Milnerton is my favourite winter venue in Cape Town, and many golfers will feel the same way about this attractive linksy course where the clubhouse stands on the Atlantic Ocean shore. I played this week on a typical fine winter’s day, sunny, a light south-easter blowing, which you seldom experience in the blustery summer months. I could not have asked for better conditions. The course is in outstanding condition, possibly the best I have seen it. The greens are fabulous, running at a quick pace. The slopes are gentle, so you’re always looking to hole putts rather than avoid three-putting. The early winter rains have given the course a healthy look, flushing out the salty residue from the summer effluent irrigation. Rain is the main source of irrigation in winter, and the water drains away quickly, always providing firm conditions underfoot.