Enjoyed a round in the members Saturday afternoon competition, and it was noticeable how busy the course was with golfers of both genders. Fortunate to tee off early (11.20) as from 4pm onwards at this time of year the sun makes an early departure, and the temperature in the Midlands cools down quickly for late finishers. A warm day becomes frigid. Bosch Hoek’s greens are a feature and roll magnificently. The members refer to holes 6 to 8 as their “Amen Corner” and they do challenge you. The sixth is a shortish par 5 but the lake left of the fairway and around the green makes you cautious; the seventh is a fabulous par 3, a narrow green fronted by the same lake where the back bunker is not where you want to be. The green slopes away from the sand towards the water. The eighth is a superb 380-metre par 4, its fairway curving around a stream on the left, and boasting the best designed green of nine creative complexes. This one is angled sideways, leaving a tiny opening, and guarded by three bunkers. Bosch Hoek has never previously had irrigation on the fairways, and a new system is being installed.