I’m familiar with Rondebosch having played it while a UCT student. The course (with a 10-8 split) has both a canal and the Black River intersecting on the front nine, coming into play on five holes. It has a wonderful backdrop of Devil’s Peak and the back of Table Mountain. The Black River at far end of the course can be an eyesore due to its stench and filthiness. If cleaned up, it would transform the aesthetics. The course’s main defence is the summer south-easterly wind but when I played in winter it was more the wet conditions that proved daunting as there was zero runout on tee shots, severely hampering distance. I enjoy the mix of holes, left and right doglegs, carries over water, par 3s of varying length and difficulty. Fun to play and perfect for a relaxed round with mates. The conditioning on my most recent visit was a pleasant surprise. The greens were exceptional.