Global recognition for “The Links” at Fancourt

The recent announcement that The Links at Fancourt Hotel and Golf Estate on the Garden Route in the Western Cape has been voted one of the world’s 100 greatest golf courses by the US edition of Golf Digest reaffirms the world-class standard of facilities at this prime residential and golf course development, says Stephen Murray, manager of Pam Golding Properties’ George office, marketers of residential property at Fancourt.

Priced at R21 million through Pam Golding Properties, this luxurious six bedroom (all en suite) mansion on Links Ridge at Fancourt Hotel & Country Estate includes a two-bedroom self-contained cottage, spacious living areas, huge wine cellar, home bar, Jacuzzi with sauna and steam room, large manicured garden with pool and outside entertainment area. With a building size of approximately 1300sqm, this magnificent home is set on grounds of some 4 000sqm.
Rated at number 34 out of the top 100 in the world, and designed by world-renowned golfer Gary Player, The Links is one of only two South African courses listed, the other being Leopard Creek in Mpumalanga which is in 84th place. Interestingly, in the South African edition of Golf Digest, Fancourt’s three golf courses, The Links, Montagu and Outeniqua, are currently rated 1st, 6th and 17th respectively among South Africa’s 100 best golf courses. Among various prestigious events, in December 2013 Fancourt (Outeniqua course) hosted the Ernie Els Invitational while the annual Didata tournament was held in February this year (2014) on the Outeniqua and Montagu courses.
Originally launched in 1991, Fancourt was taken over by the Plattners in 1994. It is now well established, with 75 percent (365 units) of the total of 488 properties sold and approximately 348 units completed, nearing completion or in the planning stage. Undeveloped land on the estate comprises 124 developer stands and a further 16 stands for re-sale, which means that the entire estate is almost 72 percent developed.

The picturesque view across Montagu Ridge at Fancourt Hotel & Country Estate.

Ongoing investment in the estate by the developers  includes the recent refurbishment of the Manor House Hotel into a 5-Star boutique hotel, upgrade of all three restaurants, construction of a new café and deli, improvements to the spa and sport and leisure facilities – which incorporates new golf course equipment and facilities at The Links, Montagu and Outeniqua golf courses.
Says Murray: “Refurbishment of the clubhouse reception area and of the recreation centre in particular has enhanced Fancourt from a residential perspective as the latter is an ideal facility for families with younger children – not only for tourists but especially for permanent residents.”

Situated on Links Ridge at Fancourt Hotel & Country Estate, this spacious six bedroom (four en suite) home enjoys panoramic views over the estate onto the mountain range. Spacious double volume living areas open onto a terrace with barbecue area and pool, while other features include a gourmet kitchen with scullery, laundry, expansive wine storage units, staff quarters, under floor heating surround sound throughout and seven underground tanks supplying the irrigation system. Priced at R15 million through Pam Golding Properties, the home is set on approximately 2684sqm.
He says the consistent popularity of this prime residential property estate among home buyers is evident. “There is certainly heightened interest in Fancourt among buyers. Sales over the past 10 months include properties over the R10 million price range - a positive indicator, as during the economic recession sales in this price band were scarce. Currently the bulk of demand and Pam Golding Properties sales are in the R5 million to R7 million price bracket.
“Because of the quality of its facilities Fancourt is hard to compare with other golf estate developments, while from a property perspective Fancourt will always command a premium in relation to other estates - due to all the factors mentioned.”
Murray says by far the majority of buyers at Fancourt are South Africans who are relocating, with the balance being those from the UK and a few German buyers. “The trend is definitely towards the estate becoming more of a primary residence for home owners, and we estimate that currently 60 percent of our sales are to permanent residents.“

View of Links Ridge at Fancourt Hotel & Country Estate.
Prices of vacant stands currently available for purchase include 2506-4961sqm plots in Links Ridge, priced from R3 million to R3.95 million, including VAT. There are also four completed homes for re-sale in Links Ridge, priced from R15 million, a re-sale home in Links Avenue priced at R42 million and two re-sale stands each 6400sqm in size in Links Avenue, priced at R20.8 million for both (or for sale individually on request).
In addition, there are 13 newly released stands adjacent to the 9th hole on the Montagu Ridge golf course, priced from R2.6 million to R3.8 million (including VAT), ranging in size from 1123sqm to 1684sqm and set among landscaped indigenous gardens. 

Read more about the top golf courses in South Africa and properties surrounding them

  Comment on this Article

  Please login to post comments

Post to my facebook wall
Characters remaining

    Latest Property News
    • 23 Mar 2018
      After a distinctly lacklustre year during which a flood of new homes entered the market to vie for the diminishing attention of increasingly nervous investors, the housing market in Bedfordview kicked off 2018 with encouraging signs of recovery.
    • 22 Mar 2018
      Sustainability is currently a hot topic in the home and construction sector. In light of the progressing climate change and shrinking resources worldwide, it’s one of the most important issues to consider. Sustainable living is the practice of reducing your demand on natural resources by making sure that you replace what you use to the best of your ability.
    • 22 Mar 2018
      The 1% VAT increase which is set to take effect as of 1 April 2018 has set the country alight with many burning questions, most of which cannot be comprehensively answered by our knowledgeable friend Google.
    • 22 Mar 2018
      The picturesque and oft-misty town of Dullstroom in Mpumalanga belies its name. Judging by the rapidly increasing influx of weekend visitors, many of whom then look to acquire property here, it’s anything but dull, quips Anton Greeff, Pam Golding Properties area principal.
    • 20 Mar 2018
      Located close to the fast growing Fourways precinct, Dainfern continues to attract local and international interest from buyers seeking a secure lifestyle with affordable entry price of approximately R3 million.
    • 20 Mar 2018
      Property owners in the Durban CBD are addressing the affordability challenge that faces many prospective tenants in their area – and reconfiguring the inner city rental market in the process.
    • 20 Mar 2018
      One of the most misunderstood concepts in the process of selling a property is an exclusive or sole mandate.
    • 19 Mar 2018
      If a landlord opts to use a managing agent for the rental of his or her property, the inspection process can be easier as the agent is not emotionally involved and will certainly have concluded an in-depth inspection report in the interests of all parties.
    Subscribe to the MyProperty Newsletter

    Last Name  
    Email Address  
    Email Frequency
    Share this Page

    For Sale Property
    Rental Property
    More Options
    Connect with us