The Eastern Cape has wonderfully quirky courses and The Belmont is in that bracket alongside Royal Port Alfred, West Bank and Olivewood. Being modern in its design it has some “interesting” slopes on its greens (a few will have you yelling in frustration), yet let’s not forget that’s part of the challenge here; most of the holes are on the short side. Definitely one of those courses that requires a few rounds to appreciate and begin to love. It is built on a beautiful, rugged and hilly bushveld site — there are a number of thrilling tee shots to enjoy — and few courses are so undisturbed by today’s busy world. No houses, just a quiet rural dirt road passing by through farmland. The club has started planting pecan trees around the course to eventually gather the crop as a source of income. The greens are in top condition, and the clubhouse is warm and welcoming.