Plettenberg Bay, which recently changed greenkeepers for the first time in many years (outsourcing with Matko Turf), has four outstanding par 5s, each varied in their challenges. They really are memorable and add to this course’s impressive qualities. No 4 is the longest at 515 metres (yellow tees) and its wide fairway encourages longer hitters who need a big drive to then carry a stream short of the green with their second shots. But trouble awaits an errant drive either side of the fairway. No 7 is short (444) with the narrowest fairway, guarded by a stream on the right and large trees to be confronted off the tee. No 15 (501) begins from a stunning elevated tee on a hillside and proceeds through an attractive secluded valley to one of the trickiest of Plett’s greens, narrow and undulating. No 18 (477) is a severe test combining a dogleg left, a steep hill climbing to the clubhouse, and an angled two-tiered green which has a fabulous back right pin position. A club which offers an enjoyable experience on the course and in the clubhouse.