Fancourt - The Links

George, Western Cape Province
Sculpted into what Gary Player has described as his greatest feat as a course designer, The Links is the golfing hallmark of the Fancourt estate. Featuring an undulating, windswept terrain and dune-style landscape, the course is the collaborative handiwork of golfing icon, Gary Player, course designer, Phil Jacobs and Fancourt’s owner, Dr Hasso Plattner. The Links is currently voted # 1 in the country by Golf Digest South Africa, and as number 34 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. Transformed from an airfield into a piece of environmental and golfing heritage,  …….
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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 and plays host to a range of global golfing legends.
 
Apart from its distinctive design, The Links has been lauded for its vital role in environmental sustainability and awarded a designation 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.
 
Apart from its award-winning golf courses, Fancourt houses comprehensive practice facilities for those who want to perfect their swing before heading out onto the green. These facilities are located opposite the tennis courts and include a chipping and bunker practice area and a driving range with both open air and undercover practice bays.
 
The Fancourt estate houses two fully equipped Pro Shops – one situated at the resort and another at the Links golf course. From high-end branded golfing apparel to clubs and accessories, Fancourt’s Pro Shops offer golfers everything they need to maximize their sporting experience. The Pro Shop based at The Links is available for members and hotel guests playing at The Links only.
 
AT A GLANCE
  • Black Tee: 6,930 meters / 7,579 yards
  • Green Tee: 6,477 meters / 7,083 yards
  • Gold Tee: 5,721 meters / 6,257 yards
  • Burgundy Tee: 5,205 meters / 5,692 yards
  • Fairways: Cool season Bent
  • Greens: Cool season Bent
  • Par: 73

  RANKED # 1 IN GOLF DIGEST SOUTH AFRICA “TOP 100 COURSES 2016”