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About

Holes 18
Type Private/Resort
Style Links
Par 73
Length 6930 meters
Slope 0
Rating 0.0

Since opening in 1991, Fancourt Hotel & Country Club Estate has established itself as one of South Africa's premier Golfing & Leisure Resorts of championship proportions and immaculately maintained greens. These Gary Player designed courses are demanding but fair test set in beautiful surroundings. The generous kikuyu fairways and fast bent grass greens give a taste of the type of course, which is popular on the US tour. The golf school, driving range and clubhouse facilities are of a high standard and the resident professionals are always available to fine-tune your swing. An additional golf course The Links was recently opened (for the public), which will be "Host to the President's Cup 2002".

Location: The golf course is situated in the 'Capital' of the Western Cape's Garden Route in the town of George.

Course Details

Year Built 2000
Fairways Kikuyu Grass
Greens Bent Grass
Golf Season Year round
Architect Gary Player (2000) Brian Lussier

Rentals/Services

Carts Yes, for a medical necessity only - RM360
Clubs Yes
Pull-carts Yes

Practice/Instruction

Driving Range Yes
Caddies Yes
Golf School Academy Yes - "The Academy At Fancourt"
Teaching Pro Yes
Putting Green Yes

Policies

Walking Allowed Yes
Dress code Smart Casual

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5.0
2 Reviews (2)
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Fancourt rules as No. 1 in Africa

Even an utterly awful day pouring down rain couldn't dampen my experience on the Links at Fancourt. This amazing Gary Player homage to links golf ranks higher in my book than both the Durban Country Club and Leopard Creek Country Club - the two other 'World Top 100' courses from South Africa I played earlier in the week. It doesn't play as firm and fast as when it first opened, but it's got enough links characteristics - pot bunkers and mounding, along with a walking-only policy for guests - to feel different than anything else on the continent. Its ponds laden with lily pads, stone walls and deep pot bunkers visually pop in the lush setting of South Africa's 'Garden Route'. This round alone is worth the 15-hour flight from America. It's the only golf course I've ever given five stars in all six rating categories on Golf Advisor.

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
Difficulty Extremely Challenging
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Handicap 5-9
Skill Advanced
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
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First Time Playing
Excellent weather
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A true bucket list experience

Site of the 2003 Presidents Cup, this Gary Player homage to links golf (it's not true links) is everything it's cracked up to be. Lots of cool bunkers, greens, vistas of the mountains and undulation in the fairways, greens and tees as thousands of cubic yards of dirt were removed to create this amazing look. Couple that with a caddie experience, some of the best practice facilities in the world and the fact that it's on South Africa's Garden Route and you've got a bucket list experience that ranks right up there with anything else in the world.

Conditions Excellent
Value Good
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Good
Amenities Excellent
Difficulty Extremely Challenging

Stay & Play Offers

From $190
Valid dates: Dec 01, 2019 - Mar 01, 2020
Includes 3 rounds of golf - one each at Legacy Golf Links, 7 Lakes and Southern Pines Golf Club - and lodging for two nights in a 2 Bedroom / 2 Bath Golf Front Condo located on the Pinehurst Resort Golf Courses.
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