Fancourt, The Links Course

George, South Africa
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Course Information
  • Links Course
  • Built in 2000
  • Designed by Gary Player
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    Difficulty Rating
  • Par 72
  • SSS 72
  • 7565 Yards
  • Black Tees
  • Par -
  • SSS -
  • Yards-
  • Yellow Tees
  • Par 72
  • SSS 72
  • 6287 Yards
  • Red Tees
  • Par 72
  • SSS 71
  • 5768 Yards
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    The Links Course at Fancourt Golf and Country Club is without doubt the most impressive piece of golf design and construction in South Africa ever. The golf course was officially opened in November 2000.

    Dr Hasso Plattner, the owner of Fancourt commissioned Gary Player to design 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 Course was created on a previously flat piece of land, with over 700 000 cubic meters of earth being moved to transform it into a typical links course. The golf course presents an undulating windswept terrain, with dune-style landscapes making the course unique in South Africa.

    Gary Player's design team spent months studying the classic links courses of Scotland and Ireland and then, armed with inspiration from the best that those countries had to offer, embarked on the ambitious task of recreating some of their finest holes to make a genuine links test.

    Every hole received detailed attention from course designer Gary Player, to ensure that the overall balance in terms of length, position of hazards and shot values are in harmony. The result is an awe-inspiring golf course that has received praise from some of the world's finest golfers.

    The Links at Fancourt played host to the 2003 Presidents Cup, in 2005 it was host to the Women's World Cup of Golf, and in 2005 The Links hosted the South African Open, the world's second-oldest national Open Championship. The Links has since become one of the most prestigious and popular golf courses in South Africa.

    The Links at Fancourt is a private club, with play restricted to members and their invited guests. There are a limited number of tee times available to guests staying at The Fancourt hotel. Booking well in advance is essential.

    There is little doubt that a round at The Links is a truly memorable experience, enhanced greatly if you choose to hire on of the expert caddies at the club. A caddy is highly recommended to assist any standard of golfer negotiate his or her way around The Links with the best score possible.

    Contact Details
  • Fancourt Hotel & Country Club, PO Box 2266, George, Garden Route District, South Africa
  • +27 (0)44 804 0030
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  • Weekday Green Fees
  • 130€ Per Round Peak Season
  • 130€ Per Round Off Season
  • Weekend Green Fees
  • 130€ Per Round Peak Season
  • 130€ Per Round Off Season
  • Day Rates
  • Not Avaliable
  • Play the Course
  • Book Tee Times
  • Book Accomodation
  • Discount Vouchers Accepted
  • 2-Fore!-1 Vouchers
  • Open Fairways Golfer's Passport
  • Green Free Vouchers
  • Total Golf Green Fee Card
  • Visitor Information
  • Local Weather Reports
  • Advanced Booking Required
  • Limited Tee Times avaliable to Fancourt Hotel Guests
  • Visitors if Accompanied by a Member
  • Handicap Certificate Required
  • Handicap Maximum: Men 24/Women 36
  • Dress code: Normal golfing attire
  • Memberships
  • Societies Welcome
  • Days Open to Visitors:
         Mon   Tues   Wed   Thurs   Fri   Sat   Sun
  • Club Facilities
  • Lunch
  • Dinner
  • Bar Snacks
  • Tea and Coffee
  • Club Bar
  • Changing Facilities
  • Locker Room
  • Hotel
  • Weddings
  • Tennis Facilities
  • Swimming Pool
  • Fitness Facilities
  • Conference Rooms
  • Course Facilities
  • Pro Shop
  • Online Shop
  • Trolley Hire
  • Electric Trolley Hire
  • Buggy Hire
  • Club Hire
  • Caddies
  • Tuition
  • Video Tuition
  • Driving Range
  • Floodlit Driving Range
  • Practise Putting Green
  • Short Game Area

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