Fancourt scoops best luxury golf resort in Africa award


Fancourt has notched up yet another international award – this time as the Top Luxury Golf Resort in Africa in the eighth annual World Luxury Hotel Awards – scooping the title ahead of some of the finest golf resorts on the continent.

Over the past few years, the Garden Route’s leading golfing and leisure resort has discerned itself as a serious player in the global arena. The World Luxury Hotel Awards is a respected global organisation providing credibility to luxury hotels for their world class facilities and service excellence.  Awards are presented annually to luxury hotels in more than 50 different categories per country and per continent, as well as on a global basis.

The award criteria is what distinguishes the World Luxury Hotel Awards among other hospitality awards, in that establishments earn their distinction from those who know them best – their own guests. Voting is based on the calibre of facilities offered and on service excellence and is cast by hotel guests.

Says Fancourt sales and marketing manager, Ulrike Schmidt: “To be singled out as the top luxury golf resort in Africa is a great honour, especially when one considers the calibre of the competition. It’s a royal nod to the hospitality and golfing experience on offer here, to be rated among the finest in the world.  Since each of our team members play a crucial role in delivering a world class service to our guests, this one is for the team!”

Fancourt is renowned as much for its internationally-acclaimed golf courses, as for its two luxury hotels, extensive leisure facilities for the whole family and choice of three superb restaurants, as well as its spa and wellness offering.

It is home to three of the country’s finest golf courses, The Links, Outeniqua and Montagu, located among 613 hectares of lush countryside within this luxury estate, where golfers also have access to one of the best Golf Academies in South Africa.

It’s prized golf course The Links, was voted one of the World’s 100 Greatest Golf Courses by the US edition of Golf Digest in the inaugural listing for the 2013/2014 course and leapt into the top spot in the Golf Digest SA Top 100 Golf Courses rankings for 2014 and 2015, while all three golf courses have been included in the list of South Africa’s 20 finest courses for the last four consecutive rankings.