Ranked number 14 in South Africa by Golf Digest, Fancourt’s Outeniqua golf course presents an 18-hole parkland layout that is tailored to provide a laid-back golfing experience. The course provides for easier game play than its counterpart, the Montagu while offering its fair share of challenges and water hazards on as many as 11 of its holes. Designed by Gary Player and named after the mountain range that forms its breath-taking backdrop, the course is pristinely conditioned to accommodate a large volume of players. A detailed stroke saver takes golfers through the course, providing distance measurements and images that assist players with navigating the course.
Designed by Gary Player and named after the mountain range that forms its breath-taking backdrop, the course is conditioned to accommodate a large volume of players. A detailed stroke saver takes golfers through the course, providing distance measurements and images that assist players with navigating the course. Of the two parklands courses offered at Fancourt, the Outeniqua is regarded as the easier. Don’t let that fool you however; the Outeniqua has been ranked the number one golf course in South Africa on a few occasions and presents a true test of golfing with its many risk-and-reward opportunities.
The 18-hole championship course has been ranked par 72 and offers four tees varying approximately 1.5km’s worth of pristine kikuyu fairway. The streams and water hazards that come into play on eleven of the holes add exciting shore challenges to the elegant course. Visitors are advised to book accommodation in George and tee-off times well ahead, to avoid disappointment. As with all the courses at Fancourt, players are limited to members, their guests and resort guests, providing a peace of mind when taking an extra moment to determine which weapon to draw from your arsenal of clubs.
A warm-up area, featuring a full-length range and a chipping and bunker practice area, is available to golfers before play. Golf carts are available for hire, weather permitting. If you enjoy a social four-ball or are serious about developing your game, the academy’s tailored coaching lessons will rectify your swing and stabilise your stance. The Golf Academy presents individual and group coaching sessions, as well as long-term coaching programmes.
The academy also offers club repairs and customised fitment. The Club Lounge at Fancourt is the destination of choice for golfers on a break or visitors looking to indulge in some club style food. Fondly referred to as the 19th hole, the Club Lounge overlooks the 18th green of the Montagu golf course and has become the customary end point after a good game. This Club Lounge provides a range of indoor and outdoor seating and offers a large selection of cocktail snacks, clubhouse steaks and burgers. Sporting enthusiasts can enjoy televised sporting events in the lounge area or enjoy a few drinks at its well-stocked bar.