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Golf at Fancourt

April 10, 2023

While Fancourt is well-known for its impeccable hospitality, gorgeous scenery, and convenient location, particularly for those travelling along South Africa’s Garden Route, it is also a popular destination for golfing enthusiasts from around the globe.

Our premier lifestyle resort is home to three championship golf courses, all of which rank consistently in Golf Digest’s top 20 courses in the country. As of 2021, Fancourt has snagged an honourable mention as one of the ‘Best Golf Resorts in Africa and the Middle East’ as part of the 2021 Golf Digest Editors’ Choice Awards.

All three of Fancourt’s golf courses received rankings in the top 20 of the Local Design Awards this year. We walked away with the title of ‘South Africa’s Best Golf Hotel 2021’ in the World Golf Awards and ‘South Africa’s Best Golf Course 2021’ for the Montagu golf course.

So, what makes Fancourt such a hole-in-one when it comes to the game of golf and the many joys that come with it? Here’s everything that you need to know.


Lovingly designed by golfing legend, Gary Player, the Montagu golf course boasts stunning greenery enveloped by a breath-taking indigenous landscape. It promises a decent challenge for even the most experienced golfers without taking away from the fantastic opportunity for the less experienced to practise their swing and hone their skills. Here, as with all the other golf courses at Fancourt, golfers can rely on a detailed stroke saver to guide them through the gameplay, providing distance measurements and images that only amplify the ease and enjoyment of their time spent on the green. Golfers also have access to a convenient warm-up area, comprising a full-length range and a chipping and bunker practice area.


Translated, Outeniqua means the ‘land of milk and honey’. The course has been rather aptly named as there are few other places where golfers can enjoy a game quite as smooth and satisfying. Compared to Montagu, Fancourt’s Outeniqua’s layout and design is slightly more forgiving, making it a sought-after choice for beginners and intermediate players alike. Many of the fairways are lined with villas featuring thatch roofs and crisp white walls, which only add to the course’s unique charm.

The Links

Known by many for being the number one golf course in all of South Africa, the Links definitely has pride of place on every golfer’s bucket list! The design of the course was modelled on the links courses of the British Isles and, unsurprisingly, Gary Player has described it as his greatest ever feat as a course designer. The Links is best characterised by its dune-style landscape and undulating terrain, as well as the fact that it’s sure to pose a challenge to even the most esteemed players out there. Along with promising the game of a lifetime, the course has also received recognition for its role in ensuring sustainability in the Garden Route and, as such, has been awarded an accreditation as a Certified Audubon Cooperation Sanctuary.

Not a seasoned golfer?

Not to worry! Fancourt is home to the Wanna Be A Champion Golf & Fitness Academy where golfing enthusiasts of all ages and experience levels can delve deeper into the game, explore their passion, and fulfil their underlying potential. Take part in strategically structured golf lessons with Fancourt’s PGA professionals on hand to guide you and assess your skills with the help of cutting-edge technology. Private and group golf lessons are available, as well as half an hour and one-hour packages, depending on your preferences. Other services offered include golf fitness assessments and physical training, and golf club fittings.

If you’re keen to tee off in paradise and experience your best game yet, Fancourt is where you need to be. Book your stay today!


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