Schoeman Park, like all the Free State courses, has enjoyed abundant rain this summer and the course is looking particularly lush. The greens are good. Schoeman Park hasn’t changed much over the last few decades, so it has an old-fashioned look to it, yet it remains an excellent layout, with a surprising amount of variety in its 18 holes. It’s a course where you need to shape your tee shots to have the best line into the greens. The back nine is a solid test of golf, with the long par-4 18th an excellent closing hole. The car park may be unattractive, but there’s a beautiful clubhouse behind it, with a traditional 19th hole dating back to an older era.