Pecanwood is preparing its Jack Nicklaus course for the biggest tournament in its history. The estate will be hosting a European Tour event in March 2022, and it will be interesting to see how this lengthy 7000-metre layout with its numerous bunker complexes holds up against the modern professional game. It is already playing longer than usual off the tee after good rains, and the rough is being thickened. Pecanwood is a beautifully balanced design, and I enjoy the flow and variety of the holes as it winds through the estate, something different off every tee. Scenically it is an attractive course. The Magaliesberg mountain range looms large on the other side of the Hartbeespoort Dam. As you come off the 12th green you have to pause and soak in the beauty around you before playing the fabulous par-3 13th on the edge of the water.