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Last updated: 22 March, 2022
Expert travel writer: Fionn Davenport

The venue for the 2003 Presidents Cup and the 2012 Volvo Golf Champions, this outstanding links designed by Gary Player is strongly reminscent of a classic Scottish or Irish course. Huge dunes rise up around the greens, with the Outeniqua Mountains forming a stunning backdrop to eighteen challenging holes, without a weak one amongst them.

While the links-style makes it a standout in a country with very few courses of the type, what makes this track exceptional is the condition that it’s kept in: it hosts a meagre 4,000 rounds a year, which means it’s always in pristine condition.

Price from: £165
Minimum age: Any
Age suitable: 13+
When: All year around
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Getting there & doing it

The course is a private members’ club, but there are limited tee times available to guests of the excellent Fancourt Hotel.



When to do it

The course is open all year round, seven days a week, but the best time to play is between October and March, when the weather is best and the course is at its optimum condition.

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Fancourt Hotel

George, Western Cape, South Africa[0.2 miles]

A golfer’s paradise, South Africa’s most luxurious leisure resort sits in the shadow of the Outeniqua Mountains. There’s great hiking and biking trails, floodlit tennis courts, a world-class spa and and one of the world’s best golf courses.

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