The luxury Fancourt Hotel is located in George in the heart of the Garden Route, 10 minutes from George airport, where guests can enjoy the hospitality at Fancourt’s private lounge, and 4 hours from Cape Town. This magnificent hotel sits in beautiful wooded parkland, surrounded by lush gardens with the stunning backdrop of the Outeniqua Mountains. The hotel boasts three Gary Player designed 18 hole golf courses, which can only be played by the members and their guests and the hotel guests. The lavish guestrooms are superbly equipped and all enjoy the spectacular views on offer. There are no less than six restaurants offering a huge variety of excellent dining including Italian, African, seafood, sushi and Mediterranean. Fancourt has four swimming pools, tennis courts and a luxurious health & beauty spa.
Twin Centre - Arabella Golf Resort & Fancourt Hotel & Golf Estate
The Arabella is located in Kleinmond, 1½ hours from Cape Town airport. It is situated overlooking a spectacular natural lagoon and surrounded by a lush tropical landscape, mountains and a fabulous championship golf course. The luxurious well-appointed rooms all enjoy fantastic views of the estate from their private balconies. The hotel has two fine dining restaurants which offer varied menus using local produce, it also has lounges and bars, including Cristobal’s Cigar Bar where they serve some of the world’s finest malts and cognacs.
The tranquil Spa includes both an indoor and outdoor pool and offers numerous beauty and health treatments. This hotel provides a truly unforgettable experience.
The Links is a Par 73 championship course measuring 6477m. This is a true links challenge, and is one of the most difficult tests of golf in South Africa, but the course has some of the best caddies in the country to help you with your round. The course features rolling humps and hollows and dunes, which give it a very open Scottish Links feel, and with a strong wind blowing the difficulty is increased substantially.
The signature hole is the Par 4 15th, where there is a dogleg around a dam and then the green is surrounded by water. For a stunning round of golf this will be hard to beat.
Outeniqua is a Par 72 course measuring 6320m. This parkland course enjoys stunning views of the mountains and offers a challenge to all golfers. The Outeniqua is regarded as the easier of the two parkland courses with its open appearance, but the short Par 4s offer many risk-and-reward chances.
Water hazards come into play on 11 of the holes, but all the courses at Fancourt offer a variety of tees to play from, so golfers won’t feel too daunted.
Montagu is a Par 72 course measuring 6304m. This parkland course is set in a spectacular setting, surrounded by water and mountains. Its beauty is further enhanced by flower beds, mature trees, shrubs and water hazards that are all a sharp contrast to the landscape. It enjoys wide fairways and extremely fast greens.
The signature hole is the Par 3 17th, where similar to the 12th at Augusta, the green can only be reached by clearing a vast expanse of water. This is a truly wonderful golfing experience, definitely not to be forgotten.
The Arabella is a Par 72 championship course measuring 6381m, surrounded by the Kogelberg mountain range and the Bot Lagoon, this course will take your breath away with its beauty. It has wide rolling fairways, strategically placed bunkers and numerous water hazards to trip you up. It is difficult to pick a signature hole, but special mention must go to the 8th, a truly beautiful Par 5, and the 18th, rated as one of the best finishing holes in the country.
Also worth noting is the Par 3 17th, which runs parallel with the lagoon, where an accurate tee shot is required if you don’t want to end up in the water or on the beach