It has been a frustrating year for the golf operations team at Ebotse Links who have been without their full 18-hole course for most of the last 12 months. Initially the 17th was played as a par 3 for several months because of a pipeline being built through it. Then the par-5 12th, one of the feature holes, had to be closed in May because of a structural weakness in the earthworks supporting estate homes high above the hole. Fortunately no home was damaged. A new embankment had to be built near the tees, and this will only be completed in February 2021 at a cost of R6-million. The hole is temporarily being played as a par 3, and getting to the tee requires a long detour by golf cart from the 11th green via the clubhouse. New tees are also being built on the first hole after an issue with wayward shots heading into homes on the left of the fairway. Despite this the course is looking good and offers a different experience with its linksy style holes.