Montagu at Fancourt

- George, South Africa

With its recent makeover Montagu returns to its rightful position as one of the top courses in South Africa - a Top 10 course

Montagu Golf Course is the better known of the two courses within the grounds of the Fancourt Country House Hotel. Situated on the famous Garden Route along the South coast just outside George, Montagu was originally designed by Gary Player and opened with its sister course Outeniqua in 1991. It subsequently went through a dramatic and superb redesign in 2005, by David Mclay Kidd, when two new holes were added – the par four 1st and par five 9th. In addition the greens were re-done and new tees created. Alongside a number of the holes are the distinctive white-walled, thatched-roofed Cape Dutch style houses which adds to the character... but never too close to spoil the wonderful views.

This is a perfectly maintained parkland course which meanders across scenic rolling terrain. Exceptional bunkering, fast undulating greens with the ever-present back drop of the stunning Outeniqua mountains make playing this course a great experience. Among the many excellent holes is the par four 6th which borders a stream on the left and must be carried by the second shot. Water features, mature trees and flower beds all add to the charm and a colourful contrast to the surrounding landscape. However tight the fairways, water hazards add ‘bite’ particularly to the challenging par five 18th. Montagu is still, in many ways, the standard bearer at Fancourt and its ranking among South Africa’s top golf courses is fully justified.

Need to know

  • Length: 7380 yards Par 72
  • Designer: Gary Player and David Mclay Kidd
  • Who can play and when - visitors welcome weekday and weekends. Booking essential especially if not staying at Fancourt

Nearest Golf courses to play

  • The Links and Outeniqua at Fancourt., George, Oubaai, Simola, Pezula

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