Montagu @ Fancourt – George

Montagu @ Fancourt – George

Fancourt is South Africa’s premier golf resort, with all three of their golf courses ranked in the Top 10 in South Africa (2012 Golf Digest rankings) as Best Conditioned Courses: The Links ranked No. 2, Montagu ranked 6, and Outeniqua ranked 9.
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Since opening in the early 90′s with just 27 Gary Player-designed holes, Fancourt’s Outeniqua and Montagu golf courses have matured and developed into two of the finest 18-hole parkland layouts in the country. A round on either is a special experience, sculpted and finished as they are, with rare attention to detail and designed with the coastal George winds in mind.  Montagu, named after the Montagu pass was originally designed by Gary Player and is a much celebrated parkland course.  The exquisitely conditioned Montagu is at the heart of Fancourt, with its glorious parkland layout, covering large tracts of varying terrain on rolling land.  It’s beauty is enhanced by mature trees, flower beds, shrubs and water hazards that provide a colourful contrast to the landscape.

The warm-up area, featuring a full-length range and a chipping and bunker practice area, is available to all golfers before play.

Golf carts are available for hire, weather permitting.

For a fact
  • The Montagu has been ranked as the number-one golf course in South Africa in the past and is currently ranked as No. 6 Best Conditioned (Golf Digest Rankings 2012).
Course facilities:
  • Driving range: yes
  • Practice green: yes
  • Putting and chipping area: yes
  • Locker rooms: yeso
  • Halfway house: yes
  • Bar/lounge: yes
  • Restaurant: yes
  • Caddies: yes (compulsory 1 caddy per 2-ball; or 2 caddies per 3- or 4-ball)
  • Rental clubs: yes
  • Rental pull carts: yes
  • Rental electric carts/buggies: yes
  • Golf lessons: yes
Course information:
  • Course type: Parklands
  • Course designer: Gary Player
  • Founded/built: 1990
  • Rating: 18-hole, par 72
  • Course length: 6,324 meters (club/men) / 5,669 meters (seniors) / 4,947 meters (ladies)
  • Grass type(s): Bent Grass (greens) / Kikuyu (fairways) / natural fynbos (rough)
Dress code:
  • Golf shoes / soft spikes are compulsory at Fancourt. These can be paid for in the Pro Shop and fitted by their Locker Room Attendant.

Men:

  • Collared golf shirt (must be tucked in);
  • No t-shirts allowed;
  • Tailored shorts, ankle length socks or slacks;
  • Visor or cap (must be worn the correct way);
  • No denim blue jeans.

Women:

  • Sleeveless or collarless shirts (tops with cut away sleeves, necklines and hem lines e.g. tank tops and tops showing midriff are strictly unacceptable);
  • Tailored shorts or slacks;
  • Visor or cap (must be worn the correct way);
  • No denim blue jeans.

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GPS Coordinates:
33” 57” 4.40” S / 22” 24” 23.22” E
Directions:

From Cape Town direction:

- Travel on the N2 direction Port Elizabeth;
- Take the George Airport / Herold’s Bay turnoff;
- Turn left on the R404, and continue past the airport;
- At stop street drive straight over the R102 and continue on the R404 through farmlands, direction Oudtshoorn;
- You will arrive at Fancourt which is situated on your right.

- Driving time Cape Town – Montagu @ Fancourt: ~5hrs. / 450km

From George Airport direction:

- Turn left out of George Airport on R404;
- At stop street drive straight over the R102 and continue on the R404 through farmlands, direction Oudtshoorn;
- You will arrive at Fancourt which is situated on your right.

- Driving time George Airport – Montagu @ Fancourt: ~10min. / 10km

From Knysna/Plettenberg Bay direction:

- Travel on the N2 direction Cape Town;
- Take the George Airport / Herold’s Bay turnoff;
- Turn right on the R404, and continue past the airport;
- At stop street drive straight over the R102 and continue on the R404 through farmlands, direction Oudtshoorn;
- You will arrive at Fancourt which is situated on your right.

- Driving time Knysna – Montagu @ Fancourt: ~1hr. / ~70km;
- Driving time Plettenberg Bay – Montagu @ Fancourt: ~1hr30min. / ~100km

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