Golfing South Africa - Signature ExperienceBL3T21001-6-12-18-18-8-10
- Private transfer from Johannesburg/Cape Town hotel and the airport (in both directions.
- Transfer between George Airport and Fancourt, return
- 3 nights accommodation at Fancourts in Classic Room
- Full breakfast daily
- 1 round of golf per day on either Montagu or Outeniqua course or replace each round with a Spa treatment (R610 value) or dinner voucher (R360)
- Hole 9 refreshments
- Club hire each day
- Cart hire each day
- Economy airflight from Johannesburg or Cape Town to George and return*
- Opportunity to play THE LINKS course for a supplement**
* This experience is designed to fit in between the 1st and 2nd, or 2nd and 3rd Tests. If between Test 1+2, the flights included will be Johannesburg to George to Cape Town. If between Test 2+3, they will be Cape Town to George to Johannesburg.
** The Links course is by invitation only and limited to just a few non members. We advise booking your trip early so we are able to request access to the course.
*** This is a 3 night experience meaning the 4 night timeframe alloted between Tests will need to be adjusted to accommodate an extra night, at additional cost.
FANCOURT by Gary Player
The history of Fancourt, its families and people, begins in the late 1880s. British engineer, Henry Fancourt White, settled with this wife, son and daughter at the foot of the Outeniqua Mountains near George. Here, he built an elegant family home, known as Blanco House. It was designed in the style of an old Cotswold mansion. Henry White played a vital role in the development of the commercial infrastructure around the area’s Montagu Pass. Shortly after his passing, the property was auctioned and sold to his son, Ernest Montagu White. He renamed the house “Fancourt” in honour of his father and made extensive restorations. Montagu passed away in a tragic incident of wild mushroom poisoning, which saw the property fall into a state of disrepair.
In 1960, after almost 30 years of neglect, Dr. Roland Anthony Krynauw, a South African brain surgeon, purchased the property. He began to restore it to its former glory. Today, the refined Manor House is a national monument and a testament to his dedication.
In 1989 the estate passed hands again and was transformed into a top-class hotel and golfing destination under the direction of Andrea and Helene Pieterse.
Today, the extensive Fancourt estate is owned by Dr Hasso and Sabine Plattner.
Fancourt offers a luxurious, contemporary and relaxed environment, perfectly blending the charms of its family origins and rich heritage with modern convenience. With award-winning golf courses, fine dining, wellness and family-friendly facilities, all Fancourt guests, from the youngest to the oldest, are assured that they will feel at home.
Check in as a guest, leave as family.
From the moment you arrive, guests are assured of a carefree and comfortable stay at Fancourt Resort Hotel. The hotel offers 115 luxurious rooms and suites, expertly blending modern luxury with classic elegance. The result is understated luxury and charm with the signature Fancourt smiles you’ll come to see everywhere.
Rooms and suites are ideal for every type of traveller, from families, couples and individuals to golfing and special interest groups and conferences delegates.
All rooms and suites have a balcony to make the most of the scenic views overlooking the golf warm up area, Montagu Golf Course or landscaped gardens.
Discover genuine comfort with a stay at the Fancourt Resort Hotel. Expect thoughtful touches and a relaxing atmosphere.
We are delighted to welcome you into our home.
Fancourt Estate’s The Links private club is South Africa’s number one golf course. Exclusivity and privacy, and Fancourt’s signature hospitality, is guaranteed.
Exclusive to its members and their guests, The Links offers limited tee times to Fancourt Hotel and Manor House guests who meet the minimum reservation requirements. The Links is currently ranked as the number one golf course in the country by Golf Digest South Africa. It also ranks 38th in Golf Digest US edition’s list of the world’s 100 greatest golf courses that compared 464 courses from 18 countries around the globe.
The Links is the iconic golfing hallmark of the Fancourt estate. Golfing legend Gary Player described it as his greatest ever feat as a course designer.
Featuring an undulating, windswept terrain and dune-style landscape, the course is the collaborative handiwork of Gary Player, course designer, Phil Jacobs and Fancourt owner, Dr. Hasso Plattner. Once an airfield, today it is a living piece of environmental and golfing heritage.
The Links has hosted some of the most prestigious tournaments in the world, including the Presidents Cup (2003), the SA Open (2005) and the 2012 Volvo Golf Champions European Tour. Inspired by the famous links courses of the British Isles, The Links is considered a masterpiece. It plays host to many global golfing legends including John Bland, Justin Rose, Retief Goosen, Branden Grace and Ernie Els.
A detailed stroke saver provides distance measurements and images to assist players to navigate the extensive rises and falls that characterise this world class golfing challenge. Apart from its distinctive design, The Links has been lauded for its vital role in environmental sustainability and awarded an accreditation as a Certified Audubon Cooperation Sanctuary. This certification necessitated a degree of ecological value that includes wildlife and habitat management, outreach and education, chemical use reduction and safety, water conservation and other environmental factors.
Ranked 17th in South Africa by the Golf Digest experts, Fancourt’s Outeniqua golf course offers a leisurely and entertaining golfing experience. It provides a more forgiving terrain than its counterpart, the Montagu, but offers its fair share of challenges to keep golfers interested. Also designed by Gary Player and named after the Outeniqua Mountains, the course can comfortably accommodate a large field of golfers. A detailed stroke saver takes golfers through the course, providing distance measurements and images that assist players with navigating the course. A warm-up area, featuring a full-length range and a chipping and bunker practice area, is available to golfers before play. Golf carts are available for hire, weather permitting.
Fancourt’s Montagu Golf Course, originally designed by Gary Player, has earned a world class reputation as one of the finest 18-hole parkland layouts. It holds the prestigious 8th position on Golf Digest South Africa’s list of top golf courses in the country. Golfers can expect a challenging, yet highly enjoyable golfing experience surrounded by the natural beauty of the Fancourt estate. This tree-lined course covers large tracts of varying terrain across an undulating indigenous landscape. A detailed stroke saver takes golfers through the course, providing distance measurements and images that assist players with navigating the course. A warm-up area, featuring a full-length range and a chipping and bunker practice area, is available to golfers before play. Golf carts are available for hire, weather permitting.
HOW TO BOOK
Its simple. All our prices are per person in the room type, hotel etc, of your choice from the drop down menus.
Select the hotel/room type/ticket category and ADD TO CART
Now you increase the number of guests per room (so if booking a double you need to increase the QUANTITY to 2, a twin the same, but a single is just 1 person). Automatically the value of the cart increases.
If booking more than one room, simply click CONTINUE SHOPPING in the CART, return to your chosen trip and repeat the process. Do this for each room type. This also allows you to buy different styles of room depending on your needs.
Time to pay. You can choose 2 schemes.
A - If buying outside the 12 weeks cut off you click the INSTALLMENTS button in the middle. This takes you to the secure payment pages of Partial.ly.
B - If paying in full (ie: after 23rd April 2021) click the FULL PAYMENT button. This takes you to the PayPal secure server.
We accept all credit and debit cards.
Our payment process is simple and flexible. You have payment options to suit all budgets.
INSTALLMENTS - all tours will be 30% deposit, 20% on/by 19 June 2020, 25% on/by 23 January 2021 and 25% on/by 23 April 2021. You will receive an invoice for each installment.
INTERIM PAYMENTS - of course you can also pay in stages. Each invoice raised (as above) will allow you to pay off a minimum of £200 a time off the total bill.
BANK TRANSFER - if you wish to pay by bank deposit, let us know and we will provide account details.
None of these payment scheme attract additional fees.