The Cape Winelands always provides an enjoyable backdrop for a golf course and Devonvale is no exception. The course is on the short side, with many par 4s less than 350 metres. The narrow fairways and small greens are the key defence. The ninth is an enjoyable par 3 which is impacted by the prevailing breeze, with a large hazard left of the green awaiting a wayward shot. The tenth is a strong downhill par 4 which demands an accurate drive and precise approach to a small putting surface. One of the defining features of the design is the number of dogleg holes on each nine. Few holes are “straight away,” adding to the interest and placing an emphasis on positioning of the tee shot. Devonvale looks to be doing a number of the basics right and the course was full over the weekend.