"Links golf is how the game originated and at The Links we take golfers back to the roots of golf – and they can play a ‘British Open’ all of their own!"
The Links at Fancourt was added in 2000, an awe-inspiring example of magnificent design and golf-course construction.
The Links at Fancourt is a private club, with play restricted to members and their invited guests. There are limited times available to guests staying at Fancourt’s hotel – booking is essential.
There is little doubt that a round at The Links is a special experience, enhanced greatly by the expert caddies at the club. These caddies are among the best in the world and are sure to assist any standard of golfer negotiate his or her way around The Links.
When playing The Links, it is difficult to believe that one is not in Scotland or Ireland, until, that is, one notices the imposing Outeniqua mountain range that rises impressively in the background.
Location: George, Southern Cape, South Africa
Year founded: 1993
Courses: The Links (6930 meters), Montagu (6719 meters), Outeniqua (6312 meters)
Architect: The Links: Gary Player
Hole #15 - 436 meter par 4
The sensible play is at the direction marker with a fairway wood from the tee, but hugging the left and flirting with the water will leave a shorter approach. The green is protected by water on the left, so aim for the right half of the green.
Course played: The Links
Date played: 15th December, 2011