Fancourt, on the Garden Route in South Africa, is delighted to have been listed in Tony Smart’s “World’s 10 best golf resorts” in this weeks CNNGo

Fancourt SA is delighted to have been listed in Tony Smart’s “World’s 10 best golf resorts” in this weeks CNNGo – the travel arm of CNN.   Courses were ranked accoridng to a number of criteria, the first being golf - taking into account the quality, condition and history of the course; second, the quality and luxury of the accommodation; third, the quality of food and drink available and finally, the quality and variety of the other facilities available. Fancourt scored 9/10 for its golf, accommodation and food and drink and a fantastic 10/10 for its other facilities – which indicates how great the resort is for the whole family.

The Top 10 were listed as follows:

1.       Pinehurst, USA
2.       Kiawah, USA
3.       Pebble Beach, USA
4.       The American Club, USA
5.       The Old Course Hotel – St Andrews, Scotland
6.       The K-Club, Ireland
7.       Sotogrande, Spain
8.       Mission Hills, China
9.       Fancourt, South Africa
10.   Quinta do Lago,  Portugal 

To read the full reviews on each resort visit

To ensure they stay at the forefront of resorts worldwide, Fancourt search continuously for ways to enhance their guests’ experience and with this in mind will be launching their brand new leisure centre on 7th October -complete with cinema, trendy teen lounge, mums relaxation area, both indoor and outdoor pools and childrens play areas as well as a new high tech gymnasium. They will also relaunch the “Fancourt Kidz” Club and “Golf Kidz”.

Other facilities include a top-class spa, tennis courts and three championship golf courses. Dining is in three modern restuarants including the classic dining experience of Henry White’s.

The resort is home to the Fancourt Hotel and the boutique style Manor House – which are both fantastic “Home from Homes” from which to base yourself for an extended stay - allowing time to enjoy the resort’s many faciities and offerings as well as explore the famous Garden Route and its many attractions including The Cango Caves, Wilderness , Knysna Elephant Park and surrounding wine farms.

Fancourt’s The Links was also voted 30th Best Golf Course in the World and the Top Golf Course in Africa by the prestigious Golf Digest US in their Planet Golf “100 Best Courses Outside The U.S” earlier this year.

Gary Player, who received the PGA Tour's Lifetime Achievement award earlier this year originally designed all 3 of Fancourt’s lauded courses and has described Fancourt as home of perhaps my greatest achievement as a golf course designer, The Links”. Fancourt also has an exceptional golf academy that houses the only TaylorMade Fitment Centre in Africa and state-of-the-art teaching facilities, backed up by the expertise of PGA professionals.

Claire Roadley
Marketing & PR Manager
Ethos Marketing®
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