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Venue Info

Venue
      Promoter
Fancourt
Montagu Street
Blanco
George
6529
South Africa
Tel: + 27 44 804 0000
E-mail: reservations@fancourt.co.za
Website: www.fancourt.co.za

Location: Fancourt is situated across 613 hectares of lush countryside in George, on South Africa’s renowned Garden Route (Southern Cape)

Nearest airport: 10 minutes from George Airport, 420km from Cape Town (4-hour drive) and 320km from Port Elizabeth (3-hour drive)

Click here for Eligibility Criteria

Tournament website: www.volvogolfchampions.com



















      Volvo Event Management – Golf
Dept. 1680, ARCE
405 08 Gothenburg
Sweden
Tel: + 46 31 66 53 80

Tobias Winsnes
Project Director
Email: tobias.winsnes@volvo.com

Anna Hafström Kováts
Communications Director
anna.hafstrom.kovats@volvo.com


International Management Group
IMG Golf Operations
McCormack House
Hogarth Business Park
Burlington Lane
Chiswick
London, W4 2TH
UK
Tel: +44 208 233 5300
Fax: +44 208 233 5001

Ross Hallett
Tournament Director
Email: Ross.Hallett@imgworld.com

Michele Mair
PR Manager, IMG Golf
Tel: +44 208 233 5177
E-mail: Michele.Mair@imgworld.com





Course Info

The Links at Fancourt

Recently voted number-one course in South Africa for the first time since it was completed in 2000, the Gary Player-designed links layout has consistently featured in the top-100 golf courses in the world and has won numerous awards.

Fancourt is South Africa’s premier golf resort, with all three of its golf courses ranked in the Top 20 in South Africa (2011 Golf Digest rankings).

In addition, Fancourt has an exceptional golf academy that houses a TaylorMade Fitment Centre and state-of-the-art teaching facilities, backed up by the expertise of PGA professionals, complete with two on-site golf shops.

The original courses atFancourt were The Montagu and Outeniqua, The Links at Fancourt added in 2000, an awe-inspiring example of world-class design and golf-course construction, involving the movement of some 750,000 cubic metres of earth to create a genuine links-style layout that was once an airfield.

The Links at Fancourt is 6,852-yards (6,263-metres), Par-73, with a dramatic Par five, three, five finishing stretch.


Greens
Type of grass - Penn A4 Grass
Height of cut - 3mm
Speed / stimpmeter readings - 10'6"
Any specific comments - greens are 3 years old, very good conditions

Fairways
Type of grass - cool season mix (Perennial Rye / Chewings Fescue / Red Creeping Fescue / Colonial Bent)
Height of cut - 10mm
General width and contouring - varies widely in both width and contouring (20-40m wide)

Tees / collars
Type of grass - cool season mix (Perennial Rye / Chewings Fescue / Red Creeping Fescue / Colonial Bent)
Height of cut - 5mm
Any specific comments - have a large variety of tee options

Rough
Type of grass - cool season mix (Perennial Rye / Chewings Fescue / Red Creeping Fescue / Colonial Bent)
Height of cut - semi 27mm, rough 64mm
Any specific comments - very consistent

Weather
Weather in advance - hot and very dry (2mm of rain in last 4 weeks)
Forecast for tournament - mix of overcast, sunny, calm and windy

Course
Opened - November, 2000
Course designer - Gary Player
Special features - course was built out of an old airfield, it is now an Audubon Sanctuary
Undulating / flat - undulating
Tree lined exposed - exposed
Many / few water hazards - many
CHanges to the course - 12 green complex is 1½ year old after total redesign

Other features
- Number One golf course in South Africa (Golf Digest)
- Certified Audubon Cooperative Sanctuary
- Venue for the President's Cup in 2003

Card of Course

The Links at Fancourt


HoleParYardsMetres HoleParYardsMetres
14396362 104408373
23214196 113161147
34435398 124481440
44494452 135532486
55549502 144361330
64341312 154394360
74439401 165584534
83202185 173163149
95568519 185549502
Out3636383327 In3736333321
7372716648


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Tournament Leaderboard

Pos Player nameNatHolePar
-ELS, ErnieRSA-12
-GOOSEN, RetiefRSA-12
-GRACE, BrandenRSA-12
-COLSAERTS, NicolasBEL-11
-SCHWARTZEL, CharlRSA-10
-OLAZÁBAL, José MaríaESP-8

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