Fancourt Resort – South Africa
Idyllically set along South Africa’s Garden Route in a small town called George, the Nation’s best golf resort resides on the foothills of the Outeniqua Mountains. Fancourt Golf Resort is situated on 613 hectares of lush countryside. The spa facilities include a heated Roman Bath as well as indoor and outdoor swimming pools, a cinema, tennis courts and a gymnasium for the fitness junkies.
The accommodation at Fancourt Resort is truly world class, with 115 luxurious rooms and suites that caters for every type of group, especially golfers! All rooms have a balcony, and from whichever direction your room is facing, the view is simply stunning with mountain, countryside and Montagu golf course vistas. Contemporary bedroom furniture with light and airy furnishings brings plantation villa, country house and old-world luxury to modern day.
Fancourt also has a Golf Academy where you can practice as long as you want or hone your golf game with a professional with either individual or group lessons. It is also an ideal base from which to explore the Garden Route. Glorious swimming beaches are easily accessible and mountain biking, horse riding, picnics and hikes can be arranged. You can book sightseeing excursions to the nearby coastal towns of Knysna, Plettenberg Bay and Mossel Bay as well as historic Oudtshoorn.
Designed by legendary golfing great Gary Player, Fancourt’s Montagu Golf Course is a parkland layout with a par of 72 and a total distance of 6,324 metres. It is ranked as the eighth best South African golf course by Dolf Digest. You will notice that most fairways are lined with trees, whilst the terrain undulates over long tracts of land. Straight hitting is more important than distance-hitting; saving a wayward ball from off the fairway is no easy feat. Picturesque and tranquil, Fancourt’s Montagu course deserves every minute of your attention.
One of Gary Player’s better golf course designs, Fancourt’s Outeniqua golf course provides a laid-back round that focuses on the views from the course as much as the full experience of the round. Named after the nearby Outeniqua Mountain Range that is visible from every hole, the Outeniqua golf course is ranked within the top 25 golf courses in South Africa so you will be caught napping if your attention strays from the course. Kikuyu fairways contrasts with meandering streams and various water hazards that come into play on no less than eleven holes, making the Outeqniua course one to remember during your South African golf holiday.
The Links at Fancourt
The Links at Fancourt should need no introduction; it is the reason why people come to Fancourt and South Africa for golf. The Nation’s highest-rated golf course, The Links at Fancourt is widely considered Gary Player’s best-designed golf course. Originally an airfield, the land underwent enormous alterations to become an inland links course. The sheer size of the dunes and undulating land when you walk the course, especially when you compare it with the flat airfield it once was, is enough to leave many visitors amazed. Maintained to world-class standards year-round, the golf course will leave you memories to last a life time.
Fancourt Resort and the town of George reside in the middle of South Africa’s Garden Route, an aptly named stretch of land on the country’s southern coast. One of the best ways to see more of the stretch of land is from the air, where you can witness some of the most awe-inspiring natural beauty in the world. White-sandy beaches contrast with crushed cliffs and rolling mountains to create a dreamlike world that is prominently unique. We highly recommend this experience which operates out of George Airport. If you are interested in adding this to your South African Golf Holiday, please mention it in the enquiry form.
Fancourt and the coastal town of George lie in a secluded spot along South Africa’s Garden Route. Victoria Bay is the isolated coastal area near where George lies, and it is one of the smallest bays along The Garden Route. A beautiful beach that is like a cove enclosed by cliffs, it is also a potential surf spot for the avid surfers, with long waves giving long rides. It is a safe beach with its own tidal pool and jetty, with nearby walking spots connecting the area with the local flora and fauna. It is easily reachable with a rental car from Fancourt Golf Resort.
A number of wineries reside near George, along South Africa’s Garden Route. You can visit them individually with a rental vehicle or enrol in a tour of the region’s wineries with tastings. The Goose Wines is located in the Upper Langkloof Valley, in the Outeniqua Mountain Range and just 40-minutes’ drive from Fancourt (the drive is breathtaking). Cool Bay Wines are located in Mossel Bay, just 40-minutes from George, whilst Herold Wines is the region’s best-known winery, located just 30-minutes from Fancourt Golf Resort.
Robertson Brewing Co.
Are you a lover of beer or breweries? If so, Robertson Brewing Co is sure to excite. It brews premium craft beer in the heart of George, a small township along The Garden Route. A recent addition to the George area, the brewery opened in 2013 and now offer tastings of their wide variety of beers that are unique to South Africa. They also have a great variety of food making the destination a fantastic choice for lunch or dinner.
Knysna, a town enclosed by the green canopy of indigenous trees, is an award-winning beacon beacon of South African tourism along the Garden Route. It is situated on the northern shore of a large warm-water estuary known as the Knysna Lagoon. This sparkling body of water is where five fresh water rivers, flowing from the Outeniqua Mountains, meets a surge of sea water from the Indian Ocean. The lagoon is a great place for sundowner cruises with a very laid-back atmosphere. It is 60-minutes’ drive from Fancourt Resort along the famous Garden Route road.
This package is sold with the use of a rental car of a Toyota Corolla Quest or similar car.
Features of the rental car are:
· Unlimited mileage
· Additional Driver charge per rental per driver
· All taxes and airport levies
· Insurance including theft and collision damage waiver, damage due to sandblasting, tyre and rim damage, windscreen, personal accident insurance
You can choose for transfers or a VIP car with English-speaking driver should you not wish to drive. Please tell us your preference when submitting the enquiry form.