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Greencard Golf Holidays South Africa 2018 Event
Golf holidays in South Africa have quickly become one of our favourite winter golf destinations. Great climate, high quality golf courses and hotels, stunning scenery, fantastic food and wine plus tremendous value for money all combine to produce a perfect winter golf holiday.
Our recent Golf in South Africa survey showed that our clients still enjoy exploring and playing golf in this magnificent country, but the results also indicated we could make some improvements that would make the experience even better.
With this in mind we’ve brought in some changes to our 2018 golf tournament holiday including reducing the number of venues and building in a safari experience option.
Double venue event at luxury Five Star hotels
The 2018 Greencard Golf Holidays South Africa event will be a double venue trip based in two luxury hotels with 7 rounds of golf, including our 72 hole tournament. The first stage of the event will be based in the Sun City before moving to the magnificent Fancourt Golf & Spa Resort which was voted the favourite destination of our 2017 South Africa tour event.
Transfers and Flights between venues
This year, due to the distance between venues, we will arrange for your return transfer from Johannesburg airport to Sun City.
We will then fly from Johannesburg to George leaving only a ten minute transfer to Fancourt, also included.
For our Greencard Golf Holiday South Africa 2018 event we have chosen two great venues as bases for our tournament. We will initially fly into Johannesburg and travel up to the famous Sun City resort following five nights here, we will transfer down to one of our signature destinations the Fancourt Golf & Spa Resort in George. These two destinations combine to give us a fantastic golf holiday in South Africa and a perfect winter golf break.
The Palace of the Lost City
The Palace, is listed on the ‘Worlds Leading Hotels’ and is one of South Africa’s most luxurious holiday destinations. Architecturally stunning, and an overwhelming feeling of space, it has been designed around the idea of being the royal residence of an ancient king.
Relax & Unwind
The resort is set in 25 hectres and surrounded by a magical world of jungles, streams, waterfalls and swimming pools. You can dine in style at one of five restaurants and bars or simply enjoy the view from your luxury bedroom or suite.
Additional facilities include, the full-service “Royal Salon” spa and the Gary Player designed Lost City golf course is right on the door step of the hotel.
Also within the grounds are the largest permanent maze in the Southern Hemisphere, and one of the most advanced water parks in the World surrounded by palm trees and beaches.
beyond the resort you can explore the local area using the regular free shuttle services running from the hotel. For those of you who fancy playing the tables, there’s also a casino on-site.
There’s an incredible range of room options available at the Palace of the Lost City. There are a total of 335 bedrooms and suites throughout the hotel. Each is designed with your comfort in mind and are fitted throughout with everything you’d expect from a 5 star resort.
Features of all rooms include luxury amenities, soundproofing and blackout curtains, air conditioning, garden or pool views and a balcony or patio where you can enjoy some outdoor space.
A key reason for selected the Palace resort, as one of our bases for this golf holiday to South Africa, was its proximity to a game reserve. The neighbouring Pilanesburg National Park is a stunning malaria-free reserve, and home to a vast array of wildlife including the elusive “big 5”. We can assist you in adding a range of safari experiences to your trip – please see the additional tab on this page for further details.
A Welcome Addition to the Greencard Portfolio
The Palace of the Lost City resort is a South African adventure in itself and a great new addition to the Greencard schedule. We think you will be impressed by the facilities, service and accommodation on offer here and look forward to introducing it to you and believe it will be a fantastic complement to our second host venue of this golf holiday in South Africa.
2018 Greencard Golf Holidays South Africa: Images from The Palace of the Lost City
The Fancourt Resort, situated in the heart of the Garden Route, was voted the favourite golf and hotel venue of our 2017 Greencard Golf Holiday South Africa event. And we’re not alone, Fancourt Golf & Spa Resort is South Africa’s premier leisure and business resort.
This magnificent hotel is just seven kilometers from the centre of the historic town of George, and is laid out through over 600 hectares of lush landscaped countryside with the majestic Outeniqua mountains as the perfect backdrop. The resort offers the perfect mix of modern luxury and classic elegance with accommodation that caters to every taste. There are 115 luxurious bedrooms and suites all fully equipped with everything you need to make your stay as comfortable and unforgettable as possible.
The service is comparable to any hotel in the world with friendly, professional and helpful staff throughout the resort. The restaurants offer some magnificent menus in beautiful surroundings. All this is achieved in a very relaxing environment, and makes it a great winter golf destination for our European based clients.
Fancourt has established itself as a favourite Greencard Golf Holidays location and is must stay resort for those who want to experience a luxury but relaxing winter golf destination. We are delighted to be returning to a venue that is a true highlight of our season.
2018 Greencard Golf Holidays South Africa: Images from Fancourt Resort in George
2018 Greencard Golf Holidays South Africa Event: Golf Course Overviews
If you are yet to play golf in South Africa then you are in for a treat. Over the full trip you will play 7 rounds over 4 golf courses 72 holes of which will be form our 72 hole tournament. All four of our courses have been designed by South African golf legend Gary Player and have carefully selected for their playing experience, fairness and test to all handicap levels and because they are some of the most beautiful courses we play over the tour season.
Sun City Golf Courses:
Gary Player Course
Designed by golfing legend Gary Player, this 18-hole, par 72 walking course is home to the annual Nedbank Golf Challenge, with a first prize of $2-million, the course has hosted some of the biggest names in golf and is must play course on any golf holiday to South Africa. It is has been cleverly designed with imaginatively placed bunkers and the kikuyu fairways and bent-grass greens offer a near-perfect playing surface.
Lost City Course
Also designed by Gary Player, this impressive 18-hole, par 72 cart course is located beyond The Palace at the Lost City. The course covers more than 100 hectares with various themes, from desert to mountains and parkland. It incorporates an extremely impressive water features and is a pleasure to play.
Sun City Golf Course Images
Fancourt Resort Golf Courses:
The golf courses at Fancourt are regularly featured on lists of the best golf courses in the World. The quality of the courses, stunning landscape and the knowledge of the golf team make playing here a fantastic experience. Along with our featured courses we can also organise extra rounds on the resort courses including the famous Championship Links course.
Originally designed by Gary Player, Fancourt’s Montagu course was voted the favourite course of the five we played during our 2017 Greencard Golf Holidays South Africa event. Over the past few years it has developed into one of the finest 18-hole parkland layouts, 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.
Ranked number 16 in South Africa by Golf Digest and designed by Gary Player. The course is a fantastic complement to it’s sister the Montagu. Named after the mountain range that forms its breath-taking backdrop, it is perfectly conditioned and always provides an enjoyable but true test of golfing with its many risk and reward opportunities.
Please Note: Whilst at Fancourt if you would like to arrange extra golf rounds on any of the resort courses including The Links, which has been voted #1 golf course in South Africa, we can help with the arrangements.
Fancourt Golf Course Images
Discover the Big 5 at the Greencard Golf Holidays 2018 Event
Our recent survey showed that some of our clients would like the opportunity to take in a safari during our future trips to South Africa.
During your stay in Lost City you’ll be able to choose from a range of safari experiences to add on to your holiday. Adjacent to our hotel is one of Southern Africa’s most fascinating and accessible game reserves. Pilanesberg National Park is home to the “big 5” and due to it’s relative small size and rich vegetation increases your chances of seeing a huge variety of wildlife in their natural habitat
Options include morning and sunset game drives, rhino tracking or if you want something more luxurious how about a champagne hot air balloon flight over the National Park?
Greencard Golf Holidays South Africa: 2018 Event
Flights to South Africa
There are several options when flying to Johannesburg from the UK. You can fly non stop from Heathrow with Virgin Atlantic, British Airways or South Africa Airways. Indirect flights from both London, Manchester and Birmingham are offered by many airlines including Emirates, Qatar, Etihad, KLM, Swiss and Lufthansa
On your return journey we recommend flying from George to Johannesburg and then home but of course if you are planning to extend your holiday you could fly down to Cape Town and enjoy a few nights there before travelling home.
If you need assistance Greencard Golf clients can get a personal service from one of the UK’s largest and well-known flight bookers which will ensure you get the best deals possible – please contact us for details.
Transfers & Car Hire
The return transfers are included, however, we realise that you may wish to have a little more flexibility once in Fancourt. If you would prefer us to arrange a car for you on arrival into George, please let us know and we will provide the relevant information and prices.
Greencard Golf Holidays South Africa: 2018 Event
Dates: 13th February 2018 – 25th February 2018
Non Golfer £2375.00
Single Supplement £1395.00
*Please Note: International flights are not included in these prices. The included internal flight from Johannesburg to George are based in economy and late bookings may incur a supplement if flight prices have increased. To ensure you secure the best flight prices please confirm your booking as soon as possible.