Bosch Hoek is one of the most attractive parkland experiences in South Africa. Walking around the property is delightful without even hitting a golf ball. There’s a magnificent view from the hillside tee at No 4, one of several strong par 4s. A 9-hole “River Club” in many respects, and both were founded as private clubs and courses in the 1960s by industrialist Punch Barlow with Bob Grimsdell as the architect. Bosch Hoek is fortunately open to the public these days, and there are non-golfing visitors coming to stay at the Bosch Hoek lodge or have lunch in the clubhouse. From the outside veranda you have an outstanding vista through to the lake. The first and tenth tees run alongside the veranda, quite daunting for golfers if there’s a crowd of interested spectators commenting on your swing.