Playability is often a question of conversation when Pinnacle Point is discussed. It does have a reputation of gobbling up golf balls, many of which lie undisturbed in the fynbos around the course, as golfers are threatened with a R5 000 fine if caught venturing into these environmentally protected areas. But Playability isn’t measured by the number of balls lost. It’s about how a course allows weaker golfers to enjoy a layout that is challenging for better players, and Pinnacle Point does that well. The Slope of 129 for the blue tees (5262m) is not high. Pinnacle has a distinctive variety of tees on every hole to suit all levels. I like the way a number of them create different angles to the hole. Some black tees (6460) are in scarily thrilling positions, requiring nerve as much as power. That at the par-3 17th is up near the 11th green (you take a different cart path to reach it) and it tackles the green from a greater height and straighter angle than the other lower ones. At 226m the green looks tiny. If you’re up to an adventurous round at Pinnacle, try a few of these out.