Fancourt Resort- Outeniqua Course

  Fancourt Resort- Outeniqua Course                              Fancourt Resort- Outeniqua Course

Fancourt Resort

 

Located along Sth Africa's Garden Route, the Fancourt Estate existed for more than a hundred years before it was transformed into a golf resort.

There are three courses at Fancourt Resort, all designed by Gary Player. 

 

Fancourt Resort- Outeniqua Course- hole 7Fancourt Resort- Outeniqua Course- hole 7

 

It all began in 1990 with the opening of the Montagu course, followed in 1997 by the Outeniqua course and finally the Links at Fancourt in 2000.

Fancourt is a full service resort with a number of dining options, sporting facilities, various types of accommodation (including residential), and conference centre.

 

The Outeniqua Course

 

 Fancourt Resort- Outeniqua Course- hole 4                              Fancourt Resort- Outeniqua Course- hole 4

 

Designed by The Black Knight himself, the Outeniqua course is his second effort at Fancourt, and to be fair, it is probably not the most suitable terrain.

It is a well manicured parkland style course, but at Fancourt Outeniqua struggles to establish its own identity.

 

Don't get me wrong, there are some good holes here:

I liked the short dogleg par 4, sixth hole, and the downhill par 3 that followed with its creekside setting- but I found the par 5 eighth with severe right to left fairway, and blind second shot a little less compelling...

The par 3 holes with water in play were memorable (holes 4 & 15).

And the par 5, seventeenth with its almost island green, and the uphill eighteenth are good closing holes.

 

However while I came away thinking that Outeniqua was a nice course, I don't think it is in the same class as either the Montagu or The Links courses.

 

 Fancourt Resort- Outeniqua Course- hole 15Fancourt Resort- Outeniqua Course- hole 15

  

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