South Africa is a playground for golfing holidays, with pristine courses appearing almost everywhere from the coastline to the heart of the bush. Here is a selection of the country’s top golf resorts that cater to golfers, but also offer excellent spa facilities to their partners who prefer to spend their holidays off the greens.
Situated in George, South Africa’s “Golfing Capital” on the Garden Route, Fancourt is South Africa’s leading golf resort. Fancourt consists of 3 originally designed Gary Player courses that rank in the country’s Top 20, namely The Links (ranked No. 1 in South Africa by Golf Digest SA and No. 34 in the world by the USA Golf Digest in 2014), Montagu, and Outeniqua. Gary Player has often referred to The Links as his greatest design feat.
Non-golfers can unwind with a hot stone massage or enjoy a swim in the heated Roman Bath at the Fancourt Spa. The 4 elements – air, water, fire, and earth – form the basis of all treatments, which are inspired by rituals from around the world. Guests can also indulge in a number of facilities including a steam room, sauna, Jacuzzi, and tepidarium.