Fancourt Golf Estate

Fancourt is found along South Africa’s famed Garden Route, a stretch of truly stunning vegetation and wildlife dotted with man-made fun on a journey that will delight Rovos Rail passengers. Fancourt is a beacon of golfing excellence and offers three golf courses, The Links, Montagu and Outeniqua, which all ranked in the Top 20 of South Africa by Golf Digest.

Since the nineties, Fancourt’s Montagu and Outeniqua course have evolved into two of the most innovative, sculpted and mature courses for those who love to golf. The Links course at Fancourt was established in 2000 and is renowned for its brilliant design and construction, envisioned by famed golfer, Gary Player who said:

“I feel a genuine affinity for Fancourt having been involved from day one as a designer of the original golf courses, I experienced one of the greatest thrills of my golf career here when captaining the International Presidents Cup team against Jack Nicklaus’ American team, and it is the home of perhaps my greatest achievement as a golf course designer, The Links.”

The course was the result of months of studying classic links courses in Scotland and Ireland to gain ideas and inspirations to eventually create The Links. The Links is certainly a symbol of Player’s love of the game and attention to the intricacies of golf; manifesting itself as a beautiful and challenging course for golfers.

Fancourt has also hosted some of the most prestigious golfing events in South Africa including:

  • The President’s Cup 2003
  • The Women’s World Cup 2005
  • The South African Open 2005
  • The Berenberg Bank Masters 2010
  • The Gary Player Invitational 2008,9,10
  • The Dimension Data Pro-Am 2010,11,12
  • The Coca Cola Championship 2008,9,10
  • Volvo Golf Champions 19 – 22 January 2012

The estate prides itself on their excellent golfing academy that offers a teaching facility as well as two kitted-out pro-shops so every golfer can have their top pick of clothing, accessories and equipment. It isn’t always about golf at Fancourt, there are luxury amenities for those who travel on our golf safari and don’t feel like hitting the course. These include:

  • A luxury spa. Revitalise, unwind and feel utterly relaxed at Fancourt’s spa where you can opt for a hot stone massage, take a dip in the Roman bath or enjoy aromatherapy facials and massages.
  • Tennis. Fancourt has four state-of-the-art tennis courts. Guests can hire racquets from the leisure centre and undergo tennis coaching if desired.
  • Swimming pools. Take a dip in one of the four swimming pools, soak in the Jacuzzi and let the little ones enjoy the indoor heated kids’ pool at the Kids’ Club.
  • Sport and hiking. Embark on a hike or mountain bike ride along one of the scenic trails surrounding Fancourt, play a game of volleyball or hire a fishing rod for the day.

With something for everyone, your luxury Rovos Rail Golf Safari journey will no doubt be one of enjoyment and relaxation when stopping at Fancourt.

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