Not only is Maccauvlei in good condition, but the Aesthetics of this Vaal River course have been improved by a winter project to clean up and rehabilitate two adjoining water hazards on the 13th and 14th. These could look unsightly before, and the construction of two newly lined dams linked by a weir, with high water levels, have enhanced the immediate area. I like the two curved arch bridges accessing the 13th green. This par 4 has long been one of the club’s feature holes, and the removal of a tree which hid part of the green from the right side of the fairway, plus the new sight of all the water right of the green, gives it a positively different feel. No 14 is an attractive par 3 with a shapely green, yet the old hazard in front was a mess. I’d now like to see a facelift for the large teeing area. Another sizeable hazard given similar treatment is that short left of the green on the par-5 second. Previously full of reeds it is now a clear expanse of water, and alerts any golfer going for the green in two.