KZN endured unusually high rainfall in 2022, and flooding on two occasions forced San Lameer to re-assess their drainage. Work has been done to improve this and divert storm water into the water hazards that are a feature of the 30-year-old Matkovich layout. Water was cascading down a steep bank on to the 13th green. The construction of a curb on the cart path stopped that. During my visit there was 120mm, yet the next morning the course was damp but playable. San Lameer has an interesting assortment of holes and presents numerous challenges from 1 to 18 for different levels of golfers; there is no such thing as a boring hole, this layout keeps you on your toes. Sunshine Tour players hunting birdies can struggle as much as the rest of us when tight pin positions close to water are presented on greens of varied shapes and sizes. The tiny green at No 12 is five paces wide at its entrance while Nos 3 and 8 have steep slopes climbing to back tiers. The back nine is less than 3000 metres from the championship tees, yet what an array of good holes must be overcome to safely reach the clubhouse without too many mishaps. Greens and conditioning superb.