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South Africa, George GRD Rating 8.9

Fancourt Hotel & Country Estate

Golf breaks at Fancourt Hotel & Country Estate, South Africa. GRD Rating: 8.9





Resort Summary

Fancourt, South Africas premier leisure and golf resort is situated in the heart of the Garden Route. Ideally located just seven kilometres from the George airport and the historic town, the resort is superbly landscaped on 613 hectares of lush countryside with the majestic Outeniqua mountains as the perfect backdrop.

Fancourt is Africas premier golf resort, all three of its golf courses are ranked in the Top 20 South African courses by the 2012 Golf Digest rankings, The Links is ranked No. 2, Montagu ranked 7, and Outeniqua ranked 17.

If your idea of relaxation is getting some fresh air outdoors, take a mountain bike or go for a jog or hike in the awe-inspiring surrounds of the estate. Fancourt has entertainment for the whole family with four tennis courts, volleyball, indoor and outdoor swimming pools, a fully equipped gym and a newly renovated Leisure centre. With supervised games and crafts to keep the kids entertained, mom and dad can enjoy a well -deserved game of golf or spa treatment. Rejuvenate and energise your body and mind. The luxurious Fancourt Spa offers complete relaxation in the most tranquil setting. Unwind with a hot stone massage or enjoy a swim in the heated Roman Bath. All the facilities you could want are available, including a steam room, sauna, gym, Jacuzzi and tepidarium.

Golf Courses

The Links
18 holes
7183y
6568m
Par 72
Designed by Gary Player
The Links at Fancourt is without doubt the most impressive piece of golf design and construction ever in South Africa. Fancourt owner Dr Hasso Plattner, who together with Gary Player took a very hands-on approach in the creation thereof, commissioned a golf course, which would not only be a thorough test for every golfer, but would also rank among the top courses in the world. The Links was the host venue for the 2003 Presidents Cup, which ended in an historic tie after a dramatic play-off between Tiger Woods and Ernie Els. The Links is currently ranked the 30th best course in the world outside of the United States. (The highest ranking of any course in South Africa)
Montagu
18 holes
6714y
6139m
Par 72
Designed by Gary Player
The exquisitely conditioned Montagu is at the heart of Fancourt, with its glorious parkland layout, covering large tracts of varying terrain on rolling land. Its beauty is enhanced by mature trees, flower beds, shrubs and water hazards that provide a colourful contrast to the landscape.
Outeniqua
18 holes
6312y
5772m
Par 72
Designed by Gary Player
The Outeniqua is regarded as the easier course of the three, being more open in appearance, yet it has its share of challenges and risk-and-reward moments. Water hazards or streams come into play on as many as 11 of the holes, including 4 of the last 5.

Accommodation

The Fancourt Hotel

The Fancourt Hotel is a fine blend of modern luxury and classic elegance which offers accommodation that caters to every taste. 115 luxurious bedrooms and suites are all fully equipped with everything you need to make your stay as comfortable and unforgettable as possible

The Manor House

The 150 year-old original Manor House and National Monument set on the 613 hectare Fancourt Estate was meticulously remodelled to create an 18 suite boutique hotel that offers old-world, new-world and out of this world beauty and elegance. The Manor House offers a unique combination of classic opulence and the indulgent sophistication of a 21st century boutique hotel.

Food and Drink

The Fancourt Golf and Leisure Resort offers a variety of dining experiences. From casual and child friendly to elegant and bespoke, there is a dining option for every occasion.

Casual Dining

La Cantina

For relaxed family dining, La Cantina offers the whole family a taste of the Mediterranean with a traditional Italian menu that ranges from pasta to succulent steaks. In addition to this, a full buffet breakfast is served daily, ensuring that the warm and inviting atmosphere is not just limited to the evenings dinner.

Morning Glory

The Morning Glory is open daily serving breakfast, lunch and the perfect setting for afternoon high tea. With a beautiful terrace overlooking the 1st tee of the Outeniqua golf course and the mountains as the backdrop, the Morning Glory is the perfect place to relax from morning to late afternoon.
A sweet spot is a combination of factors resulting in maximum response for a given amount of effort. In golf, a given swing will result in a more powerful hit if the ball strikes the club on the sweet spot. The Sweet Spot in Morning Glory has nothing to do with sport but rather sweet indulgence with a choice of assorted cakes, crunchies, mini desserts, chocolate dipped strawberries and for the children candy apples, chocolate marshmallow kebabs and jelly beans.
For the tea connoisseur, Morning Glory has a selection of Ronnefeldt tea, imported from Germany. Choose from the traditional blends of English breakfast, Earl Grey, or Jasmine or be daring and try one of the exotic blends such as Pai Mu Ta & Melon, Wild Cherry or Rooibos Vanilla. Coffee lovers can enjoy their favourite cup of LaVazza be it a cappuccino, latte or expresso.

The Club Lounge

Enjoy traditional club meals on the terrace overlooking the 18th green of the Montagu golf course, or in the adjoining clubhouse daily.

Formal Dining

Enjoy fine dining at Henry Whites where no detail is over looked in its dedication to excellence in the culinary arts. This restaurant is innovative and progressive, yet recognises the classic wine and food tradition from which it comes. One of the more unique attributes of this discerning restaurant is that it not only offers fine cuisine, but fine art too.

Golf Tuition and Practice Facilities

The Fancourt Golf academy is a world-class facility manned by full-time teaching professionals to offer expert advice and tuition.

Facilities including practice greens, chipping greens, bunker facilities, a 4 hole course and a driving range with open air and undercover practice bays.

The Fancourt Golf Academy also features a state of the art TaylorMade Fitting Centre for custom club fitting and tuition. Custom fitting in the broadest sense is building a club designed to match your individual swing characteristics so as to hit the ball longer and straighter with better control.

Location

Enquire & Book Direct

Quote: GRD1087
Email Resort

Tel: + 27 044 804 0010

All prices quoted are subject to change and availability. Please contact the resort directly to confirm all costs, dates and booking arrangements.

Website: http://www.fancourt.co.za

Address

Fancourt
Montagu Street
Blanco
George
PO. Box 2266
South Africa

Getting there

Fancourt is situated across 613 hectares of lush countryside in George, on South Africas renowned Garden Route southern Cape. Ten minutes from George Airport, 420 km from Cape Town - 4 hour drive, 320 km from Port Elizabeth - 3 hour drive.

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Resort facilities

  • Cycling
  • Gym
  • Sauna
  • Swimming Pool
  • Tennis Court

Hotel facilities

  • Bar
  • Internet
  • WiFi

Practice area

  • Covered Bays
  • Video training
 

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