Photo of The Montagu at Fancourt

Fancourt, South Africa

Montagu Street,

Blanco, George, Western Cape 6530

  • Office

    +27 (0)44 804 0000
  • Pro shop

    +27 (0)44 804 0030
  • Fax

    +27 (0)44 804 0732
  • Golf pro

    Doug Wood / Garth Milne.
  • Academy

    The Golf Academy at Fancourt

About the course

  • The Course:

    18 holes. Open parkland. Undulating terrain - a few slopes to climb.

  • Surroundings:

    Residential, woodland and open countryside.

  • Designer:

    Original design by Gary Player. Upgraded by David McLay Kidd (2006).
Back
tees
Club
tees
Front
tees
Metres
6714
5669
4947
Par
72
72
72
SSS or slope
75
69
70

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).

Location

Latitude:

-33.953203

Longitude:

22.407067

How to get 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.

The Montagu at Fancourt

5-star: Fabulous – courses don’t get much better than this.

Est. 1991

The Montagu 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 Montagu and Outeniqua courses are most closely related. Both are beautifully maintained parkland layouts that effortlessly meander across pleasantly undulating terrain.

The Montagu is the longer and arguably tougher of the two parkland layouts, with many wonderfully designed holes. Its extensive upgrade in 2005, which introduced two entirely new holes (the par-4 1st and par-5 9th), has done much to reinforce its high ranking among the elite of South African courses. Stylish bunkering, fast undulating greens and the ever-present backdrop of the stunning Outeniqua mountains are all hallmarks of the Montagu. Plenty of trees and flowers, and several attractive water features also add to the undoubted charms of this layout, although don't think this pristinely presented course lacks bite.

Several tightish fairways demand accuracy as well as length from the tee, and those water hazards are dangerously in play on several holes, not least at the challenging par-5 18th. Flanking many of the holes, though never too closely, are the distinctive Cape Dutch style villas, with their whitewashed walls and thatched roofs. As the oldest of the Fancourt courses, the Montagu is still in many ways its standard-bearer, even though the Links course now hosts the biggest professional events.

Stay & Play at Fancourt: luxury onsite accommodation available, see Where2Stay section below.
List of courses: Garden Route, S Africa
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  • Photo of The Montagu at Fancourt
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  • Photo of The Montagu at Fancourt
  • Photo of The Montagu at Fancourt
  • Photo of The Montagu at Fancourt
  • Photo of The Montagu at Fancourt
  • Photo of The Montagu at Fancourt
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Visitors

Who can play and when?

In high and low seasons, day visitors can play the Outeniqua and Montagu courses. 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.

Must book in advance.

Green fees

Visitor fee, 18-holes on all days in high season (Nov '18 thru March '19, and Oct '19): R1,995. Low season (April thru' Sept): R1,065.
Credit cards accepted. Contact club for full details, discounts, resort guest rates and Stay&Play packages. [Last updated: 2019].

Other information

Non-metal spike facility. Golf carts available for hire. Caddies always available.

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.

Published ranking

2018 South Africa Golf Digest rating: 8th best course in South Africa.

Where2Stay

  • Fancourt, South Africa5-star

    Montagu Street, George 6530

    +27 (0)44 804 0000

    Visit website
    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).

    • Golf within 10 km:

      George; Kingswood

    • Golf within 30 km:

      Oubaai

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