The sheer scale and size of the course is a sight to behold. It’s an immensely enjoyable and impressive course to play.Without debate, it’s Gary Player’s best design in his global portfolio. Don’t be fooled by the name; this is not a links by de nition. However, the pot bunkers, blind drives and swashbuckling fairways immediately give the sense you’re beside the seashore.You’ll say “wow” many times, and it’s clearly the best course built in South Africa in the past 50 years.
The downhill par-3 second oozes quality and gives you a rst glimpse of a feature you’ll face many times at Fancourt – forced carries! This is a championship layout and rst-time players will struggle to even come close to their handicap.You’ll see pin-point landing areas, demanding doglegs, wonderful changes in elevation, and green complexes to challenge the best players in the world.
Architecturally, the course gets high marks – especially the layered sod in the excellently placed pot-bunkers.These stairways to hell are iconic features on any “true links.” Player routed the course in many di erent directions, and the landscape looks so natural that you cannot believe dozens of bulldozers created it.
I love the fact that every hole has a name, which only adds to the unique personality each hole brings to the course. It’s easy to remember every hole, a true testament to its merits.This premier course needs to be on every South African golf itinerary.