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.
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
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.
The Travelling Golfer can tailor a golf trip to suit your group.
For suggested destinations see: Golf Destinations- South Africa
For further information on a tailored golf trip please enquire here: