• Overview

    Firstly, I am delighted that we will be returning to Fancourt for a ‘Golf Week with Golf Clinics’.  Fancourt really is one of the finest Golf Resorts in the world and it will be wonderful to return after an absence of some years.  The accommdation and the golf courses on-site are simply superb.  The week that we have booked incidentally is the only available week in February; hence the not entirely logical geographical approach to the golf tour!

    We return at last!  It has been some years since we last stayed at Fancourt, and it will be extremely good to be back.  Fancourt is quite simply one of the leading Golf Resorts in the world and is situated in the ever popular Garden Route.  The week includes six rounds of golf, three each on the Montague and Outeniqua courses, and four Golf Clinics.  There is also the option to play on Fancourt’s Links course for a supplement, which we can arrange for you if required.

    Fancourt has three excellent golf courses, two of which we will play.  The Montagu course, originally designed by Gary Player, has developed into one of the finest 18-hole parkland layouts in South Africa, earning it the number 6 position on Golf Digest SA’s list of top golf courses in the country. Exquisitely conditioned to provide a riveting golfing experience, this tree-lined course covers large tracts of varying terrain on rolling land.

    The Outeniqua course, ranked number 17 in South Africa by Golf Digest, presents an 18-hole parkland layout that is tailored to provide a laid-back golfing experience. Designed by Gary Player and named after the mountain range that forms its breath-taking backdrop, the course is always in pristine condition.

    The third course at Fancourt is the ‘Links course’.  Available at a supplement of R2,000.00 (approx £100.00), the Links course is what Gary Player has described as his greatest feat as a course designer.  Featuring an undulating, windswept terrain and dune-style landscape, the course is the collaborative handiwork of golfing icon, Gary Player, course designer, Phil Jacobs and Fancourt’s owner, Dr Hasso Plattner.

    The Links is currently voted number one in the country by Golf Digest South Africa, and as number 34 in Golf Digest US edition’s list of the world’s 100 greatest golf courses.  Transformed from an airfield into a piece of environmental and golfing heritage, The Links has hosted some of the most prestigious tournaments in the world, including the Presidents Cup (2003), the SA Open (2005) and the 2012 Volvo Golf Champions European Tour. Inspired by the famous links courses of the British Isles, The Links is considered a masterpiece and plays host to a range of global golfing legends including John Bland, Justin Rose, Retief Goosen, Branden Grace and Ernie Els.  The Links is a private Club, but limited tee times are available for guests staying at Fancourt, and if you do wish to play the course, please let us know and we will make the appropriate arrangements.

    With regards to the Golf Clinics, we fully realise that some clients require more tuition than others and indeed that the purpose of attending the week is for some clients more a case of improving their golf game, than playing golf.   Although this week is not an intensive ‘Golf & Coaching Week,’ it will certainly provide the means to fine-tune your golf game, as well as enjoying the exceptional golf courses, and world class hotel and resort.

    The Fancourt Estate is located across 613 hectares of natural paradise, with close proximity to the Outeniqua mountain range and the warm Indian Ocean.  The accommodation at Fancourt is superb and the facilities of the resort include a holistic spa, four restaurants and many indoor and outdoor leisure facilities.  We have two types of rooms booked, ‘Classic Rooms’ and an upgrade option for ‘1-Bedroom Suites’.   The ‘Classic Rooms’  are equipped with all the essentials needed to settle in to a relaxing stay at the Fancourt Hotel. These rooms provide the perfect setting for unwinding after a day of activities and feature shared or private balconies.  The ‘1-Bedroom Suites’ come complete with a separate living area.  They provide a spacious haven where guests can spread out and unwind, with each suite including a private balcony or patio designed to showcase the idyllic views of Fancourt’s manicured estate.  Please note however, that we only have four ‘1-Bedroom Suites’ available.

    David Short

  • Itinerary

    Saturday 4th February:        

    ~ Arrive George Airport

    ~ Meet & Greet

    ~ Transfer to Fancourt Resort, George

    ~ Check in to the hotel

    Sunday 5th February:          

    ~ Breakfast

    ~ Golf Clinic (2 hours)

    ~ 18 holes Fancourt Golf Club – Montagu

    Monday 6th February:         

    ~ Breakfast

    ~ 18 holes Fancourt Golf Club – Outeniqua

    ~ Golf Clinic (2 hours)

    Tuesday 7th February:         

    ~ Breakfast

    ~ Golf Clinic (2 hours)

    ~ 18 holes Fancourt Golf Club – Montagu

    Wednesday 8th February:    

    ~ Breakfast

    ~ Non golfing day or an additional free round is available on the Outeniqua course.  Alternatively we can book a round on the Links course, subject to availability.

    Thursday 9th February:       

    ~ Breakfast

    ~ Golf Clinic (2 hours)

    ~ 18 holes Fancourt Golf Club –Outeniqua

    Friday 10th February:          

    ~ Breakfast

    ~ 18 holes Fancourt Golf Club – Montagu

    Saturday 11th February:      

    ~ Breakfast

    ~ Check out of the hotel

    ~ Transfers to George Airport

  • Booking Procedure

    To book a place or places on any of the David Short Golf events, please just use the Enquire Now button and complete the Online Enquiry form.

    Iain and his team will then book your place(s) and send your confirmation details within 24 hours. With the initial confirmation details, will come a request for a deposit, which is £50.00 per person for UK events, £150.00 per person for European overseas events and £250.00 per person for longer haul holidays.

    Two months prior to the commencement of each event, you will be sent an invoice for the balance of your booking, with an acknowledgement of the payment once received. Two weeks prior to commencement of the event itself, you will be sent a Travel Pack, which will include the contact details for David or Barney, the transport arrangements where applicable, the itinerary for the event, contact details for the accommodation, as well as the names of the other members attending the event.

    David or Barney will then meet you on the day of arrival.

    Please feel free to contact Iain at any time with any queries or amendments that you may have.

Price Per Person

Price per Golfer:  £1,725.00

Single Room Supplement:
£      40.00 per person night

1-Bed Suite Supplement:
£      63.00 per room per night


Notes on the internal flights

– The journey from the Garden Route to Cape Town will be by plane.  However, we have not included the cost of the internal flight within the tour cost, as it may well be less expensive if you book the flight as part of your overall flight programme.  We will liaise with each client individually, act as required, and add the cost of the internal flight to each client’s account if necessary.  If you do require us to book the flights, the flights will be booked with our associate Travel Agent, Select World Travel.

– If you are booking Week 1 only, please book your return flight from George Airport back to the UK, via either Cape Town or Johannesburg.

Notes on the Prices:

Price includes:

– Services of your tour host, David Short

– Accommodation

– Daily breakfast

– Airport transfers

– Green fees on the Montagu and Outeniqua courses

– Golf Clinics

Price Excludes:

– International and internal airfares

– Drinks or meals unless stated

– Green fees on the Links course