South African Hotels
Address
Montagu Street
George 6529
Garden Route
Western Cape
South Africa
Rating
Hotel Type
Golf, Spa, Family, Conference, Leisure
R4100.00SINGLE RATE
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Voted by CNNGo as the World's 9th Best Golf Resort and being a member hotel of "The Leading Hotels of the World", the Fancourt Hotel & Country Club Estate enjoys a prime location on South Africa's magnificent Garden Route.  With its great variety of exclusive facilities such as golf courses, health and beauty spa, restaurants, bars, conference venues and children entertainment venues, this Hotel provides leisure and corporate guests with an unforgettable stay. Fancourt is very popular with Germans travelling to südafrika.

Extensive leisure facilities and activities including golfing, walking and jogging trails, swimming, spa treatments, tennis, gym and children activities make for a fun filled and exciting stay. Located in the heart of South Africa's Garden Route, this Hotel provides guests with an ideal accommodation basis from where the interesting sights and attractions can be explored. Half and full day trips offer travellers the opportunity to visit the beautiful towns of Mossel Bay, Knysna, Plettenberg Bay as well as Oudtshoorn.

Accommodation

Guests staying here have the choice of two accommodation options, which are the Hotel and the Manor House. This modern Hotel, which reflects luxury and classic elegance, features 115 luxury rooms and suites.

Room types at Hotel:

  • Luxury Rooms
  • One-bedroom Suites
  • Two-bedroom Suites.

Hotel room amenities and services:

  • Wireless Internet
  • Air conditioning
  • Direct dial telephone
  • Mini bar
  • Coffee and tea making facilities
  • Digital safe
  • Hair dryer and slippers
  • International plugs.

The 150-year-old Manor House is a National Monument and was renovated to establish a luxury boutique hotel which provides antique and modern beauty and elegance. The Manor House at the Fancourt Country Estate in George, South Africa, features three different room types including the lavish Master Bedroom.

Manor House room types:

  • Luxury Suites
  • Grand Suites
  • Master Bedroom.

Amenities and services at the Manor House:

  • Return airport transfers
  • Early check-in / late check-out considerations
  • Daily breakfast in any location within the Manor House, including in-Room Dining (Manor House menu), room balcony, garden lounge, library or pool area
  • Daily afternoon tea in the garden lounge
  • 24 hours in-room dining (from Manor House in-room menu excluding drinks)
  • Wireless high-speed Internet access
  • Luxury bath products
  • Fully-stocked complimentary refreshment centre (minibar).

Spa

The modern Spa provides visitors with a tranquil setting where complete relaxation can be enjoyed through unwinding with a hot stone massage or swimming in the heated Roman Bath. The many spa facilities make for an unforgettable spa experience, including a sauna, steam room, tepidarium and Jacuzzi.

Spa services:

  • 11 spa treatment rooms
  • Partner and hydro room
  • Sauna
  • Steam room
  • Tepidarium (heated seats offering an alternative heat therapy to sauna or steam room)
  • Roman bath
  • Fancourt spa hair salon.

Golf

This leading Golf Resort consists of several golf courses, to which three was classed in the Top 20 best courses in South Africa, 2011 Golf Digest rankings. The Links on the Course has without a doubt one of the most impressive golf designs. Positioned amongst the world leading golf courses, Gary Player created one of their finest golfing. Also, the Country Club features a golf academy where the TaylorMade Fitment Center and state-of-the-art teaching facilities can be found as well as two well-stocked pro shops filled with all the necessary golfing accessories.

The Outeniqua Golf Course, as well as the Montagu Golf Course, have now become two of the most exquisite 18-hole parkland layout golf courses in South Africa. A round of golf on either of these two Gary Player-designed golf courses is an unusual and challenging experience.

Golf Courses:

  • Outeniqua Golf Course
  • Montagu Golf Course
  • The Links at Fancourt
  • Fancourt Golf Academy.

Activities

Leisure Activities:

  • Leisure trails
  • Kids and teen club
  • Tennis and volleyball
  • Swimming: Indoor and outdoor swimming pools
  • Jacuzzi and Spa
  • Fishing
  • Gym and golf.

Conference Center

The Hotel offers various conference rooms which are equipped with the latest conference features making it possible to accommodate functions with different requirements, such as weddings, launches, exhibitions, conferences, special dinner functions as well as private and small business meetings.  Both levels of the Conference Center offer a foyer for refreshments and registration. The balcony is upstairs and can host 150 guests for small lunch buffets, cocktails or provide a breakaway area for conferences. 

Conference equipment

  • Data projector
  • Projector screens
  • DVD player
  • Built-in PA systems
  • Coffee machines

Conference Venues:

  • Ballroom
  • Plover
  • Owl
  • Eagle
  • Kingfisher
  • Loerie.

Dining

This Hotel offers a broad range of delicious dining experiences for guests to choose from, ranging from; child-friendly and casual to gourmet and elegant, this Hotel has it all.

Casual dining at:

  • La Cantina
  • Morning Glory Restaurant
  • Club Lounge.

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  • Air Conditioning
  • Bathrobe
  • En-suite / private bathroom
  • Hairdryer
  • Housekeeping
  • Mini bar
  • Safe
  • Satellite TV
  • Slippers
  • Tea and coffee making facilities
  • Writing desk

Restaurants

Morning Glory Restaurant

The Restaurant overlooks the golf course and offers healthy, light fare meals with an emphasis on organic produce.

La Cantina

Here, is where a buffet breakfast is served daily for all guests, as well as traditional Italian cuisine all set in a warm Mediterranean atmosphere.

Club Lounge

The menu at this lounge has been given a classical touch to which guests can relax on the terrace overlooking the 18th of the Montagu golf course and try one of the new menu items. Guests also have the chance to indulge in the divine Club Burger which is a homemade 200g sirloin burger on a toasted sesame bun with tobacco onions, fresh fries and house relish.

Henry White's

Situated in the Manor House, this restaurant is an ideal setting for business or social gatherings. The chic artistic decor, showcasing intriguing artwork, sets this restaurant apart from all others within the Estate. The restaurant is innovative and progressive in the world of classic food and wine and is instrumental in establishing new standards for fine dining. The menu offers a variety of prime meat and seafood presentations, prepared to perfection. The wine list offers award-winning wines from South Africa selected by the maîtres d’hotel.

The Spa

The modern Spa provides visitors with a tranquil setting where complete relaxation can be enjoyed through unwinding with a hot stone massage or swimming in the heated Roman Bath. The many spa facilities make for an unforgettable spa experience, including a sauna, steam room and Jacuzzi.

Spa facilities:

  • 11 spa treatment rooms
  • Partner and hydro room
  • Sauna
  • Steam room
  • Tepidarium (heated seats offering an alternative heat therapy to sauna or steam room)
  • Roman bath
  • Fancourt spa hair salon.

Hair Salon


The professional hair salon uses leading brands, and every treatment is a personalised, luxurious experience. Hair care products and accessories are available for sale.

Health & Beauty Spa


The exclusive spa provides a wide variety of holistic health and wellness treatments.

Spa treatments
  • Roman Baths
  • Sauna
  • Steam rooms
  • Chilled plunge pool
  • Tepadarium
  • Jacuzzi
  • Fully equipped gym staffed by personal trainers
  • Holistic health and wellness treatments
Hair salon
The professional hair salon uses leading brands and every treatment is a personalized, luxurious experience. Hair care products and accessories are also available for sale.

 
Fitness
Guests have access to the resort's fully equipped gym which is staffed with personal trainers.
Swimming

The Hotel features a heated Roman indoor swimming pool as well as several outdoor swimming pools.

Golf Academy

The Golf Academy is a world class golfing facility and provides full-time teaching professionals to offer expert advice and tuition. Located between The Links golf course and the Bramble Hill golf course and easily accessible to residents and guests, the Fancourt Golf Academy is the perfect place to improve one's golfing skills.

Golf

This leading Golf Resort consists of several golf courses, to which 3 was classed in the Top 20 best courses in South Africa, 2011 Golf Digest rankings. The Links on the Course has without a doubt one of the most impressive golf designs. Positioned amongst the world leading golf courses, Gary Player created one of their finest golfing. In addition, the Country Club features a golf academy where the TaylorMade Fitment Center and state-of-the-art teaching facilities can be found as well as two well-stocked pro shops filled with all the necessary golfing accessories.

The Outeniqua Golf Course as well as the Montagu Golf Course have now become two of the most exquisite 18-hole parkland layout golf courses in South Africa. A round of golf on either of these two Gary Player designed golf courses is a special and challenging experience.

Golf Courses:

  • Outeniqua Golf Course
  • Montagu Golf Course
  • The Links at Fancourt
  • Fancourt Golf Academy.

Banquet Hall
The large Banquet Hall is located on the ground floor, with 6 meeting rooms located on the upper level, 2 of which can be combined to accommodate large groups.

The Banquet Hall features:

  • Measuring 425m², the dimensions are 4.2m (height) x 17m (length) x 25m (width)
  • Inside capacity: 400 (cinema seating), 350 (cocktails), 250 (buffet). Foyer: 200 people
  • Mounted data projector with electronic screen
  • Separate, discrete technical room for audio technician
  • Numerous power points located on the flooring with trunking for large three-phase power snake

Meeting room features (including three boardrooms)

  • Measurements and capacity vary per room, catering for small groups and up to 80 people
  • Data projector and projector screen
  • DVD player and built-in PA system
  • Select rooms have a Saeco coffee server
  • Select rooms have telephone and fax service
  • Aside from the Plover Boardroom, all meeting rooms can be modified according to client’s specifications

Additional features:

  • Upstairs balcony can host up to 150 guests for cocktails, small lunch buffets or act as a breakaway area
  • Both Conference Centre levels provide a foyer for registration or refreshments
  • Bathrooms are located on both levels

Conference Package: 'Business A La Carte'

  • Luxury five-star accommodation
  • Full English breakfast each morning
  • Dinner voucher per night stay
  • Option of golf, spa or hair salon vouchers, or one of the following (per night stay):
  • Power Van excursion up the Outeniqua mountain
  • Herold wine tour
  • Knysna lagoon cruise
  • Cango Caves tour in Oudtshoorn
  • Canoeing in Wilderness
  • Seal Island trip in Mossel Bay
  • Paintball shooting
  • Quad biking

  • Bar
  • Boardroom Facilities
  • Business Centre
  • Childrens playground
  • Conference venue
  • Golf Academy
  • Golf course
  • Golf Pro Shop
  • Gym
  • Hair salon
  • Indoor Heated Pool
  • Jacuzzi
  • Kid's Club
  • Lounge
  • Mini Cinema
  • Parking
  • Restaurant
  • Sauna
  • Steam room
  • Sun deck
  • Swimming Pool
  • Teen Lounge
  • Tennis court
  • Terrace
  • Travel desk
  • Wellness centre

Check in and Check Out Times
  • Check in: 14:00
  • Check out: 10:00
General Services
  • 24 - hour reception service
  • Airport transfers
  • Babysitting
  • Concierge services
  • Health & Fitness Centre
  • Housekeeping service
  • Internet connection
  • Kid's entertainment
  • Laundry services
  • Luggage storage
  • Massage treatments
  • Porters
  • Room service
  • Tours & Transfers on Request
  • Valet parking
  • Voice mail
  • Wake-up call
  • Wellness & Beauty treatments

Available Rooms

Classic Room

Classic Room features:

  • Approximately 32 square meters
  • Overlooking the Outeniqua Mountains, Fancourt gardens or the Montagu golf course
  • TV
  • Mini bar
  • Coffee & tea making facilities
  • Dressing tables
  • Balcony
  • Situated on the first floor
  • WiFi internet access.
Single Room R3390
Double Room R3390

Luxury Room

# Rooms:
60

Luxury Room amenities:

  • Approximately 32 - 40 square meters
  • Modern, spacious rooms overlooking the Outeniqua Mountains, Fancourt gardens or golf warm up area
  • Mini bar
  • Coffee & tea making facilities
  • Writing desk
  • Patios or balconies and are situated on the ground or first floor
  • Free wireless internet access
  • Inter leading rooms are available on the first and ground floor, on request
  • Full air-conditioning
  • International satellite television
  • Direct dial telephone
  • Bedside alarm clock
  • Separate bath and shower
  • International plugs
  • Digital safe
Single Room R3930
Double Room R3930

1 Bedroom Suite

# Rooms:
55

One Bedroom Suite amenities:

  • Full air-conditioning
  • International satellite television
  • Direct dial telephone
  • Bedside alarm clock
  • Mini bar
  • Separate bath and shower
  • Free Wireless internet
  • International plugs
  • Digital safe
  • Suites with king or twin beds, approximately 54 square meters
  • Separate lounge and TV's in the bedroom and lounge
  • Coffee & tea making facilities
  • Writing desk
  • Views of the gardens, golf course or Outeniqua Mountains
  • Inter-leading suites are available
  • Balcony or patio
Single Room R4980
Double Room R4980

2 Bedroom Suite

# Rooms:
2

Two Bedroom Suite amenities:

  • Full air-conditioning
  • International satellite television
  • Direct dial telephone
  • Bedside alarm clock
  • Mini bar
  • Separate bath and shower
  • Free Wireless internet
  • International plugs
  • Digital safe
  • Suites with king or twin beds, approximately 86 square meters
  • Separate lounge area and TV's in the bedroom and lounge
  • Coffee & tea making facilities
  • Writing desk
  • Views of the gardens, golf course or Outeniqua mountains
  • Balcony or patio
  • Ground and first floor rooms with inter-leading suites are also available
     
Single Room R8910
Double Room R8910

Manor House Homewood

Manor House Luxury Suite services and amenities:

  • Return airport transfers
  • Early check-in / late check-out considerations
  • Daily breakfast in any location within the Manor House, including in-room dining (Manor House menu), room balcony, garden lounge, library or pool area
  • Daily afternoon tea in the garden lounge
  • One order daily from the Manor House in-room dining menu, excluding drinks
  • Complimentary wireless high-speed Internet access
  • Luxury bath products
  • Five complimentary liquor decanters for use during your duration of stay (premium whiskey, brandy, vodka, gin and sherry)
  • Fully-stocked complimentary refreshment center (minibar)
  • Daily local and international newspapers of choice, current magazine in rooms include: Condé Nast Traveler, Gourmet Traveler and the Fancourt Magazine
  • Evening canapés with a glass of sparkling wine.

Rates for the Manor House include (SUBJECT TO CHANGE):

  • Airport transfers
  • Early check-in / late check-out considerations
  • Daily breakfast in any location within The Manor House, including in-room dining, room balcony,
  • Garden lounge, Library or pool area
  • Daily afternoon tea in the Garden Lounge
  • 24 hours In-Room Dining – one complimentary meal per day from the In-Room Dining menu up until 17h00 daily
  • Complimentary wireless high-speed internet access
  • Luxury bath products and luxury bath amenities
  • Fully-stocked complimentary refreshment center (minibar)
  • Five Complimentary liquor decanters for the duration of stay (Premium whiskey, brandy, vodka, gin & sherry)
  • Italian Lavazza La Moda Mio espresso machine
  • Daily local and international newspapers of choice
  • Current magazines in rooms
  • Fresh flowers on arrival in suite
  • Evening canapés with a glass of sparkling wine
  • In-house pressing and shoe shine services
  • Complete 24 hour on-call butler service to assist with car rentals, secretarial services, theater and sport tickets, restaurant reservations, beauty and health requests, and more
  • Valet parking
  • Luxury courtesy car with 10-km radius.
Single Room R7380
Double Room R7380

Manor House Oaklands

Manor House Grand Suite services and amenities:

  • Return airport transfers
  • Early check-in / late check-out considerations
  • Daily breakfast in any location within the Manor House, including in-room dining (Manor House menu), room balcony, garden lounge, library or pool area
  • Daily afternoon tea in the garden lounge
  • One order daily from the Manor House in-room dining menu, excluding drinks
  • Complimentary wireless high-speed Internet access
  • Luxury bath products
  • fFve complimentary liquor decanters for use during your duration of stay (premium whiskey, brandy, vodka, gin and sherry)
  • Fully-stocked complimentary refreshment center (minibar)
  • Daily local and international newspapers of choice, current magazine in rooms include: Condé Nast Traveler, Gourmet Traveler and the Fancourt Magazine
  • Evening canapés with a glass of sparkling wine.

Rates for the Manor House include (SUBJECT TO CHANGE):

  • Airport transfers
  • Early check-in / late check-out considerations
  • Daily breakfast in any location within The Manor House, including in-room dining, room balcony,
  • Garden lounge, Library or pool area
  • Daily afternoon tea in the Garden Lounge
  • 24 hours In-Room Dining – one complimentary meal per day from the In-Room Dining menu up until 17h00 daily
  • Complimentary wireless high-speed internet access
  • Luxury bath products and luxury bath amenities
  • Fully-stocked complimentary refreshment centre (minibar)
  • Five Complimentary liquor decanters for the duration of stay (Premium whiskey, brandy, vodka, gin & sherry)
  • Italian Lavazza La Moda Mio espresso machine
  • Daily local and international newspapers of choice
  • Current magazines in rooms
  • Fresh flowers on arrival in suite
  • Evening canapés with a glass of sparkling wine
  • In-house pressing and shoe shine services
  • Complete 24 hour on-call butler service to assist with car rentals, secretarial services, theater and sport tickets, restaurant reservations, beauty and health requests, and more
  • Valet parking
  • Luxury courtesy car with 10-km radius.
Single Room R8970
Double Room R8970

Manor House Master Suite

Manor House Master Suite services and amenities:

  • Return airport transfers
  • Early check-in / late check-out considerations
  • Daily breakfast in any location within the Manor House, including in-room dining (Manor House menu), room balcony, garden lounge, library or pool area
  • Daily afternoon tea in the garden lounge
  • One order daily from the Manor House in-room dining menu, excluding drinks
  • Complimentary wireless high-speed Internet access
  • Luxury bath products
  • Five complimentary liquor decanters for use during your duration of stay (premium whiskey, brandy, vodka, gin and sherry)
  • Fully-stocked complimentary refreshment center (minibar)
  • Daily local and international newspapers of choice, current magazine in rooms include: Condé Nast Traveler, Gourmet Traveler and the Fancourt Magazine
  • Evening canapés with a glass of sparkling wine.

Rates for the Manor House include (SUBJECT TO CHANGE):

  • Airport transfers
  • Early check-in / late check-out considerations
  • Daily breakfast in any location within The Manor House, including in-room dining, room balcony,
  • Garden lounge, Library or pool area
  • Daily afternoon tea in the Garden Lounge
  • 24 hours In-Room Dining – one complimentary meal per day from the In-Room Dining menu
  • up until 17h00 daily
  • Complimentary wireless high-speed internet access
  • Luxury bath products and luxury bath amenities
  • Fully-stocked complimentary refreshment center (minibar)
  • Five Complimentary liquor decanters for the duration of stay (Premium whiskey, brandy, vodka, gin & sherry)
  • Italian Lavazza La Moda Mio espresso machine
  • Daily local and international newspapers of choice
  • Current magazines in rooms
  • Fresh flowers on arrival in suite
  • Evening canapés with a glass of sparkling wine
  • In-house pressing and shoe shine services
  • Complete 24 hour on-call butler service to assist with car rentals, secretarial services, theater and sport tickets, restaurant reservations, beauty and health requests, and more
  • Valet parking
  • Luxury courtesy car with 10-km radius.
Single Room R17940
Double Room R17940

Fancourt Hotel Specials

The specials listed below will automatically be offered to you when proceeding through the booking process.

Winter is the perfect time to explore the Garden Route, with mild to warm days and cool evenings. Make the most of your stay at the Fancourt Hotel & Country Club and visit the nearby coastal towns of Mosselbay, Knysna and Plettenberg Bay or visit the Little Karoo, famous for the Cango Caves.

Stay for three nights at Fancourt Hotel & Country Club for travel 1 June - 31 August 2017, and only pay for two nights. Receive the last night absolutely free.

Included in the rate:

  • Breakfast

Excluded from the rate:

  • Items of a personal nature

Terms and Conditions:

  • Bed and Breakfast rates only
  • New bookings
  • Offer not applicable to packages and specials
  • Valid 1 June - 31 August 2017
  • T&C's apply
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When staying for three nights at the Fancourt Hotel & Country Estate, guests will receive one of the following additional inclusions as a value add:

  • Until 31 October 2017: 1 round of golf per day on either Montagu or Outeniqua OR Spa Voucher to the value of R495.00 OR Dinner Voucher to the value of R295.00.
  • From 1 November 2017 - 31 October 2018: 1 round of golf per day on either Montagu or Outeniqua OR Spa Voucher to the value of R530.00 OR Dinner Voucher to the value of R300.00.

Included in the rate:

  • Breakfast
  • Until 31 October 2017: 1 round of golf per day on either Montagu or Outeniqua OR Spa Voucher to the value of R495.00 OR Dinner Voucher to the value of R295.00.
  • From 1 November 2017 - 31 October 2018: 1 round of golf per day on either Montagu or Outeniqua OR Spa Voucher to the value of R530.00 OR Dinner Voucher to the value of R300.00.
     

Excluded from the rate:

  • Items of a personal nature

Terms and Conditions:

  • Only valid for a 3 night stay
  • Subject to availability
  • Valid until 31 October 2018
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When staying for five nights at the luxurious Fancourt Hotel & Country Estate, guests will receive one of the following additional inclusions as a value add:

  • Until 31 October 2017: 1 round of golf per day on either Montagu or Outeniqua OR Spa Voucher to the value of R495.00 OR Dinner Voucher to the value of R295.00.
  • From 1 November 2017 - 31 October 2018: 1 round of golf per day on either Montagu or Outeniqua OR Spa Voucher to the value of R530.00 OR Dinner Voucher to the value of R300.00.

Included in the rate:

  • Breakfast
  • Until 31 October 2017: 1 round of golf per day on either Montagu or Outeniqua OR Spa Voucher to the value of R495.00 OR Dinner Voucher to the value of R295.00.
  • From 1 November 2017 - 31 October 2018: 1 round of golf per day on either Montagu or Outeniqua OR Spa Voucher to the value of R530.00 OR Dinner Voucher to the value of R300.00.

Excluded from the rate:

  • Items of a personal nature

Terms and Conditions:

  • Only valid for a 5 night stay
  • Subject to availability
  • Valid until 31 October 2018
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When staying for seven nights at the luxurious Fancourt Hotel & Country Estate, guests will receive one of the following additional inclusions as a value add:

  • 1 round of golf per day on either Montagu or Outeniqua OR Spa Voucher to the value of R495.00 OR Dinner Voucher to the value of R295.00.

Included in the rate:

  • Breakfast
  • 1 round of golf per day on either Montagu or Outeniqua OR Spa Voucher to the value of R495.00 OR Dinner Voucher to the value of R295.00.

Excluded from the rate:

  • Items of a personal nature

Terms and Conditions:

  • Only valid for a 7 night stay
  • Subject to availability
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South African Residents may enjoy discounted rates at the Fancourt Hotel in George. Stay from R1,280.00 per person sharing per night in a Classic Room (until March 2016) including breakfast.

Included in the rate:

  • Breakfast

Excluded from the rate:

  • Items of a personal nature

Terms and Conditions:

  • Subject to availability
  • Valid for South African Residents only, please note ID number required at the time of booking
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GPS Co-Ordinates

Latitude: -33.952500

Longitude: 22.406385

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Star Rating

5 Star

Awards

  • SA Tourism Five Star Grading
  • Named as Africa’s Leading Golf Resort at the World Travel Awards six times since 2001 (2001, 2002, 2003, 2004, 2005 and 2009)
  • Awarded 2004 Golf Resort of the Year – IAGTO (International Association of Golf Tour Operators)
  • Ranked 8th international Best Golf Resort by the USA’s Golf Digest Index in 2007
  • Home of The Presidents Cup 2003 at The Links
  • Venue to the second of Nelson Mandela’s 46664 concerts (SA) in 2005
  • Host of 2006 SAA Open
  • Hosted the Women’s World Cup of Golf in 2005
  • Host to Commonwealth Heads of Government Retreat in 1999
  • The 2001 Ballroom was rated the Fifth Social Function in the World by Gold, an international Condé Nast magazine

The Links Golf Course

Golf Digest South Africa has announced its rankings of the Top 100 golf courses in South Africa for 2011 - awarding The Links the coveted first place. The Links Golf Course leapt into the top spot for the first time, improving from the third position in 2010, to surpass Leopard Creek, which had been holding the crown since 2005.

This annual evaluation of all South African 18-hole golf courses is scored on a scale of one to ten, based on the golf course condition, the clubhouse facilities, as well as the service offering of establishments.

Located on the Garden Route, at the foot of the majestic Outeniqua Mountains, the Links Golf Course at the hotel was officially opened just over ten years ago by golf course designer Gary Player, and the owner, Dr Hasso Plattner. Inspired by Scotland’s famous links courses, here Player and his design team created some of their finest holes to craft an official links test on what was once a featureless terrain, and the site of an airfield. 

The unique layout and natural conditioning of The Links have resulted in its hosting of some International events, including the prestigious Presidents Cup in 2003, the Women's World Cup in 2005, the SA Open in 2005, The Berenberg Bank Master Seniors European Tour event in 2010.

Unique to South Africa, The Links Golf Course presents undulating windswept terrain and dune-style landscape, with the tees and fairways a combination of four cold season kinds of grass. Every hole has been carefully considered to ensure that the overall balance regarding length, position of hazards and shot values provide the ultimate test to the low handicap player, providing an unforgettable golf experience.

Five of the world’s most legendary golfers are Honorary Members of The Links: Gary Player, John Bland, Justin Rose, Retief Goosen and Ernie Els.

The Golf Digest Top 100 also rates South Africa’s best golf courses in four different categories: coastal, parkland, golf estate and bushveld. Considering the vast number of parkland golf courses found in South Africa, Fancourt is also proud of the ranking of its other two 18-hole courses, with the Montagu course moving up one place from 8th to 7th place, and the Outeniqua course included in the top courses, at 18th place.

Acknowledged as one of the leading golfing magazines in South Africa, The Golf Digest magazine has a readership of over 150 000 golf enthusiasts and is regarded as one of the ultimate guides to the world’s best ‘holes’.

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