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South African Golf Courses at Fancourt

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N.B. This page is presently being constructed but The Links at Fancourt is ready to go and it’s waiting for you. With so very many Golf Courses available for golfing enthusiasts, it may be a while before they are all here.

The Links at Fancourt

The Links at Fancourt will be closed to the public for golfing from mid September until November 25, 2003 to prepare and host The President’s Cup. However, you can still enjoy golf at the other two Fancourt Courses.
Gary Player and his design team have built some extremely impressive golf courses since they started, but in my mind, The Links at Fancourt, has to be THE Most Impressive. From listening to some who have played it, I am not alone in my thinking.

As golf courses go, it is relatively new – opened in late 2000. A realtor would be chanting ‘Location! Location! Location!’ and this course certainly has Location – it is on the fabulous Garden Route which runs along the warm, blue Indian Ocean. There are the Outeniqua Mountains in the background, the fabulously blue Indian Ocean in the foreground while the course and surroundings are a meticulously maintained dune-styled landscape. The Links at Fancourt is the only one of the three Fancourt Courses that allows visitors who are not booked in guests of the hotel or members.

South African Golf Courses at Fancourt

Of course, with a name like “The Links at Fancourt” it is a foregone conclusion that it is styled after Scotland’s link style courses. Some players get disoriented, or so they say, and think they are playing in Scotland. Although, that is where our balmy weather should put you squarely back into reality. I love Scotland but they just do not get our Garden Route weather! And only those Canadian Polar swimmers would brave the North Sea in December after a round. It’s impossible to confuse the Indian Ocean with the North Sea!

All eighteen holes on this course are a challenge and then some. Someone gave me this good advice, “Carry more balls than you usually do. You’ll need them!” Now I am passing this little gem of wisdom on to you. Trying to pick the most challenging is , well it’s a challenge! But being a brave sort, I am going to take a stab at it and say the toughest hole is the 4th. It’s a par 4. It’s 429 meters long. It is a strong invitation to you to be very, very accurate from tee off to “look Ma! I got it in hole!”

Choosing the most picturesque hole is also a contest I am not sure I can win. The entire course is a wonder to behold. It is is just plain awe inspiring! I’m leaving this one to you to choose. And there is little way for you to miss it. Walking the course is mandatory. The only exception is made for people with valid medical excuse and they must bring a note from their doctor or, you guessed it. No Carts!

Stats

  • Length: Ladies 6,154 m; Gents 6,532 m
  • Holes:18 holes
  • Type: dune-style Links
  • Par 72
  • Grass: Both Greens and Fairways: a mixture of Bent, Rye, Kentucky Blue and Fescue. Greens are predominantly Bent grass.

    Amenities Available:

  • Shuttle service between hotel and course ???
  • Pro Shop
  • Full Clubhouse Facilities
  • Full Spa Facilities
  • Shopping
  • Child Care Facilities
  • 4 Restaurants
  • Other sports such as tennis, swimming, riding

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