Sculpted into what Gary Player has described as his greatest feat as a course designer, The Links is the golfing hallmark of the Fancourt estate. Featuring an undulating, windswept terrain and dune-style landscape, the course is the collaborative handiwork of golfing icon, Gary Player, course designer, Phil Jacobs and Fancourt’s owner, Dr Hasso Plattner.
The Links is currently voted number one in the country by Golf Digest South Africa, and as number 43 in Golf Digest US edition’s list of the world’s 100 greatest golf courses, that compared 464 courses from 18 countries around the globe. Transformed from an airfield into a piece of environmental and golfing heritage, The Links has hosted some of the most prestigious tournaments in the world, including the Presidents Cup (2003), the SA Open (2005) and the 2012 Volvo Golf Champions European Tour. Inspired by the famous links courses of the British Isles, The Links is considered a masterpiece and plays host to a range of global golfing legends including John Bland, Justin Rose, Retief Goosen, Branden Grace and Ernie Els.
Apart from its distinctive design, The Links has been lauded for its vital role in environmental sustainability and awarded a designation as a Certified Audubon Cooperation Sanctuary. This certification necessitated a degree of ecological value that includes wildlife and habitat management, outreach and education, chemical use reduction and safety, water conservation and other environmental factors. A detailed stroke saver takes golfers through the course, providing distance measurements and images that assist players with navigating the course’s extensive rises and falls.
The Links is a private Club, but limited tee times are available for guests staying at Fancourt Hotel or Manor House.
Please take note of the hollowtining dates for 2016 and 2017; the golf course will take approximately 2 - 3 weeks to reach prime condition following the hollow tining:
22 August – 05 September 2016
18 – 30 April 2017
04 – 17 September 2017
THE LINKS CLUB
Private membership to the Links Club affords the course and its facilities with a sense of exclusivity that befits a world-class golfing destination. Members have full access to an 18-hole championship course designed by Gary Player in collaboration with Phil Jacobs and Fancourt owner, Dr Hasso Plattner. Putting greens and a practice range are also made available for our esteemed patrons, as well as the Links Clubhouse with its private members’ locker room, a Roman bath, Jacuzzis, an outdoor pool, steam and sauna rooms, a gymnasium, a billiard room and a member’s bar. The onsite Pro Shop is fully stocked with high-end Links branded apparel and golfing equipment. The club also offers intimate dining and meeting facilities in the Links Lodge for members and guests alike. Membership is by invitation only.
ENQUIRY CONTACT DETAILS
PO Box 2266, George 6530, South Africa
Tel: +27 (0)44 804 0844
Fax: +27 (0)44 804 0789