The hand of Leopard’s Creek new Course Manager (aka greenkeeper) is pleasantly and positively obvious. The course, whilst keeping its bushveld nature, is much neater and presentable. Details like the bases of trees which were GUR are now covered with wood chips and in play, so you can’t get away with poor shots! The playing condition is excellent for the upcoming Alfred Dunhill Championship. Fairways are well grown in and tight which matches the smooth greens which are firm yet receptive to a well struck iron. The bunkers now have a consistent nature which adds to the enjoyment. This unique layout, with its abundant wildlife, has challenges on every hole yet is highly playable, with five tee boxes to choose from according to each golfer’s length and standard of play. A terrific innovation is two new composite courses evaluated by GolfRSA, the Ingwe and Inkwazi, to which golfers can apply their handicap index. Ingwe consists of 6 holes from the gold tees, 6 white and 6 blue. Inkwazi can be real fun with 6 holes from each of the blue, red and green tees: still a challenge with the lower handicap you will play off.