Fancourt Golf Club

Course Type
Parkland / Links
Golf Professional
Green Fees

Course Information

Montagu Street, George, Western Cape, 6530, South Africa
+27 (0) 44 804 0030

There is no doubt that Fancourt is South Africa’s premier golf resort, featuring three highly rated Championship golf courses as well as the Western Cape’s premier 18-hole public course.

Since opening in the early 90's with just 27 Gary Player-designed holes, Fancourt’s Outeniqua and Montagu golf courses have matured and developed into two of the finest 18-hole parkland layouts in the country. A round on either is a special experience, sculpted and finished as they are with rare attention to detail and designed with the coastal George winds in mind.

The Links at Fancourt was added in 2000, an awe-inspiring example of magnificent design and golf-course construction, about which designer Gary Player says: “Links golf is how the game originated and at The Links we take golfers back to the roots of golf – and they can play a ‘British Open’ all of their own!”

Lastly, Bramble Hill was added, a course that is distinctly Fancourt, yet has a friendly character all of its own. It is a course that can be tackled by beginner and seasoned campaigner alike, without the intimidation and pressure so often associated with celebrated championship courses.

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4.1 / 5

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Great Links - South Africa Style

Des Burnett, Phil Boyd and myself have splashed out on a holiday to the Fancourt complex in South Africa. We have played the manicured Outenika and Montague courses the previous 3 days and it is great golf.

Today is the big one however, since Fancourt Links is rated the number 1 course in South Africa. Some online reviews claim that the rough makes the course unplayable for most golfers, but we are sadists and golf must go on! The weather is perfect and we have experienced caddies who we hope will reduce the carnage.

We play off the normal white tees so that we can all make the carries if we hit decent drives. It turns out to be tricky but playable, since the rough is not set up at tournament levels.

The course is a delight - it looks and feels like a top British Links and there are no weak holes. It is fast running with perfect conditioning, wildly sloping fairways and many changes in elevation. Greens are protected by a variety of features so that mishit approach shots are often badly punished. Many greens are dome shaped, and contours feed the ball off the putting surface and into run off areas.

We all play reasonably well, though the greens take quite a few shots off us and we don't score great. A memorable experience though - the best overseas course we've played - we hope to return next year.

In a surreal postscript, we run into the course's co-designer at the airport the next day. Gary Player himself is on our flight - and taking time out to talk to people who approach him. We all compliment him on The Links and shake hands with 'Mr Golf South Africa'. I told you the SES were high class!
Date Tuesday, 12, March 2019