closed).
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How2Get There?

6 km W of George city 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.

Essential information

Green Fees:
Resort guest fee, 18-holes on all days in high season (Nov '18 thru March '19, and Oct '19): R2,685. Day visitor fee, 18-holes on all days in low season (April thru' Sept): R2,415. Credit cards accepted. Contact club for full details, discounts, resort guest rates and Stay&Play packages. [Last updated: 2019].
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Who can play and When?
In high season, only resort guests staying a minimum of two nights at Fancourt can play the Links course. In low season outside day visitors can also play the Links. In high and low seasons, day visitors can play the Outeniqua and Montagu courses.  Must book in advance. Handicap required.
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Other Information
Non-metal spike facility. Golf carts available for hire (only with medical certificate). Caddies always available.

Practice facilities
Excellent
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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.

The Links course quickly became established as a top-level championship course and has held several high-quality professional events, including the Presidents Cup, South African Open and Women's World Cup of Golf (see Tournaments section >by Venue >Fancourt Links).

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Published Ranking
2018 South Africa Golf Digest rating: No.1 course of the 450 courses in South Africa.
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Location

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Latitude: (-33.967708)
Longitude: (22.404170)
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Fancourt, South Africa 5-star
Montagu Street, George 6530
+27 (0)44 804 0000
www.fancourt.co.za

A combination of old world charm, contemporary luxury, three fabulous championship golf courses and full spa facilities, makes Fancourt a distinctive and luxurious Stay&Play location on South Africa's world renowned Garden Route. Guests can choose between a room in the Hotel, 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).
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