5 star hotel and golf resort with 3 championship golf courses ranked in the top 20 in South Africa
Fancourt is constantly renovating and refurbishing the facilities to ensure a 5 star luxury facility and experience for our guests.
THE FANCOURT GOLF CLUB
History & Story
Fancourt’s golf courses were designed by a dynamic team spearheaded by Gary Player and the estate’s owner, Dr. Hasso Plattner. Fancourt embodies a flawless fusion of leisure and world-class golfing. With all three of its golf courses ranked among Golf Digest’s top 20 courses in the country, it boasts a proud legacy of sporting excellence. Originally designed by Gary Player, Fancourt’s Montagu course has developed into one of the finest 18-hole parkland layouts, earning it the number 8 position on Golf Digest SA’s list of top golf courses in the country. Ranked number 17 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. Transformed from an airfield into an amazing piece of environmental and golfing heritage, The Links has hosted some of the most prestigious tournaments in the world, including the Presidents Cup (2003), the SA Open (2005) and the 2012 Volvo Golf Champions European Tour. Inspired by the famous links courses of the British Isles, The Links is considered a masterpiece and plays host to a range of global golfing legends including John Bland, Justin Rose, Retief Goosen, Branden Grace and Ernie Els. The Links has been lauded for its vital role in environmental sustainability and awarded an accreditation as a Certified Audubon Cooperation Sanctuary.
Apart from its award-winning golf courses, Fancourt houses comprehensive practice facilities for those who want to perfect their swing before heading out onto the green. These facilities are located opposite the tennis courts and include a chipping and bunker practice area and a driving range. Leisure activities on the resort include a Spa with an indoor heated Roman Bath, Kids Club, teen lounge, gymnasium, indoor-heated and outdoor swimming pools. Outdoor enthusiasts can enjoy running/walking/cycling trails, bird watching and fishing on the estate or can venture out to hike, mountain bike or trail run in the nearby Witfontein Nature Reserve situated on the foothills of the Outeniqua mountain range. At Fancourt, the appreciation of good food and wine is regarded almost as highly as the game of golf. As such, the estate’s four restaurants each caters to a different occasion, from relaxed family suppers to more bespoke experiences with fine wines to match.
Children of all ages allowed at the hotel. No children under the age of 12 on the golf courses
•2019 : World Travel Awards – South Africa’s Leading Resort 2019 ; World Golf Awards – Africa’s Best Golf Hotel
•2018 : Best International Golf Resort 2018 by Golf Digest ; IAGTO’S Golf Resort of the Year Award 2018
•2017 : South Africa’s Best Golf Hotel 2017 By World Golf Awards ;
•2016 : Global winner of Luxury Golf Resorts and Country Winner Luxury Garden Resort by World Luxury Hotels at the end of 2016.